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REimagine Tip: Storing Paint

REimagine Tip: Storing Paint

It’s that time of year again in Upstate NY…freezing temps are right around the corner.  What’s this have to do with paint you ask?  Well, it’s time to bring it indoors! If you have cans of paint left over in the garage, in the shed, or anywhere else that they could freeze do yourself a […]

Featured Item: Olive Green Commode

Featured Item: Olive Green Commode

Today we have a featured item from the REimagine Studio Etsy Shop. I found this forgotten refinishing project an Upstate NY basement. The solid wood antique commode or sideboard cupboard had been mostly stripped of a bad paint job but never got farther than that.  After coming home with me, she got a vibrant olive […]

REimagine Tip: Caulk for a Profession...

REimagine Tip: Caulk for a Professional Paint Job

For all of you that have DIY painting projects to tackle this fall now that the kids are back to school… Just a quick tip about one of the best ways to ensure a professional looking paint job.  I mentioned it in my “All About House Paint” post a few weeks back. Caulk–an essential part […]

Where I’ve Been…and Where...

Where I’ve Been…and Where I’m Going

Hola, partners!  I know, it’s been forever and a day. It’s been a crazy whirlwind around here–we sold our house on August 4 and have been living in my parents’ RV for the last month–all 320 square feet of it. Yes, we are a family of four. Yes, we have three dogs and a cat. […]

REimagine Tip: All About House Paint

REimagine Tip: All About House Paint

  It’s no secret that I love to paint.  I paint pretty much everything: furniture, walls, cabinets, pictures, my nails…  With a lifetime of experience (I started painting the barns on our farm as a child, and more recently 11 years of painting apartments every month as a property manager) I get asked a lot […]

Unraveling

Unraveling

An alternative title for this post was “She’s Come Undone.” Not just a wonderful book by Wally Lamb, that phrase relates to what I am feeling these days–searching for change and rediscovering my core. As I’ve read more, researched more, and listened to countless TED talks and podcasts, I’m realizing that a more minimalist approach […]

The Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2017 ...

The Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2017 is OPEN!

There have been crickets heard here recently because just a few weeks ago, in mid April, I was invited to take part in the Vanguard Design Showhouse as the designer of a nursery!  Knowing this was a real honor, I happily accepted the invitation, cleared my schedule and immediately got to work designing the room. […]

Industrial Chic Bathroom Renovation

When clients Jennifer and Patrick bought their home, this is what the modest master bathroom looked like.  Mauve wallpaper.  Brass. Blue, blue and more blue tile.  Adjacent was a small walk in closet–too small for both of their clothes.  It was only a matter of time before this room HAD to get updated. After many […]

Good Design: SnapPower Guidelight

Good Design: SnapPower Guidelight

  Amazing. So smart!

REimagine Tip: Choosing Between 50 Sh...

REimagine Tip: Choosing Between 50 Shades of Grey

I’ve recently received a slew of texts from friends and clients asking what grey paint they should use to ensure a true grey outcome. “You know, not a blueish, greenish, brownish or purplish grey but a grey-grey…” they say. Yes, I know. Boy, do I know.  Here is what I tell them: 1- You MUST […]