Help Me Choose My Breakfast Nook Chandelier

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Small spaces can sometimes take a while to makeover.  It is almost like you only have one chance to get it right because every detail stands out.  They can blend, and possibly get lost, in a large room, but in a small room?  Every piece is a star in its own way. I’ve mentioned that I am changing the look of my breakfast area … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: An Old Crate Into A Side Table

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Sometimes things are meant to be given a second life.  A new purpose. After all, their original purpose can become boring. Or for whatever reason, they are no longer able to deliver. Kind of like how I feel at least once a day.  ha ha. For this project, I decided to do a quick repurpose of an old … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: Dottie

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A go-to color is a must in the design business.  A color that you can rely on when your creativity has stalled.  A color that can transition from season to season, room to room, style to style.  My go-to color is green.  I love how it can be incorporated into any design at any time of the year.  I use it throughout my home … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Primitive German Cabbage Cart

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It is the thrill of the hunt.  That is what you will hear many people say who are in the business.  I am not one of them. I have shared before how spending hours and hours and sometimes days looking for that awesome find is not my idea of a productive use of my time.   It is because of the risk.  The risk of coming … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Counterpoint

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Today you can call me the neutralizer.  The middle child.  The mediator. There has been so much debate  discussion on social media between “painters” and “wood purists.”  Some of it is downright mean and ridiculous.  I don’t understand the thought process. But today I am debuting a piece of furniture that is for … [Read more...]

DIY: Denim Banner With A Secret Twist

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A good pair of jeans goes a long way, don’t you think?  I mean, seriously, is there anything more useful for repurposing than denim?  And denim does not discriminate.  We all have denim – regardless of age or size.  It is an American staple. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and  - denim. Although we may wear denim … [Read more...]

My Americana Bench Makeover With Artissimo

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Hey, you’re here!  You made it just in time. Just in time to take a seat . . . As you know,I’ve had the red, white and blues recently. Summer will do that to a gal. Does it do that you as well? I started out with an old piano bench… …and Artissimo kept calling my name. I wanted to keep it simple.  Just a … [Read more...]

My New Pedestal Dining Table And Our Oregon Coast

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Time gets away from us sometimes and things can become a blur.  This time of year is packed with events and obligations and we find ourselves counting the days when summer is really here.  And things can get neglected in the process.  I have had a list of to-do’s for my home for quite some time but have been unable to … [Read more...]

An Announcement And A Product Introduction

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Presentation is everything.  Although we hear it often, it is very true.  Taking the time to make something look good is a mental boost for everyone.  Holidays and birthdays are a given.  Most people present on overload for these occasions.  All you have to do is spend 20 minutes online to see all of the goodness that escalates … [Read more...]