Coming Up Roses

I am just a sucker for good bones!  Like, seriously!  I love the curves and the carvings that make pieces unique.  So when I saw this one, I knew she had to be mine.  She’s not a big piece (27 x 27 x 13) but she’s big on personality!  So I scooped her up...
A Bloomin’ Beauty

A Bloomin’ Beauty

Have you ever been so excited about a new product that you could just burst? That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when my new shipement of Iron Orchid Designs transfers arrived. It wasn’t hard to decide on the first project, though. I was dying to use the...
This is What Plan C Looks Like

This is What Plan C Looks Like

Sometimes when I start a piece I have a specific vision in mind.  Sometimes it turns out that way.  Sometimes it evolves into something else.  This night stand gave me fits!  Plan A just didn’t work.  So I wen to Plan B.  That was down right ugly!  So on to plan...
Stampin’ Up a Chalkboard

Stampin’ Up a Chalkboard

This is one of those projects that has evolved.  I found these awesome frames on sale several months ago and grabbed a few.  I loved the carving and the shape of them.  So, I painted one.  I gave it a coat of Copper metallic paint, then brushed over that with Azure...

File Your Cares Away

Who says file cabinets have to be sterile and bland?  I knew when I found this one that I could turn it into something special!  File cabinets are really a blank slate that you can do anything with!  So I started off with a good clean with TSP.  I love that I...

This French Lady Knows How it’s Done!

I just might have giggled with delight when I found this cute French desk.  She was in sad shape but I knew she had good bones.  (OF COURSE, I forgot to take a before picture!).  The front trim was falling off so I spent an afternoon glueing and clamping the trim back...

Prep is My Favorite 4-Letter Word

So you have a piece of furniture you want to make new and you’re wondering where to start?  The starting point is always the same – prep.  Prep isn’t hard or complicated.  Fusion has created this flow chart to take the mystery out of prep.  You see,...