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How to Paint an Old Metal Mailbox

How to Paint an Old Metal Mailbox

What do you do when you and your spouse (or significant other) don’t agree? Whether on home design, home decor or in this case a painted mailbox? Do you stand your ground, give in or meet in the middle? how-to-metal-mailbox, paint mailbox, just the woods, new york

A little backstory:

We recently had the vinyl siding on our home replaced due to wind damage. It was truly in sad shape. This was right about when the workers began and started pulling down the loose pieces. wind-damage-to-house Continue reading How to Paint an Old Metal Mailbox

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The Best Black Distressed Painted Furniture Projects

The Best Black Distressed Painted Furniture Makeovers

Are you are tired of white painted furniture? Not that there’s anything wrong with white, but if you find white a bore yet still crave a classic finish, how about black distressed painted furniture? There is something timeless about a clean black painted finish with distressing. It’s actually my all time favorite! Which may seem a bit odd, since I do love color in a big way as well. But when a customer requests black distressed for their furniture makeover I get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. So I’ve pulled together a collection of black distressed painted furniture makeovers to share my love of this finish with you. By clicking the photo or the link you will be directed to the individual makeovers for each piece. Continue reading The Best Black Distressed Painted Furniture Projects

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Painted Media Console with Image Transfer

Painted Media Console with French Image Transfer

I was forced to face my fears with this painted media console makeover. It’s not too often that I have to completely deconstruct a piece prior to working on it. And thank goodness, because it can be a bit scary. As I slowly take everything apart I secretly pray that I will be able to put it back together again the right way. I meticulously keep each and every piece separate from one another and label them accordingly. Somehow this still isn’t always enough. Much to my surprise, I also didn’t realize that this would be the case for this media console until after it arrived. modern-media-console-unfinished Continue reading Painted Media Console with Image Transfer

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How to Get Farmhouse White Painted Furniture

How to Get Farmhouse White Painted Furniture when you have Bleed Through

Do you love the look of white painted furniture but fear the wrath of the evil bleed through? To be honest, I tend to avoid the whites in general when possible because the idea of a white painted dresser sometimes makes me nervous. There is often the fear of bleed through, specifically when starting with a dark wood. But when you think farmhouse style it’s often tied to white painted furniture. This dresser is a prime example of what I’m talking about. farmhouse-white-painted-furniture, white painted dresser, staten island, white painted furniture Continue reading How to Get Farmhouse White Painted Furniture

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Basement Makeover – From Concrete to Complete

Finished Basement Remodel Renovation

Since I’ve shared my living room makeover, as well as my kitchen remodel I figure it’s better late than never, I may as well gather up my basement remodel. It’s been 3 years since we completed the basement but it feels like ages ago. The kids were much younger then, and we probably had a bit more patience. Nah, it was stressful. The project took almost an entire year of weekends and some nights. Let me explain one thing about my hubby – he is very handy and knowledgeable when it comes to this sort of thing, BUT he is also like a bull in a china shop. He is very messy when he works, but the end result is always wonderful. Our basement was no different. concrete-basement-remodel Continue reading Basement Makeover – From Concrete to Complete