Living on Saltwater Stencil Furniture Painter North Carolina

Welcome to the Blog

Grab a glass of wine and stay a while!  Here’s where I’ll show tips and tricks on how I create different furniture makeovers and renovate my house.  I’m here to share all my successes and how to overcome obstacles you my face on your own DIY projects.

Anthropologie Dupe - Optical Inlay Pattern

How to create an dupe of the Anthropologie Optical Inlay Cabinet

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Anthropologie Dupe - Optical Inlay Cabinet - Black and White Stripe Cabinet
Living on Saltwater - Envelop Liners - DIY Envelop Liners

DIY Envelope Liners

Creating an envelope liner is easy and affordable.  This tutorial provides all of the supplies and how I created 2 different liners for our wedding.

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Wedding Welcome Sign

How to make a Copper Pipe Stand, Welcome Sign, and Seating Chart. 

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DIY Wedding Welcome Sign - Copper Pipe Sign - Seating Chart
Blue and White Oyster Shells - Living on Saltwater

Wedding Reception Tables - Oyster Shell Runner

Create a unique table runner for your coastal wedding!  Decoupaged Blue and White Oyster Shells with gold accents make the perfect table runner.  Read more on how to create this look.

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Level Up

Part 1 of the Primary Bedroom makeover is all about how to find the right rug for your space and bed size!  Find out how I picked the perfect rug. 

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Kitchen Cabinet Makeover - Paint Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinet Remodel

New Cabinets, who is this?

If you are thinking about remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area that has cabinets, how do you know if painting your cabinets is the best option for your renovation?  In this blog post, I share when you should paint and when you should buy new cabinets

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Good as Gold

Stenciling is one of my FAVORITE design techniques to add to my furniture refinishing projects.  Here is the PERFECT metallic gold paint for your next furniture project! 

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Living on Saltwater Gold Stencil Paint Tutorial Krylon Brilliant Gold Metallic Paint
Living on Saltwater - Navy Painted Desk - Sherwin Williams Naval

Come Sail Away with Me

Finding the perfect Navy paint color can be tricky.  Sometimes Navy paint can appear black or can be too blue.  Here’s my favorite Navy Paint and some of the pieces I’ve painted with it!

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Christmas Tree Farm

I love repurposing old wooden doors into new uses!  This tutorial shows how I transformed these doors in to a Christmas Tree Farm fit for any Christmas display!

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Repurposed Wooden Door into Christmas Tree Tutorial - Living on Saltwater - North Carolina
Faux Bone Inlay Stencil Review of Neera Bone Inlay Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils

Making It Easier than it looks

My second bone inlay stencil piece is with the Neera Bone Inlay Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils.  Read about my thoughts on this stencil and why I think it is great for beginners!

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Good Bones

Today I am sharing this industrial cabinet makeover. I found this industrial metal cabinet for sale on Next Door for CHEAP! I’ve seen similar pieces on Facebook Marketplace for hundreds of dollars, but I snagged this one for less than $50.

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Caroline North Carolina Furniture Refinisher and Furniture Artist

Making It Up As We Go Along

I’m here to share how I refinished my latest furniture piece and give you the confidence to try something just like it! A couple of years ago I would have never attempted a detailed design like this. 

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Daring Greatly

Almost everything did NOT go according to plan. There were many, many times I did not want to continue with the project. There were times when I was OVER IT. But continuing to live in a construction zone was not an option. 

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Kitchen Reno and Furniture Refinisher in North Carolina
Bathroom Bar Door Renovation | Furniture Refinisher | North Carolina

Something that makes you wanna Sway

My bathroom is TINY and installing a barn door would give me a little bit more space to work with in there. You’re probably wondering why I didn’t use the current bathroom door as the barn door. 

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