How To Deal With Those Pesky Blue Picture Anchors When Painting A Wall


Happy Friday!  Last summer, I did a guest post for Debbie and shared a useful tip on making it easier to prep walls for painting.  Since some of you may not have seen that post, I thought I’d share it again today with you all. How many of you have these blue picture anchors sticking in your wall? They certainly … [Read more...]

How To Use Miss Mustard Seed’s Brush Soap


Good morning! I know there are many of you out there that have started using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for all of your DIY projects and furniture makeovers.  Unless you have been to your retailer recently, you may not be aware that they have now added a brush soap to the line.   I have been using this … [Read more...]

Display Stand Milk Paint Makeover


Hello! As you know, I am a certified retailer for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, along with American Paint Company’s chalk/clay/mineral paint.  Most of my customers – as well as readers – use the paint for furniture makeovers.  When it comes to the milk paint specifically, some are intrigued but a little intimidated as well … [Read more...]

How To Style Your Coffee Table Tray The EASY Way


Good morning! Somebody commented to me the other day that my coffee table display looked “so put together” and that they could never get theirs to look good. Good news:  that is so not true. Do you ever stare at your ottoman, coffee table, bookshelves, or other space wishing you could figure out how to style it a … [Read more...]

Creating Beauty With Vintage Counter Flour Sacks & Lavender


Happy Happy Day. I know I might be on to something here, but I love Fridays. I also love using simple things to create something… uh, simple. Like these vintage counter-size flour and sugar sacks - And some lavender -   To create a simple sachet to add year-round scent throughout your home.  … [Read more...]

DIY: How To Create High-End Pottery With Chalk Paint, Filler & Mod Podge!


TGIF!  Can you believe we are already in the second half of January? I think that means it is time for a DIY!  I shared this with Debbie last year but thought I’d do it here for all of you once again. I am going to give a very detailed step-by-step tutorial so there are a lot of pictures – but don’t let that scare you … [Read more...]

DIY: Family Gift Exchange 2013


Happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Ours was busy – John, Cassidy and I spent all day yesterday painting down at the store.  I am going to love having fresh surroundings for my spring inventory. Although our nights have been cold, our days have been sunny which has made it easy to think spring with regard to retail. Back … [Read more...]

11 Of My Most Popular Posts In 2013


Happy Friday! Two days into 2014 and I’m kind of missing 2013.  Well, not really.  I’m not that sentimental. But it is a good excuse to look back at some projects that generated a lot of emails and pins.   I went bold with this mid-century credenza and the responses were “poppin’” so to … [Read more...]

How To Flock Your Christmas Tree With Two Ingredients


Good morning all!  This is it…the last day of prepping before the fun begins.  Are you ready?  I’m not – yet – but I will be by this afternoon. Knock on wood!! Today, I am over at Debbie’s sharing how to flock your own Christmas tree with as little, or as much, “snow” that you want to see – and doing all of it with TWO … [Read more...]

Six Place Setting Protocols For Every Meal!


Good morning! Some of you may be entertaining guests beyond the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  Perhaps breakfast or brunch on Friday?  Dinners through the weekend? If you want to maintain place setting protocol and continue to set your table to correspond with the meal, then this might be of some … [Read more...]