Accent Pieces

How To Build A Brick Book Shelf

Posted in Accent Pieces, Featured, Living Room, Office, Techniques

We shared recently some pictures of our two new brick book shelves that we built in one afternoon for less than $40.00.  We told you we would be sharing a tutorial on how to build a brick book shelf for your own home so here it is. Yes, most people could probably look at the shelf and see how to make your own, but we do tutorials here as you know, so we wanted to put together this quick tutorial to show you how we built these beautiful brick book shelves. Now, there are of course a million ways you can do this project.  You can use many different types of bricks, material for shelves, stain...

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Handmade Brick Bookcase

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Blog, Featured, Living Room, Office, Portfolio

Just wanted to share this little brick bookcase that we put together one afternoon last week while looking for a solution to our ever-growing book collection. We have been needing some more book space, and after seeing this post on Pinterest we decided this was it.  We did it a little different than in the link but the inspiration was well absorbed.   We actually made two of them.  Total cost $40.00.  If you can get the bricks free then you can get out for much less. There’s perhaps not enough to it to do a tutorial, but we are going to put a short one together anyway to show you how...

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Old Distressed Ladder

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bath, Bedroom Furniture, Featured, Kitchen, Living Room, Portfolio

Just wanted to share a few shots of this old ladder we distressed and antiqued for a friend recently.   Our friend cut off half of the ladder and got us to put this really nice distressed finish on it.  We used white and beige with some dry brushed hints of dark gray for contrast, then antiqued the finish. He gave it to his wife for their anniversary this year to use to hang towels or quilts.  A beautiful distressed ladder.   The possibilities of using this to accent your home are nearly endless.   You might also like this website on DIY and...

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How To Make Custom Distressed Wooden Signs

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If you saw our last post you saw that we have been busy at work making some really cool distressed wooden signs for Christmas. We have really had a blast creating these little signs.  They are easy to make and they can say anything you want them to say.  The only limits are your imagination! So, now we come to the fun part, where we show you exactly how we make these signs so that you can do it yourself.  There are a lot of different ways you can do it and we certainly encourage you to experiment and find new and better ways to do it for yourself.  This tutorial just shows the method that we...

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Distressed Gray Nightstand

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, End Tables, Featured, Portfolio

Angie and I (well mostly Angie on this one) has been working away revamping our entire bedroom into a distressed furniture masterpiece. We have previously shared the vanity, oval mirror and one nightstand.  Well here is how the other distressed nightstand turned out. We’re keeping with the “confederate” gray and dry brushing with some darker gray tones and distressing down to a darker undercoat. We’ve been very happy with the results so let us know what YOU think and as always please share on your social sites. Thanks as always for coming by. Angie and...

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Chest Of Drawers Turned Into A Bench And Toybox

Posted in Accent Pieces, Bedroom Furniture, Featured

Well friends here is our latest furniture distressing project.  This was a little different from some of our previous work as we had to do some re-purposing for this one. We had an old chest of drawers that was sitting around in storage and was starting to feel the strain of the years. This was actually the dresser Chris had as a child in his bedroom, and we had used it for a few years after getting married but we ran out of room and use for it so it got stored away. After doing some brainstorming we decided to repurpose the old chest into something a little more amazing. It was...

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