Refinishing Antique Dining Chairs (Restor-A-Finish & Stain)

I have not been around for a few months, and I apologize for that. I've been having a lot of complications since having back surgery  (which I will update soon...you are going to freak out!) and my blog has had to be put on the back burner. That's not to say I haven't been doing projects. I have managed to get some stuff done. Beaten down but not beat! That's my new motto.

I shared a post a few months ago about recovering a lampshade without styrene. The gentleman I did that lamp for had some other things he wanted me to refinish before he moved to his retirement home. Gorgeous furniture that belonged to his parents and grandparents. He's in his 70's, so you can imagine how old it is.

I want to share a few with you and what I used to restore them. The first is this beautiful dining chair.


Top 10 Greatest Posts of All Time!

Since 2013 started my blogging journey, I can technically say that these following 10 posts are my greatest, well, ever. As this year draws to a close I would like to thank each and every one of you for being here, commenting with such sweet words, celebrating triumphs with me, showing support when I had to have surgery, giving advice and different ideas when I needed it, and making my first year in blogland a lot of fun!

And without further adieu, here are the top 10 most popular posts that you liked!


Gifts You Can Make in a Day!

I was going through some projects that I did before I started blogging. I apparently take a lot of pictures. So please excuse them in advance. All of these things can be made in a day, and I hope someone out there can use one or two!


Fabric Scrap Christmas Wreath

Thanks to Hobby Lobby, I can start my Christmas projects in August. Thanks to being a blogger, I can get them done before New Year's. I was inspired to make this wreath from a post by All Things Thrifty. I just think her little drop cloth ruffle wreath is so adorable!


Covering Lampshade Frame with Fabric, without Styrene

I would like to say that I chose not to use styrene on my lampshade because I read that new studies show that when warmed, styrene emits harmful chemicals into your home, and I am concerned about that. I would like to say that, but the truth is, they just don't sell styrene in Waco and I didn't want to wait for an online order. So go ahead and use styrene if you want, but if you are concerned about the new studies, or like me, just don't have any...read on.


2-Tone Credenza Makeover & 3-D Fiber Lash Winner!

I bought this credenza off Craigslist for $50. It is huge. It is heavy. And it's pretty ugly in its natural state.


Younique Moodstruck 3-D Fiber Lashes Review and Giveaway!!!

I have a confession to make. It's something that I am embarrassed about and I try to hide as much as I possibly can. I know there are a lot of you that suffer from the same condition, so I am here, bearing it all for the world to see. You see, I suffer for TLS.


Fix a Broken Nail Fast!

My nails are out of control. I don't know why. My diet isn't that great; I don't take hair and nail supplements. But my whole life, I've had nails that grow really thick, really long, really fast. I know...You hate it for me, right?


Making Lights to Replace Ugly Fluorescent

When we bought our house, the kitchen came equipped with an ugly fluorescent light, complete with cheap cover to disguise it. When we remodeled the kitchen, we made our own to replace it, and I've had a few questions on how we made it. We are not professional electricians by any means, so please don't rely solely on this tutorial. There's my disclaimer for the day.