Dining Table and Chairs Makeover


Hi there, gang... another busy week, of course and I know we're all feeling that slide toward the holidays beginning!  I, for one, am finding myself READY to embrace all the joy the holidays bring!  The Queen of Hearts Antiques where my booth is located is hosting our annual Holiday Open House so I was busy readying my space this week.  And that prompted me to tackle a dining table and chairs project, because folks are often looking for a table … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

buffet cover

Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

New Furniture Project: Two Tone Buffet-Secretary

buffet cover

Monday again?  My weekend just flew by, but it was a good one -- a little poolside time, finishing a good book, furniture painting, movie night with my girl, and last night -- Steely Dan, y'all!  It was about 100 degrees outside for the concert, but those guys can still groove!  What fun and now it's striving to find some routine and a massive to-do list. :) I'm finally getting around to sharing a furniture makeover I did a couple of weeks … [Read more...]

Fireplace Makeover!

Fireplace After

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  First of all, thank you so much for the sweet comments on Part 1 of the Legacy story... I sometimes hesitate to get too personal here, but this story has been such a faith walk I have to get it out of my heart and head!  Today, as promised, it's back to projects and I am sooo excited to share this one with you!  It's one of those that makes you think: why did I wait so long to do this???  A couple of weeks ago I gave … [Read more...]

Simple Valentine’s Day DIYs

Heart Canvas dIY

Hello, friends and Happy Valentine's Day to you!  The hubs and I are headed to the mountains for a quick getaway this weekend -- MUCH needed after a week of meetings, work, meetings, to-dos, and high school soccer.   Anyway, I thought I'd pop in with a few of my favorite Valentine's Day DIYs from years past, just in case you're longing to do a smidge of V Day decorating. Valentine's Subway Art Printable Sweet and Salty Valentine Treat DIY … [Read more...]

Before & After: Farmhouse Paint Dresser Makeover

Indigo dresser booth

Woo hoo!  It only took me three weeks to finish a project for 2015, but I have to say this was a good one and something of a test drive at the same time.  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this last weekend -- another driveway sanding session.  (My neighbors love me -- and they bring me their cast off furniture pieces when they see me out!). That sweet little solid wood 6 drawer dresser was an unexpected find last November.  I was in … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Table Runner

DIY Reindeer TAble Runner

Hi everyone!  Wouldn't you know it, the busiest time to be taking photos and my camera won't talk to my computer right now.  Grrr.   Fortunately, I had just finished up loading photos from my latest DIY -- a sweet burlap table runner for your casual holiday table. :) #whew I love a good stenciling project, don't you?  If you follow me on Instagram,  you saw a little tease the other day... I'm so lucky to work with the good folks at … [Read more...]

Christmas on the Front Porch

christmas porch cover

Monday already?  Oh did I have a fun and full weekend decking my halls... the inside of my home is still in process, but the porch?  Done!  I'm not sure why I wanted to put more creativity into it this year.  Maybe because we'll be traveling some over Christmas and I'm simplifying my inside decorations?  Anyway, after gathering some inspiration, here's where I landed... Come on up!  I usually have small trees in these urns, but decided … [Read more...]

DIY Joy Banner

DIY Joy banner

There's just something about the word "joy", don't you think?  Three simple letters that can flood your heart and soul with the warm fuzzies.  I love what it symbolizes this time of year -- waiting in great anticipation for the birth of our Savior, time spent with loved ones, preparations for festivities.  Joy-full stuff, all of it. And when I scored some upholstery webbing at the Country Living Fair in October, I had this in mind from the … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (November)

DIY chevron deer head cover

Happy December!  I have to confess I was tempted to skip my November recap today and jump straight into Christmas decorating and DIY --  this is one of my favorite times of year and I have a few cool projects in the works and loads of ideas for more.  But, it didn't seem right to short-change the month of November.  It was  a good one!  And I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and were able to linger among your loved ones for a … [Read more...]