In December I moved into my new place (Downsizing: I did it ...so can you). Since then I have planned some improvements. I painted the upstairs but due to the rule that Gillie does not do ladders unsupervised (vertigo), I had a painter do the stairwell and downstairs. While I was preparing for her I … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Mantle Upgrade – Blah to Beautiful!
When we bought this house it was perfect for the simple oak mission style furniture. I was lucky enough to find all the pieces I wanted including bar chairs and coffee table with matching end tables. This end table suffered a spill of something that removed the finish! This something was the liquid from a plug-in … Continue reading Furniture disasters and repair. Mission Oak furniture
Chalk paint revives furniture to make a boring chest of drawers and bedside table into French Provincial elegance. I purchased this chest of drawers and bedside table on Craigslist. The pieces are covered in wood veneer with plastic decorations. They are good quality and all the joints are solid. Here is the original color. Not unattractive … Continue reading Chalk paint revives old furniture. Give a tired bedroom set new life.