How to Paint Spindles with a Paint Sprayer

Do You like to Paint Spindles?

Do you hate to paint spindles? If you answer NO to this question, then we can be friends! The worst part of painting chairs are the spindles. If they don’t have spindles, then they aren’t too bad.  So when my customer told me that her husband wanted his grandmother’s rocking chair painted, I cringed just for a second.  When he told me that he wanted it distressed black it made it all ok, since black distressed is my all time favorite.

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Fun Wildlife & Animal Print Decor

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Who Loves a Bit of Fun Wildlife & Animal Print Home Decor?

To start, I’m not exactly the animal print in my home type of person. But, I do have a custom order coming up where we are incorporating a little bling and a fun leopard print. These are the accessories that will be added to a vanity: leopard-print

Since this project is taking me outside of my normal comfort zone it got me thinking. It also made me curious. So I’ve decided to round up some fun wildlife and animal print home decor items and this is what I’ve found! There’s a source list at the bottom with links to each individual item.


leopard-ottomanleopard-pillowleopard-clock  leopard-area-rug


elephant-wine-holder elephant-pillow

elephant-vintage-print elephant-ring-holder


octopus-table  octopus-shower-curtain



deer-wall-hook deer-pillow

deer-head-gold-antlers deer-wall-mural




Source List:

  1. Leopard Print Ottoman
  2. Gold Foil Leopard Pillow Cover
  3. Leopard Print Wall Clock
  4. Leopard Area Rug
  5. Elephant Wine Bottle Holder
  6. Elephant Pillow Cover
  7. Butterflies & Elephant Dictionary Art
  8. Elephant Ring Holder
  9. Octopus Table
  10. Octopus Shower Curtain
  11. Bronze Octopus Wall Hook
  12. Octopus Mug
  13. Deer Head Wall Hook
  14. Deer Pillow
  15. White Deer Head with Gold Antlers
  16. Deer Wall Art
  17. Peacock Pillow
  18. Peacock Vase
  19. Natural Peacock Feathers
  20.  Peacock Bowl Centerpiece

Stepping out of the comfort zone can be fun!

Bring a little outside in with Wildlife & Animal Print Home Decor

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Shades of Gray Painted Desk

Shades of Gray Desk

This vintage desk, originally made by Stanley furniture had been stashed away in my customer’s attic for some time. Abandoned and dusty it’s time for it to come out and get a makeover in shades of gray! Every single shade of gray is used for this makeover. When you can’t choose one color why not use them all for a custom gray desk.  painted-gray-desk Continue reading Shades of Gray Painted Desk

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Turquoise Painted Desk with Gray Wash Top

Vintage Painted Turquoise Desk with Gray Washed Top

This vintage desk had been sitting in my inventory for around a year. It’s gorgeous with a combination of robust curves and sleek lines. There were many inquiries for it, but the size was never right. While waiting for my next custom piece to be dropped off I decided to pull this desk from inventory for a makeover. Initially, I was thinking neutral, maybe a light chestnut stain on top with off white body and pearl glaze. Something soft and feminine. But you know how that goes..  plans change.painted-turquoise-desk-with-gray-wash, painted turquoise desk

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Farmhouse Style Fall Decor for the Home

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Farmhouse Style Fall Decor for the Home

Last week I ran to Home Depot with the kids to grab travertine tiles to make decoupaged coasters. Somehow, once we were inside the kids managed to drag me straight to the Halloween display. The store has those giant blow up lawn decorations, light up decorations, and things that jump out at you.  A giant spider with a motion sensor, for example, jumped at me when I got too close. The girl at the register laughed when I screamed – yes I actually screamed! Any who..  they also have adorable fall pillows.  Of course, just like the grocery store, when you go in for one thing, you leave with so much more. I left with this Give Thanks pillow, because, well, why not?Give thanks pillow

As it turned out this pillow was the perfect accessory for staging a ladder back chair that I had just finished. The ladder back chair painted distressed black can be seen HEREpainted ladder back chair

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Fall.  Bring on pumpkin spice everything and apple cider donuts! I’ve gathered a combination of fall decor mixed in with other farmhouse style decor items for the home to share this week.


Everyone loves a cozy pillow, and these are under $5!

Compass Pillow Not all who wander pillow

Wooden Lanterns

Lanterns are the perfect decor item.  In the Fall you can fill them with small/faux pumpkins and gourds. In the winter -ornaments. In the Summer- seashells.

Wooden Lantern Rustic Wood Lantern

Pumpkin Decor

Bring on the pumpkins!

Autumn Blessing Fall decor  Pumpkin fall decor woodland-pumpkins

Other Decor Items

Chicken wire glass vase rustic chalkboard gather-sign


Source List

  1.  Pumpkin Give Thanks Pillow
  2. Compass Pillow Case
  3. Not All who Wander are Lost
  4. Wood Lantern
  5. Wooden Lantern
  6. Autumn Thanks pumpkin
  7. Inspirational pumpkin decor
  8. Woodland pumpkins
  9. Chicken wire glass vase
  10. Rustic chalkboard
  11. Gather sign

Farmhouse Fall Decor by Just the Woods

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