1905 Farmhouse

Paint Projects

What Is Milk Paint?

A close up of two measuring cups on a wood surface with the top part of a paint brush

What is milk paint you ask? I see this question a lot in Facebook groups and Pinterest. One of my most popular blog posts to date is the mistakes that I made when I first used milk paint. It’s been about four years since I first started using it and I’ve become a huge fan. […] Read more…

Milk Painted Furniture Makeover-China Hutch

A wide shot of a completed gray blue painted china hutch

There are so many furniture pieces out there that are begging for a paint job or refinishing. Thrift stores, yard sales, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace are full of many amazing furniture potentials. This China hutch that I gave a milk paint furniture makeover to is no exception. This hutch came from Craigslist ten years ago […] Read more…

How to Paint a Laminate Bookshelf

A wide shot of a white bookshelf filled with books and green plants next to it with a tobacco basket hanging on the wall above it

Slowly but surely all the hand me downs and thrift store furniture in our home is getting an update. Most recently was the laminate bookshelf that sits in our living room. Most of the furniture in our house is solid wood but this piece is all laminate so I thought I would walk you all […] Read more…

Dining Room Table Makeover

A dark stained table with a jug of orange Citri-strip sitting on it with plastic sheeting under the table

I don’t know about you but I cannot let quality furniture be discarded. We bought this dining room table when we were first married brand new from the furniture store but it no longer fits in with the farmhouse decor. When we refinished the floors we chose a walnut stain and the table is stained […] Read more…

The Best 10 Tools For Furniture Makeovers

I feel that baking and furniture makeovers are very similar. (Stay with me here!) Because the more you bake or cook the more you come to find what your favorite utensils and pans are to use for each recipe. And making over a piece of furniture is no different. Over the years I have come […] Read more…