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Treasure Hunting 12


Fortunately (and unfortunately, since my garage is stuffed again) over the past few weeks I’ve found some pretty amazing pieces… and some not so amazing, but that’s what this blog is all about – making things beautiful.   Here are my latest treasure hunting finds – some I will keep, some I’ll make over, and […] Read more…

Friday Favorites


This girl has had quite a week… how about you? Today is my younger son’s last day of school, and my older son has one more week left.  I have two furniture makeovers due next week for blog tours, and one is kind of complicated so it has kept me busy. I’ve become so accustomed […] Read more…

Free Furniture Giveaway (Delivered to Your Home!)


Hi friends, today I’m celebrating the blogging anniversary of a close friend – Larissa from Prodigal Pieces.  She’s a pro at restoring and painting furniture and is part of our Themed Furniture Makeover group every month. For her anniversary, Larissa is giving away this antique desk and chair that she painted – and she’s shipping […] Read more…

13 Ways to Update Your Decor with Nailhead Tacks


Nailheads, aka upholstery tacks, have become more and more popular as an inexpensive way to update furniture and home decor – I’ve used them on several makeovers myself. Although it doesn’t cost much money, it does take a little practice (and sometimes a lot of patience) to get the look you’re going after.  Below are […] Read more…

Union Jack Table and the Birth of a Princess


Hi friends!  I’m going to start this off with a confession: this project was a big failure last week when I removed all the painter’s tape and discovered I had messed up the lines.  It turns out that painting a Union Jack is more difficult than I thought… have any of you tried it and […] Read more…

Friday Favorites


I’ve been working on a project this week but I had a little setback, so it’s not quite ready yet. I’ll share it in a few days, but in the meantime I wanted to leave you with some of my favorite things I’ve seen around the web this week… This quote really encouraged me: I […] Read more…

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