Oh Christmas Tree – On a Budget!

I love, love, love decorating for Christmas in my home....at least now I do! But when the kids were just babies, sometimes it could be really overwhelming! In fact, one of the last years that we were in our previous house, I was overwhelmed with teaching, mom-ing, being a good wife, and pretty much anything [...]

Vintage Fall Dining Room Decor!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it is filled with fun and fantasy, and it seems like you really get to see the alternative side to your friends and family when they dress up! Haha! Sometimes that's good and sometimes slightly eye-opening! But I really love the decorating side of this holiday because [...]

Dining Room Update: The Table

This has been so fun dividing up our dining room makeover into a series! It has really helped me appreciate all of the work that went into it, and hopefully break it down for you to see how manageable something like this can be if you take it in sections! I'm trying to decide what [...]

Dining Room Update: Decorating the Walls

If you are just joining, this is part three of a series in our Dining Room Update journey!! Read Part One here and Part Two here!! All caught up?...great! For whatever reason...life, kids, school starting...this part of the post has taken me forever to write!! It is such an involved post with so many details [...]

Dining Room Update: Goodbye Paper & Hello Paint

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Dining Room Update: Part One in my short series of our dining room update and our sometimes successful and sometimes failing process! Spoiler alert....it began as a great DIY effort and ended in the hands of a much-needed professional! But....on to Part Two! After calling [...]

Dining room update: Part One

Have you ever lived in a space that needed freshening or updating or had a flaw? After a little while you almost no longer see it! You walk by it everyday and have resigned yourself to letting it just be. Maybe the reason for your choice is budget. Maybe it is time. Maybe it is [...]

A Bed to Lay Your Head

I am never one to say "no, thank you!" to a great hand-me-down piece of furniture...bonus if it is a quality item or an antique! When my husband and I married, we received a king bed suite that was beautiful! Carved pieces and a cane headboard. In our last home...a 50s ranch house...the ceilings were [...]

A Farmhouse Vignette

If you knew my house, you would know my style is mostly French country with a lot of warm tones. I know, I know...warm tones are so not cool right now, but they are classic. Just wait...they have staying power. Now, I do love a little cool tones and a little farmhouse style built into [...]

Chalk Paint: Sideboard

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is my jam! If you follow me, you know this to be true. Her paint makes my world easy! So, for this piece, I decided to mix two colors...Duck Egg and Old Ochre to make a lighter wash of blue. Lovely...that's all I have to say! Then the details are Old [...]

Even Pots Need a Makeover!

When we moved into our house, the previous owners left these great black pedestal flower pots! They are very pretty and stately, but they were this flat black color, and I felt they needed a little updating to pop against our brick house. Chalk paint to the rescue! I used Annie Sloan French Linen as [...]