Upcycling

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If you were to ask ‘what is upcycling?‘, you might get told that it’s a way to add value to old or past-their-best items. I prefer to think of upcycling as giving old and loved items a makeover so they can take center stage again. Where they belong. Look at the difference some chalk paint made to this upcycled mirror.

Breathe

I found this Valspar milk glass spray paint at Lowe's and was dying to try it. I wondered if this could even hold its muster compared to our antique milk glass. So I grabbed a couple of bottles from the recycling bin and soaked the labels off. (Such a pain.) And...

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Upcycling garage finds to designer status

I bought these funky little doo-dads when we moved into our first house way back in 2000. I set them out on the display shelf above the cabinets in our bathroom and forgot about them. No one ever saw them but us and I probably only dusted them once. I wasn't in love...

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The chalk paint beast

The chalk paint beast

My list of chalk painting projects is NOT getting any shorter. It feels as though I always have a piece or three that are “in progress.” It’s my own doing. When we built our house, I convinced myself it was an ideal time to lighten up the office furniture with a chalk...

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Upcycling a mirror with chalk paint

Upcycling a mirror with chalk paint

Alternate title: How to horrify your husband. I wish you could have seen "Big Daddy's" (aka, the hubs) face when we were dropping off a load to Goodwill and I returned to the car clutching this fantastic find. "Put it back." "No." "We're here to give things away. Not...

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Upcycling old furniture

I had to laugh, our builder came by this morning and he said… "Everytime I come here, you have more boxes!" It's true. They've taken over our home. Because not only are we still wading through the last moving truck arrival, we decided not to wait a minute longer and...

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