Updating a Chair

recovered chair before and after

Recovering the Seat Cushion This transformation in my living room redecorating project was the easiest and I think one of my favorites! I just love the fabric! To coordinate with the new color scheme  - updating this chair was very important. The Chair This chair we've had for a very long time - several years back, we had some water damage … [Read more...]

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Recovering Side Chair

recovered chair before and after

Before and After There's no rhyme or reason as to what comes next in the living room transformation. Once I chose and then painted the walls, I had a plan to transform some furnishings in the room. One of these was this side chair. Initially I was going to create a slipcover then I decided to recover this side chair with this fabric … [Read more...]

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Choosing Gray or Greige for Wall Color

going gray living room transformation

Living Room Transformation It seems I've been transforming our home's rooms one at a time. Last year, I transformed our dining room - to blue. The year before, I transformed our kitchen - creamy beige. This year its the living room transformation I'm working on. Calming Gray Is it a reflection of the time of my life? Is it a reflection … [Read more...]

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Little Blue Bench

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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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Considering Gray or Greige

considering gray or greige updating living room

A Big Change I am so delighted by the change I made last year to our dining room. I do love that blue! Now, it is time to change the color in the living room. We chose the colors throughout the house over 10 years ago. We've loved them, but they're showing the love in some places, and I have a different vision for our living room. The … [Read more...]

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Seasoning new and restoring old Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans Reseasoned-how to restore, reseason and maintain cast iron

You Can Restore Old, Crusty Cast Iron Pans There's nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. If you do, they'll reward you with good service for many, many years But, what if you find gunky poorly used cast iron pans … [Read more...]

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A Dramatic Change

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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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The Dining Room – Simplified Winter Decor

winter simplicity in the dining room

The Soothing Light of Winter Light, in the wintertime, has a different glow and casts differently on all that surrounds us. Light, in the wintertime, is brief and always welcomed. After the gaiety of Christmas decor we crave the serenity of the simplicity of winter light. This is the inspiration for the changes I'm making in each room of … [Read more...]

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A Dream House

Burwell Goss House

  I say I'm living my dream. We live in the country, I have a wonderful family and a beautiful home. The life I live has a wonderful rhythm - the pace of a small country town where your neighbors and local business owners are your friends. Finding a Dream Home Everyone has their ideal of what a dream home is to them. One of the … [Read more...]

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I am thankful for…

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The days are getting so busy! So much to do! I definitely have to keep to my Most Important Things To Do list! Otherwise, I'll get sidetracked. I missed my tea time with you last week and I definitely wanted to make time to have the opportunity to share that I am thankful for you. We have had opportunity to spend more time with our extended … [Read more...]

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