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FINDING FURNITURE: Do you love Facebook Marketplace as much as I do? I mean, really, I need more furniture makeover projects in my life as much as I need a box of Sees Chocolate Candy. Want badly, DO NOT NEED. If you have seen my garage over the years, you can check that out here. […]

It may be hot outside where you are, but the best dressed dressers, and furniture are all asking for the Layered Look!   Are you hearing what your furniture is saying? The cool kids are all doing this technique and I know you are cool 😉 If you think your furniture isn’t talking to you, then […]

How to Decoupage Fabric over Painted Wood Are you a fabric hoarder like me?  I have scraps upon scraps of decorator fabric I have “saved” for that one project I mighhhht do one day.  Well that day has come! You’ll Also Love: DIY Black and White Staircase I found the perfect project to try to […]

Get the Chippy Paint look using Debi’S Design Diary DIY Paint and a surprising little tool. I am in the process of switching from a PC to my MacBook.  In that process, somehow all my before and during pictures disappeared.  SIGH.  Cest la vis. Use your imagination.  Plain brown table, good bones, needs some love.  I […]

  It’s here!  The easiest way to learn How To Make Paint Look Like Wood. **This post is my most pinned post!  It has been pinned literally millions and millions of time, thank you!  Please stick around, visit my Projects Page and see what else you might like to check out and try. I enjoy […]

We have all seen cheap, assemble yourself-bookshelves, maybe we even have one in our home? I made mine over to look like a Ballard’s knockoff! Here are the items you will need: Items needed: 4 short legs of choice, plus plates Paint of choice (I LOVE Debi’s DIY 100% Natural Chalk and Clay Paint) Wax […]

Spray it Don’t Say it.  Spray Paint Leather that is. Did you know you can spray paint leather??? This Silver Chair once resided in a woman’s house who sadly, smoked three packs of cigarettes a day, for at least 30 years, as long as she lived in the house, with the windows shut!  My neighbor […]

Watching Time Turn Into a Mirror This post was originally posted several years ago, but it’s a timeless classic and could easily be done with old clocks from thrift stores, etc. I had this old clock, that I LOVED but the clock was dying a slowwwwww death. The company I bought it from has long […]

How to Use Stain over Paint Trashy Tuesday It’s Trashy Tuesday!  And it’s a two-for.  Not only do you get to see what I found for free, but you see the makeover!  Oops, I did it again….I went Dumpster Diving and curbside shopping.  I have a FIRM belief that if you need something, a piece of […]

Trashy Tuesday How to Stencil on Old Wood With Stain Update!  I only use Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint since publishing this post.  DIY Paint is 100% Natural, Clay Based, which makes it different from every other chalk paint product.  It is perfectly smooth, the colors are beautiful and cover well, even their whites.   It paints […]

Dumpster Makeover Ficus Tree Trashy Tuesday You might be asking yourself right now.   Ficus Tree?  Really?  Like those big fake things in a basket that every model home and new apartment, and maybe even (you) had in a corner of your front room?  Yep, that very same Faux Ficus Tree that probably still graces […]

How to Create a Whitewashed look Plus the Toughest Finish How to create that Whitewashed Denim look.  Plus!  Get the toughest finish for your painted furniture, 100% Naturally of course, using CeCe Caldwell’s Products.  (Some of these products may no longer be available from CeCe Caldwells) Here is a product list of what I recommend […]