Charming Antique Amoire Transformation

Armoire 1 - EC

She was pretty when  got her...but she needed SOMETHING. Just something. To make her stand out a bit...make her even more special. To enhance her natural beauty... I think I figured out just what she needed...  I painted her in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White... Distressed her, sealed her in Annie Sloan Clear Wax and then added some stinkin' adorable pink cast iron knobs from Hobby … [Read more...]

Shutter Grey Armoire

grey armoire 7 - Embracing Change

Oh ... this one is a a true beauty! I found her for sale on a Facebook sale site after doing an extensive search for an amazing antique armoire. I sure found it. I confess I might have drooled a little. Maybe you could keep that on the down low? Honestly lovely is she? When I went to pick her up, I was surprised at her size. The armoire was about the same size as me! I am … [Read more...]

Sweet Lil’ Frenchie Desk

French Provincial Desk 4 - EC

I love French Provincial style anything so when I saw this piece posted on Craigslist, I sent an email immediately.  This style is very popular and pretty much everyone likes it.  When it comes to Craigslist, you gotta move fast.  True confessions - I scan Craigslist almost hourly most days to find great pieces.  When you do what I do, you just have to.  At least until yard sale season begins … [Read more...]



I am sure you were wondering what the heck the title "Pepita" was all about.  Well, the word Pepita is a Spanish word for the term "pumpkin seed" which is why I chose it.  I finally finished my antique dresser makeover and I think she should be called Pepita!  She looks like a Pepita to me!  Remember this cutie I purchased the other day? She was great to begin with, but I of course needed … [Read more...]

Knob Shoppin’

I am forever searching for pretty hardware.  Pretty and cheap that is.  I am a mean bargain shopper and frankly no matter how much I love something, if the price is not right, I will not buy it.  Or I will wait it out stalking the item until the price changes.  I am just that daggone cheap. searching for hardware, I stumbled upon some beauties.  I typically search one of three places: … [Read more...]

Guest Post For Carrie at Hooked On Decorating


Hi! I am Stacey from Embracing Change! Carrie invited me to stop over today to her awesome blog and introduce myself as well as show you a little about what I am passionate about.  I have a passion for restoring and recreating unloved furniture.  I love to take the old and make it new.  A good furniture makeover is what it is all about! I also craft and create home decor, but my true love is … [Read more...]

Nautical Neil: A Fun Dresser Redo!


I had picked up this dresser a few months back and had a vision for it from the get-go.  Then it sat.  I just wasn't married to my original idea.  I wasn't feelin' it.  So...finally I was bit by the inspiration bug last week (it just comes out of nowhere...I swear!) and my new vision was born.  I had wanted to paint a dresser a dark navy blue for some time so this fit the bill.  Here is the before … [Read more...]

Up And Coming Project


Very soon I will be taking on a project for my husband. He has been asking me to redo his desk for sometime now so I thought it was time to get to it. We purchased this desk years ago while out junking right outside of Gettysburg at one of our favorite places.   I think we paid $40 or so.  So.....soon and very soon, I will be redoing this little beauty.She's cute and full of character. The dark … [Read more...]