Entryway Solutions

Hello everyone, and Happy March!  I was so happy to be driving my kids to school in light at 8 am this morning!  We are making progress.  And our unusually warm winter keeps beckoning us to believe spring is just around the corner.  We shall see!  But at any rate, I have several projects I am working away at, one of …

Mini Shabby Chic Rocking Chair

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 …

8 Creative Projects Made With Drop Cloths

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 …

Adventures in Milk Paint and a Side Table

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, …

A Year in Review – 2015 Favorites

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 …

Wooden Rocking Horse

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 …

The Coffee Table That Became a Tufted Ottoman

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 …

An Old White Treadle Sewing Machine

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 …

The Inspired Room – A Room With a View

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 …

re Upholstery 101 – Part 2

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 …

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