Painted Dresser Makeover: Tips and Tricks for Painting Thrifted Furniture

luxe purple dresser with tassel and brass pulls

The saga continues! After a successful run of painting this ikea dresser a few years ago I decided not to press my luck and hadn't flipped a piece of furniture since. HOWEVER, when I got my hand on this free dresser with excellent drawers I was met with the opportunity to challenge myself to use an impossible color choice *gulp* purple. So yeah, violet is the color of the year--but every year we always bend the official color to more tolerable hues. In this case I think I can get away with a plum, wine or eggplant shade while still falling within the challenge boundaries. I picked a Sherwin Williams shade, Mature Grape , in a high-gloss door/trim paint. Here are some of my tips for painting furniture below!


Boho Cowgirl Bedroom Refresh for under $300!

Boho Cowgirl Bedroom Refresh for under $300!

This month has been nothing short of a RODEO of new projects, side hustles and adventures out west--but I was lucky to squeeze in a quick project for my sweet (and lil') friend Lola. Lola is a bona-fide cowgirl, but additionally creates amazing abstract acrylic pieces on canvas. She needed a "grown up" studio space with a desk and a refreshed look in her bedroom. I married rustic textures with bright patterns and bohemian motifs to create a simply styled space she can create and rest in! Check out the full flip below! P.S. We did it all for under $300.


Planting in Up-Cycled Containers

Planting spring annuals in recycled containers

Tutorial and Styling by Lindsey Crafter
Photography by Laura Barnes Photo

'Tis the season for pollen and beautiful blooms! See my tips for planting in up-cycled containers below. As for allergies, you're on your own! 

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