Hello everyone.  We’re back in the dark, winter land of Alaska.  (Do you sense my displeasure?)  We had an AMAZING trip in our favorite vacation place, sunny San Diego.  I figured out why it is so populated there (and not here), it is gorgeous and warm everyday, there’s beaches to play at, waves to surf in (well our boys just …

In the world of DIY, a very important motivating factor is usually cost.  The fact that I can make it myself, cuts costs, but of course adds the time element, and oftentimes a quality element as well.  I started using drop cloths for things other than catching dripping paint several years ago and thought I would share a compilation of …

Two and a half years ago I first started my adventures with milk paint.  I had been following Miss Mustard Seed for awhile and loved the results she got and the furniture she did.  It just seemed to be an authentic antique look.  I had only been accustomed to oil based and latex paints, neither one I thought did justice to furniture, …

It’s almost the New Year, and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to do a review of some of the favorites from the year. Last January, I attended a local leadership training course called Catalyst.  It was one of the most amazing things I’ve been a part of, particularly because of the place I was at.  This thing of a …

Hello everyone.  Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope you are finding time in the midst of the busyness to enjoy and be thankful for the moments.  I’ve had a mix of excitement and grief this week as my amazing Grandfather went to his eternal abode.  He was a phenomenal man (and I don’t say that lightly), who overcame so …

I am so excited to share my newest furniture makeover with you today.  Those of who follow me may remember that when I photographed the Union Jack Coffee Table I had made for my brother, I discovered just how much I wanted a coffee table in our living room.  We have a decent sized space, which was great for toddlers running …

I have loved antiques for as long as I can remember.  As a girl and teenager, I loved buying antiques and vintage clothing.  I would love visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin and combing through the basement full of treasure, toys, artifacts, photos, all with a history.  Over the years, my Grandpa and Grandma gave me sweet little treasures of their past and …

Today’s post I am highlighting my favorite room in our home and participating in The Inspired Room giveaway (I mean, who wouldn’t want a $300 Anthropologie gift card?) and Melissa Michael’s newest book launch. Her book,  which is also called The Inspired Room can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When I think about all the rooms in the …

Hello, everyone.  And Happy November!  I cannot believe we only have two months left this year!  Before I get started on today’s tutorial, in keeping with the theme of the month, I want to share something I’m thankful for.  I hope that being thankful has found it’s way into your life more than in the month of November.  We have noticed a decided difference …

My furniture posts are quickly becoming fewer and farther between.  We don’t have a heated garage, and so living in Alaska, that greatly inhibits how much of the prep work I can do on furniture pieces that need a substantial makeover.  I tried stripping a night stand about a month ago in the 40 degree weather, and instead of the …

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