Painted brick Ranch House

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Not too long ago I told you about a project that I am working on with our builder/friend. I wanted to show how amazing her home looks now that it is painted. It will never cease to amaze me what the power of paint can accomplish. This home is now the show house on the street. The greenery pops against the creamy yellow and the gray door makes it … [Read more...]

1970’s dry sink (refinished furniture)

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My dad gave my mom a dry sink for their first Christmas together. They were married in Nov. of 1969. The condition of this dry sink is incredible….and it has been moved 8 times. It looks brand new. I came upon in when we were staying at my parents house when the new house was being finished. It was in their storage room. I knew it would be perfect … [Read more...]

mini fix up to the Sofa Table…

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We finished this sofa table awhile ago….as in 2.5 years ago. We placed the table behind the sofa against the windows. I was so excited to get it in the room that I decided not to stain the back. I’m super lazy like that….(equally fitting title for this post would be “World’s most patient sofa table…”..if you go back and read the post about making … [Read more...]

Easy end table update…

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Literally 5 years….I have had this table in my basement. End tables like this are a dime a dozen at thrift shops and garage sales. Swoop one up the next time you see one…and make it all puuuurrrrrttttttyyyyy again:) I … [Read more...]

Fall Porch…and a story about a rocker

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Even though it seems that fall and summer have swapped places (not cool by the way Mother Nature...not cool....) It hasn't stopped me from decorating the front porch a bit for fall. And so begins the story of the rocker...not the kind of rocker…like head-banger rocker…not that I am not cool with that or anything…but this kind of rocker… Text … [Read more...]

How to paint prefinished hardwood floors: REVEAL

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Hi all! Made it to Friday! I hope you have enjoyed this series about painting hardwood flooring. We have lived with these floors for a couple of weeks now...and everyday we love them more. I have on order a rug to use in the coffee bar area...but I wanted to show you the big reveal this week...since it is floor week and … [Read more...]

Painting a Prefinished Hardwood Floor: Part 2 (video)

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Now that your hardwood is cleaned and taped off…you are ready to get painting. I made a video of the entire process. I would encourage you to watch the whole thing before you begin. There are a bunch of tips and tricks that will make this project really easy for you. Here are the materials that you will need for this project: High quality 3 … [Read more...]

Painting a Prefinished Hardwood Floor: Part One

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So I briefly told you on Friday that I was toying with the idea of painting our prefinished hardwood floor. Let me bring you up to speed....I painted our floor. I LOVE it (understatement of the century....) And as my mom said to me..."I would buy this floor it is so pretty!" Thanks mom;) Anywho, these next few weeks I am going to walk you through … [Read more...]

would I dare…

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Happy Friday yall! And happy Labor Day weekend...so hard to believe September is already here. I hope yall don't think I have lost my marbles after reading today's post........ I read a post the other day….Emily Clark had posted about a letter she received from a very brave woman named Esther. Esther was lamenting about how worn down and ugly … [Read more...]

Updating the Bookshelves with FrogTape

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape brand painter’s tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The family room. Do you wonder why I never post about the family room? It is thee hardest room for me to photograph. I feel like I have tried every trick to the trade…I have bounced light with the reflector…I have used … [Read more...]