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 […]

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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Saving Water Damaged Furniture, A Bedroom Set Makeover

Rescuing Water Damaged Furniture- A Bedroom Set Makeover by A to Z Custom Creations

A challenge is always invigorating, right? This chic should be bubbling over then! My client texted me after picking up this 4 piece bedroom set from a family estate. She wanted to have it painted and pass it down to her daughter. The problem…they hit a detour on the way to the shop. A mud pit! […]

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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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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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