DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]

DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Wall Mount Bottle Opener Board

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Do you ever find yourself asking the question? You know the one… “Seriously, just how hard is it to walk it to the garbage can?” If you have children (or even a husband) I bet you ask it often.  Daily. Hourly. But, I guess I am the one to blame.  My brilliance, resourcefulness and … [Read more...]

10 Unique DIY’s Created From…Leaves!

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The weekend is almost here and can I just speak for all of us when I say… … whoop whoop! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves are changing then consider your weekend already planned for you. It is time to test your skills so go grab your leaf-picking baskets! Take a look at some of your … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need A Can Of Shellac On Your DIY Paint Shelf!

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Happy Labor Day!  It is crazy, isn’t it? Crazy how it has flown by.  Regardless of the calendar, reality is that summer is over.  I love fall and always welcome it, but it is sad because I’ll miss summer. I wasn’t done with it yet.  Sigh.  Everything seems to be in constant motion no matter how much you try to … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Pioneer

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  …Now all the prairie and the plain Are waving field of golden grain: Look till eve, from early morn See all the valleys clad with corn. Grey haired sires and young men brave, Maidens fair and matrons grave, Children bright and babies sweet, At Harvest Home each year we meet…   That is an excerpt from R.H. … [Read more...]

How We Repurposed An Unknown Object Into Our New Kitchen Chandelier

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Switching gears mid-makeover-stream is a must.  I mean, sticking with an original plan is way too easy. Chaos breeds creativity. Or is it the other way around? A few weeks ago, I showed you the finalists in my hunt for a new chandelierover my breakfast nook table.  I had narrowed it down to the first option, and was … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Doublets

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Sometimes, one is indeed the loneliest number and to get a match made in heaven, it takes two to tango. Well, something like that anyway.  In other words, I painted two tables. And  I called them The Doublets. I wanted them to look timeless.     …and since the tables themselves are … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Is Painted – See What Color I Chose…

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Ahhh……nothing makes a space feel fresher than a coat of paint.   We built our house five years ago and when we hit that five-year mark, it is like all the rooms started taunting me, demanding that they get some touch ups.  If you know me, I’m always happy to oblige when it comes to working on my home even if my schedule … [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...]