Roadside Rescue-Seeing And Creating Beauty

Coffee Table Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

The dictionary defines trash as: anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish. Worth is a relative thing, would you agree? Unless of course, you’re a financial planner or of the like and you use a set formula or methodology to assign value. Otherwise, worth (like beauty) is determined by the eye of the beholder. Take this table […]

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The Holy Matrimony of Mismatched Furniture- With This Paint, I Thee Wed!

Entertainment Center Makeover (Uniting Mismatched Furniture) by A to Z Custom Creations

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to today to unite this mismatched furniture in painted matrimony. The two were never really meant to be together. She (the console) was modern with a sleek style. He (the surround that shelters her) was traditional. A chance meeting led them to one another after my client replaced her […]

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Hidden Wounds- When Painted Furniture Bleeds Through

Hidden Wounds-When Painted Furniture Bleeds

If you’ve followed me for long or read my ebook, you know that for me, furniture painting is so much more than furniture painting! My satisfaction comes in the story that each piece holds. It comes from being able to tell that story! He came to me like this: Not so bad from a distance […]

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DIY Pipe Curtain Rod and Living Room Progress

Decorating A Rental- DIY Pipe Curtain Rod by A to Z Custom Creations

Hey friends! Ready to dive into some DIY goodness? I told you in my last post I’d be sharing some tips and solutions for making a rental a home. Today I’m gonna do just that with a cool, industrial-chic curtain rod project and some living room progress! Let’s start with the living room progress! Remember […]

Old Story, New Life- A Family Heirloom reFreshed

Orange Chest Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

If you’ve followed me for long, you know I am kinda passionate about my work! It’s not just about painting furniture for me. The real joy comes from the friends I make in the process. I’m always honored when people afford me the opportunity to become part of their home’s story. This piece brought me […]

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Resuscitating Furniture- A Dresser Makeover

Furniture Resuscitation- A Dresser Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, whatcha waiting for?) you’ve seen me use the hashtag #painttherapy often. It’s fitting for me because my work really is therapy. Not only am I providing it to the furniture, I receive it! The last two weeks have brought some serious patients into the shop. Today I’m […]

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Love and Happiness- Transforming Furniture with Paint and Paper

Blue Desk Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

Meet “The Reverend”! He took me on adventures this week and most importantly, ministered to my soul! My client, Julie, had been searching for months when she ran across his sweet face! It was pure joy to reFresh him but the true reFreshing came FROM him Julie brought me an old hymn book, bookmarked with all her […]

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Repurposed Goodnesss-My Favorite Headboard Upcycles

Repurposing A Headboard by A to Z Custom Creations

Upcycling rocks! Giving an unwanted item new life is so very rewarding! Seeing an item beyond it’s intended purpose can be a challenge though. I think some people are just naturally creative but I also believe it is a learned skill- once you have that “ah-hah” or “why didn’t I think of that” moment, you begin to look […]

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Letterpress Lover- A Mid Century Makeover with Debi’s Design Diary’s DIY Paint

Mid Century Dresser Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations using Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint

I don’t know about you but trying new things makes me feel some kinda way! There’s always that touch of nervousness {which I LOVE} when I first begin. Then comes the excitement of the learning curve {which I LOVE} where I let go and let the product teach ME. Then finally, the falling in love […]

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ReFreshed Boxed Store Find- Modern Masters Metallic Paint To The Rescue!

Boxed Store Cabinet Meets Modern Masters Metallic Paint-Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

It took almost a year for inspiration to hit but it did and this piece has new life! Nothing antique or fancy {pressed wood deserves refreshing too}…just a deal my sweet friend alerted me to on a local yard sale site. I don’t think people could see past the dog’s artwork on this one but my […]

Headboard Turned Coat Rack/Command Center

Upcycled Headboard with Modern Masters Metal Effects by A to Z Custom Creations

Headboards like this one can be found at thrift stores and even along the roadside! Folks toss them all the time! Pick up the next one you see and upcycle that gem!   First things first…Off with the legs! I used a miter saw to hack mine off {quick and easy} but you can use […]

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The Finishing Touch- Your Guide To Decorative Furniture Finishing

The Finishing Touch by A to Z Custom Creations

Hand. Over. Mouth.  I’m so excited to present this baby to y’all! You’ve been there to support me through the long, arduous gestation. You’ve offered words of encouragement and helped me through the painful pushing process. I’m so excited you’re here to meet this new love of mine! I give you, “The Finishing Touch”!   {Make […]

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