Ikea Helmer Hack with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Ikea Helmer cabinet hack with ASCP in Arles.

Paint is one of the easiest way to transform a piece of furniture that just doesn’t fit into your decor. Back in October, I took an Ikea PS locker cabinet and gave it a more vintage-industrial vibe with Krylon’s chalkboard paint, craft paint and Annie Sloan’s dark wax. I’ll put the link to the tutorial for you at the bottom of this post.  Today, I’ll show how I took a another cheap metal cabinet from our

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Distressed Step Stool Using Maison Blanche Paint in Cerise

Maison Blanche La Craie Paint Cerise

Just to think, a year ago, I knew nothing about all the wonderful paints used to give furniture a distressed, time-worn and well-loved look. Pinterest opened my eyes to chalk paint and more recently milk paint. You can follow my collection of painted and distressed furniture ideas on Pinterest here. I recently gave our hall bathroom a makeover by changing the color scheme from different shades of brown to a combination of turquoise with red

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Vintage Inspired Guest Bathroom Reveal

Vintage inspired guest bathroom reveal by Simplicity in the South

Remember when I hinted at the end of my hallway reveal that my next room makeover would be our guest bathroom? Well, today’s the day I get to share it with you! Some of the changes like the new wall color and vanity makeover were made recently. Other (more time-consuming and expensive) changes, such as the granite countertop, new tile floor and wainscoting were made long before I started blogging. I’ll follow up with tutorials,

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Painted Pine Cone Garland {A Simple Christmas Craft Project}

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As promised, I’m sharing how I made the painted pine cone garland that I showed you in my Simple Christmas Vignette post.

With Christmas only 11 days away, any decorating project from here on out must have the following criteria: minimal effort, time and expense.

The only supplies you need are pine cones, spray primer, spray paint, jute twine and hot glue.

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How A Little DIY Turned My So-So Nightstands Into So Spectacular

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    I present to you Extreme Makeover, The Hand-Me-Down-Furniture Edition. Back in the day, I once wished for a brand new, modern bedroom furniture set…like the ones you see in the Sunday paper ads. Our bedroom set consists of a set of nightstands and a dresser that was given to us by two different relatives but from the same era, the 1950′s. I’m so glad I came to my senses and realized what a

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