Potted Faux Hydrangea

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I missed out on a deal on Potted Faux Hydrangeas - really loved the look! Most of the time, when I see something I first think, can I make this…. So I thought I'd dream up a knock-off Potted Faux Hydrangea. I had two glazed cup shaped vases - the perfect shape. I wanted an aged plaster look for the pot. The first thing I did was to … [Read more...]

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It’s all about Time

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This project started when I decided to make a change to the decor in the upper hallway. As you reach the landing there's a small inset where I've had this beautiful round table. I love how it fits, I love the lace curtain - especially in the morning as the sunlight creates beautiful lacy shadows and light. I inherited a collection of drawings … [Read more...]

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Great Grandpa’s Chair

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One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera. From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.  I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.  There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the … [Read more...]

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Farmhouse Kitchen Chair

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From a Goodwill Find This little chair has a lot of patience. I had found it quite a while back and knew it would eventually be made new and find a home in my kitchen.  It has the sweetest lines! When finding a chair at a thrift store or garage sale the most important thing is to note whether it is sturdy. This little chair is very … [Read more...]

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Dollar Store Challenge

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    Barbara at The Everyday Home issued a wonderful challenge - to create something from an item from The Dollar Store!   The first challenge includes using a glass candle holder! I'm looking forward to seeing what others created. I racked my brain for ideas - trying to think of something unique and … [Read more...]

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Chalkboard Love

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I suppose if you'd told me a couple years ago that I would love having a chalkboard or two in my kitchen I might have looked at you strangely. But I do love my chalkboards. Especially the framed one above my desk where I spend a great deal of time. Since I spend so much time at my desk, I like to surround myself with beautiful and … [Read more...]

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The Making of A Kitchen Renovation

The Making of a Kitchen Renovation

The Successes and Misadventures of a Living Project I called this kitchen renovation a living project - because it could not be accomplished in a weekend - we had to live around it. As I work part-time during the week and we've had family events during this time, I had to come up with plans and methods I could work around and so that the … [Read more...]

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Painted Hutch and Beadboard Wallpaper

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The Kitchen Renovation Continues... It has been over three weeks since I shared my plans to renovate our kitchen. I was inspired by the fresh - light Farmhouse Cottage feel to Jennifer's kitchen at Town and Country Living. I planned to change the color of the walls, paint a number of things white. I shared several of the ideas in my 'to do' … [Read more...]

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Fog and a Faux Fall Morning

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The Unseasonable South We're in another season of rain in Georgia - Yesterday, Dearest was at his parent's farm helping the family prepare for our annual Family Reunion. Usually it is so hot and dry, yesterday they were happy to get the clean up done despite the rain! I spent the day indoors painting in the kitchen. I think I could paint in my … [Read more...]

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Kitchen Cabinets Painted

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First Step in Kitchen Renovation. Renovate: Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare, from re- +novare to make new, from novus new I shared in previous posts that I have spent a few days painting cabinets, doors and such in our kitchen in my effort to achieve a Farmhouse look. I was inspired by Jennifer's kitchen  and her Farmhouse … [Read more...]

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