New Home Office

All Because of Dearest....   This all started when Dearest commented that our home's living area - dining room-living room needed better flow. I thought, what show have you been watching Dearest. So, this made me take a second look...which resulted in some pieces of furniture being removed...one such piece was this desk. I loved the … [Read more...]

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Country Chic Chalk Paint

When Two Beautiful Things Come Together.... What is it about paint that makes a girl's heart flutter? Don't get me wrong. I do love the beautiful patina of stained furniture...but, paint does something special in my mind to a piece of furniture. I was given the opportunity to bring two beautiful things together...an exquisite table and Country … [Read more...]

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Chalk Painted Canning Jars

Darling Daughter wanted painted Mason jars for her wedding's decor. She wanted over 50 painted Mason jars...guess who had plenty and guess who ended up painting all of the mason jars...I ended up LOVING the look of the chalk painted Mason jars. Chalk Painted Canning Jars Chalk Painted Jars for Wedding Our youngest daughter envisioned painted … [Read more...]

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Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

And Chalkboards I am combining two of my current favorite things - aged silver and chalkboards. While Dearest was at a conference - I went to the local Goodwill - wouldn't you?! I found this gold framed mirror - I love the style but not so much the gold..I envisioned giving a frame an aged silver finish. I also found two silver trays that I … [Read more...]

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Little Blue Bench

Garage Sale Find I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench. Going Gray   I'm going gray in our living room - wall and ceiling colors. I've concluded that I love the calming affect of the color gray in decorating. Complimentary … [Read more...]

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Painted Living Room Side Table

Soft Gray I'm still living with and considering the final choice of the color selection for our living room wall. I really like the color of the walls on the back of the built-in bookcases. As I look at them and envision the room a different color - I see changes I want to make. I want to slipcover Dearest's recliner and the opposite side … [Read more...]

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Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval harp side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that … [Read more...]

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A Dramatic Change

Going Black   From a Farmhouse Country Style to a Formal, Elegant Dining Table I was so thrilled with look of the French Provincial dresser I created using Fusion™ Mineral Paint, that I welcomed another opportunity to transform a piece of furniture with this marvelous paint. When reviewing the beautiful selection of Fusion™ Mineral … [Read more...]

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Creating French Provincial Romance

Transforming with Fusion Paint This is the room I call my retreat. It is filled with the soft colors and decor that evoke the feeling of a Romantic Garden Cottage look. This is where I enjoy reading a good book, or a good cup of tea. This is a room I also create in and this is a room that is also one of our guest bedrooms. Each piece of … [Read more...]

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I Envisioned a Sparkly Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

I love the elegant look of French Crystal Chandeliers.  They're so sparkly! It is like the beautiful crown of the room. So, as I was transforming my dining room from red traditional to French blue...I envisioned a sparkly chandelier dripping with crystals.  The Standard Brass Chandelier with twelve curvy arms curling at the … [Read more...]

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