Furniture Debut: Cedar Ridge


Cool, crisp mornings have arrived turning into warm, sunny afternoons.  Perfect fall weather here in the northwest.   It inspires me to want to “do fall” all day long with DIY projects, my home, family activities, and furniture. It just so happens that I have a piece of furniture that is a result of some of that inspiration.  … [Read more...]

15 Pumpkin Pleasers


Are you bored with the same ol’ carved pumpkin face? Are you gutsy enough to think outside the pumpkin patch? If so, then get off your hay bale and pick your pumpkin poision:   The Space Between 1.  Isn’t this a cool little pumpkin?  Can you guess what Karah made it from?  You need to hop over to The Space … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel 2012

Rustic His & Her Mantel Display - Dried Hops - Vintage Football - Antler Sheds - (2)

Good morning, I was finally able to sneak some time in to get some fall decorating done.  Not a lot, but enough to satisfy me for now.  Things have been a little crazy around here but I couldn’t go on any longer without getting my house fall-i-fied.  First stop – my mantel. I wanted to do something a little different … [Read more...]

Three Spaces & Their Organization Tales


Good fall Friday morning! As I mentioned yesterday,  Whisperwood Cottage is having an Organizing Solutions contest and it got me thinking about how much I need to get back to paying attention to my house.  I have been so busy in the shop with my furniture that I have neglected many things.  As many of you can relate, the work … [Read more...]

DIY: Easy AUTUMN Décor Blocks

DIY Fall Craft Using Wood Blocks

Good morning, I have a quick and easy DIY for you to usher in the first day of fall this weekend. These letter blocks are very simple, fast and fun. You can buy wood blocks from the craft store, or cut your own from a 4x4 (just be sure to sand really well.) The wood letters can also be purchased from any … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: Patch

Vintage Cabinet Makeover

Poor, poor little Patch. She came to me in dire need of major fixes and while I just might have performed furniture miracles in the past, I think she had me confused with someone else. I do not walk on water. I do not part seas. I cannot change water into wine. And although I have been known to whip up a large … [Read more...]

DIY Rewind: Tiered Buffet & Dessert Service


We are midway through September and getting closer to the busiest entertaining months of the year.  Don’t freak out on me.  I’m just stating the facts.  Right now, we have tailgating – both parking lot and the in-home variety.  For those of you who partake in this football fanfare, we all know that it is more than the … [Read more...]

Can’t Touch This


Happy Friday! At our house, Fall Fridays are the start of a three day football frenzy.  High school tonight, college tomorrow and Pop Warner on Sunday.  My back and shoulder are killing me and I can’t say if it is because of all the painting I’m doing, or sitting on so many bleachers for such long periods of time! I mentioned … [Read more...]

8 Color Palette Options For Autumn


I know many of you are familiar with Design Seeds and may recall an older post of mine where I introduced some of you to the website.   I love how she pulls together colors to validate how compatible they can be. Fall colors, to me, are the best color palette you can work off of for your home because they come from natural … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: Apple Barn

Apple Barn

Good morning! I hope your week is going well.  Just a few more days until the weekend.  I’ve been really busy in the shop and haven’t had much time to be at the computer.  I’m sure I’m missing out on some pretty spectacular fall projects and décor.  I’m hoping to be able to get my house transitioned into fall this weekend in … [Read more...]