The Girl UPcycled Studio Blog

Easy Statement Piece: How to Apply a Transfer to a Dresser
*Disclaimer: I sell many of the products linked in this blog post in my shop. By clicking the link you may be taken to a product page in my store.* Turn any plain Jane piece of furniture into a statement...
Create a Custom DIY Lampshade Using Paint to Get the Look of Anthropologie

Create a lampshade like one you might find from that eclectic bohemian brand we all adore, Anthropologie, using Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint and Liquid Patina.

Your Door Envy Makeover Tutorial is finally here!
Hi Y'all!! It’s been a minute since my last blog post but the wait was soo worth it! Yea I know I have had other door envy blog posts I've done….But-that is what brings me back around for another follow...
A special DIY collab between 9 creators!

9 Creative DIY Furniture, Art and Craft videos that will make your life easier!

A journey into an Intuitive Art piece
Find out the how’s and the why’s behind the creation of an intuitive art piece and learn this unique twist in the story of the customer that bought it, you won’t belive how this unfolded! Also enjoy watching clips of...
Easy DIY Christmas Decor including Faux birch logs

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations perfect for a winter white farmhouse style!

Painting from the soul

Have you ever tried to paint without rules or boundries? No? Well, that's exactlywhat intuitive painting is all about! 

Why Being a Furniture Painter is so much bigger than ourselves
A "Furniture Painter", "Furniture Flipper", "Paint Finisher", "UPcycler", there are so many titles and descriptions for what we do, so many that sometimes it all sounds just so basic after awhile right?  But that's actually WRONG! And here's the perfect...
A new kind of DIY for all of you!

Exciting New announcement! Splatter-N-Chatter now comes to YOUR home online!

When Furniture Meets Art

Learn to add layers, texture and create an ombre' like feel using your fingers! yep-your fingers! 

That can't be grammy's buffet!?!

Learn Just how easy it is to achieve a custom designers look using the IOD home decor Rollers!

A Boho-Anthro chair makeover

Create an authentic looking Boho-Anthro style by using paint & stamps! 

Create Patina with Paint
A Mermaids journey, Isn't it just amazing what we can achieve by apply paint to something that's outdated and turning it into a beautiful jaw dropping piece?? I never tire of this process! Watch and learn how to take a...
Art with Otis 🐾
I had the sweetest lil customer come in the other day! Meet Otis, Otis was on a sleepover with his Grammy when they decided to surprise Otis' momma with a very VERY special valentine that Otis helped design!  Come join...
A Christmas Angel
There's nothing like the magical feeling you get during the holidays. But we all know (kids don't read this part lol) that it really comes from that creative spark that lives inside of us and not really little elves in...
Romance is in the details
Soft hues of grey and lavender (accented details by Iron Orchid Designs IOD)  Oh my goodness, if you could have seen the shape this girl was in! Scratched and dings with dull wood that had hints of the beauty she...
The Perfect Paint Finish for all Styles of Decor
After getting overwhelmed with emails and messages from Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook from people wanting to know the secret behind my biggest selling paint finish... I am so stinkin' excited to finally be able to now offer the online furniture...
Fall DIY "crackle" crate pumpkin
Looking for a sweet lil DIY upcycle? This is the perfect project that can be completed in about 2 hrs!  I found these wooden crates at Home Depot (they were the best price there compared to hobby lobby) but hobby...
Easy Wall Stamp DIY with IOD Stamps
Wow, this wall stamp couldn't be any easier to use! I really couldn't believe it, but see for yourself as you watch my step by step video. I'm already excited and thinking about more creative ways I can incorporate the...
My Dream Is Yours
This is possibly my favorite project to date because it has such personal touches added within it to always remind a very special baby girl of her grandmothers love. Vintage buffet repurposed as a diaper changing station  I had created...
Tropical Boho for my little lazy river town
Nothing welcomes spring and generates excitement like seeing bright and vibrant colors, so that is just what I set out to do with the Spring/Summer Girl UPcycled Studio window design for the season. Is there anything more cheerful than seeing...