How to apply a furniture transfer over Dixie Belle Silk paint

Like the look but not sure how to apply a furniture transfer? Rest assured, they are so easy to do and look amazing. I’ve done quite a few pieces with furniture transfers. From chests of drawers to cabinets… and this one is the smallest yet. But the thing they all have in common is that…

How to paint wood furniture black successfully

To successfully paint wood furniture black is often difficult. Topcoats commonly turn out streaky on top of black paint. Black and white are some of the hardest paint colours to finish well but fortunately, I found a combination that gives a great result. Many thanks to Dixie Belle for sponsoring this post. This post may…

The best way to paint pine bookshelves

It’s usually easy to create a new look, so let me explain the best way to paint pine bookshelves. Bookshelves are great sellers for me. They’re also a good starting piece for a new upcycler as the shape is quite basic. My recent decoupaged bookshelf sold within a week and another customer asked me to…

How to use white wax on furniture

White wax on furniture creates a faded or whitewashed look over paint or natural wood. It’s a simple process and how dramatic it looks is dependant on how many coats of wax there are. My friend, Katherine, asked if I would like this mirror before she put it on Freecycle. Of course, I said yes…

The 5 products you need to start upcycling

Want to know what to buy to start upcycling? Here are the 5 products you need to start upcycling furniture and recommendations for each. I see people say all the time “I’d love to start upcycling. Tell me everything I should buy.” But telling someone what to buy doesn’t work. We don’t all have the…