For Real Friday: Painting Plants

For Real Friday: Painting Plants As a blogger, I will admit that things aren’t always what they seem.  That is why I started sharing “For Real Fridays.” A few Fridays ago, I shared my beautiful mirrored dresser disaster. Click HERE for all the details of that project gone wrong. Scrolling […]

Front Door Makeover

Our home is considered “french chateau” in style, and I have never loved our front door.  It was originally red when we moved in over two years ago.  Although I would love to eventually replace the front door, painting is always a less expensive option.  I painted it a medium […]

Fireplace Makeover with Paint and Barnwood

Fireplace Makeover with Paint and Barnwood A friend of mine recently moved into a new home and wasn’t in love with her fireplace and surrounding bookshelves.  We completely transformed the area with barnwood and some paint. Here’s a photo of the before: She wanted to update it without doing any major […]

Why I Repainted my Chalk Painted Cabinets

Are you considering chalk painting your cabinets?  If so, keep reading so you don’t make the mistake I made… A little over two years ago, I painted our kitchen cabinets with chalk paint.  This is what they looked like before (the first time I painted them): And here is a […]

Painting Furniture eBook Only $4.99

Painting Furniture eBook Only $4.99 I had the honor of speaking at the Indianapolis Home Show earlier this year.  While preparing for my presentations, I did a ton of research on painting furniture using five different types of paint.  I compiled all the information and created DIY tutorials for painting furniture using five […]

Painting Furniture with Latex Paint

Painting Furniture with Latex Paint  Latex paint (also known as water-based or acrylic paint) is great because it is inexpensive and easy to clean up since it’s water-based. Before you begin, make sure to not paint latex paint over an oil-based paint.  It will not adhere well.  An easy way […]

Painting Furniture with Spray Paint

Spray paint is so quick and easy.  It offers coverage without brush stroke and easy cleanup.  Also, since spray paint is typically oil-based, it adheres well to most surfaces.  It dries fast and is durable.  It can get expensive and it need warmer temperatures to work correctly. Step One Spray […]

Painting Cabinets with One Step Chalk-Type Paint

I recently share my laundry room makeover (to see more, click here). My laundry room lacks natural light, and I painted the cabinets to brighten the space. Here’s the before: And the after: To paint my cabinets, I used a chalk-type paint from Amy Howard at Home.  I love this paint […]

Painting Furniture with Oil-Based Paint

Painting Furniture with Oil-Based Paint Today we are continuing our Painting Furniture Tutorial Series with oil-based paint! Oil-based paint is very durable because of its hard shell.  Its beautiful glossy finish adheres well to most surfaces. Oil-based paint is hard to clean up since it is not water-based, and because of […]

The Indianapolis Home Show

Oh, guys!  I had a crazy, exciting, stressful, fun, and exhausting couple of days!  I am naturally more introverted (blogging is great because I can sit behind the screen), and I do not love to be the center of attention in any way.  However, over the past few days I conquered […]