Our black painted sideboard: how to easily paint a buffet with latex paint!
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Our black painted sideboard: how to easily paint a buffet with latex paint!

In this post: With our recent dining room makeover, I found and bought a second-hand 1940’s buffet on Marketplace. I then gave it a dramatic makeover with LATEX PAINT! There are all sorts of specialty paints these days, including various chalk and milk paints. But I’m a big fan of using plain old latex paint…

How to Paint Furniture for Beginners – Everything You Need to Know!
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How to Paint Furniture for Beginners – Everything You Need to Know!

In this post: Learn how to paint furniture and why refinishing wood pieces is a budget-friendly decor option. Plus, how to prep furniture & tips for using the right paint and brushes.  Painting furniture can be a super-economical way to give your home decor a new look. But it can be hard to know where…

How to Whitewash Stain (Plus FAQ & Staining with Minwax Pickling)
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How to Whitewash Stain (Plus FAQ & Staining with Minwax Pickling)

In this post: Learn how to whitewash stain your projects and furniture. Plus all the faqs and tips you need to know to whitewash your own projects with Minwax White Wash Pickling stain! Whitewash stain, or pickling, is a type of finish that you can use to brighten the look of your wood furniture and…

Build a Faux Mantel Shelf For YOUR House to Decorate Each Season!
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Build a Faux Mantel Shelf For YOUR House to Decorate Each Season!

In this post: This shelf is one of my favorite surfaces to decorate each season. You used to be able to find one similar at Pottery Barn. But we didn’t buy this faux mantel shelf, it’s a DIY mantel! It’s modeled after the Pottery Barn Ledge. But our DIY faux mantel shelf is chunkier and…

DIY Balustrade Coffee Table + Where to Get Balustrades!
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DIY Balustrade Coffee Table + Where to Get Balustrades!

In this post: Love the look of balustrade coffee tables, but not the hefty price tag? Let us show you our DIY Balustrade Coffee table. Plus where to get balustrade coffee table legs too! (Canadian and U.S. Sources!) I’ve loved the look of the Restoration Hardware Balustrade Salvaged Wood Coffee Table for a very long…

Sandpaper Grits and Their Uses – What Do Those Sandpaper Numbers Mean?
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Sandpaper Grits and Their Uses – What Do Those Sandpaper Numbers Mean?

In this post: Have you ever begun a DIY project, only to wonder which sandpaper you should start with or which one to use between coats of paint or poly? Here are the most common sandpaper grits and their uses as a handy reference! Do you know what the different sandpaper numbers mean? Do you…

How to Get the Lime Wash/White Washed Wood Finish without Blue Undertones!
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How to Get the Lime Wash/White Washed Wood Finish without Blue Undertones!

In this post: Want to get the lime wash/white washed wood finish without the blue undertones that typical store-bought pickling finish gives? Here’s how to do it! This post was sponsored by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada. All opinions are as always, our own. See our full disclosures and policies here.  When we shared our original white wash…

How to Give a Vintage Dresser a Makeover + 6 Non-Bedroom Places to Use a Dresser
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How to Give a Vintage Dresser a Makeover + 6 Non-Bedroom Places to Use a Dresser

In this post: Sometimes there’s nothing like a vintage piece to bring some extra character – and storage space – to a room. Here’s how to give a vintage dresser a makeover and 6 non-bedroom places to use a dresser too! This post was sponsored by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada. All opinions are as always,…

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