Stenciled Vintage Dresser Makeover


First of all, I want to thank everyone who has voted for my Instagram video!  If you don't already know, Shaw Flooring has been running a contest, and the video with the most votes wins a $1500 Shaw Flooring GC. You all have heard me talk about LuLu, Gracie, and Charlie a million times. They are my babies. The only problem with rescue dogs is that sometimes they have been abused and or traumatized, which can make it harder to potty train them. All three of my pups took some major work, … [Read more...]

Retro Dresser Turned TV Console


Today is the last day of school!!!  No more getting up early, scrambling to get clothes washed the night before and nagging about homework and grades. The kiddo is not one of those kids who gets bored after a week of summer and is ready for school again. She soaks in every last minute of it. She's ready to have friends over, hang out at the pool and watch movies with me until late at night. And I am excited to have someone help me around here with my furniture projects. The kid is turning … [Read more...]

Aqua Striped Dresser and How the Easter Bunny Was Dead


Happy Thursday Everyone! With Easter right around the corner, my hubby, the unnamed child, and I were doing a little reminiscing.  My daughter was one of the last kids in her class that still believed in Santa. We loved that she still had faith in the big guy, and it made Christmas that much more magical to her. So when she found out the truth ... well, she went c.r.a.z.y, and told us that we were liars and how dare we trick her and she hated us for weeks. The same year that she found out … [Read more...]

Turquoise Ombre Painted Dresser


Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you had a great weekend!  I spent mine painting. I did achieve a major accomplishment though -- I actually cleaned my paint studio!  It was a total pit: pieces of sandpaper, tools, knobs, and drawer handles were everywhere.  I organized things, and I even vacuumed it! Now I can actually see the floor, so, hopefully, it should be easier to work in there. Which is good since I am getting ready to move a giant dresser in for my next project. Sadly, school … [Read more...]

8 Best Dressed Dressers!!!


Out of all of the types of furniture pieces that I do, dressers are always my favorite. Not only are they my fastest selling pieces, but they are usually the ones with the most character.  Some of my favorite pieces are my red, green and aqua dressers. This week, I have broken out of my box and tackled a black one too. Whether you are looking for classic colors, or bright and bold are more your style, the dressers below (from some of my blogger friends) are sure to impress! … [Read more...]

Black Antique Dresser


I am working in overdrive this week my friends.  Next week I am off to Atlanta for a blogging conference, and I have about a million things to do before I go: I have a few furniture projects I hope to reveal later this week and next; I have my two "contributor posts" to finish (I have an opportunity to participate, once a month, in writing for a couple of amazing blogs); I have several custom pieces with looming deadlines; I need to create something called a media kit (a packet of … [Read more...]

How the Vintage Grey Dresser Changed and So Did My Daughter’s Wardrobe


I'm so excited to share my vintage grey dresser makeover with you! But first, let me tell you a bit about my day. It started with a heated discussion with the unnamed child. She wanted to wear a pair of shorts to school that she had worn last summer. The only problem was that she had grown, and the shorts had not.  Yes, I did understand that they went perfectly with her shirt. But they were just a little too hoochy, and she just didn't see that. After 20 minutes of "discussing" she finally … [Read more...]

I’m In The BLOGLIGHT!!!!!


Welcome to Restoration Redoux! If you're a regular, than you might be asking what exactly is this The Bloglight? Hometalk is an amazing online community of bloggers and nonbloggers talking about home improvement, DIY, and everything in between. At Hometalk you can share DIY projects, comment on posts, and follow people. I'm a Hometalk junkie. I have posted 41 projects in the 3 months since I discovered the site! There are people of all levels, posting projects and asking questions. Every week … [Read more...]

Some Like It Hot (or Not) … and the Red Vintage Dresser


Since the unnamed child is finished with her cheer season, I gave her the option of going out for track (which she quickly declined) or going to the gym with me everyday after school. I thought it would be a good way to motivate me and to force me to make time during the day for some exercise. Here is how today went: Me: Ready to go to the gym? The kid: I'm not going. Me: You have to go The kid: I just straightened my hair today, and if I sweat I will have to redo it ... and I hate … [Read more...]