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...]

Turquoise Antique Dresser (aka Thrift Store Gold)

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I'm so glad it's a new week! Last week ... well frankly it sucked. It started it out with me burning a big chunk of skin off my finger while hot gluing my book page wreath together. It got better when I had a massive migraine for 5 days -- "thank you" to my great Facebook followers for your home remedy solutions! One afternoon while picking up the unnamed child, some punk in the school parking lot hit my car and drove off! Fantastic!  Then some point in my adventures,  I ran over a nail and … [Read more...]

Restoration Redoux’s Top Ten Projects of the Year!!!!!

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Since we are about to start off a new year, I thought I would reflect on this year's favorite posts. When I first started reading other DIY blogs, I have to admit I was a bit intimidated. Every project they did looked so perfect. When there was a tutorial, a lot of them used terms or techniques I wasn't familiar with, and so I would never try them. I was searching for a blog that brought it down to a beginner's level. I wanted one that would say "Hey, I'm no expert, but this is what did or … [Read more...]

Lulu’s Story (Green Antique Dresser)

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If you read my earlier post about my first dog Gracie, you know that I am absolutely in love with my pup. She is such an amazing dog. The only problem we had was separation anxiety (on both our parts).  She was (is) super clingy to me. If we would leave you could hear her through the door crying. So at this point in our lives, we had one dog and two cats which my hubby thought was more than enough. I didn't. I knew Gracie needed a friend. I also knew this time I didn't want to go through a … [Read more...]