“Augusta” Coffee Table Opts for an Old-World Style

“Augusta” Coffee Table Opts for an Old-World Style

#sponsored   Different Products, Different Techniques, Same Old-World Look Augusta, a long coffee table, was originally part of a trio - her children were refinished in an old world style but with different products. See Cora and Nora's transformation here.   I only have one before picture and it's of Nora, the matching end table:     Augusta and her 2 matching pieces came home with us from an estate sale two summers ago. They were crammed into our van, taken home and sat in our basement for more than a year waiting to be given new life. No one else wanted the three pieces. I set my price, made my bid and got them easier than I expected.   < I had no problem envisioning how I wanted them to look. From the start knew I would split them Continue reading

10 Steps to Revive an Old Nightstand

10 Steps to Revive an Old Nightstand

They Are Everywhere You've seen them. Junky pieces of furniture that no one wants. They are priced for pennies compared to the new pieces you find in retail stores. Do you pass them by?   "Jillian" The Nightstand She was ugly. She was dirty. She was smelly and sitting in a garage stuffed with junk. All she needed was someone to take her home.   For those of you who know our DD, Jillian, this piece was named after her because we were together when we found her, and we painted this one together...not because they looked or smelled similar. VBG       Supplies (Affiliate Links for Your Convenience) Krud Kutter Zinsser's Spray Primer Rustoleum 2x Painter's Touch spray paint Chalk Paint® by Annie Continue reading

Homemade Chalky Paint Recipes

Homemade Chalky Paint Recipes

I know, I know, it's been a while since I've written anything. I have a good excuse - if you are on my mailing list and you've read my past two emails, you know what I'm up to!     To make up for it, I'm going to share some of my research with you - It will save you some time if you are a DIY painter.   I spent a couple of hours researching chalky paint recipes and put together a one page PDF that you can reference if you are interested in making your own chalky paint.     As far as I'm concerned, Annie Sloan's is the best - BUT if you can't swing the price, you can always make your own. Jillian and I did and here is the result. We used the recipe that calls for baking soda.   You can get the recipe here along with 3 others. Just Continue reading