How to Makeover a Shabby Step Stool

How to Makeover a Shabby Step Stool

When Miss E and I visited Mum and Dad in Canberra a few months ago, Mum took me for a rummage through their garage. She pulled out the sweetest little step stool and held it up. I saw this at a fete the other week and thought of you … it’ll probably need painting, but would you like it? Would I ever … does my mother know me or what!  Continue reading

Bedroom Chest-of-Drawers Makeover

Bedroom Chest-of-Drawers Makeover

The chest-of-drawers in our bedroom was the first piece of furniture that I purchased with the intention to paint. To date, all my furniture makeovers have been hand-me-downs or orphans in need of some tender loving care. I love the french provincial style and the classic black distressed look. Combining the two is a winning combination Continue reading

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

I once read that when painting furniture, you should choose decent pieces to begin with. I’m not entirely sure what the definition of decent was, I suspect the author was referring to the overall shape and style. But when it comes to substance … they don’t get any more solid than my pine bookcase. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

We have a lovely big print in our lounge room, the colours are great and it fits well into the décor.  The only problem is the frame was a little, well … uninspiring, but I knew all it needed was a coat of paint to make it pop! The frame is made of wood, with some lovely detailing and bevelling. I had never used spray paint before and decided this would give me the smooth, flawless finish I was after … I thought I was onto a winner!  Continue reading

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