June Tablescape: Casual Citrus


Happy Friday!  It is nearing the end of June and outdoor eating is now in full swing.  This is a no-frills scape, which except for holidays, is how I like to do them.  Today it is casual and comfortable  - and citrus. I used my vintage berry tray as the centerpiece and filled it with lemons and … [Read more...]

DIY: Dorm Room Typography Decor


Good morning! Part of our summer activities is getting Eryn ready for college – and that means stuff for her dorm.  The list of things to buy is long as any of you who have college students know, but we are throwing in a little DIY décor for fun.  She likes typography so here are a few things we put … [Read more...]

DIY: Planked American Flag

American Flag made from pallet wood and stained with various colors

The 4th of July is just a week away which means the buntings, banners and flags will be adorning porches and yards across the country.  Fireworks, rodeos, barbecues and parades are on the schedule and camping equipment is being prepped.  We will be spending the day with family and doing the … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: Tillamook

Styling a Photo for beauty shots

Good morning! Now that baseball, graduation and all of the other spring/end-of-school-year activities have come to an end, my focus is back to furniture – in high gear.  I picked this hutch up from a moving sale about two months ago.   It was one of those pieces that had it’s own  punch line… You know the one….”your hutch … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winner Announced!


Good morning! How was your weekend? I got a couple of projects done, attended a wedding and watched a lot of baseball.  My little man and his teammates brought home the league championship trophy!  It was a fun day.  Baseball is now over for the year.  http://pinterest.com/pin/189080884325305300/ As scheduled, today I am … [Read more...]

The Golden Eagles


Happy Friday! I don’t have any furniture or DIY for you today.  I’m working on a couple of pieces and hopefully will be able to debut one next week.  I’m heading out to get to work shortly, but wanted to share a couple of pictures I was able to take while walking out to my shop a couple of days ago. About a week ago, we … [Read more...]

Cheap Paint Brushes With A Purpose


This is a really quick post…got things to get done, places to be... Not too long ago, Annie Sloan’s personal line of paint brushes became available here in the United States. I haven’t tried them all, but plan on ordering one or two in the near future.  In the meantime, I thought I’d share some non-ASCP brushes that may be … [Read more...]

My Summer Porches


Good morning! I’m probably a little late to the party, but with all of the activities, I haven’t had a chance to post about my summer porches.  My porches run the length of the house, on both sides, which allows me to create little vignettes of relaxation.  Our entry stays pretty much the same throughout the year, I just … [Read more...]

Denim Daydreams

french ticking

I have a question.  Is there something that you absolutely love, but for whatever reason, do not use it in your home very often, or at all?  I definitely do… DENIM! Personally, I think denim is something that needs to be used in small amounts to prevent a “theme” feel, or to keep it from looking sloppy and worn out … [Read more...]

DIY: Summer Door Hangings & Cutting/Striping Burlap


Good morning, I put together two summer door hangings to act as my seasonal “wreath” and now I’m not so sure about either one.  I wanted to do something different than a standard floral wreath and wanted it to be subtle and simple with a little bit of vintage flair.  For the first one, I used a wine barrel ring that I … [Read more...]