So, you know my love for chevron (like when I painted my staircase chevron)... even my little guy likes to point out things while we're shopping with (in his own words) "that stripey pattern you like." I really do like chevron pattern. I mean really, really like it. I have applied chevron in various ways - from signs to pillows to furniture. Cue old photos... This is the bench before. The base was already painted a really cool dark gray color and has the perfect … [Read more...] about Chevron Painted Bench Restyle
Okay, so you could say I'm a bit obsessed with numbers right now. I'm seeing all kinds of numbered items on Pinterest, of course. It's a really easy way to update something that's already painted. I think it adds a bit of vintage spirit to your home - and in my case, both indoors and out! My mom recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine for me which makes it super easy to design a cool number stencil in any font I choose. I absolutely love everything about typography design and this sort … [Read more...] about Numbers, numbers, painted numbers.
I love the look of furniture on a porch. We have a generous, covered front porch that I choose to decorate as if it was my second living room. :) I finally got around to painting some of my furniture and accessories this week - including a garage sale dresser that was in okay shape (nothing I would put inside my house). Right now, I'm in love with turquoise and orange combinations. I recently purchased some emerald teal colored paint (aka Gypsy Teal) and couldn't wait to paint something in … [Read more...] about Turquoise Paint Washed Front Porch Dresser
We are busy getting ready for our 2011 Holiday Bazaar shop on Saturday. Here is a sneak peak at a few items that we will be selling. We tried a new antique glazing technique this season and we are also experimenting with a variety of burlap. Ceiling tin tile is always a staple of the Robb Restyle store and we've tried some new paint colors as well. I was in a hurry so the photos aren't the greatest... just a snapshot of what's to come!! … [Read more...] about Projects for Holiday Bazaar
My husband found these great chairs at an auction for just a few bucks each. One of them had some damage on the middle panel, but overall they were solid and in good condition. I don't know why, but I'm attracted to lonely, mismatched chairs. Maybe it's because each chair has a unique character, shape and form that can be easily re-styled for any room or purpose. I have quite a collection of random chairs in our basement workshop that I've updated for resell. My dad even joked that we should … [Read more...] about Before and After: Chair Update