Painting Weathered Wicker Furniture

This wicker furniture has several layers of paint, and it was starting to flake in areas. I tried repainting the furniture last year, but it wasn’t sticking very well. This year I decided to do a complete update! First I used a pressure washer and went over all of the wicker a couple times. TIP: […]

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Mantel Styling with Layers

When I find a style that I like, I sometimes stick to it for a while. In the fall of 2020 I decided to decorate the mantel with layered frames and a few small accessories. Spring of 2021…still doing it! You can see from these photos that with subtle (and easy) changes this style has […]

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Upholstering a Bench for Beginners

I was nervous to upholster a seat the first time around, but it is one of the easiest ways to change a piece of furniture! You just wrap the fabric and staple it. The trickiest part is to not pull the fabric too tightly, and to get the corners neatly wrapped. The seat of the […]

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Stair Project: Carpet to Hardwood

This project has been on our (my) list for a while, and I am SO EXCITED to have it completed. We made the decision to remove the carpet on our stairs, and went back with a retro-fit wood tread and painted risers. That was one of the decisions I made early on. I didn’t want […]

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Painting Nightstands the Easy Way

I like to do things the right way, but if that can also be easy it’s even better! I have painted these nightstands before (in 2015 I think) which made this a simple process, but the technique can still be used for a first time paint project. It might take a couple additional coats of […]

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