my new lamp, my passion for wicker & part 2 of “duck egg”

I’ve come to believe that wicker may never go out of style and even if it does or it seems as if it comes and goes over a span of time, it really never goes out of style, it’s always there, we may not choose to pick it up and add it into our decorContinue reading “my new lamp, my passion for wicker & part 2 of “duck egg””

first impressions

After the curb appeal. After the front porch. After the front door comes the entry area. The area where you welcome your guests into your home. This has always been a favorite of mine in home decor. I like to look at photos of pretty entry ways. Some are defined as entry halls, some areContinue reading “first impressions”

a wall of crosses

What a  fun day we had.  Mr. Rust and I were up and ready to go Saturday morning.  The one thing we wanted to get done over the weekend, was get my cross collection up off the floor.  When we began the den redo back in November, we removed everything from four rooms.  I hadContinue reading “a wall of crosses”

wall words

One year ago I received a gift. Today I finally got up the nerve to use it. Well…okay, not nerve. I finally picked out a place to use it. Vinyl lettering for walls; a test in patience. I passed the test and the wall turned out nice. We have this small alcove in our denContinue reading “wall words”

the new hearth

Considering it took me 25 years to remove something that I didn’t like in my home, the fact that it took me a few months to complete the new hearth is like… a blink of an eye. It all began one Sunday morning when the desire to remove the brick hearth around my fireplace, movedContinue reading “the new hearth”

a complete 360 and a Merry Christmas

one final click to the right and we’re done! The corner where it all began… and then… and now… from our family to yours… MERRY CHRISTMAS Linking up and Sharing my style @ Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays #46

a door frame for Christmas…and more!

West Wing…Sun Room…Library, it’s a room with many names.  A room that was once the back patio, a door way that was once a wall one window and a door to the back patio.  Since we needed more room and more light, we removed the wall, enclosed the patio, added french doors (for light) andContinue reading “a door frame for Christmas…and more!”

there’s more to it…the big reveal continues

After writing yesterday’s post about the entry reveal, I stumbled upon this photo of the “real” before of our entry plus all the junk we piled into this small space when we were beginning this tiny little renovation.  We started in that corner to the left. This was then… this is now… and  off toContinue reading “there’s more to it…the big reveal continues”

Ready to reveal…enter here

We’re finally in the home stretch with our den renovation.  Since our entry, den and small sun room areas all flow together, we redid all three at the same time. All three were painted different colors. They all blended but it was time to lighten things up a bit and tie the three areas together.Continue reading “Ready to reveal…enter here”

Dressing the Dresser

Creating vignettes are one of my favorite things to do.  Dusting is not. So creating seasonal vignettes is a really fun thing for me because I can two things done at once and the chore of dusting is pretty painless when visions of primping and fluffing are swimming in my head. Today I’m dressing aContinue reading “Dressing the Dresser”