Friday, May 5, 2017

How to update a table - Cut and Paste with Overlays

Today I am going to share how to update a old table by cutting and pasting some overlays onto it!

I entered a Fab Furniture Flipping Contest! It is a contest where a group of bloggers compete by updating and revamping furniture for prizes. There is different themes each month. This months theme is Cut n Paste with Overlays.  And we use decorative panels to update the furniture. 

Here is how my piece started out

Very brown with some scratches, it has tons of potential and can be a great piece but it just needs a little bit of love.  That is where overlays comes in. For this piece I custom mixed a blue color and just kinda threw it together. This is how it came out

After I painted in the pretty beachy blue  color I sanded it all down and distressed it around the edges and in the groves to give it a bit of a older look. 

After all that I took the decorative panels and marked where I needed to cut the overlays to put on the table. To cut the panels I used a rotary cutter to ct them it was easy to cut and didn't take long at all. After they was cut I decided to not paint them and leave them white. and I used E 6000 glue to glue them in place and it worked wonderfully. 

After all that was finished the only other thing that needed to be done was the table needed to be waxed! and that was it. That is how easy it was to update this table into something great!

You can go see how all the other projects turn out over here. If you would like to participate in the contest you can contact to find out 

Disclosure:  A special thanks to O'verlays for providing product for this Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. All opinions are 100% my own

Friday, January 27, 2017

shutter privacy screen makeover with Home Right finish max sprayer

"Spray It Pretty"

This Months  The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest® contest is sponsored by HomeRight 

So for my piece I chose to use the finish max sprayer on a shutter privacy screen that was picked up at a yard sale for $10! It started out looked pretty dirty and it was just time for a update

I decided to just used some Sherwin Williams latex paint to cover these in a light grey/white color
It was very easy to get the sprayer ready to go! all you had to do was make sure everything was attached well, and check to see how long it would take for the paint to come out of the sprayer with the tools that are provided with the sprayer. I needed to water mine down some so I did. After that i jumped right in and plugged up the sprayer to a ac outlet and got started. The finish was so smooth and it was so easy to use and fairly quick. 

The first coat did go on really well but as you know most pieces need two coats for a full coverage, so  I let the first one dry completely then finished it up!

The screen was old and chippy and crackle and has a lot of character so I didn't really have to do much to after that, but i took about 60 grit sanding sponge to it and sanded on all the raised areas to give it even more farmhouse feel!

And that is all I did to it! a fairly simple project that made a world of a difference and defiantly sprayed it pretty once again! I love how they turned out. 

How would you spray a piece of furniture you have pretty?

Be sure to check out all of the entries that are sprayed pretty

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Buffet in Hollow Hill

Today I going to share a makeover of a buffet that needed a little tlc, There was scratches all over it and part of the handle was broken, but it was a great piece and super heavy and solid wood. This is what it looked like before!

I used one of Country Chic's paint newest fall colors called Hollow Hill on the piece. It is a dark green and just works perfectly for this buffet. 

With the all in one decor paint it takes just two coats of paint to get good coverage depending on the piece, since it was dark it needed the two. After you are done you don't have to seal this paint if you didn't want to. But I choose to seal it for extra protection since it is a buffet. 

So after it was done being painted I distressed this piece pretty heavily for a farmhouse look then finished it in natural wax. 

I tried to save the original knobs but one was missing and one of the pulls was broken so I changed two of the pulls and found matching knobs for doors and painted them all in liquid gold leaf. It really pops on this dark green piece, I love how this turned out. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vintage Flour Sack Fabric & A Chair

we found this old chair at a long yardsale and its very 70's, 80ish chair and very orange but  This is how it started out...

Dirty, and orange colored wood with fabric that is so outdated it is faded.. So when a new store opened up near by I went to check it out and found a vintage flour sack that was already cut on one end and opened up.. 

I matched some of the blue color in the fabric that was faded to the country chic color bliss.

After that I lightly distressed around some of the edges to make it look like natural wear. And recovered the seat in the flour sack fabric.

And to make the seat a little more fluffy I used some foam for another chair seat I had but didn't have the chair anymore. I love how this chair turned out and love the vintage flour sack that would have probably say around or even got thrown away by someone!

Friday, November 25, 2016


Have you ever had a piece of furniture that you started painting and get it all painted then your like well that is to plain and it needs something more. Well that is how it started with this little night stand. I was just going to paint it all white and distress it well that is not how it always goes, so this how it started.

This months contest works out really well for wanting to add a pop of color to something. This months sponsor is Velvet Finishes but all opinions are 100% mine!

This month I participated in the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest’s
“Colour My World” October contest sponsored by Velvet Finishes.

To started off with this night stand I did two coats of understated. The coverage was great, I even did a base coat on the drawers in the same color.

After that I order a darkish teal/green color called Tranquil. I covered the drawers in that color I did two coats again just to make sure I had good coverage.

So once all of that had time to dry and finish I used a sanding block to distress all the areas to give it a older look. I love how simple distress around the edges can give it so much character. 

After all of that I finally finished the piece in Protect, which is a satin polyacrylic , which gives a little shine but not to much, its not over glossy!

I think the night stand turned out great and gives just the right amount of pop of color without it being to much for a room! so you can easily color your world with small pops of color and not have to go all out. So how would you color your world?

The  Fab Furniture Flippin' Contestis open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests,  please contact  to find out how!

Also check out these great blogs! 
 Sweet Tea Refinishing and On Fern Avenue! I’m linking up at On Fern Avenue

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Farmhouse Vanity

Today I have a make over of a vanity. It started out in pretty rough shape it didn't have the mirror that came on it, and there was some peeling veneer on the sides and the wood was so dry and it just needed helped. Sometimes when you get a piece of furniture you know what your going to do with it then when you start it, it don't go as planned? well this is how this one started out...

As you can see it needed help.  I sanded down the places that needed it and got it as smooth as I could for painting, I added two coats of Vanilla Frosting to get good coverage. 

After that on the inside of the vanity and and on the sides there was small indentions that were still kinda messed up, so I decided to use textured wall paper on the insides and on the sides of the vanity.

After that I distressed the whole piece very heavily for a old worn look, like it came right out of a barn!

then I used natural wax to finish everything off! I love how this turned out and how the textured wall paper gives it just a little extra pop for a little charm. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Farmhouse Feed Sack Chair

You ever see a piece of furniture and just automatically know how you want to re-finish it?  That's how it was with this chair, it was found at a 10 mile long yard sale just sitting there waiting to be picked up and re-loved. It's just a basic brown chair but with awesome turned legs at the bottom and a horrible red fabric! I got it for a steal. So it started out like this...

I chose Country Chic's Paint in Vanilla Frosting for this chair. Used 2 coats for a good coverage then...

I let it dry enough til was tacky and used a wet rag to distress it in areas that I wanted, I went for heavily distressed so it had a more farmhouse look as for seat I decided to use this vintage feed sack that once help turkey feed in it for the fabric. Which I also found at the 10 mile long yard sale! 

After I did all of that I sealed the chair natural wax and added the seat back to the chair!

This chair would be perfect or a farmhouse! and could go with a lot of decor!