Category: Tables

Dining Table Makeover | How to Achieve an Old World Look with Paint & Stain

old world dining table

The weather has turned cool here in Wisconsin, and there has been plenty of rain.  Somehow rain and dark skies make my house feel cozy and give me permission to snuggle in a blanket and drink lots of coffee.  I do that anyhow, but the rain makes it feel cozier.  My client, Allison, has been […]

Dining Tables

Average End Tables Get a Stylish MCM Makeover

MCM end tables

I think my client, Theresa, will forgive me for saying this, but these two little end tables just scream big box store to me.  She thought the same thing, but she had the vision to request this transformation.  The tables belonged to her father, so since they had sentimental value, she wanted to make them […]


Farmhouse Finish White Cabinet

White was my first and only color choice for this table because I knew a distressed farmhouse finish would be adorable on this piece. Pure white is not the easiest color to paint, especially not over a vintage dark finish. You can run into bleed-through, which is when the dark stain keeps bleeding up through your paint no matter how many coats you do. To avoid that, I primed with a stain-blocking primer.