How to mix Paint Minerals

How to mix Paint Minerals Chalk Paint

I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on how to mix Paint Minerals™ into your own Chalk Style Paint. First, what is Paint Minerals™? Well, if you are not familiar with it, Paint Minerals™ is a non-toxic blend of plant and mineral ingredients that will turn ordinary latex paint into decorator-style paints. You can read more about it here. Paint ...continue reading

What to look for when buying furniture to reLove

What to look for when buying furniture to reLove I have been asked sWhat to look for when buying furniture to reLove

What to look for when buying furniture to reLove I have been asked several times over the past few months, what to look for when buying furniture to reLove. So I wanted to share my criteria with you on what to look for when purchasing vintage furniture to repaint. Construction The very first thing I look for is solid wood. If the piece is made from ...continue reading

To Wax or Not To Wax?

Wax over chalk paint

To wax or not to wax? Ah... The age old question: "To wax or not to wax over chalk paint?" OK, so maybe it isn't the question that's been around for as long as chalk paint itself, but it is definitely a dilemma I've been facing more and more... Nothing compares to the soft luster and rich glow of a freshly waxed piece of reLoved furniture!! However, ...continue reading

Tracey’s Fancy Inspired Armoire

Painted Vintage Jewelry Armoire

The story of a little 'Tracey's Fancy' Inspired Armoire  So while I was out of town at the SNAP! Convention, one of my bestest clients ever, dropped off this oak jewelry armoire. She seen it and had to have it, but had no idea how she wanted it refinished. She didn't like all that oak... She didn't like all that brass... We spoke of French designs, ...continue reading

Not So DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

No Sanding No Priming

Hello Friends! Today, I'd like to share with you a (not so) DIY Chalk Paint Recipe, using a product I have been testing. I know you guys have heard all the hype about the miraculous Chalk Paint, and many of you are devoted fans. But for those who haven't, Chalk Paint is a beautiful velvety, matte finish paint for furniture that requires NO sanding, priming, ...continue reading

How to Paint Stripes

How To Paint Perfect Stripes pv

I've been asked a few times How to Paint Stripes on furniture. So today, I'd like to share my painting technique for crisp lines with you guys! Please note: this is my technique for painting stripes on smooth surfaces, like furniture. I have a different technique for painting stripes on textured walls. First, you'll want to figure out your color scheme ...continue reading

Little Birdie Dresser

Little Birdie Dresser

The story of a Little Birdie Dresser, starts out kinda sad... It was neglected, falling apart, and much too small to be of beneficial use to any one. Or so I thought! After I cleaned it up, and completed all the necessary repairs, I really started to see a blank canvas forming. I envisioned a perfect little accent for a Baby Nursery! The little petite ...continue reading

Engineer Print Chest

Engineer Print Chest

So you all have heard of Engineer Prints, right?? Well, if not, get ready... because Engineer Prints are going to be life changing, literally! ...well, maybe just for me. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head. But today I wanted to share with you the Engineer Print Chest I made for my mom for Mother's Day! This is so exciting! So, first off, ...continue reading

Refreshed End Tables

Refreshed End Tables Before and After

Recently I came across these plain little end tables. Not much to look at... they were actually really dated looking. I don't know why, but they really reminded me of parquet flooring (?) But they were made of very, very heavy wood, and I was in deep love with the chunky legs! So, I started with my SOP, Standard Operating Procedure: Clean thoroughly ...continue reading

Hutch Makeover Reveal

Hutch Makeover

The Never Ending Project!! Finally, I get to share my hutch makeover with you guys! Maybe you remember, I started this back at the end of January. You can read that post here. I thought I would never finish, but here it is, my Hutch Makeover Reveal!!   When I started this makeover, the weather was too cold, and too rainy, and then too windy, ...continue reading