Before & After: ASCP Duck Egg Desk (and Haven-bound!)

Hi friends!  This post-holiday week has gotten away from me -- I hope you all enjoyed a lovely 4th of July weekend!  We spent it with friends in Huntsville, AL, lounging beside their mountain-top pool, eating way too much good food, and loving on their three lively pooches.  I sped home late Saturday so I could send my teen missionary on his way to Marvell, Arkansas.  They're having a fantastic week of doing God's work in that small community and … [Read more...]

Before & After: Vintage Bed Makeover

Monday, monday -- and AGAIN with the rain on the way!  Ugh... at least it will knock the pollen down a bit #thinkingpositive. The hubs and I traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to lay a cousin to rest.  Though it was a sad occasion, I always love seeing my extended family and was treated to time with my dad, too.  So it was a quick weekend, with not a lot getting done on the home front, but so it goes, right? I have not-so-great photos … [Read more...]

Drop Leaf Side Table Makeover

Woo hoo!  My first furniture project in a WHILE... so happy to have this cutie pie finished up and ready to share.  And I tried something new this time... a two tone look. Ok, this was my first go-round with the Minwax Polyshades so you'll have to let me know what you think... First, let's take a look at this lady before... I scored this lady some time ago and loved her lines and versatility with the drop leaves!  And I … [Read more...]

Annie Sloan Provence Chairs

Hello, friends!  I'm knee-deep in back to school for my crew this week, so it's been lame here and I apologize.  My daughter is moving into an apartment this year, so every spare minute has been painting furniture for her space and shopping for deals for her.  Last minute much?? Anyhoo, I'm sharing a project I completed before we left for the beach.  I scored these four chairs at a big garage sale last fall. I knew I wanted to freshen … [Read more...]

Antiqued Mirror Upcycled Window

Happy Monday, friends!  I have my boy home safely from Spain and Portugal and all is right in my world today. :)  I'm sure he'll sleep until noon for the next few days, but I'm happy to let him. What an amazing experience he had!!  Here are a couple of snippets -- 366 photos taken (by him), discovery of Spanish coffee, chocolate, and fresh seafood, head and heart full of devotionals and prayers, a new-found appreciation for architecture, … [Read more...]

Emperor’s Silk Accent Table Makeover

Good Monday, everyone!  I hope you had a super weekend -- we had almost no break from the rain, so I still have projects waiting in the wings.  But I did enjoy some time watching Wimbeldon (Yay, Andy Murray!!) and had a fun movies and pizza night with my Peeps.  And this little lovely has appeared on my new knock out rose bushes I planted in our retaining wall bed!  #allthatrainwasgoodforsomething If you follow me on Instagram, you got a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to “Go Vintage” (A Guest Room Makeover)

Happy Friday!  We're off and running toward another busy weekend -- we don't let grass grow under our feet during the summer!  I was working in my booth yesterday and had a customer ask how to incorporate a vintage piece into their decorating and it got me thinking someone else might need similar suggestions.  So today I'm sharing 6 ways to "go vintage"  in your home decor, courtesy of my recent guest room redo! When I embarked on the guest … [Read more...]

Paris Gray Console

Happy Flag Day, friends!!  I hope you're showing your patriotism today by displaying our flag! Even my back deck has gotten in on the action... We've got another busy weekend planned, but I sure am enjoying my summertime! This week I finished up that sad little console table with the great legs...  remember her? She was a freebie with a corner missing on her drawer...  but I figured with a simple makeover and the right price, … [Read more...]

Happy Monday & Guest Room Progress

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to work I go...Time sure flies when you're having fun and I did enjoy myself over Spring Break last week. I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers as we marked one year since losing Kaely.  I'm not going to lie, I was very emotional this weekend.  I still wrestle with fear every time my own children walk out the door.  I want to put them all in a bubble where they'll be forever safe from the choices … [Read more...]

It’s the Armoire’s Fault… Among Other Things

Well, you know what they say about the road to you-know-where... I had high hopes in the DIY department.  I mean REALLY high hopes.  I had a holiday weekend staring me in the face, with the hubs out of town, and DIY supplies galore at my fingertips. And then the armoire sold. This mac daddy armoire in my booth space. And then a couple of hours later, this bench sold... And there were big gaping holes in my booth. So I … [Read more...]