Redoux Interiors

Don’t throw it out – REDOUX it!

Welcome to Redoux!

This is the best go-to blog for all things Upcycled Furniture, Decor, and Home DIY. We are your go-to source for IOD Furniture Enhancements and DIY Clay & Chalk Paint.

Here you will find tutorials and step-by-step instructions on how to transform your old stuff, mixed with humor, inspiration, and easy-to-follow instructions. I hope you will subscribe and follow along. Don’t forget to check out over 12 years of my DIY projects and Furniture Upcycles.

If you are ready to dive in, I have all the supplies I use and cannot live without, available to you in my online shop! Here you will find DIY Clay & Chalk Paint, IOD Furniture Enhancements, my favorite tools, hand-painted furniture, my upcycled creations, and more.

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Early Bird of Spring – Desk Makeover

Early Bird of Spring - Desk Makeover Happy Spring!  Well....not officially, but I am inspired to break out the Spring Colors and celebrate all things Spring! I am starting with my little Secretary.  I found this at a local Goodwill for a song.  Somewhat to the tune...

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No Sew Fabric Scrap Lampshade Makeover

No Sew Fabric Scrap Lampshade Makeover Happy New Year! Did you look around your house after taking down the Christmas Decor and feel a little sad, like things were just a little plain, a little tired, and in need of a refresh? I have a fun and easy Fabric Scrap...

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Easy DIY No Sew Fabric Scrap Lampshade Makeover Redoux

Dumpster Dresser Gets a Brand New Look

Dumpster Dresser Gets a Brand New Look Roadside dresser Without Drawers Done!  It's been done for a while now, from the archives today! I should have told myself this before I began this project. Remember THIS? My friend called to tell me it was in the middle of...

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About Karen

Redoux interiors started out of necessity. PRE – Internet, can you believe there was such a time?

As a young mom, we had very little “extra” income to create a beautiful home. I began scouring books about painting furniture, creating the “European look” of aged, old layered paint and started experimenting not only on my furniture but my friends who were willing to take a risk along with me.

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Check out my YouTube Channel! Over 40 How To Videos with complete tutorials and creative fun. New videos every other week.

Catch on Redoux on Facebook and watch me live every week for furniture and junk makeovers. Hang out, get to know other creatives, laugh with me and be the first to see what I am working on.

Join me on Instagram for short videos of everything from tutorials to tours of my booth at a local Antique Shop, behind the scenes and more.

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How to perfectly Age your upcycled art work! Add a touch of @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary Black Wax over clear wax to get a perfectly aged patina every time. 
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Want to know more insider tips and tricks for upcycling old decor? Join my weekly newsletter and I will instantly send you my free “Getting Started Painting furniture and Decor”. 
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Comment if you have had trouble with black wax or never tried it! Would love to help you out.

How to perfectly Age your upcycled art work! Add a touch of @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary Black Wax over clear wax to get a perfectly aged patina every time.
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Want to know more insider tips and tricks for upcycling old decor? Join my weekly newsletter and I will instantly send you my free “Getting Started Painting furniture and Decor”.
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Comment if you have had trouble with black wax or never tried it! Would love to help you out.
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Happy Sunday, friends! It is NOT sunny here in CA, but this hymn, one of my favorites, has been running through my head. As a little girl, I used to imagine I had a basket of sunshine I would scatter as I walked, sharing it with others. I have told my husband I want this song played at my funeral, lol! 
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I aim to spread joy through my work, art, and business. The world is full of so much heaviness and so much disagreement. As a woman of faith, I am saddened to see posts maligning one religion or another, all in the name of Christ. I count myself as a Christian, and as such, I strive each day to pray for those who need my light, whose day I can brighten. Each time I post on SM, how can it elevate, unite, inspire, bring together others, and share the love? 
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The world needs more light, love, inclusiveness, patience, and listening. How will we ever become one in Christ if we seek to divide, malign, disrespect, complain about one political party over another, one religion over another, post things that are offensive to other's sacred beliefs, and refuse to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters of a loving creator. 
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My challenge is to consider how you can scatter sunshine this week. What will you do to further love in your sphere of influence?  Much love to you all, and PLEASE scatter sunshine and light instead of darkness. YOU can be the light someone needs today. Choose to scatter some sunshine 🌞

Happy Sunday, friends! It is NOT sunny here in CA, but this hymn, one of my favorites, has been running through my head. As a little girl, I used to imagine I had a basket of sunshine I would scatter as I walked, sharing it with others. I have told my husband I want this song played at my funeral, lol!
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I aim to spread joy through my work, art, and business. The world is full of so much heaviness and so much disagreement. As a woman of faith, I am saddened to see posts maligning one religion or another, all in the name of Christ. I count myself as a Christian, and as such, I strive each day to pray for those who need my light, whose day I can brighten. Each time I post on SM, how can it elevate, unite, inspire, bring together others, and share the love?
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The world needs more light, love, inclusiveness, patience, and listening. How will we ever become one in Christ if we seek to divide, malign, disrespect, complain about one political party over another, one religion over another, post things that are offensive to other`s sacred beliefs, and refuse to recognize that we are all brothers and sisters of a loving creator.
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My challenge is to consider how you can scatter sunshine this week. What will you do to further love in your sphere of influence? Much love to you all, and PLEASE scatter sunshine and light instead of darkness. YOU can be the light someone needs today. Choose to scatter some sunshine 🌞
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My sister sent me this! This is how I know she really loves me. I love finding furniture to upcycle with @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary in the trash! 
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Paint your old furniture and decor with me by following along or sign up for my free newsletter!

My sister sent me this! This is how I know she really loves me. I love finding furniture to upcycle with @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary in the trash!
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Paint your old furniture and decor with me by following along or sign up for my free newsletter!
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Do you love free stuff? Free is my favorite! I have been upcycling old furniture for over 20 years! Come hang out with me on my blog and sign up for my newsletter, so you won’t miss a thing! 
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Looking for supplies? I got those too! Online and in person at @theranchocoop @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary and @ironorchid_design

Do you love free stuff? Free is my favorite! I have been upcycling old furniture for over 20 years! Come hang out with me on my blog and sign up for my newsletter, so you won’t miss a thing!
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Looking for supplies? I got those too! Online and in person at @theranchocoop @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary and @ironorchid_design
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Did you know that MILLIONS of books get thrown out every year? They never even get read.  Overpublished, or not meant for print in the first place. 
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Save the books by making some book page crafts! 
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Repurposed old books can become amazing book page art. Follow me online for more upcycled idwas.

Did you know that MILLIONS of books get thrown out every year? They never even get read. Overpublished, or not meant for print in the first place.
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Save the books by making some book page crafts!
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Repurposed old books can become amazing book page art. Follow me online for more upcycled idwas.
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Everything about @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary is so much fun! The colors are so vibrant and make all your projects shine. 
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Available in person @theranchocoop or online!

Everything about @diypaintbydebisdesigndiary is so much fun! The colors are so vibrant and make all your projects shine.
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Available in person @theranchocoop or online!
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Friends!!! I was chosen as 1 of 10 artists to pitch my book idea to @schiffercraft this Friday at 2:00 PST!!! And YOU are invited! Check out MADETV to join the fun.

Friends!!! I was chosen as 1 of 10 artists to pitch my book idea to @schiffercraft this Friday at 2:00 PST!!! And YOU are invited! Check out MADETV to join the fun. ...

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When was the last time you just played in paint with your fingers! I had so much fun just creating for creating’s sake. 
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If you haven’t had a chance to try the new DIY Paint Painterly paints, now is a great time! Available in 1 oz samples in my shop, they are so vibrant, and so fun. I promise you have never seen anything like these Japanese pigments.

When was the last time you just played in paint with your fingers! I had so much fun just creating for creating’s sake.
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If you haven’t had a chance to try the new DIY Paint Painterly paints, now is a great time! Available in 1 oz samples in my shop, they are so vibrant, and so fun. I promise you have never seen anything like these Japanese pigments.
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Happy Sunday, if you read my latest email, you read about my massive leap of faith. Leaving the safety of work that was steady but knowing that’s not where God needs to be now, took a lot of faith! I remembered the scripture in 2 Corinthians, 5:7, we walk by faith, not by sight. 
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I literally had to be sidelined on my back to hear this message. Time to walk by faith and take action for what I know The Lord would have me do. 
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A reminder to all of us, take time to get quiet, listen to what you are being called to and trust in God, we don’t  have to know the end before we start. We just have to faith to move towards the goal, the dream, the vision. 
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Happy Sunday and love to you all -Karen

Happy Sunday, if you read my latest email, you read about my massive leap of faith. Leaving the safety of work that was steady but knowing that’s not where God needs to be now, took a lot of faith! I remembered the scripture in 2 Corinthians, 5:7, we walk by faith, not by sight.
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I literally had to be sidelined on my back to hear this message. Time to walk by faith and take action for what I know The Lord would have me do.
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A reminder to all of us, take time to get quiet, listen to what you are being called to and trust in God, we don’t have to know the end before we start. We just have to faith to move towards the goal, the dream, the vision.
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Happy Sunday and love to you all -Karen
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So easy to use Iron Orchid Designs over DIY Paint. Have you tried the inlays? They are reusable!

So easy to use Iron Orchid Designs over DIY Paint. Have you tried the inlays? They are reusable! ...

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