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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Custom Painted Kitchen Island

Custom Painted Kitchen Island  by A to Z Custom Creations

Hey friends! I’ve been trying all week to set aside some time for this post. This kitchen island is like … whoa! Show stopping, jaw dropping GORGEOUS! It was jealous of all the love given to the cabinets and was crying out for “The Finishing Touch”! Now, if you’ve followed me for long, you know […]

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Sanding your way to a gorgeous wood grain!

A to Z Custom Creations Dresser Makeover

Once in a blue moon, a piece with a salvageable top finds me. I get all giddy at the thought of revealing a gorgeous wood grain but I’d be a big fat liar if I said I enjoyed the labor involved! The work of sanding is lessened with the help of an orbital sander (the […]

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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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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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 […]

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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