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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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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French Impressions Part V

A Delightsome Life French Impressions V

Bedroom Drapes and a Painting Well! It has been since June that I posted about the changes I was making to my bedroom. I named the changes, 'French Influence' based upon the inspirations I found in Betty Lou Phillips' books. In her 'Secrets of French Design' she gives you insight into details in French Decor. One thing I love about her writings is … [Read more...]

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Reviewing Favorite Projects

favorite projects

Favorite Projects 2011 For her Wow Us Wednesday blog party, Kim at Savvy Southern Style asked that those interested in participating submit their favorite project or room redo for 2011. Looking back, I am thankful for blogging in that I have been able to keep track of those things I have done over this past year. It is hard … [Read more...]

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Autumn

A Warm Welcome Seasonal Transformation   One of the wonderful things about the changing of the seasons is that it gives us the opportunity to change up the décor in the rooms of our homes. I love accessorizing tabletops, hutches, bookcases and mantles in my home to reflect the mood of the season. In Spring  it is light, rosy and … [Read more...]

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Dining Room Renovation 2

refinish diningroom table

Bee-autiful Transformation 2 before: after:   This weekend I tackled the dining room table. I spent several hours stripping and sanding the table. While I was sanding, my neighbor came by wanting to know what I was up to. He is well knowleageable about furniture –   especially antique furniture. He … [Read more...]

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Oil Rubbed Bronze

Transformation   While creating my Christmas decorations I decided to change the color of this urn and candleholders. Their color wasn’t bad before,   but I felt they would look better darker. I loved the look of oil-rubbed bronze in a few other's posts, so I though I'd give it a try.   I was quite happy with the … [Read more...]

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My Retreat

A Glimpse into creating a Romantic Garden Cottage Room it is not quite complete    Our sweet Craftsman home, built in 1914, has fewer rooms than what the outside appearance suggests. Our ceilings are high and some of the rooms are quite spacious. The house also has limited closet and storage space. When the house was built, tax … [Read more...]

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House Painting Project

We're Making Progress!   finally   About a month ago, I shared that we were getting ready to paint our old Craftsman style house. in The Lady Needs a Facelift  We had the house pressure washed A Selection of Paint Chips The narrowed down colors from left to right: grey - Coastal Dusk Blue - Relaxed Navy Green - Lush … [Read more...]

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