Home Improvement

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… Continue reading Dining Room Update: Goodbye Paper & Hello Paint

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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… Continue reading Dining room update: Part One

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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… Continue reading A Bed to Lay Your Head

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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… Continue reading Even Pots Need a Makeover!

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Refinishing Is Good For the Soul

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