I told you guys a while ago about the china cabinet I repurposed into our entertainment center when we upgraded to a large flat screen a few years ago. It’s gone through a couple incarnations in our home, including the most recent off-whiteifying when we moved into our new home this past April. As I alluded to in the above post, I have endured lived with my husband’s 1990 Bose speaker beasts for the last 13.5 years. They came with him, which I knew from the beginning. His awesomeness far … [Read more...] about Evolution of a 60 Dollar Entertainment center and Homeright Giveaway!
I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Metal Effects line of paints and patinas from Modern Masters. I’ve gotten the chance to use it on a couple of projects so far, and wanted to share this fun product with you. The water-based paints have actual metal particles in the paints that react over time (if left to the elements) or react right away with the addition of Modern Master’s chemical reactors, giving authentic patinaed finishes on any surface that you can paint! I was … [Read more...] about Patina Finish Using Modern Masters Metal Effects
Dearies, sometimes I get giddy with excitement when I’m working on a new project, and this one had been simmering in my little noggin’ for quite some time. Even though I finished a few other projects before this one that I have yet to share with you, I COULD NOT wait to show you this! It all starts with a neglected Thonet style bentwood rocker. (I love the style of these and have been waiting and waiting to find one to refinish!) DON'T MISS: Mudroom Built-Ins Distressed Turquoise … [Read more...] about Gilded bentwood rocker with cross-stitched caning
There was a big design dilemma when we moved into the new house, namely the 2-story ceilings in the main living room. All the walls were painted a creamy off-white which was a great blank slate, but it left the living room feeling more like a gymnasium than a cozy place for us to hang. SEE ALSO: Another Doorless Armoire Ivy Green Sideboard A Champagne Gold desk for Diane I came up with a plan to bring those giant walls down into the livable space of the room with paint. I … [Read more...] about Living Room Stencil Project & Royal Design Studio Giveaway!
Even though Mr. Four is still co-sleeping with us (and probably will be for a while still), I’ve started making plans for making my daughter’s room a little more gender-neutral a space, since they will be sharing it until such time as we’re able to get ourselves into a bigger house. I love her girly room, but I’m also totally stoked to redecorate! If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably already picked up on the fact that I’m planning an Anthopologieesque Bohemian Woodland Room. (I … [Read more...] about Bohemian Woodland Kids’ Bedroom Ideas
I’m sharing a lovely armoire I recently flipped for my even lovelier sister in law this morning on the SNAP! Blog, along with a reverse stencil tutorial. Check it out! … [Read more...] about Reverse Stencil Armoire at SNAP!
I’ve been meaning to do this post forever! And finally yesterday, I got it together and went down to Livy Lou’s, armed with my camera, so I could show you all this fantastic little spot that is current home to my Twice Lovely creations. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Icy Blue Grouping Updating a Chair Without Reupholstering Funky Game Table and Chairs Livy Lou’s is catty-corner to the Prescott, AZ Courthouse Square on Montezuma Street (just past the historic “Whisky Row” which borders … [Read more...] about Livy Lou’s Photo Tour
I forgot to draw a winner of the adorable Moda “It’s a Hoot” fabric that I had left over from my dresser redo! The winner is Jenni from The Roseland Family!! Congratulations Jenni! … [Read more...] about Fabric Winner, Chicken Dinner!
I told you guys my Christmas gift to myself this year was a new-to-me Canon Rebel. I’m very excited to delve deeper into the realm of photography! But it’s like learning a whole new language; It’s gonna take some time, for sure! But another Christmas gift also brought a little pitter pat to my heart, and that was a new HVLP paint sprayer from my wonderful in-laws!! I’d been eyeing this HVLP unit from Rockler for a while now. At just $99, it’s an extremely thrifty option that I just had to … [Read more...] about My New Toy, An HVLP Paint Sprayer
A big congrats and happy Christmas-come-early to Erin from Carolina Country Living for winning the “Guide to Furniture Finishes” Ebook from Stories of a House and European Paint Finishes!!! If you didn’t win this time, you really must pop over and pick up a copy of your own. I can’t speak highly enough for it’s contents. Thanks to everyone for entering and a very special and hearty thanks to my good friends Christa and Keeley for letting me host the giveaway. … [Read more...] about Ebook Winner!