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 […]

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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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Holiday Crafting with Krylon

Holiday Crafting with Krylon

Hello friends! I’m excited to share an inexpensive, upcycled, holiday craft with you today. It’s part of a vlog hop I’m riding along with and it’s sponsored by Krylon. Krylon challenged me a few friends to share creative, inspiring ways to use their awesome spray paint and provided me with the paint to make it […]

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True Blue, Baby I Love You! Layering with Websters

Layering Paint by A to Z Custom Creations

Can I share my latest love affair with you? She’s strong, has amazing bone structure and curves in all the right places. You might remember her companion: I gave him layers of love back in August but I just couldn’t see the desk robed in those colors, so I let her hang out a little longer. It’s […]

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Giving Painted Furniture a Makeover…the easy way!

Faking A Dark Wood Tone

My client, Robin, has a great eye! She found a chest with great bones but the finish didn’t quite fit her home. That happens a lot these days! People will buy painted furniture and bring it to me for a makeover. I can’t say it’s my favorite thing to do, since there is a lot of guesswork […]

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Perfect Imperfections…Let them shine!

Chippy, Layered Paint Technique by A to Z Custom Creations

Our house has been crazy for the last few weeks! School is back in session, and like so many of you, I’m struggling to adjust to the schedule changes. I’ve also been prepping for a 2 day drive with my family of six to Idaho. Our baby girl is saying “I do” {that still doesn’t seem possible} […]

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Trashy Legs-Make ‘Em Shine!

Repurposed Table Leg by A to Z Custom Creations

I get excited over broken things. I find the “fix” to be very therapeutic for me! I also have a “thang” for curvy furniture legs! On or off furniture, they always seem to lure me in! I rescued this lonely leg from a trash pile a while back, knowing I would find a good use […]

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