What I learned from my year in business: Don’t give up, Ever!

My Ultimate Stenciled Furniture

I decided to start at the top and work my way up. Sometimes things don’t work that way. Let me explain: I decided to make beautiful furniture that I spent a lot of time on and wanted good money for. … Continue reading

The Bar Table Redo

The Bar table redo

So I am driving down the road on the way to a goodbye party and my cute little dress and sweater on the side of the road I spy a large table. I drive by considering it looks heavy, I’m … Continue reading

How to make a beat up coffee table into a Beauty

The black coffee table

How to make a beat up coffee table into an Elegant Beauty. My neighbors were moving and this coffee table was one of the last things left in their house. They were generous enough to offer me several things they … Continue reading

The Yellow Mirror

The Ultimate Stenciled Mirror

Ok, I was bad, yet again I forgot to take before pictures of the piece I was working on. My friend gave me this beautiful mirror, it started off life being white. In this case I didn’t rescue some ugly thing , … Continue reading

Stenciling Picture Frames

How do you dress up Unfinished Framed? Stencils of course! So I came across these awesome picture frames in Michaels and I knew immediately I wanted to stencil them. I bought a big pile . I tore myself away from Stenciling my table I wanted a … Continue reading

Sweet little Antique Birds

An Antique Beauty

An Antique Beauty

Well It was really had to tear myself away from my Indian Inlay stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils but I couldn’t wait to try my free  bird stencil. When I ordered my initial Stencil they made a note I would be receiving a free stencil. I didn’t get it, but… they send it right out too me. I opened my package and I  had the cutest bird stencil. When I went to throw out the envelope I saw there were actually 4 bird stencils. Yeah four birds!  I later found out that instead of the one $4.95 stencil which is the normal gift with purchase. They sent me the complete bird $14.95 bird set. Thank You!

I wanted to try using glue instead of paint to stencil. I glued together some leftover boards I had around and got to the stencil. I used very little water.

I love the result. It’s subtle and makes the piece look like its been around forever. I think I makes some signs using this technique. I should have taken more pictures but sometimes you want to get right to it.

Sweet Birds

Sweet Birds

Making of little Table

Little Table A Modern Antique Beauty 

After my epic first stencil project, The Table I was ready for a more manageable project. I was at the Thrift store and saw a table that was the perfect size $5.99.  It was made out of some mystery material but at $5.99 you … Continue reading

The Table the Table the Table

The Ultimate Stenciled Table

The Table The Table The Table. Well it all started with a picture that I saw in Oprah magazine of an accent table,  it was incredible beautiful. I thought I can do that.  So without knowing anything about it, typical for me, … Continue reading