Hi, I’m Becky

For the last 5 years we have lived in our fixer upper home. We’ve done little projects here and there but now we are getting to the good stuff. I’ve always loved interior decorating and had a vision of the potential our house had lying in store.

I hope you follow along with our everyday life and feel inspired to create a space you love no matter where you are.

A Furniture Makeover with Oil Based Paint

We've had this dresser sitting in our storage room for a while because I didn't have a place for it. It was given to us and in our old house it was in my painting room. So you can imagine it was pretty beat up. I already started to patch things but here is roughly what it looked like before...

I painted one other piece of furniture in our house with oil based paint and even though it was a little more work to clean up, its worth it because the finish is super durable. Oil based paint has another perk, it is self leveling. You don't see a ton of brush strokes or roller marks. After it dries it is smooth and glossy.

 I put Cameron to work on the painting portion since the stuff is super stinky and considering I'm expecting it wouldn't be very healthy for the baby. Since I painted with oil based paint before I knew some tips which I learned the hard way and suggested them to Cam. He did great. In case you ever feel like trying it here's what we've learned...

 Once you go over an area resist the urge to go back in the same painting session and touch up a spot. It will leave the brush strokes.

It's better go thick with the paint (not so much that it drips though). And believe it or not a brush actually works better than a roller.

 We used oil based primer plus two coats paint. Here is its now. I got the new pulls from home depot.

Pantry Refresh and Other Project Starts

Garden- September Update