Glazes, Stains, and Waxes

Giving your project an artistic finish often requires using a glaze, stain, or wax that has a color to it. What is the difference between glazes, stains, and waxes? How do you decide which you should use for your piece? What does each one do? There are many factors to be considered and depending on…

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Creating Replicas of Hardware with Hot Glue Moulds

What do you do when you have furniture missing some of the hardware or details? For my latest project, I have a serpentine dresser that is not in the best shape, to say the least. It has gorgeous brass hardware I have not seen the likes of before and finding exact replacements for the missing…

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Smoky Mercury Glass Mirror Effect

I’ve had a lot of interest as to how I turned an old window into a decorative mirror. I’ll try to be as detailed as possible so that those of you reading this can recreate this project for your own home. It would be stunning on a mantle or just hung on a wall. The…

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Art Deco Jewelry Armoire

β€œIt is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” β€• Vincent Van Gogh Inspiration comes in all forms, shapes, sizes, and ways. When I saw this jewelry armoire, I immediately thought art deco. I…

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Raised Stencils on Furniture

Raised stencils are the perfect 3D designs for creating dimension and depth on a surface. They are one of my favorite techniques to use when I want to make a surface more interesting. I love creating interesting textures to contrast with different finishes. There are many ways to go about creating raised stencils and a…

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All About Moulds and Applying Them to Furniture and Decor

If you love ornate furniture pieces like I do, and finding them is difficult or near impossible in your area, the next best thing is to create your own raised details for a piece with your own custom design. It immediately adds beauty onto an otherwise plain piece. There are many kinds of moulds available…

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How to Use and Apply Transfers

If you’re familiar with my work already, you will have noticed that I use a lot of transfers from redesign with prima. I have the great honor of being one of their brand ambassadors so I get to play with their vast array of transfer designs regularly. Transfers are images that you can rub onto…

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Floral Flamboyance Dresser

I’m calling this one my Floral Flamboyance Dresser. She was quite a challenge for me, to say the least because I drew so many blanks during the process of creating her. Inspiration doesn’t immediately come to me with every piece and with some pieces I have to grit my teeth and just persevere without knowing…

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My Passion for Transformation

Here I am, creating my very first blog post on my own website and I can’t express how monumental this is for me. I first began painting furniture in order to furnish my daughter’s nursery. As new parents on a single income, our budget for furniture was scarce, to say the least. I did what…

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