Seven Of My Past Furniture Makeovers And The Lessons I Learned From Them

Antique credenza makeover

I've spent the past couple of days working on my piano.  There are probably a thousand other projects I should be working on right now (taping and mudding my entryway and dining room ceiling, for example), but I just didn't have it in me this week to start on something like that.  I went straight from working on the condo, to finishing up my … [Read more...]

Which Color For My Piano: Yellow Or Green?

painted piano - green piano from East Coast Creative blog

This past weekend I worked on two fun projects -- a desk makeover for my niece's bedroom (more on that later this week) and my piano.  I didn't actually get very far on the piano because I got sidetracked with paint color options, and then almost talked myself out of painting it completely.  I had one of those "before I paint, I must see what's … [Read more...]

Details: DIY Beaded Drawer Pulls & Ring Pulls

buffet makeover painted with Behr Japanese Kimono - 3

It's Friday, y'all!  Woohoo!  I've had such a great, productive week this week -- finishing my buffet makeover, and also finishing my niece's built-ins (bookcases, daybed, and trundle bed) for her bedroom makeover.  I love that feeling of accomplishment at the end of a week.  Don't you? And speaking of buffet makeover, I had quite a few of you … [Read more...]

Bedroom Built-Ins Finished! (Bookcases, Daybed, and Trundle Bed)

bedroom built-ins with bookshelves and daybed -1

The biggest project in my niece's bedroom makeover is finally finished! These DIY bedroom built-ins took me nine days to build from start to finish, and if my mom hadn't helped with some of the wood filling and sanding, it probably would have taken ten days. If you missed the posts about the building of these bookcases, daybed, drawers, and trundle … [Read more...]

Buffet Makeover – Coral Buffet With Stained Top And DIY Beaded Drawer & Door Pulls

buffet makeover painted with Behr Japanese Kimono - 1

I got my buffet makeover finished, and I LOVE how it turned out!  I've been needing some warm colors in my life and in my house (since I naturally gravitate towards greens, blues, and blue-green), and this was just the shot of warmth and energy I needed.  Here's how it turned out... And to refresh your memory, this is how it started … [Read more...]

Reconsidering A Painted Piano

painted piano from lil luna blog - after

Remember that Craigslist piano that I got for free (other than the $200 I had to pay to have it moved)? Remember how I specifically wanted a painted piano (or rather, a piano that I could paint), and then I found out that this particular piano kind of has some historical value, so I decided that I felt guilty painting it? I'm really … [Read more...]