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Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina loves to show you how to take vintage finds and repurpose them for your modern life! As a stockist for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan, Old Fashioned Milk Paint & General Finishes paints I enjoy playing with colors for refreshing your home one project at a time.

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furniture, diy

DIY Tales: Reinventing a Vintage Hutch

By Stylish Patina on Apr 03, 2014

This week’s guest post is submitted by a fabulous Stylish Patina reader and fellow furniture re-imaginer, Lindsay Whatley of Mommom’s Desk. She lives just outside of Washington DC with her husband, Matt and her sweet... Continue reading

furniture, diy

Easy DIY: Refreshing a Curio Cabinet

By Stylish Patina on Mar 13, 2014

This week’s guest post features a curio cabinet transformation submitted by Stylish Patina reader, Janelle Welch. Janelle lives in Northern Virginia with her husband John, her Pit Bull Mix, Nikki and a very bossy cat.... Continue reading


Interior Inspiration: Fantastic Front Doors

By Stylish Patina on Jan 24, 2014

I have been working with a design client on the exterior of their home specifically the door color. We renovated all of the bathrooms, wall color, flooring and kitchen so this is our last step…here... Continue reading

diy, furniture

Making Over an Old Dresser with a Few Maps and a Lot of Mod Podge

By Stylish Patina on Jun 20, 2013

So many of you can tell by the furniture that I transform I don’t do a lot of “fluffy” projects, but I’ve had the decoupage map desk project in my head for a while; so... Continue reading

repurposing, storage, decor

Repurposing Vintage Trunks

By Stylish Patina on Jan 09, 2013

Our topic this week is TRUNKS! I love vintage trunks, boxes, crates, etc. Some may say I am a bit obsessed (never!). Below is a bunch of inspiration that I found on Pinterest. I’ve seen... Continue reading

storage, furniture, diy

I Heart Casters: Adding Wheels to Furniture

By Stylish Patina on Dec 24, 2012

I adore old trunks and boxes and think they make great coffee tables. Reorganizing our living room this weekend, I pulled out this wood trunk from the basement to use as a coffee table. The... Continue reading

decor, seasonal

Holiday Decorating

By Stylish Patina on Nov 22, 2012

A few inspirational ideas for getting into the decorating spirit.  I am not an “over decorator” for the holidays my preference is understated elegance with a little vintage love of course.  A vintage sled with... Continue reading

decor, repurposing, diy

Repurposing Vintage Ladders

By Stylish Patina on Nov 14, 2012

I love ladders of all sizes and you can do so many interesting things with them when decorating.  Take a look at some of these fabulous ideas I found searching the web…..enjoy the inspiration!  ... Continue reading

diy, repurposing

Repurposing Vintage Shutters

By Stylish Patina on Oct 25, 2012

Just a little inspiration for ways you can repurpose shutters in your home.  I personally love the super big/tall and amazing shutters.  I have 3 of them at the barn right now.  Two are used... Continue reading

repurposing, decor, walls, diy

Repurposing Vintage Frames

By Stylish Patina on Oct 03, 2012

There are so many great things you can do with vintage frames.  These little gems are great finds at garage sales and thrift stores.  Add a little paint and creativity and who knows what you... Continue reading