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    Hi! I'm Ruthie and I'm in love with every aspect of design. Everything from contemporary design to rustic decor to modern industrial builds! I don’t care what it is, I LOVE IT ALL!!

    I dream at night of my next project, whether its a new wall finish, building or painting a piece of furniture or tackling an entire room makeover. I ABSOLUTELY love metallics & shine and therefore try to incorporate a little “bling” in all that I do.

    I offer interior design consultation and custom refinishing work here in here AZ. Feel free to contact me for an estimate!

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Hi everyone! Well, I’m finally getting the hang of posting!! As promised … here’s my new coffee table that I refinished a few months ago. What could’ve possibly replaced Tiffany Blue??? Silvery Jewels did!! I love her so much more!! She’s bigger and fits the space better. Once again shes another $10 Pottery Barn find!! I […]

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  • Christine - Hi I love the silvery jewels coffee table. do you mind sharing a little info about the way you did it? Did you have to prime first? What type of silver paint did you use?

    Thanks for your help. It is beautiful!
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    • Ruthie - Thank you so much! Yes. I did a very light sanding all over the piece (220 grit), just enough to scuff it up for the primer to adhere. I used Martha Stewart clear primer/sealer. Once it was dry I painted it with Martha Stewart Polished Silver metallic paint. Then once that was dry, I applied one coat of Martha Stewart Black Coffee metallic glaze, let that dry and then applied it once more.. It wasn’t dark enough the first time, but turned out perfectly after the second coat. Hope this helps!!

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      • tiffany - Hi your table is beautiful. Did you use the sealer before or after you repainted it black?ReplyCancel

        • Ruthie - I didnt use sealer until the entire piece was finished. That is always the last step.ReplyCancel

Hello world!! This is my first post and I have to admit… I’m SUPER intimidated by this whole process!! Word Press, designs, themes, layouts, ughh!!! I am desperate to share my fun projects and decided to just buckle down and learn how to do this!!! PLEASE Be patient with my amateur posting.. I promise before […]

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  • Julie bro - Ruthie you are the most talented person I know when it comes to your ideas & what you can do with the decor in your house along with the amazing job you ALWAYS do refinishing ANYTHING!!! Please feel free to do whatever you want to my house 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie - Thank you!! You’re a sweetheart Julie!ReplyCancel

  • Amelia - Ruthie, your house lookd like a model home…but even more beautiful! I LOVE the turqoise piece and I LOVE the adjacent dining room wall! I really can’t belioeve how much talent you have! UNBELIEVABLE! I second what Julie says…come and share your ideas at my house WHENEVER you want!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - You never cease to amaze me! It all looks breathtaking! Well done, Ruthie!ReplyCancel