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5 Tips to Stage Your Flipped Furniture Photos

Today I want to talk a little business with you all, specifically about how to set up and stage attractive, well-thought-out, professional looking photos of your furniture makeovers. Some of you may cringe as I mention photography, thinking "I'm just a painter! It's...

Pine Coffee Table Makeover | Farmhouse Style

I have a fun makeover to share with you all today . . .   Along with a brand new color and new wood technique!     Say hello to this lovely orange pine coffee table I picked up at my local thrift store. This solid wood table is sturdy and the perfect...

Peppermint-Cream Cheese Cookies

Growing up, my mom had her collection of Christmas treats she would bake each year--chocolate crackles, peanut brittle, sugar cookies, and my personal favorite, date-nut balls (yes, even as a kid they were my favorite!) Now that I am a mom myself, I have my own list...

How to Freshen Up Old Hardware with Metallic Paint

A few days ago I showed off the Little Piggy chest I recently painted . . .     ...and in that post I mentioned that the old hardware on this chest needed a little bit of work. I'm always glad when I can get original hardware on a piece.  I do my best to...

Why You Should Consider Attending a Paint Workshop

I don't like to be given a sales pitch.  I don't like feeling talked into something. I don't like being told that I "need" this or that to really have it together. Anybody else out there with me? Well, guess what?  I'm about to give you a sales pitch! Not really . . ....

Makeover Posts

Chest of Drawers Makeover with Fusion Raw Silk

I have a great makeover to share with you today!! I've been doing a good bit of painting over the past week or so, trying to fill in my empty antique mall booth space. For most of November and December it was full, but then something happened early January and...

Pine Coffee Table Makeover | Farmhouse Style

I have a fun makeover to share with you all today . . .   Along with a brand new color and new wood technique!     Say hello to this lovely orange pine coffee table I picked up at my local thrift store. This solid wood table is sturdy and the perfect...

Fusion Midnight Blue Dining Set Makeover

Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've checked in with you all. I hope you are enjoying the fall weather and the transition to the holiday season. Things here at Lost & Found have been a little chaotic lately, but I'll share more about that another time. Today,...

Antique Buffet Makeover | Fusion Mineral Paint Bedford

Hi everybody! It's time for another furniture makeover!     Is this not a gorgeous piece? I was contacted by the owner of this antique buffet about a month ago.  She had recently downsized from a home into an apartment and was wanting to really make her new...

Painted Vintage Thomasville Chest in Fusion Ash

I had the pleasure of working on making over a vintage Thomasville gentleman's chest recently.     Blogger 101 fail . . . I forgot to take a before picture of the chest, so this is the picture my client provided. This chest had belonged to my client's mom,...

Side Table Makeover with Fusion Metallics

Hey friends!!   I've got a furniture makeover for you today! I know it's been a while...thanks for sticking around 🙂   The "Before"     A custom work client of mine was interested in changing up the look of this small, side table she has in her...

Friday’s Furniture Fix #44

Hi everybody!  We're back from our family beach vacation and we all managed to avoid getting any major sunburns (although one in our party did get stung by a jellyfish--yikes!). It was a fantastic 7 days away, but now it's time to get back to work!  I have been trying...

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