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
I love the color brown. Wood is brown. Dirt is brown. Brown certainly has place in this world, but too much brown in one room is drab. That’s why when we moved into our new home, I knew I would be painting the island at some point! The stain on my cabinets is really warm… Continue reading Kitchen Island Color
Refinishing furniture is delightful! It is such an adventure! You choose or find a piece of furniture, curious about its story, and you essentially breathe new life into it. Trash to treasure for some people! The more serendipitous the find of the furniture, the more I love the process! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint has proven… Continue reading The British Are Coming!