School Desk Makeover

Hello, friends... before I dive into a new furniture project here, I wanted to pause and send my heartfelt condolences to the Orlando community.  We're living in a scary and crazy time where it seems evil lurks at every turn.  I'm saddened by the way our leaders and presidential candidates have lurched into finger-pointing and political discussions in the wake of this.  Praying diligently for clear heads to prevail and for unity in our approach … [Read more...]

Refreshing the Back Deck

We've been embracing our deck-sitting season as the weather has permitted and I'm so glad I refreshed it before graduation!  I spent an entire day pressure washing... it was in dire need! And I'd hoped to get a fresh coat of stain/sealer down, but we haven't had enough days without rain yet to tackle that. Anyhoo, I decided to go ahead and plant my flowers, lay a new rug and add a bit of temporary seating for the time being. These … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Graduation Gift

It's that time of year -- that May Madness!  We've been on a string of graduation parties and getting the house prepped for our own celebration later today and tomorrow.  And now I'm in the throes of a TON of Legacy business (woo hoo!) so it's a nice juggling routine we've got working around here.  I can't believe this guy is graduating!   And along with that comes all those other graduation announcements... and before you know it … [Read more...]

The Booth for Spring!

Hi there, friends!  I hope you enjoyed a great weekend - we had wonderful weather here, so I was on a spring cleaning binge.   I was hoping to tackle my front porch but we're still getting lots of pollen here so it's not quite time.  However, it's never too soon to plan so I'll be sharing some inspiration for my spring porch makeover later this week along with some upcoming furniture projects. But today I wanted to share my booth refresh that I … [Read more...]

Before and After: Dressing Table Makeover

Hello, friends ~ I didn't mean to be gone so long!  The last couple of weeks have been doozies around here, so I've fallen behind on the old blog.  But I've missed you and so I'm back. :) Today I'm sharing a recent paint project I completed and popped into my booth.  Remember this little desk/dressing table I was working on a while ago? She was painted just a creamy white, but I decided to up her fun factor with some Farmhouse Paint in … [Read more...]

Help Me Decide! Furniture Stenciling Project

Hi friends!  I hope you're enjoying a great week... we've got spring creeping in here and I spent most of last weekend knocking out my painting projects.  Confession:  that bed was a beast!!  My back is still stiff from endless crouching and contorting my body to get those posts properly painted.  It's amazing how much better it looks, though!  Here's the before... I used Farmhouse Paint in Cotton White... it's a nice crisp white.  Not too … [Read more...]

Project Sneak Peeks and a Note About Legacy

Good Thursday to you, friends!  Popping back in today with a couple of painting projects I've been working on this week.  The weather has been perfect to get a few things done so that's been my focus.  But first, I wanted to share a note about Legacy with you. As I've been writing that story out, it's been very healing for me and helpful in terms of processing what happened.  If you've been following along, you might already realize that … [Read more...]

Top Five in 2015

Hello, dears!  I pray you are all resting and reveling in holiday festivities with your loved ones.  It's hard to believe 2015 is almost in the books!  I thought this year would never end sometimes, and at other times it absolutely flew by with so much going on.  Maybe you feel the same?  Either way, I'm looking forward to all that 2016 holds and am spending these last days of 2015 reflecting, praying over the days to come, and contemplating my … [Read more...]

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...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving…

Whew, TGIF!  Busy times around here and I'm looking forward to a football weekend with our Auburn peeps.  The sun is FINALLY out today so I'll be working on a paint project (see below!) and finishing up food for our early tailgate tomorrow morning.  I thought it was good time to share what I'm reading, working on, and loving right now before my to-do list gets the best of me! What I'm reading... these two books.  I'm usually not that great at … [Read more...]