Design Blogger Finds the Charm in Repurposed Pieces

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Photography by Stephen DeVries / Styling by Kathleen J. Whaley

Though best known for her large-scale paint transformations, Christen is equally passionate about the little things that make up her home’s décor. Framed French sheet music cards adorn a corner in the living room, while old books rest on a side furniture piece.

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Photography by Stephen DeVries / Styling by Kathleen J. Whaley

During our visit, Christen walked us through the process of making this old wooden vanity new again. As she painted on strokes of French Linen, distressed spots with sandpaper, and rubbed away wax, she urged, “Anyone can do this.” Find the step-by-step instructions on the next page, and for more from Christen, visit her blog.

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Photography by Stephen DeVries / Styling by Kathleen J. Whaley