Pretty Piano Bench

I wanted to jazz up the piano bench a little bit without it being overpowering in the room.  It looked kind of plain and I wanted to add a subtle detail to it with some stenciling.  However, this IS a bench so it needed to be durable since it does get a lot of use.  So this is what I … Continue reading

DIY Wall Art

I had some left over wood from the pallet our new bathtub was delivered on so I decided to make some rustic wall art.  This easy little project is quick and it would make a great thoughtful, but inexpensive gift. First I cut my scrap wood into three equal pieces.  My pieces are about 15″ each.  I used a jigsaw … Continue reading

Stenciling a Textured Wall – Master Bedroom

Ah stenciling the bedroom…sounds like a marvelous idea because after all it will look so elegant.  I forget that stenciling can be a pain in the butt.  I admit it, I sometimes hate stenciling.  Even when I use those little reference points on the corners and level the pattern each and every time, some how I get off somewhere and … Continue reading

Painted Kitchen Cabinets – Chalk Paint!

Our kitchen has been a work in progress from the time we moved in. It was in dire need of immediate help.  I doubt you can tell from the before pic (crappy I know…taken with an iPhone), but the cabinets had been stripped of all pulls before the foreclosure….and the foreclosure real estate company had graciously put new pulls on … Continue reading

Faux Painted Oil Rubbed Bronze Chandalier

faux painted oil rubbed bronze

Moving into this house we never liked any of the lighting fixtures.  To me, they looked like spiders holding upside down cereal bowls.  We didn’t have the budget to change them all right away so I decided to experiment and faux paint oil rubbed bronze. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why I didn’t just buy a can of Rustoleum Oil … Continue reading

Painting Stripes {Fun with Frog Tape}

painting stripes

I wanted to make a bold statement in this little powder room, but I didn’t want it to be overly jarring.  I decided on a striped pattern and I used Frog Tape – Multi-Surface Painting Tape for this project, which can be found on Amazon. Frog Tape to say the least, is a great product…However, they don’t tell you that for … Continue reading

Heirloom Dresser Re-do (Chalk Paint)

This dresser is a very special piece to me.  My aunt who lived in the same house for almost 60 years had to move in with her daughter.  Rather than sell all of her belongings she decided to give some away to family and I became the lucky owner of this piece.  Solid wood and very intricate, it required some … Continue reading