Category: Before & After Pictures

Book Shelf Styling

September 4, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

My living room book shelves have been decorated the same way now for about two years:

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I liked the way it looked, so I did not pay much attention to it. (Actually, it seemed to be too much of a project so I ignored them!) haha (Sound familiar?)

before

Well, this weekend I decided to restyle my bookshelves and this is how they came out:Read More

Simple & Uncomplicated Furniture Painting

August 31, 2016

Are you still holding on to that special piece of old furniture that you have wanted to paint forever? A reader wrote and asked, “I really would like to paint this little table/bench/chair but I can not figure out which process would be easiest for me. I would really like to give it a try.  Also, can you suggest a few colors that you think  looks best on painted furniture? Thx!”

Well I understand how you might be confused! There are so many different techniques and options today for painting furniture. I am happy to share with you all what has worked best for me, as well as my overall knowledge on painting furniture!

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For all of my furniture painting projects, I always turn to my number one paint choice which is  Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I LOVE the product because it is so easy to use. No priming is needed and you can use indoors because it is non-toxic and  odor-free. So instead of the process being a chore by worrying about which primer to use and how to prepare the furniture, I feel that using Chalk Paint® makes it a fun and easy venture.  Here is my stash of chalk paint:Read More

Resource Guide For Kitchen Redesign

August 24, 2016

Hey everyone! I wanted to share the design plan and resources we used for the kitchen makeover that I posted about earlier this week here :

marsha after kitchen

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Before & After Photos of Kitchen Redesign

August 21, 2016

This project was one of my all-time favorite kitchen redesigns! It came out so beautifully and the homeowner is very happy! I gave you a sneak peek here of her before kitchen:

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Reminder: How NOT to Test Paint Colors

August 2, 2016

I asked my client if it was ok to use her photos in a post today that I wanted to write as a reminder to others how NOT to test paint color samples. She laughed and agreed.  Anything to help others.

She told me she had tested my suggestion of Grant Beige in her home, but that it looked too light. She sent me a photo of her paint samples:Read More

Finding The Right Accessory At Home

May 22, 2016

This past week I was in the mood for a little decorating project! I decided to change up a guest room:

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I know it is fine as it is, but I like moving stuff around and changing things up, don’t you? (I can see a few of you shaking your head yes!)Read More