Vintage China Cabinet Makeover--Off White Chalk Paint™

Hello!!!  I have a project I've been dying to share with you.  I put lots of blood, sweat and tears into this one and I couldn't be more in love with the results.

Let's start at the very you have the song from the Sound of Music in your head now?  Yes, let's start at the beginning.  I found a china cabinet for sale on a local FB sales group and liked it right away.  Honestly I wasn't going to buy it becasue I knew just from the picture this was going to be a huge job.  I gave it a more little thought then decided it was a good fit for my dining room.   

Beach Inspired Cabinet Using Nautica Paint

Disclosure:  I was provided a gift card to Menard's to purchase the Nautica Paint and supplies.  All opinions and comments are my own.  I wouldn't recommend a product unless I loved it!

I've you follow along with me on my blogging journey, you know I'm always switching things up around here!  So when Nautica Paints approached me with the idea of working with them on a beach inspired room makeover I was all over that idea!!

This is the first part of a three part post.  This first post is about the cabinet I reworked and painted with Nautica Paint.  

A New Look For a Purple Cabinet

Hello!!!  I have a fun project to share with you today.  A few months ago one of my neighbors asked me to paint a purple cabinet she had bought at a garage sale.  She's got the patience of a saint because it took me a long time to get to this one.  I had a lot of other commitments and finally had time to give this purple cabinet a new look.

Furniture Refresh Girls October Theme "Inspired By"

Hello!!!  I'm happy you're here!  This is a big occasion for My Passion For Decor and several other bloggers because this is our first installment of 'Furniture Refresh'.   Each month myself and the other bloggers will share our project for our 'Furniture Refresh' theme.  This month our theme is Inspired By....this can be anything from Fall, to the color white or in my case French country design.  
Let's get this party started shall we?!

Modern Farmhouse Inspired Kid's Desk

Hello!!  I have a fun project to tell you about today!!

Last week I was out shopping with some friends.  It just so happened the one friend was picking up a vintage table they bought on a local Facebook garage sale page.  When we got to the house the owner had quite a few great pieces for sale.  

I spied this beat up, dirty and stained solid oak school desk.  I have a true love of desks.  They're not the easiest to refinish, but I'm always drawn to desks and I enjoy working on them.  Luckily I was able to purchase the desk and get it home the same day, thanks to my friends big SUV!

September FFFC Geometric Design...Don't upholster, Paint!

Hello!!  I'm excited to show you my project for the The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest!!  This months challenge was to create a geometric project.  I thought long and hard about what to do and came up empty.  This all changed when I came across a stained and out of date upholstered cane chair.  
I've always wanted to paint upholstery and this project was perfect.  Not only could I make it geometric, but I could try painting fabric!

My Adoption Story and Coming To Terms With My Story

I know this is the place I normally share my DIY projects, home design and makeovers, but today I'm doing something a little different.

I'm sure not many of you know, unless you follow me on Facebook,  that I'm adopted.  I was adopted by my parents from LA County adoptions when I was three days old.  I was lucky enough to have a family that wanted a child and was willing to open their home to a stranger's baby.  

When I was 6, my parents told me I was adopted.  Looking back, I can't remember what my reaction was.  I do know that ever since that day I fantasized about who my birth Mother was and why she would give me away. The fact that I am adopted has deeply affected me all through my life.