Antique Door Hall Tree Part 2 – The Seat

Antique Door Hall Tree Part 2 – The Seat

#sponsored   The Second Part of My Upcycled Hall Tree Project. First I painted a door for the back drop of my hall tree. See it here: Antique Door Hall Tree Part 1. Now I'm showing you the seat part I've attached. It was an antique radio base that I found at an antiques estate sale.   The Before   MATERIALS (RED indicates affiliate links for your convenience) Old Fashioned Milk Paint Snow White Old Fashioned Milk Paint Marigold Yellow Old Fashioned Milk Paint Salem Red Scotts Rags General Finishes Gray Gel Stain General Finishes Gel Top Coat - Wipe On Polyvine Wax Finish Flat Varnish Renaissance Innovations Paint Brush   Thinking Outside the Box Since it has a flat back, there are few uses it could be Continue reading

“From Messed Up to Dressed Up” An Accent Table Update

“From Messed Up to Dressed Up” An Accent Table Update

"Clarissa" Just before I opened up my new membership site, Furniture Flipping Forum, I put together a three day course showing how to take an all wood accent table "from messed up to dressed up." It was a big challenge because it was in very rough shape to begin with and took longer to prep this piece than anticipated. The old varnish was thick and all crackled with parts falling off because it was so old and dried out. Pieces were falling off and there were gouges and loose veneer.     Every time I look at it I stare in wonder how something so unattractive can be turned into a masterpiece. But when you learn the steps, it can be done with a bit of elbow grease and know how...with lots of patience. If I hadn't planned on providing this three day course to those interested in Furniture Flipping Continue reading

Furniture Flips by LMDH Subscriber Sandra Amigo

Furniture Flips by LMDH Subscriber Sandra Amigo

Let me introduce you to one of my subscribers, Sandra Amigo, of Argentina. We met online and immediately became friends. Let me share with you her furniture flips. You will be inspired. In her own words, I always go through the same process whenever I find a piece of furniture that is in need of "that something." I have read very angry comments on different blogs about solid wood furniture being painted, but I don't think at that like a rule; I believe each case to be unique. I bought the small cupboard at a garage sale and it was love at first sight...I immediately knew what to do with it! It is solid oak but the poor thing had been mistreated; one of the doors was black (burnt) and the whole piece looked dry. Yes, dry. THE CABINET BEFORE The wood was missing wax - or something to make it look alive. So I Continue reading

Desk Flip – September FFFC Geometric Design Contest

Desk Flip – September FFFC Geometric Design Contest

  The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest challenges DIY bloggers to create a great piece of furniture following certain guidelines. #sponsored   This contest is sponsored by General Finishes who donated a blogger's choice product to finish the piece.       The theme was "geometric design."   GEOMETRIC?!?!   How do you incorporate geometric design on a piece of furniture, and in my case, a desk? Why, with Mod Podge, of course!   Let's start with a "before" picture. Brace yourself, it's pretty sad...     My DH and I found it alongside the road. It looked like a kid's painting project gone bad but...it was sturdy and in decent shape. Continue reading

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Less is More – When Frugality Hurts

Are you a collector? ...a thrifter, garage saler, picker, or might you be a hoarder? How do you know if you have a problem? How do you know if you are out of control? Balance is key. Sometimes good can turn bad quickly when we lose our balance.   If a person overindulgess using frugality as their excuse, then "frugality" hurts.   Ask yourself: Can I afford it? Do I need it? Do I have a place for it? Do I have a specific plan to use it, give it away or am I just buying it because it's a good deal?   I've known many people who buy things just for the fun of it and stuff piles up everywhere... in the spare bedroom... and then into the hallway... and then in every nook and cranny of the Continue reading