Bye-Bye Ugly 80’s Antiqued Brass Chandelier {Weekend Project}

I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since we completely renovated our entry, den and sun room. Where does the time go? Remember my ugly antique brass chandelier hanging right inside my front door.  I didn’t really pay much attention to it until we got things put back together and I began to stageContinue reading “Bye-Bye Ugly 80’s Antiqued Brass Chandelier {Weekend Project}”

The Charm of Old Windows

Saturdays in the fall are good for a lot of things like, cleaning house, laundry, yard work, washing cars… But every once and a while Jim and I ignore the chores, grab our coffee, jump in the car and go something fun. More often than not we end up in our favorite salvage place, DiscountContinue reading “The Charm of Old Windows”

Blue & Yellow

Blueberry Quartz and a Yellow Flower on a copper wire cross frame Deep in the Heart of Texas there are Bluebonnets and Yellow Roses it’s the The Lone Star State with Canyons Plateaus Prairies Hills Coastline Dessert Piney Woods These are just some of the things that I thought about while making this cross It’sContinue reading “Blue & Yellow”

Thankful for Burnt Toast & Cold Coffee…A Blessed Life

I used to set my alarm for 3:00pm everyday. Can you guess why? It was to remind me to stop what I was doing and go pick up my kids from school.  They now drive.  They are happy they don’t have to wait on me ever again. I’m not ashamed of my forgetfulness, I justContinue reading “Thankful for Burnt Toast & Cold Coffee…A Blessed Life”

Our North Carolina Road Trip [Day One]

The day had arrived, the car was packed, maps where folded and ready for access when needed.  A full tank of gas and two girls ready for an adventure. Our plans to drive to North Carolina have been in the planning stages for months.  It was my 19 year old daughter’s dream to go toContinue reading “Our North Carolina Road Trip [Day One]”

Purging the Garage

I could think of better things to do in the month of August than clean out my garage. This is normal.  Old timers might say; “awh heck! that ain’t noth’n, why back in…” For real the hottest summer in Texas was last year.  So this looks like a cool front! Back to my initial statement;Continue reading “Purging the Garage”

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

The paint color is Annie Sloan’s Graphite. As far as I’m concerned it could be puke green and it would be better than what it was. However, I didn’t seem to mind living with the ugliness all those years. Maybe I was blind to it, maybe I had other things to do, maybe I justContinue reading “Painted Kitchen Cabinets”

Take 25% OFF

it’s that time again…time to clear it all out!     HERE’S YOUR BIG CHANCE TO SAVE SOME BUCKS!     GO SHOPPING IN MY ETSY SHOP FILL UP YOUR CART then before you check out be sure to add the coupon code USE COUPON CODE: JULY25  expires 8/4/12 HAPPY SHOPPING! peace.love.rust To get RustiqueContinue reading “Take 25% OFF”

how we saved $3400 in one year

So here’s the story… In May of 2011 my husband and I were on our way to see our grandson’s dedication. We were 4 hours into our typical 6 hour drive to the Texas Hill Country, when I realized something was different. My husband of  27 years was not acting as usual.  Something was missing,Continue reading “how we saved $3400 in one year”

contrasts & compliments {home decor}

Rich dark colors draw me in.  Do you ever take those home decor “personality” tests? You know the ones where the website presents you with a couple of photos of room decor and style and you chose which one you like the best, then you move to the next set and do the same. InContinue reading “contrasts & compliments {home decor}”