Light and Lamp Makeovers

Happy Wednesday!  Another day closer to the weekend - can't wait!!  The Pac 12 Championship game and Christmas tree hunting.  FUN!This is going to be short and sweet.  The best kind, right? Remember the lamps and pendant light that needed a makeover?   Well, I did get them done but waited to show … [Read more...]

Color Me Christmas: GREEN

Good morning!  We are going GREEN for part two of my Christmas color mini-series.Given the natural elements you can pull into a green scheme, there are so many possibilities for anyone, from rustic to modern, country to contemporary, minimalist to collective. Let's have a look.1) I think this is an absolutely stunning … [Read more...]

Color Me Christmas: RED

I'm back! A long Thanksgiving weekend was just what I needed. Busy but fun!Can you feel Christmas in the air?  I can. I haven't officially started decorating for Christmas yet but will spend this week getting the house ready...rearranging furniture, getting my Christmas dishes out, reorganizing some things, getting the … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." [Charles Dickens]Happy Thanksgiving To All.Linking to:Tablescape Thursday … [Read more...]


DIY pedestals for desserts or other displays using candlesticks and coasters

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!I am still putting the finishing touches on my buffet table so I don't have pictures for you, but I do have a few of the "Kids' Table For 10 & Unders" to show.Nothing fancy.  Just simple and cute.For Grace, Kendyll, Abby & Joey.Learn how to make the Snowy Pumpkin Owl here.  Tic Tac Toe to … [Read more...]

Breakfast Nook Table Facelift

Good morning!Yesterday I showed you a few projects I'm trying to get finished before Thanksgiving.  One was my breakfast nook table that needed a four-corner fix and a good shine.  Here is the before (after I removed the molding caps that the previous owner had used to fill the gaps the overhead cabinet had … [Read more...]

Project Peek

Here we are...Thanksgiving Week! Like a lot of you, I have a TON of stuff to do and not enough time. I have a few projects that I'm trying to get done within the next day or two so I'm going to try to work on them in between everything else. I have a lot of family arriving starting Wednesday so wish me luck!Here is a sneak … [Read more...]

Debut: Sunstones

Happy Happy Fri-Day! I have had Annie Sloan's new color - Coco - sitting in my shop since it first became available about two months ago waiting for the perfect project.  I finally decided I had that perfect project and let's just say that I cannot put into words how much I love this color. These side chairs are … [Read more...]

DIY: Cupcake Pedestals

Good morning!Long story short, I was on the Wilton website the other day scouring fun baking accessories and came across some cupcake pedestals.  Hmm...interesting. Different.  Fun.  Out of stock.  No matter, because they were plastic and not quite the style I would want. Enter light bulb … [Read more...]

How To Fold Linen Napkins

We are about a week away from Thanksgiving.  Have you planned your table setting?  Back in the mid-80's, I worked for a private tourist resort and among many of my responsibilities, I had to fold napkins for the dinner tables.  To be honest, I don't remember everything, but I did tuck a few in the back of my mind … [Read more...]