Koi Fish Dresser

Painted dresser with lined drawers

Dresser Makeover, Hardware Too!

Sometimes I forget exactly how many pieces of furniture have come and gone through our hands. It doesn't seem like that many until I start scrolling through the files on our computer. It's a lot, y'all. There's a lot of learning and hands-on experience that have resulted from doing so many pieces, but from time…

Crafts to Make with Hymnal Pages

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsYesterday I listed several vintage and antique hymnals in my Etsy shop, and I had a friend ask, "but what would someone do with an old hymnal...?"Besides simply enjoying looking through it and being reminded of many of the traditional hymns that are no longer sung at church services, there are many wonderful ways you…

Furniture Disaster. Personal Disaster?

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsWe recently found some furniture that we decided to refinish (stain) and keep, rather than sell. I prefer to paint furniture. I have done my share of sanding, but to me painting is second nature. I know exactly how the paint will behave and turn out. The paint and I have an agreement that way. We…

The {Final} Nitty-Gritty on Sanding. When You’re Done?

 I’ve noticed that a lot of times tutorials that go over how to use “furniture” (aka “chalk”) paint don’t go over what to do once the paint has dried. I personally have several more steps to go once the paint is dry on my furniture. I sand it, seal it, and often glaze it. Sand…

The Nitty-Gritty on Sanding {Part Two}

In my previous post I went over the reasons why I would or wouldn’t sand a piece before refinishing it. In this post I’m going to go over how exactly to go about sanding.Three things that will make your life easier while sanding:#1 An electric hand held sander.#2 Know your grit, Sherlock.#3 Always sand in the…

The Nitty-Gritty on Sanding {Part One}

I’ve had some questions about sanding furniture, so I thought I would do a series of posts about it. Sanding isn’t my favorite thing to do. However, it can be very rewarding when it is done correctly. Since this is such a big topic, in this post I will cover information about sanding prior to painting…