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 … Continue reading Vintage Fall Dining Room Decor!
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 … Continue reading Dining Room Update: The Table
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 … Continue reading Dining Room Update: Decorating the Walls
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 … Continue reading Dining Room Update: Goodbye Paper & Hello Paint
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 … Continue reading Dining room update: Part One
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 … Continue reading A Bed to Lay Your Head
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 … Continue reading A Farmhouse Vignette
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 … Continue reading Chalk Paint: Sideboard
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 … Continue reading Even Pots Need a Makeover!
I recently acquired some pieces from an auction to refinish! I am one of those people that simply needs a creative outlet. It is a delight in my life, and I am lucky enough to be able to fulfill that need. One of the pieces I grabbed was a beautiful vintage side table. It is … Continue reading Refinishing Is Good For the Soul