80s Bookshelf Redesigned {Love My DIY Home}

1980s Style Bookshelf Redesigned

I’ve been tooting the “flip it don’t toss it” horn for quite a while now – have you heard it? Look around your house. Do you own any furniture that is the same ol’ same ol’ from the 80s? Are you tired of hum drum? Let’s look at a bookshelf re-designed out of the 80s and into the present. This old thing has been sitting in my hallways for a dozen years. It was time for a change and I’m not willing to go out and spend $100, but I will pick up a brush. Since (aff link) The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company provided products for this project, I was able to experiment a bit and come up with an original piece of art. Yep. I said “art.” Art isn’t always a framed picture on a wall. Art can be anything that an artist creates. What makes an artist? They are the people who create art! Just like the Skinny … Read more

Rolling Cabinet Makeover with HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer

“Spray it Pretty” #sponsored post This month The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest®,  “Spray it Pretty” is sponsored by (aff link) HomeRight. They sent us all a Finish Max sprayer to complete our projects, something I’ve been hearing a lot about from other furniture flippers, so I was glad to give it a try. Along with the sprayer gift, HomeRight is giving prizes to one winner – one being this (aff links) spray shelter. We bought “Ellie” at an estate sale – the same one where we got the Ethan Allen China Cabinet that I turned into a buffet a few months ago.  She was one of the last pieces remaining at the estate sale on the last day. I hadn’t even noticed her the two times I had looked through the sale and only saw her when we were finished loading all of our purchases into our truck. She was an after thought. I asked my DH to grab her … Read more

OFMP Ethan Allen Coffee Table Updated {Love My DIY Home}

Ethan Allen Coffee Table Stars in “The Taming of the Shrew”

#sponsored post It looked like an easy flip… Have you ever had a DIY project that you just wanted to throw out the window, chop it up with an ax and then burn it to make sure it was totally eradicated from your memory?   Beware of the “easy” ones… There’s a little consignment shop about 45 minutes from us that we go to occasionally to look for furniture to flip. The prices are reasonable, usually, so it’s worth the trip. Of course visiting their other little shops and burger joint doesn’t hurt the experience either. We found an Ethan Allen coffee table that looked like an easy flip, so we grabbed it and brought it home. (It’s the “EASY” ones you need to watch out for.)   DH found one similar online at Etsy – ZBrothers Furniture, so I’m guessing the added white was either special order or just another version available: From Fail to Finish in 12 Easy … Read more

Antique Side Table Updated with OFMP {Love My DIY Home}

Antique Side Table Updated with OFMP – An Empire Case Goods Co. Antique

This is a Sponsored Post   This summer at auction I found a sweet little antique bedroom side table from the Empire Case Goods Company.   I immediately knew it was a great find and fought till I won it. It was a bit pricey, but totally worth it. Pricey for me might not mean the same thing to others… Upon a bit of research, I found the manufacturer of this side table, the Empire Case Goods Co., listed in a 620 page library book of Jamestown, New York 1915-1916 Town Directory. From what I’ve read elsewhere, the company was formed in 1912.   One source said Empire burned to the ground in 1935 but remained in business, eventually leaving Jamestown in the early 1950s. This side table was sold by the Donath Furniture Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their tag was stapled to the bottom of the table:     I couldn’t find any information on this store, but it … Read more

Leslie Stocker Fireplace {Love My DIY Home}

Brick Fireplace Update by Leslie Stocker

Does no one know what bricks are? We were looking for bricks at the local home improvement stores and none of the clerks knew what bricks were. They kept sending me to their pile of pavers. Apparently the newest generation of home improvers doesn’t use brick any more. As a matter of fact, if you do an online search for bricks, this is what you come up with: pavers, concrete blocks, bullnoses…Bullnoses? What’s bullnose? I finally found a clerk at Home Depot that knew what an actual brick was (without me having to describe them and getting the blank deer caught in your headlights kind of look). She said you have to order them because no one carries them any more. Um, OK. I guess the world is changing in many ways, including the most basic ways. A brick? I just can’t believe someone wouldn’t know what a brick is… Did you know brick can be painted? My FB friend, … Read more