• Decor,  Renovations

    How to Upcycle Furniture in your Home: Black Sideboard Cabinet Makeover

    New furniture can be so expensive! Instead of buying new furniture, why not take a piece of furniture that is in your home or from a thrift store and give it a whole new look? Some might respond with “I could never do that! I have no idea how to and I’m not very creative.” Guess what? You don’t have to be creative to do it! You also can learn how to through this tutorial and a little trial and error. So let’s get started! I hope this sideboard cabinet makeover tutorial inspires you to transform a piece of furniture in your home too. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I…

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    3 Amazing Ingredients for Removing Nastiness from Thrifted Furniture

    Let’s face it. Sometimes thrifted furniture is disgusting. Here are three products that are my go-to items when cleaning thrifted furniture. This post contains affiliate links which means I could earn a small commission from purchases. This is at no extra cost to you. Thank you! TSP: This is a cleaner and degreaser. You can also use a phosphate-free TSP substitute. I’ve used both and they both work well. Goo Gone: This is perfect for removing sticky substances that the TSP can’t quite get odd. Baking Soda: Yup, basic baking soda! It can do wonders for removing bad smells from furniture. Want all the details on how to use these…

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  • Cleaning Nightstands

    How to paint nightstands AND get a super smooth finish with Purdy products!

    I found the nastiest nightstands. They were really damaged. And of course they had super sticky messes in the drawers – yikes! I knew I could save them from the dump though and turn them into something I’d love. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint nightstands, turning nasty dump-bound furniture into gorgeous additions to any bedroom. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and owned Purdy products for a very long time! Tools & Materials Purdy 2″ Angled Nylox Cub Paint Brush Purdy Revolution Jumbo Mini Roller Frame Purdy White Dove 1/4″ Nap Mini Roller Cover Purdy Paint Pail Purdy Premium…

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  • Renovations

    One Room Challenge Final Reveal: Light & Bright Living Room!

    It’s reveal time! After 8 weeks of crazy work and crazy excitement, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you the final reveal of my living room. For the past 8 weeks, I have been a guest participants in the One Room Challenge hosted by Better Homes & Gardens and The One Room Challenge. I loved being part of this and I hope you enjoyed following along on the transformation. I took a living room that was uncomfortable, average and not at all functional and turned it into a functional, relaxing and beautiful space. I used a combination of DIY projects and purchased items to fill the room. I’ll walk you…

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    Thrifting Saved my One Room Challenge

    It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge. We are quickly coming up on the final week (week 8)! Can I finish in time?! I sure hope so! If you haven’t heard yet, I’m a guest participant in the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge. That means I’m working on transforming my living room in 8 weeks. If you had asked me a few days ago if I would finish in time, I would have been seriously doubtful. However, I finally found the exact item I was searching for on Facebook Marketplace! Why was it so hard to find and what was I looking for? Well, I’ll tell you.…