Gold Leaf Paint Options

Gold Leaf Paint Options

My IKEA VITTSJO nesting table hack gave me the luxury of some scrap metal pieces on which to test a few gold leafing paint options.  I did a Google image search when I was considering what sort of paint to use, looking for some clear examples of the different types of finishes. I didn't have [...]

When in Doubt, Paint a Door

When in Doubt, Paint a Door

Seriously, when all other projects feel too daunting/expensive to tackle (I'm looking at you, Bedroom), just paint a door or two. Enormous and immediate gratification. Take this exterior back door, for example. Someone had even scratched their name into the paint. I corrected it for them. After: So satisfying! I sanded it a bit and [...]

Project!: Living Room and Dining Room

For the record, my blog's namesake is not Project Runway.  My blog is named in honor of the 1995 hit Clueless, which had a major impact on my susceptible teenage brain.  I remember poring over the JC Penney catalog for plaid pleated skirts and sweater twinsets. GoFugYourself.com hit the nail on the head in this Wallace Shawn post: "It’s [...]

Kitchen Progress: Part 1 of 2

Our new kitchen is large and, let's face it, pretty ugly. Or maybe not ugly, but definitely not my style. Oak kitchen cabinets with scalloped fronts and faux-wood-panelling wainscoting. There's nothing I could do about the former, so the latter had to go. Before: original off-white walls, original wainscoting: In progress: original walls, white primer [...]