Jen from Noting Grace had been swooning over dining table sets from Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware. However, a new table was simply not in the budget. Jen instead gave her current dining room table a makeover more befitting her new home for only $20 using leftover paint. Yep, $20! Jen shares her painting technique […Read More]
Kathy of Petticoat Junction found this dresser for only $65 at her favorite junk shop. Of course, it didn’t boast that beautiful distressed black finish when Kathy found it! Kathy was inspired by Pottery Barn to try a graduated distressing technique that starts with heavy distressing on the bottom of the dresser and gradually lightens […Read More]
Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors certainly couldn’t pass up buying a wardrobe her friend was selling. It had “great bones” and was solid wood. Cynthia was planning to paint it white until Pottery Barn inspired her with a black cabinet with a very similar design. Cynthia shares exactly how she gave her secondhand cabinet the Pottery […Read More]
Jeanette from Country Design Style purchased a dresser from the thrift store for only $20. While the bones were good, the veneer was in bad shape – bad in a good way though Jeanette says. It was the perfect piece for Jeanette to practice a distressed painting technique inspired by Pottery Barn. Jeanette simply painted […Read More]
Aimee of The Crazy Craft Lady had a very sad and mismatched dining set that either needed to be replaced or have a serious facelift. She had been coveting concrete-topped dining tables but certainly wasn’t paying $1,399.00 for just a table. Aimee says, “I have seen some very clever and crafty bloggers who have used […Read More]
Carrie of 27 Knockoffs recently made her blogging debut with this beautiful aged teal media console that she built following plans from Ana White. Carrie modified the plans to fit her space by eliminating the drawers and then used her own technique of layering stain and paint to achieve the distressed finish. She walks you […Read More]
As soon as Sue from Gracefully Restored Furniture saw this mid-century modern buffet, she knew it was “crying out for a good old fashioned wash.” She took her first stab at the process by painting the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, creating a wash with Graphite, and topping it off with some clear and dark wax. With a little distressing, it was finished!