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Grey Painted Nightstands

Paint those garage sale furniture finds and turn them into gorgeous pieces of furniture for less! It is possible to decorate your home with beautiful pieces and not spend a fortune doing it. Today, I'm excited to share these newly refinished painted grey nightstands with you. It's an amazing example of the power of paint!


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17 Ugly Christmas Sweater Ideas For Men




Have you been invited to an ugly christmas sweater party and now you're ready to start looking for some ugly christmas sweater ideas? You've come to the right place!


I didn't realize this but there is actually a National Ugly Sweater Day. Did you know this? So, not only can you wear your ugly christmas sweaters to your office Christmas parties and holiday get togethers but on the third Friday of every December, National Ugly Sweater Day gives YOU an opportunity to wear that funny holiday sweater one more time (wink)! I had no idea!


So that got me thinking.... how many ugly christmas sweaters are there to choose from? And since ugly holiday sweater parties are thrown year after year, we might as well find one that we're willing to wear more then once, right?!




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DIY Painted Furniture Makeovers

We can't wait to share this next furniture makeover with you! If you've followed us for any length of time you know that we are big proponents of altering furniture when it makes sense. We're firm believers that just because a piece for furniture starts out as something doesn't mean it has to stay in its original state. If it's not functional, if it looks outdated or doesn't fit your decor, ALTER it! You can easily update your furniture by painting it, adding legs, taking off doors, adding design elements or simply just re-thinking it's purpose. Today, we're going to share some examples of DIY painted furniture refinished with all of these in mind!

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Matching Christmas Pajamas for the Entire Family


Matching Christmas pajamas are always a such SPECIAL tradition in our home. It's always FUN to get the whole family or all of the kids together to take family pictures wearing matching pajamas. In this post you'll find the BEST Christmas Matching Pajamas for your entire family!






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MATCHING CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS



Aren't Christmas traditions wonderful!? We have a few of them and one of my favorites is to buy matching christmas pajamas for my kids and watch them open them up on Christmas Eve.



Once they unwrap them and put them on, I ask them to sit next to each other around the Christmas tree for a quick 2 minute photo shoot. We take some nice ones and add in LOTS of silly ones. These holiday photos get framed and are turned into an Christmas ornament for our tree.



Over the years it has been so fun to see how they've grown from one holiday season to the next. My oldest is now a pre-teen so finding comfy pajamas that match at a regular retail store is getting to be tricky.


Until now...

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Interior Decorating Tips For Your Home

A step-by-step guidebook to help you decorate your home with ease. Learn the best interior design tips and tricks for renters, homes and for all budgets!


Over the years, I have received numerous questions about paint color choices and refinishing furniture. Those conversations usually snowball into questions about seeking advice on how to decorate space



That makes me sweat! Friends, I am so glad to hear that their are others out there that have a hard time visualizing their space and struggle to combine home decor pieces together! The struggle is real... and I am in THAT club with you!



Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small amount of compensation when you purchase from my links, which I'll probably use to buy more paint! Please read our disclosure here.


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14 Fall Inspired Furniture Makeovers

In my obsession to find my next paint color for an upcoming furniture project, I thought I would do a little homework and gather some pretty Fall Inspired Furniture Makeovers to inspire some thrifty DIY. We scoured the best and brightest refinished pieces in Autumn earthy inspired colors for this round up.
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Colorful Nightstand Makeover with Dixie Belle Paint

Painting outdated furniture is an inexpensive and creative way to add color to your space! We're sharing a colorful nightstand makeover using a new favorite chalk mineral paint called Dixie Belle Paint. Are you brave enough to paint your furniture in a bold hue?




Don't buy new nightstands, refinish and paint your old ones or find an inexpensive pair at a garage sale, thrift shop or estate sale! Painting furniture has been the latest craze for the past five years. 



I think it has become so popular over the years because it allows you to up-cycle and reuse the furniture pieces that you already own and transform them inexpensively into beautiful new pieces of furniture with just a little bit of paint! 




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Modern Painted Nightstands With Country Chic Paint


Repurposing furniture can be as simple as changing out the hardware or painting it a different color. Come see how we updated these vintage yard sale nightstands and transformed them into Modern Painted Nightstands using Country Chic Paint and a little bit of imagination!



I have been waiting to share this next furniture makeover with you for awhile now! Perhaps its because I enthusastically scored these lovely side tables at a furniture yard sale for the bargain price of $50, then brought them home to sit while I decided which paint color to paint them.



I'm affectionately calling this next furniture makeover the Hudson Side Tables and these twins have been a labor of love! A big thank you to Country Chic Paint for sending us these painting supplies for the project!







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Easy DIY Chalkboard Sign Tutorial


DIY signs are easy to make! In this DIY sign tutorial, you'll learn how to enlarge an image for FREE and repurpose a mirror into a chalk board to create an easy DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign. DIY signs are a budget friendly option when you're looking for inexpensive home decor, even a beginner can do it!



It's not very often that I show you the "after" of a finished project at the beginning of my posts. However, I wanted to show YOU that YOU CAN create beautiful DIY signs and they:



  • don't have to be expensive!
  • you don't have to have nice handwriting to artistic abilities to make them look beautiful!
  • you don't even have to have wood OR TOOLS to create them!



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In the time that it took me to watch a movie, I was done with this homemade chalkboard sign. Are you intrigued?! Excited to learn how? I hope so! Because THIS DIY sign was so easy to put together!



AND this particular style of homemade sign is so versatile! You change them and use them for just about any time of the year!

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A Simple and Easy Way To Create Hairpin Leg Furniture


Modern hairpin leg furniture can be expensive. Learn how to create your own DIY hairpin furniture and get an industrial or modern look! Up-cyle your own furniture, add hairpin legs and create something unique for your space!



Modern and industrial furniture has been trending in homes for decades. Furniture with simple and minimal lines create a sense of calmness to a space and can also add an eclectic element to a home.


Because modern and industrial furniture is in high demand, it can not only be hard to come by but it can also be cha-ching expensive to purchase!


Today, we're going to show you an easy way to create your own modern hairpin leg furniture! 




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How To Create A Restoration Hardware Faux Finish


I'm not willing to pay several hundreds or even a $1000 for a piece of furniture. Unless it's a sofa or a mattress... I don't skimp on those. ;) But, just because I'm not willing to spend a lot of money on furniture doesn't mean that I don't want the look of high end furniture in my home! 


What if you could have both?! Today, I'm going to show you an easy tutorial for a DIY Restoration Hardware finish that will leave your family and friends guessing whether or not your piece is DIY or the real deal...


(A really big thank you to Country Chic Paint for supplying us with the products to complete this project. This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure here.)



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In a few simple steps you can re-create a budget friendly Restoration Hardware look alike using a wonderful product from Country Chic Paint called Metallic Accent Cream.
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Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company Green Painted Dresser


Learn how to paint your furniture using Old Fashioned Milk Paint! Tavern Green is one of my favorite Old Fashioned Milk Paint colors. In this green painted dresser makeover, I'll share with you some of my very best milk paint tips and tricks!



Hi Friends! Today, I'm sharing a quick painted dresser makeover in one of my very favorite colors... Tavern Green from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. It's one of my favorite paint colors from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.


In this post, I'll share with you how to mix the milk paint powder, how to prepare and apply Old Fashioned Milk Paint to your furniture and where you can buy milk paint at.




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The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Farmhouse Dresser Makeover

This post is sponsored by The Old Fahioned Milk Paint Co. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own.

It's time to introduce a new theme for our Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™! We can't wait to see what our 40+ furniture flipping contestants will come up with! I'm a sucker for a great farmhouse piece and who better to pair farmhouse furniture with then The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. This amazing paint gives furniture a wonderful authentic old look without a lot of effort. It's easy to mix and apply. It dries quickly and it's environmentally safe. If you missed it, you can read about our Marissa Dresser Makeover refinished in OFMP in Pitch Black.

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A brand new contest starts today! 
If you're interested in joining the #fabflippincontest in the future keep reading!


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25 Incredible Patriotic Furniture Makeovers Celebrating The Red, White & Blue!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the REASON behind this holiday, getting together with friends and family, the smell of bbq and the ultimate highlight of the day... sitting next to my tribe and watching those amazing fireworks go off! In celebration of this remarkable holiday,  I have 25 INCREDIBLE DIY Patriotic Furniture Makeovers to share with you! 




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These artists and talented DIY-ers have crafted some pretty amazing furniture transformations celebrating all things red, white & blue! I am absolutely certain that you're going to want to hop on over to get the skinny on these makeovers. If you choose to share or pin, please do so from the original source. 

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DIY Painted Thrift Store Picture Frames

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Good morning, Friends! What in the world do you do with all of your old and outdated picture frames? Donate them? You could! What if I showed you the possibility of re-vamping them so that they'll fit your space and color scheme? Here's a quick and easy before of some old frames that I had lying around. Whatcha got at your house? Do you have any that match mine? ;)


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Saltwash™ Coastal Inspiration Furniture Makeover



Summer is here and if you're like me you'll agree that there's nothing better then spending some time at a pool, lake or beach to relax and unwind, read a book or enjoy making memories with friends and family. In this post we are talking about how easy it is to create DIY coastal weathered furniture and decor using Saltwash™.  


Someday, I would love to have a lake house or beach front property. It's on my bucket list! ;) Until then I have a close runner up...  but I have to warn you... we're hugging the line of borderline obsession. 


Coastal and beach decor using Saltwash. Beach weathered worn look created using salt wash.
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Layering Chalk Paint® On Furniture


Layering Chalk Paint® is a fun and easy way to give your furniture pieces some added depth, dimension and interest. Using multiple paint colors on a piece can create the illusion of a really nice patina or trick others into believing that your piece of furniture is older than it really is. Painting layers using Chalk Paint® is simple and easy



With a little bit of practice, even a beginner can do it! There are a lot of different ways to achieve a layered Chalk Paint® look. Today, I'm going to explain one of my favorite methods, called Dry Brushing.
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How To Create A Gallery Wall Using Old Picture Frames

Country Chic Paint sponsored this post however, I LOVE their Pocket Watch metallic cream so much that I would share regardless! Please read my disclosure policy.

Do you have a bare wall that's been staring back at you? Have you been dreaming of pulling it together to create a gallery wall but you're not sure how to turn that dream into a realty? 

Tell me why! Is it because you:

- Don't know where to start?
- It's hard to visualize the layout. You're unsure about the pictures you might want to use?
- Do you think a gallery wall will cost a lot of money?


I'm here to help you debunk all three of these myths and light some fire under that touché of yours! My hope is that by the time you're done reading this post you will...

1.) Have Been Inspired.
2.) Recognize That YOU Can Do This and
3.) Feel Like YOU Have The Tools & Resources To Start And FINISH Your Beloved Gallery Wall

I want you to slay it. Conquer it. And check it off your list! No more regrets. No more putting it off. (Do you hear the theme from Rocky playing in your background?) Well it is, CHAMP! Here's how YOU are going to pull off your gallery wall in one week!


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Painted Peacock Blue Dresser Makeover

Learn how to easily update your old dresser with paint! Painting your bedroom furniture is an easy and inexpensive way to update your space! In this Painted Peacock Blue Dresser Makeover, we'll teach you how to clean and prep, paint and protect your furniture as well as paint your furniture hardware!



Peacock blue is such a wonderful shade. It's warm, regal and it really makes a statement. Peacock blue works nicely with shades of white, silvers, beiges and other vibrant colors like orange and hot pink. If you love the color but couldn't handle it on your wall, painting your furniture peacock blue might just be your thing! 


Adding color is a quick and affordable way to update your space. Painting your existing furnishings is not only budget and eco-friendly, but its a quick fix to updating those outdated pieces. 




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Refurbished Media Console Dry Brushed With Metallic Cream



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Metallic Cream is one of my favorite products that Country Chic Paint offers. So, we went on a hunt to find the best detailed piece we could find to rescue and re-love.



This post was sponsored by Country Chic Paint and may contain affiliate links. However, I love their Metallic Cream so much that I'd scream it to the roof tops no matter what! View our disclosure policy here.
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"Bling Bling!" Country Chic Metallic Cream

Hi Friends! I'm excited to announce that during the month of May the contestants at The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ will be flipping more then FIFTY sad and drab pieces of furniture and giving them a big time face lift! These transformations are going to be DYNAMIC! How can I make such a bold statement!? Oh. That's. So. Easy. ;) We have an incredibly talented pool of DIY Bloggers who will be incorporating Country Chic Paint's Metallic Cream into their furniture makeovers!

This post is sponsored by Country Chic Paint. However, I'm completely smitten with their products! My thoughts expressed in this post are 100% my own. 
For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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If you haven't had a chance to try CCP Metallic Cream, you are missing out! It comes in pint (16oz) size containers and is available in four beautiful colors: Silver Bullet (silver), Pocket Watch (gold), Belt Buckle (bronze) and Trigger (pewter). A little bit of this cream goes a loooong way and provides some serious glitz when it's applied to the detailed areas of a piece.
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Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest With Pure & Original Paint

This post contains affiliate links from Pure & Original. Please see my disclosure policy. 




 I still can't believe that it's April! I love Arizona in the Spring. (Okay, let's be real. I love Arizona, period.) But, especially right now! Currently, we are enjoying the most amazing smelling orange blossoms and fresh limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruits are drooping heavy on the trees. It's a great time to come visit! Fresh orange juice anyone? Okay, how about some freshly squeezed ice cold limeade/lemonade? Twist my arm, I say! ;)

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How To Layer Paint With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

Learn how to layer chalk paint® to add depth, texture and bring out the details of an old mirror. Paint and refinish your own outdated mirrors easily with these simple tips and tricks!







Hi Friends! Painting mirrors are one of my favorite things to refinish. Why? Because I'm not a patient person... They are easy and fast! In a matter of an hour you can get a quick gratification buzz while you watch your transformation from start to finish take shape!


If you're lucky enough to come across a mirror riddled with details, layering colors, glazing, or reverse distressing can make the most of those interesting intricacies.


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Green Painted Furniture Ideas


Would you paint your furniture green? Take a peak at these AMAZING green painted furniture ideas. From painting upholstery with chalk paint® to refinishing furniture in green milk paint, we're showing you FOUR of our best furniture makeovers painted in green!




Top of the morning you 'all! Happy St. Patricks Day to you! We LOVE the color GREEN! From painting upholstery and fabric to painting wood, we've done it all. In celebration of this day, we'd like to roll back the clock and share some of our FAVORITE Green Painted Furniture transformations with you!




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How To Update Nightstands: A Stunning Makeover

** Country Chic Paint provided me with the products for this furniture makeover, however the thoughts and opinions expressed here are out of 100% delight!

I live in a city full of retirees and I love it. They exude wisdom, compassion for my children, and for the most part are so friendly. Another perk?! They often downsize and sell some of the best furniture pieces for amazing prices. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a kind old man who was selling a pair of campaign style nightstands from their guest room. I'm pretty sure they didn't entertain guests often, because these were in breathtaking condition. 


Um, if they were in such great condition, why did you paint them? 
Head on over to Country Chic Paint to find out why! 


I took these unflattering chests and paired them with one of my favorite paint colors from Country Chic Paint and transformed them into eye catching pieces. The contrast between the brass hardware and this bright and bold navy hue makes me smile. 





We're taking this furniture makeover to Country Chic Paint today. While you're there, sit back and enjoy a treasure trove of inspirational projects from some wonderful talented bloggers!

Have a great weekend!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

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How To Update Furniture: The Ackerson Chest

I received products from Country Chic Paint to complete this furniture makeover, however the opinions and thoughts expressed here are 100% my own.

Hi Friends!  I'm over at Country Chic Paint today to share a quick and easy furniture makeover with some custom paint touches. We turned this lovely serpentine chest into a gorgeous neutral side table and we didn't even take the hardware off. Lazy! Yes, we are!



Hop on over to get the skinny on this custom shade and to see this refinished piece in all it's glory...




Take Care!
Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street
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How To Add Amazing Texture To Furniture

There are several different painting techniques that you can use to add texture to furniture. You can layer chalk paint® to add texture to your furniture, add depth and texture by incorporating fabric into your furniture makeover, or you can give the appearance of texture by using stencils or textured wallpaper


Today, I want to show you how to use old wood scraps to help build a modern and cool texture to any flat paneled piece of furniture. 


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Create A Stylish & Functional Kid's Workspace


I'm a mom of two school aged kids which means every week I am handed an assortment of important papers. They come in the form of graded quizzes, tests, time consuming projects and creative works of art! But, we can't keep them all...


To cut down on the paper trail, each year our children select five of their favorite keepsakes to help them remember their school year. I like to take pictures of the artwork that means the most to them so that we can perserve and remember their talents at each age.


We combine these pictures along with our watercolor family photos and use them in our gallery walls. All of the rest of their "treasures" get displayed on a bulletin board in their room on a rotation basis so that we can enjoy their hard work and creative juices all year long! A new gem arrives and old gets discarded.


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Although a bulletin board checks off the box for being functional it doesn't necessarily meet the standards for being stylish. So, today I'm going to show you a quick and easy way to add a little design to the simplest of organizational tools!

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DIY Rustic Farmhouse Desks From A Kitchen Table


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Today, I am sharing a fantastic way to re-purpose an old table and turn it into a rustic and space saving rustic farmhouse desk. Let's face it, space is a commodity! Especially in our kids bedrooms. What if I could show you a way to get two desks out of one ugly kitchen table? This next furniture makeover is not only going to save on space, it's going to get a lot of bang for our buck! 

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