Jun 10 2019

FURNITURE MAKEOVER: PAINT OR STAIN?

Who doesn’t love a good furniture makeover? Here at Meg Made, that is what we LIVE for. Taking an older piece, and making it look brand new, or enhancing its already beautiful style… that’s the best part of what we do. But before establishing a look for the furniture makeover, we first need to think about whether or not we are going to paint or stain the piece. Whether you paint or stain your furniture, it will come out beautiful,...

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Feb 15 2019

Oakdale Living Room Before + After

Having a store with a certain aesthetic caused people to continually ask if we offered design services. We would always help people in store design a room through pictures and emails, so after a while I decided I would give it a go. After all, I had just finished designing my parents house and had done two houses of our own. I am so glad that I took that leap two years ago as I have so enjoyed working with...

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Feb 11 2019

5 ways to customize furniture

One of the reasons why I just adore painted furniture is there are so many ways to customize it! Many times, when you are looking for the perfect piece, you are not going to find it in a big box store because it might not be the right color or size or style. When you are customizing vintage, you can think out of the box and find the perfect for your space. 1. Color One of the obvious reasons that people love...

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Feb 08 2019

Q&A – Do you paint pieces that people already own?

This is another top asked question for the MegMade team. It is asked by everyone - customers, designers and other furniture painters. The answer is yes, we do. So many other painted furniture sellers have shied away from painting pieces that people already own and I totally get why. The stakes are high when it is a beloved family heirloom. However, we believe so much in our process and the artisans that work on them, that we know our customers will...

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Jan 21 2019

When life hands you lemons…

clearly the saying ends with, you make lemonade. But seven years ago today, lemonade was far from what we were thinking. We were at one of the lowest point in our lives and our marriage. We were very happy to be seven months pregnant, but everything around us seemed so unstable.  I had just left my job trying to figure out what to do next. Just after that, while Joe was flipping a house, the contractor stole a LOT of money...

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Feb 28 2018

Le Mans Kitchen Before + After

Remodels are so fun to share because the before and after is so dramatic. This kitchen is no exception. It is good that our ability to see past things runs in the family because this house was pretty dated when my parents decided to place an offer. The previous owner loved anything Greek and she stopped at nothing. Columns, painted murals on the walls and floors...

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Nov 03 2017

Cornelia Master Bedroom Reveal

Can I get a woot woot, we finally have a room done! I kind of felt like this whole process was going to go SOO much faster, but it sure didn't. It turns out designing your own house can be really hard. I know I sound trite and that everyone says that, but it is sooo true. With all that said, I am so excited with how our master bedroom turned out. It is a far cry away from what I...

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Oct 10 2017

Transformation Tuesday – Campaigning for campaign!

I fell in love with campaign furniture years and years ago. I love the clean lines, the almost always brass hardware. Our customers love campaign too! So when we got this piece in, I knew it would be a hit. Although I love love love burlwood, I felt the burl on this piece was a little dated looking with the style of the piece. So, to brighten this puppy up, we decided to go with Farrow and Ball Wevet in...

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