My husband and I just bought a beautiful home. Only thing is, it is OUTDATED! I mean gold fixtures, blue kitchen countertops, dark oak doors and cabinets. The awesome thing about it is now we get to update everything! 😀 My passion. So follow me along and watch the progress. I hope you learn something along  the way and get inspired.


In one of the bedrooms there are built-in shelves. they were this dark wood coloring making the room look old. I love the wood look but wanted it modernized so I decided to use black stain.

First get everything you are going to need. Gloves, brushes or paper towel, tape, drop cloth, ladder (if you need one), stain, and probably a mask. It can get VERY smelly. If you have the option of bringing your project outside DO IT.