Multi-Functioning Coffee Table {Kid’s Art Supply Storage AND Flower Planter in one!}


  Sometimes it’s hard to create that balance between a chaotic house and a clean house, and every single day I found myself pulling out the art supplies for my daughter Londyn. She loves to draw, and I decided that instead of putting away the art supplies multiple times a week, we would make a permanent table in the family room for her crayons and colored pencils. The great thing about the table though is that the … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Transformation! {Guestpost by Sawdust and Embryos}


Sweet/darling/gorgeous ATT Readers! It’s me Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! I’ll have you know that Brooke and I fiiiiiinally met in person a few weeks ago at Haven (despite being BFF’s for many moons... I mean OBVIOUSLY). Contributor and contributee... united at last. And let me just tell you that she is divine times infinity. And quite possibly one of the nicest people I’ve met. LIKE EVER. I’m saddened to … [Read more...]

How to paint furniture with Lacquer.

How to paint furniture with lacquer

1. Find a table and wash off all the macaroni and cheese splatters. {The lacquer won’t stick if it isn’t clean}. We bought ours at a yard sale for $125.00. It is solid wood and three people can barely move the beast. 2. Design or purchase your vinyl. I made my fork and knife on my Silhouette machine and cut the vinyl myself. 3. Weed the vinyl with a hook tool. 4. Measure your table to make sure your vinyl is … [Read more...]

Stencilled & Distressed Coffee Table {by Sawdust and Embryos}


  All I have to say is… HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU!!! Can I get an amen? Beth here (from Sawdust and Embryos) and I’m going to go ahead and assume that you know me well enough by now that I can skip the formalities and jump right into our most recent furniture transformation!! We recently picked up this gorgeous antique Duncan Phyfe coffee table at a garage sale. It had a LOT of lovin-years on it, and it … [Read more...]

Painting Furniture is SUPER easy and can save you lots and lots of $$


Happy Valentine's Day! Why not start the day off with a Pink Dresser transformation. Painting furniture is one of my favorite things to do around here because it can save a TON of money. Most of the time the style of an old/thrifted dresser far exceeds the style of a new dresser and its hefty price tag. I have been working on my girls' beautiful room for awhile, and my cute hubby found this amazing dresser at the DI … [Read more...]

Stained Gradient Coffee Table {Feature Friday: Freakin’ Fabulous Furniture}


Every so often a project knocks my socks off, and I cannot help but share it. Yesterday I was catching up over at Beth’s site {Sawdust and Embryos}, and I saw this amazing gradient flower stained coffee table. I about fell off my chair. I couldn't help but share it!Before:During: After:For the full tutorial, check out Beth and Nick’s Gradient Shading Wood Technique tutorial.Click on the image below to see all of … [Read more...]

How to spray paint furniture {YELLOW}

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It’s not a secret that painting furniture is the norm around here, and Krylon is my favorite spray paint, and believe me I’ve used a lot of brands. The nozzle is by far the best one out there. If you haven’t used Krylon… just try it. {They don’t pay me to say that either…all opinions are 100% mine}.   Krylon paint comes out in a flat spray pattern {instead of round} and it makes the finish look professional. I have lots … [Read more...]

Stenciling Furniture {Giveaway closed}

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I’m going to keep this short and sweet. I love my Silhouette CAMEO. I use it all the time. If you want to see some projects that I’ve made from this amazing tool, check them out by searching for “Silhouette” in my search bar to your right. It gets used a LOT around here. Today I get to give away one of these AMAZING machines!! {winner will be announced Aug 31st} How to enter you ask? #1: Leave a comment on this post … [Read more...]

How to paint outdoor furniture

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I live in the desert. I had no idea that most states actually STAY green during the summer until I went on the GMC/Habitat for Humanity trip a few weeks ago. The lush green freeways of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Alabama were amazing. Southern Utah is beautiful too, don’t get me wrong. But, the rye fields aren’t green this time of year. They are yellow and dry. Because of the heat and dryness around these parts, … [Read more...]

Yellow Tufted Headboard ?LOVE?


Are you in love with yellow? I have been talking to a lot of people lately that LOVE yellow, and I even got to help one of my friends with a fun YELLOW project that I’ll be posting about soon. Check out this fun headboard. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven! This yellow VELVET tufted headboard is absolutely a-dorable! I’m in love. It was love at first sight. In fact, when I saw this headboard on Robin’s website Garage … [Read more...]