melanie alexander flip furniture lost and found decor

Discover How to Restore, Refresh & Restyle Your Space

using vintage finds, a little creativity & lots & lots of paint!

Be Inspired...

Wow this looks amazing! I love the technique you used. I have a dresser I picked up at a yard sale awhile ago and haven’t been sure what to do with this until now. Thank you for sharing!


Be Excited...

Thanks Melanie! Your detailed instructions along with the resources you list actually make me excited to try this! I will be sharing this, for sure.


Be Encouraged...

Hi Melanie! These tips are great and they gave me the encouragement I needed to try out hand-painting designs. You are a true inspiration for me. Love from Rome!

Be Confident...

Melanie, I am so glad I found your blog! Your tips on opening an antique booth have been the best I have found and have given me the confidence to start my own. Thank you!

You can do it!
I can show you how.

Sometimes the difference between waiting and doing is simply having someone show you how.

Whether you’re painting furniture for the first time, looking for DIY inspiration, or you just can’t figure out what to do with those old antiques your Grandmother handed down, I am here to help!

So…Hi, I’m Melanie. 

Welcome to Lost & Found 🙂

Check Out Other Blog Posts

Along with How To’s & Makeovers, you’ll also find stories and lessons on Running a Small Business, Recaps of Antique Market Treasure Hunts, other personal reflections on Being a Mom-preneuer.

Become a Furniture Flipper!

Learn how to find great furniture. See what furniture flipping gear you need. Find out where to sell your stuff, as well as the basics of business to make sure you are actually making more money than you’re spending!

Looking For Something Specific?

Is there a specific question you have about painting furniture or cabinets?

Try searching for one of these…

Refinish,  Prepping for Paint, Painting Cabinets, How to Paint 

Are you looking for some furniture painting inspiration?

Try searching for – Makeover

Maybe you are looking for tips and tricks about running a business flipping furniture?

Try searching for – Flipping Furniture, or, Business

You Can Paint It Beautiful


Prep It. Paint It. Love It.

Take the strain out of making your previously loved items beautiful again


Fusion Mineral Paint takes minimal prep for maximum results. It gives a satin-smooth water-resistant finish with no wax or top coat required.

If you can bake cookies then you can use this paint! 

Contact Me

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Lost & Found

My Uniques Can Be Found at
Antique Company Mall
Historic Downtown McKinney, TX

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