How to Refinish Wood Furniture

Hello, friends!  Since everyone loved the top of the antique desk that got refinished and painted, I thought it would be helpful to do a tutorial on how to refinish furniture.  It's definitely not one of the most fun DIY projects, but it's good to know how to do this for any piece of wood furniture that has a beat up finish over a nice wood grain. The first piece of furniture I refinished was more than 20 years ago and I've done quite a few pieces since then.

before and after refinishing furniture

Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

Hello, friends! Happy Hues-day!  Each week (on Tuesday) a favorite paint color is featured here.  This week the color is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray.

A Painted Antique Desk Makes the Grade

Hello, friends!  Today I'm revealing a project that I'm really excited about.  It's a painted antique desk with some gorgeous details.  It took lots of products to bring it to its full potential, and several days to complete, but here it is in all its glory.

For a full tutorial on how to refinish furniture, go here. 

Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue

Happy Hues-day, friends!  And welcome to "favorite paint color" day on the blog.  Each week a different paint color is featured.  Today's color is Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue, a beautiful turquoise that looks great on walls, cabinets, and furniture!

Stratton Blue is a color that would go great with cream, orange, cranberry, or yellow-greens.  It has some gray undertones, so strong, clear, bright colors wouldn't look as good with it as somewhat muted colors would.

Favorite Paint Color ~ Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue

Happy Hues-day friends!  Welcome to "Favorite Paint Color" day.  Every Tuesday a favorite paint color is featured.  Today's color is Benjamin Moore Calypso Blue, and I'm seriously crushing on this one.

It's Giveaway Time! $275 Giftcard for Target, World Market, or HomeGoods

Hello, friends!  It's giveaway time!  And it's just in time for back-to-school!! 

 Several of my blog buddies and I have combined to offer you a great giftcard!  The giveaway begins August 5th and ends on August 11th.

It's a $275 giftcard from your choice of World Market, Target, or HomeGoods.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HOW TO ENTER:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1.  Be sure to click on all options to follow Postcards from the Ridge.  Use the rafflecopter form below to follow and enter for this giveaway.  

2.  Follow all of the other bloggers and get additional entries for the giveaway each time you do!  

Here's the entry form:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much for stopping by, and GOOD LUCK!



This contest is not sponsored by World Market, Target, or HomeGoods.  Myself and several other bloggers have pooled our resources and offered this giveaway to you.

Haven Bound!

Hello, friends!  Today is the day I've been looking forward to since way back in January when I signed up to attend the Haven Conference in Atlanta.  I've got my bags packed and my car loaded and now I'm heading down the Atlanta highway....

oh vintage suitcases.

Now that you've got the "Love Shack" song stuck in your head, you can thank me.  :)