Inspiration: Stenciled End Table

Hello there… I am super-duper in-love with stencils. If I have all the money in the world, I will probably buy all the stencil pattern from Royal Design Studio because they are amazing. For now, let me share some inspiration I have for a new project in mind: Girl in the Garage Reclaimed Studio Royal…

Upcycled Project: Painted Frames (part 3)

Hello, Hello… There is a recycling store in Providence selling new and quality products which are overruns and previous (old & past) seasons.  I found this frame there for $5 which I consider a “steal” because it is sturdy and nicely done. What I did not like about it is the flower painting which is…

Upcycled Project: Painted Frames (part 2)

Hello there…  I was told by a certain someone that I have been moving slowly with my projects. I think of my projects as art hence I do not do it on clock work. I need to be inspired in order for me to make good ART. Sometimes I just make smaller projects just to…

Upcycled Project: Knox (Tea Cart)

Hello, Hello…  I found this piece a few years back when it was posted via craigslist with a very expensive tag.  After a year, the store was relocating and they have gazillion things on sale.  I came, I haggled, I conquered. This is Knox: Knox was my College friend. We were both Student Leaders in our…

Inspiration: Tea Cart

Hello, Hello… Tea carts originated during the 1600s and 1700s in England where they were used to serve the exotic beverage brewed from loose, dry tea leaves – during that era, tea is considered an expensive commodity kept safely locked away in mansions and manor houses. Fun fact about me: I love visiting the Newport Mansions. So much…

Stencil Project: Shed by Vintage and Restore by K

Well Hello there February… I have this thing about old and un-loved things. I feel for them, I look at them and I feel pain. Nobody even admires them or give them a compliment. And most often than not, I will embrace them and give them a bit of life. Ordinary is boring. It always…

Inspiration: Upcycled Shed

Hello… First and Foremost, I would like to extend my gratitude to y’all for taking the time to read my blog and for continued support. You are all amazing! It’s the last week of January and I felt that we have accomplished a lot.  It’s another month of struggling with WINTER blues and 2 more…

Upcycled Project: Painted Frames

Hello there… A few days ago I posted inspiration for upcycled frames and I decided to share more of my painted frame projects. You see, whenever I think of a color on a big projects like a dresser or a table, it is always smart to try it on smaller pieces. And that’s what I…

Inspiration: Upcycled Frames

Hello, Hello… Our Ball of Inspiration for the week is a personal fave. It’s all about FRAMES. I started painting furniture in College and when my Brother, Nino caught me staring at the chair I painted, he called it, “my precious” pertaining to gollum (Lord of the Rings!) My first furniture painting project was an…

The Power of Stencil

Hello, Hello… I am a serial obsesser. Like the time I was introduced to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I painted almost everything in Old White.  Or the time I was obsessed with floral, I bought gazillion dresses with flowers and I just woke up one day with a closet full of floral dresses. The same thing…

Inspiration: Stencil Design

Hello, Hello… Last year I was the great procrastinator.  I always have an excuse for doing something. I always say, I have a full-time job but I have a cousin with a full-time job (plus 3 kids!) and she can still cook and do a lot of things that I couldn’t . I always say…

Upcycled Project: Abby (Rustic Vintage Dresser)

When I “upcycle” any piece, I do not think of it as an inanimate object, I think of it as a person. And its usually inspired by someone (past, present or future) who made a mark in my life. You see, I love to bring any piece back to glorious moments. Usually the pieces I…