How to Make Waxing Furniture Easier with a Giveaway


I've got a new furniture makeover for you!!!  And a giveaway!!!! I've been working on this beast of a dresser for a while now, so I'm so happy that the unveiling is now here!! I found this dresser, and a mate, off Craigslist last winter. On the ad, there weren't any dimensions, but Topher had a giant SUV, so we knew they should both easily fit. The guy from the ad also said he would be there to help lift them if needed. When we arrived at his house (which was gorgeous by the … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Mirror Makeover


We are going to travel back in time today to one of the very first makeover pieces. It was a ginormous, ugly, Mediterranean dresser I found off Craigslist. The one my hubby told me was "total crap", and to "just walk away", and "it smells really bad" (OK ... I'll give him that last one)? Then when we nearly killed ourselves loading up this incredibly heavy thing, in 100 degree heat -- he gave me the death glare? Then when the car started stinking like rotten eggs, he muttered at me … [Read more...]

Client’s Bedroom Makeover

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I'm very excited for today's post! Over the past year, selling all sorts of furniture pieces, I've had the pleasure of meeting quite a few amazing people.  One of my favorites is a client (now a friend) named Teresa.  Teresa brought me a piece to do.  And then one more.  And then another.  And another.  Together, we've been able to put together a pretty amazing, one-of-a-kind guest bedroom -- and she recently sent me pictures now that it's almost complete. … [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...]

Pink Striped Antique Dresser (and how I might die)


Yesterday I told you about  dragging-out my totally 90's workout videos and how they were so much harder than I remembered.  Granted, I was 18 the last time I did them -- but still. Thanks to all of you who have emailed me today checking to make sure I was still alive after yesterday's workout. Just so you know, my fingers are about the only part of my body that doesn't hurt. I rolled over in bed this morning, and blasts of white hot pain shot through my abs, butt, and shoulders.  Holy … [Read more...]

Grey Headboard Makeover and What the Heck’s Valley Swirl?


Now that school is out, the unnamed child and I have been spending more time together, and I have hired her to help me with my furniture business for the summer. When you are 15, and saving for a car, you take work where you can get it. So far it's been a success -- we haven't even tried to kill each other once (the summer has just started mind you). The other day, we were talking about stories of when she was little. There was one night when Topher and I were exhausted from work, and we were … [Read more...]

Danger Zone and the Grey Dresser


You know how I've been telling you how I've been making myself go back to the gym? Well, yesterday I found out how dangerous going to the gym can be. My child that wishes to remain anonymous and I were working out, and there was a girl in her early twenties working out right around us. She was wearing a baggy t-shirt, shorts, and her hair was pulled up. After a few minutes a cute guy in his early twenties came and started working out close to where we were. The girl suddenly left. Five … [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...]

Dr. Dolittle (and the little grey nightstand)


Last week, poor Gracie had to go to the vet and get four of her teeth pulled. Two were abscessed, and one of those had three roots ... so they had to remove the tooth in sections. The poor Muffin has had bad teeth from day one -- I guess that's not an uncommon issue in poodle. Each year we take her for her annual cleaning, and more teeth have to come out. So now she only has four teeth left on the top! She was in a world of hurt all weekend, and they sent up home with drugs a decent supply … [Read more...]