Bringing More Color into the Dining Room For today’s post I am showing you my plans for revamping my dining room space. Some will say I have enough color there – but you can never have enough color really! It just all has to blend. My dining rooms chairs really need an update, badly. So, here’s my revamp plans so far…
How to Create Some Dimensional Art Pieces with Stencils, Plaster and Chalk Paint I had promised a tutorial on how to do this awhile back on the blog…so here it is
After Putting in New Windows, a Client’s Tuscan Wall Finish in her Kitchen was Badly Damaged I always enjoy a good challenge and one of my favorite ones is fixing a faux finish in someone’s house after a renovation. It happens so many times – I get called to help out because the person who did the finish can’t be reached or they are no longer in business. Their loss…my gain! Glazed finishes are tough to … Continue reading
Revamping an Old Vintage Chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Just a little post this morning about a recent chair revamp that I did. I was late in getting this up because something was awry with WordPress or the server – I don’t know which! But miraculously, all is well this morning. Here’s the chair after the restoration
From time to time on the blog I will be highlighting some artisans around the globe whose work I love and admire. Today I am featuring Jo Lee from Swedish Interior Design in the UK, who will be showing us how he revamped, painted and antiqued a beautiful, old Swedish Mora clock (one of my favorite pieces of furniture).
As promised from yesterday’s post, here’s more detailed information on how I did this Union Jack design on an old coffee table. I did make some mistakes and I will point them out to you, so you will sail through this easily! First, a little history of the Union Jack. It’s actually called the Union Flag (made up of the Saltires – heraldic symbols – of the Cross of St. George for England, the Cross of … Continue reading
I have always wanted to create a furniture piece that featured the Union Jack design. What kept me from doing it is my fear of taping. I hate to tape stuff – I am much more of a freestyle decorative painter – so I have postponed doing this design. I also am not very good at it – measuring etc. It’s not my cup of tea. But, I received a free drop leaf coffee table … Continue reading
What I love about reviving accessories that are sitting around my house collecting dust is that it’s such a quick fix and that it saves you money. All you are investing is a little time and some paint. Here are some accessories that I revamped in my home that you can update too… A few months ago, I went to Robyn Story’s blog and noticed that she had used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to decorate … Continue reading