The Big Beast Challenge Part 2

Last Monday morning, I trudged out the back door of my house, cross eyed and bleary, from working 20+ hours on Saturday and Sunday on the Big Beast Challenge.  I looked at my hands, both of which were needed to lock the door that involves a whole tactic and system- lift the handle while violently…

The Big Beast Challenge

I recently committed myself to a challenge where one part of me is asking, “What were you thinking?!”  while the other part of me is saying, “Rock on!  Let’s do this!” Let me explain… Two weeks ago, I made a  furniture delivery to the owner of a retail store.  I have been working in partnership…

How To Saturdays: The Barn Wood Look Part 2

Last week’s How To Saturday was the first of a two part technique of how you can get the barn wood look.  I developed this technique, through lots of trial and error, just for my Farmhouse Table Project from Hell to make new wood look old. Just to review, the two parts include:  1.  Creating a Chalk…

How To Saturdays: The Barn Wood Look Part 1

Before we get to this Saturday’s How To, I wanted to ask if anyone tried The Old House Chic Chalk Paint Recipe?  How did it go?!  I’m dying to know and see what projects you might’ve used this homemade paint recipe on!  C’mon!  Show off your projects! For this How To Saturday, I wanted to…

French Table Makeover

I had this table stashed on my garage for a while before I decided what to do with it. Sometimes, when I come across certain pieces, I have to think on it for a while.  I wait for inspiration to strike and it took a while for this one… I didn’t feel like I should go with a…

How To Saturdays: DIY Chalk Paint

Today is the beginning of a new feature on Saturday mornings on the Old House Chic Blog: The How To Saturdays idea actually came from one of my awesome readers, who gave me feedback and caused an avalanche of inspiration and ideas.  She was also the winner of our Junk Addicts Unite t-shirt giveaway.  Thank…

Antique Bench Makeover

In all of my shopping, I keep a running and ever evolving list of furniture to be on the lookout for or what I like to call my BOLO List.  One of the things I always watch for are wooden benches.  They are classic and fit into most home décor.  When I find them, the…

Grudge Match: My Project Reveal

In order to finally, finally finish my farmhouse table project, Mr. Old House Chic and I had to slog through the snow to haul my solid wood table from my shop back inside my heated house to thaw out. I had to give it at least 24 hours for the wood to warm up before…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 5

Welcome to The Junk Drunk Link Party and happy junk to you! I would love to see your junk transformations so get to submitting them at the bottom of this post!  If you have a great project to brag about but don’t want to deal with posting a link, send me your project pictures and write…

Finishing the Farmhouse Table

I felt like before I could do the big reveal on my DIY project, I really needed to write a post about finishing my farmhouse table. When I mentioned “finishing,” I mean the final look that I wanted to achieve. I knew I wanted an aged wood look.  Imagine the look of wood salvaged from an ancient barn…