Tips for Making Money Painting Furniture

Tips for Making Money Painting Furniture

I’ve been re-doing old, cast-off furniture for about 7 years now.  It all started as an affordable way for my husband and I to furnish our home.  Then, I discovered that other people were interested in the pieces I had painted, so I decided to try my hand...
New Custom Project

New Custom Project

Last night was my husband’s birthday, yay!  To celebrate, my youngest decided to come down with the croup, boo . . . If you’ve ever had a little one with croup, it really isn’t fun.  It involves lots of being awake at night, sitting in steamy showers...
The Other Side of Life

The Other Side of Life

We just finished up the third week on Lost & Found’s new blog platform! It has been a lot of work establishing new traffic and getting the site up and running, but I’m so happy with its progress.  My faithful wordpress.com followers have come with me,...
How To – Dry Brush Painting

How To – Dry Brush Painting

I was able to do some painting on my chair project today, and I thought I’d walk you through my process of dry brush painting while I was at it!     I knew I wanted to paint it with the dry brush technique.  I first learned of dry brush painting from...
Changing it Up

Changing it Up

I am at battle with the Mountain Cedar trees of Central Texas, at least that is what the news tells me.  This past week has been one long, continuous sneeze, and I have heard that it’s a result of strong winds blowing the cedar pollen into our Dallas area....
Top Posts 2013

Top Posts 2013

The new year is almost here, it’s always fun to see what were the highlights of the year that’s ending.  I started this blog in February, and here is a quick peek at the top 5 posts from then until now. 1. Hand-Painted Gray Chest This was my first attempt...
Dining Table #2 Reveal

Dining Table #2 Reveal

A month ago, I accidentally bought an antique dining table and 4 chair set.  I say accidentally because I made someone on a Facebook garage sale site a really low offer, never thinking they would accept it, and they did! Whoops. I broke the news in a car ride to the...
Dining Table Reveal

Dining Table Reveal

I finally finished the last of my four major summer furniture projects! Yay!  This French Provincial dining room table set was the last thing on my list. I bought it from a lady on a Facebook garage sale site who was selling it for her elderly mother.  It had the...
An Adventure in Upholstery

An Adventure in Upholstery

About a month ago I was hurting for something to do on a Friday afternoon, so I decided to throw all 3 boys in the car and head out to this country estate sale in Pilot Point, Texas, about an hour from my house. By the time I got there most of the best stuff was gone,...

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