reviving vintage furniture with paint, stencils, wax, and more. Home decor.

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Update with all I have done

I have been awol from this site for awhile and for that I apologize. I have been busy trying to get things ready to sell. Finishing this and that, moving things to my parents for my sale, and getting new pieces in to work on. 

The old desk I was working on when I was last here is nearly done. Just a little waxing and leg repair to do and it is done..oh and I have to put the hardware back on. 


I bought a hutch to work on, and it has taken me 2 weeks because it is at my parents house, and mom just wants to visit when I go over. Today I decided not to paint the inside of it and try to sell it with the option of painting it their choice of colors.

I painted my Grandma’s Mirror and chalkboarded the mirrir itself because the reflective material was in poor condition. I am certain it will sell. 


I have 6 projects finished, including the mirror. Will finish up the old desk this afternoon, and plan on painting a little stand tomight. It will be easy since it is small. I have more shutter I am cleaning up but not painting. They are so time consuming! 

I picked up a really nice, curvy desk this last weekend that I am going to offer as is too. I am really excited to have this and really want to paint it but have been advised not to as it may be worth more in it’s current condition.


Time to get back to work!

See y’all on the flip side!




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Sneak Peek

This is the sneak peek of my desk as it begins to take shape. 


This is a front lower corner. See the difference in the materials it is made of?

Here is one of the 6 drawers


I have sanded and sanded trying to get all the nicks and gouges out. I have been jabbed by splinters and the tips of my fingers hurt. It is crazy how rough this desk was. It definitely has a history. It was built in 1927~ and has served it purpose for a very long time. 

But it was unloved in the process. No finish, no waxes. Just a bare old desk working hard to serve its people. So I decided all the sanding and poked fingers were worth it to show it some love. 

The paint was complimentary from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I LOVE working with this paint. I got safepaint to ensure it would be safe in any home, even with small children or babies. 

It will take several more days to complete this beast, but it is well worth the effort, in my opinion. 

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Mod Podge and a vintage desk

First up, Mod Podge. 

I just got some for the first time yesterday. Can you believe I haven’t tried it yet? I mean really, who can resist trying something right away? I wanted some so bad, but to be honest, I don’t have anything to use it with yet. *sigh*

Next, my vintage desk. Built in 1927. Simple, and blah. Never finished with varnish or wax or anything. Poor thing is so dry it would be great kindling. But it has character. It has been well used. 



I spent hours sanding this piece even though it is unfinished wood. It is so dry that any little dent or gouge has created some mighty sharp splinter’s. Big chuncks of spilnter’s were peeling right off the poor thing as I sanded. There were some gouges that had to be repaired with wood filler. 

My color scheme is picked and I will be ready to paint it in the morning after giving it the night for the wood filler to cure. One last bit of sanding to make it all even and then I can paint. It will be done by tomorrow evening. I got started on the drawers today to get a jump start on the smaller parts. I am not going to tell what the color scheme is, but will say I was surprised by what the color actually looked like. You will have to come back soon to see the  {bright} reveal! 

More tomorrow!