Why I Repainted my Chalk Painted Cabinets

If you are considering using chalk paint on your cabinets, this is a must-read too see why I repainted my chalk painted cabinets.  Don’t make my mistake! A little over two years ago, I painted our kitchen cabinets with chalk paint.  This is what they looked like before (the first […]

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 […]

Painting Furniture with Milk Paint

Today we’re continuing our Painting Furniture Tutorial Series with milk paint! I have a love/hate relationship with milk paint.   I love it for the fact that it does not require any prep work, and it is a paint with beautiful dimension.  Also, if you paint raw wood, milk paint […]

Painting Furniture with Chalk-Type Paint

If you take a look around my blog, you’ll quickly realize I am a huge fan of any type of chalk-type paint (or miracle paint as I lovingly call it). Chalk-type paint eliminates the prep work and doesn’t require stripping, sanding or priming!  It adheres to almost any surface, dries […]

Painting Furniture Tutorial Series

I’m celebrating the release of my new eBook with a Painting Furniture Tutorial Series!  I won’t go as in depth as I do in my book, but I will provide you with the basic steps to painting a piece using different paint types. I am providing tutorials for five different types […]