Cool Blues Painted Bookcase

Coastal Painted Bookcase in Cool Blues

This little bookcase was brought to me by my customer and she wanted to bring a little bit of a beach feel into her home.  The bookcase was hand made and given to her so we decided on my cool blues custom finish.  She actually considered trashing this bookcase, I’m so glad she kept to keep it!

The Before

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Painted Lingerie Chest with Decoupaged Drawers by Just the Woods

Lingerie Chest with So Many Secrets

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Lingerie Chest with Secrets

This lingerie chest was so much fun to work on. When I bought the lingerie chest the seller had two, so I actually bought both of them! unfinished lingerie chest, painted furniture I refinished the first makeover with my own creative flare so to speak and left the other to be customized.


This one was customized for a customer by combining a few of my past techniques.  Before I could even start to paint I had to do something about that hardware!


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Rustic Barn Wood Tea Light Candle Holders

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Barn Wood Tea Light Candle Holder

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Tutorial: How To Make Tea Light Candle Holders

We recently finished up our reclaimed barn wood farmhouse table and had some left over chunks of the wood slab.  I wanted to be able to use every last bit so I decided to make rustic reclaimed barn wood tea light candle holders.  That description is quite a mouth full, I apologize for that.
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Farmhouse Style Reclaimed barn wood table

Hand Made Reclaimed Barn Wood Farm Table

Industrial Farmhouse Style Reclaimed Barn Wood Table

In our home we build, we paint, we DIY, we compost, we garden, we take chances, we say bad words and build our own table from reclaimed barn wood. Oh boy. Often the ‘team’ projects with hubby and myself lead to bad words, but the end result is always worth the crazy in between.

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Collecting Materials

This may be my longest post to date. But also the largest project, and I have to admit that the work itself was done by my husband and I was merely his helper.  We decided to build a reclaimed barn wood table from scratch. Our first stop was to an awesome secret spot, secret because I’ve been forbidden from sharing its location, to pick out the wood. Yet if you google, it’s easy to find *wink* This place had a huge selection of slabs, doors, and everything wood.  Most of the wood comes from salvaged barns in Ohio! hand made, reclaimed barn wood farm table, barn wood, farmhouse, industrial, furniture, nyc, staten island, nj

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Yes, You Can Paint the Leather Vintage Tables

Yes, You Can Paint Leather

Have you ever wondered if you could paint leather? You know those vintage tables with leather tops? Do you remove the leather, remove the tops, replace the leather, or actually paint leather? My customer brought me her vintage drop side leather top tables for a makeover.  The leather on these table tops are worn and cracked which made them look old and tired. Lord knows I know that feeling!  Drop Side table, vintage tables, leather tables, vintage furniture, paint leather Continue reading Yes, You Can Paint the Leather Vintage Tables