Why + How to Prime Wood Furniture

October 1, 2014

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It's been a busy few days around my neck of the woods.  With revamping the china cabinet + another BIG project coming down the pipeline (which I can't wait to share details about), I haven't had 5 minutes to sit.  No worries though, I'll sit when I'm old, ha. So my last post was all about the beginning steps of prepping & sanding a piece of wood furniture.  The next step, which is what this post is dedicated to, is priming.  Primer is SO important!  I can not stress enough that primer is a must when painting something. anything.  YOU NEED PRIMER. Why Prime. Whether a room or a … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Makeover: Prepping + Sanding Wood Furniture {Step 1}

September 29, 2014

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Last week I shared the latest + greatest project that I'm throwing myself into.  Since the baby arrived, I kind of lost my DIY mojo, but this project has me back!  I can not express how excited I am about this project because I've been thinking about it for so long.  Have you ever had a moment like that when you are thinking about something so much, but are unsure of how all the details could possibly come together?  Well that was me with this project...  I knew exactly the cabinet I wanted, I knew the color I wanted it to be, but no cabinet.  UNTIL, I found her. Somehow, someway the stars … [Read more...]

From Wood to White: How-To Paint Mouldings

September 6, 2012

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If I could sum up my Summer in DIY terms, it was all about painting. From the staircase to my office chair, from the white shelves to the new blue room, I think there was 2 (or maybe even 3) weeks straight that I had a paintbrush in-hand everyday!  Honestly, I'm kind of sick done with painting for awhile. Anyway, alot of projects got accomplished and one in particular were the oak stained wood mouldings that I painted white.  All I can say is...  WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The staircase project was what did it and started the process of updating the mouldings.  It's something that I wanted to … [Read more...]