So Easy!

Hello everyone!  So…I saw this on Pinterest last night and just had to try it today!  This is so simple and easy to do.

To start, I got an old picture which was sitting in my basement and I knew it would be perfect for this project.  Don’t we all have those pictures that no longer fit our decor?

Then I found this graphic that my lovely sister Cindy sent to me eons ago.  She and her hubby used to run a graphics company.  I’m hoping she still has some of the equipment to make me more graphics from files that I will be sending her 🙂



Anyway, all you do is take your graphic, put it where you want on the picture and paint the entire piece in any colour you like.  Wait for the paint to dry, peel off the graphics and you end up with a great looking sign.  And you have all the beautiful paint colours coming through.  Could it get any easier?




Love the end result!


Abbey’s Antique White Bedroom

Abbey is a lucky little girl.  A friend GAVE this set to her mom Sarah…wow, what a nice friend!  Sarah and the family are moving today to a cottage on 12 acres and this set will be put in a bedroom that has pine walls.  It is going to look wonderful!  Sarah knew she wanted it white for that fresh clean look.  

I can’t wait to see pictures of the set @ home.  Thanks Sarah and family for letting me do such an important piece!  

Here are some before and afters.











I’m so fortunate to being doing what I do!

General “Finishes” Dresser Perfectly

Sometimes you get a piece of furniture with a story behind it that just makes you happy to be able to restore it.  As with this dresser…

Julie brought this to me to have redone for a friend.  It had been through a house fire and meant a lot to both of them.  She asked if I could stain the entire piece.  Now I usually don’t (or haven’t) stained furniture.  I will do the occasional  top, but not an entire piece, but the story behind it made me want to do it.  So I sanded, stained, glued, replaced the missing mirror and varathaned…

I have to tell you General Finishes Java Gel is AMAZING!  What a transformation.  The ease of use and the finish on this is beautiful.  I would recommend it to anyone!

Here are some before and afters of the transformed piece.
















Thanks Julie for entrusting me with such a special piece!

Owyn’s Dresser

It’s always great when you can bring something old to life again.  Our son and daughter in law brought over a dresser so I could finish it for our grandaughter Owyn.  While it was a beautiful dresser as it was, it just needed some updating.  Image

The colours turquoise and purple were requested for Owyn’s room.  I love this colour combo!  I used ASCP in Florence and mixed a custom purple for the drawers. Once it was finished I just thought it needed something more.  After all it was for Owyn!!  I found these great stencils that give such an important message to any young person, that is to “dream, believe and inspire”.  The added touch of Old White to the dresser brought it to life!  Add some bling with glass knobs and she was done.



When I took pictures of the dresser I sat a very special teddy bear on top! My Nanny made him for my son Tyler when he was a baby.  I have him for safe keeping…for now…


How wonderful is it that we can pass old treasures down…if not a teddy bear , a great little dresser made especially for Owyn will do.  The dresser had come from Owyn’s great grandmother as well.  Treasures to keep!