a new do for my dresser

This might go down as the flop of the year…but I’m just going to have to live with it.  I have no desire to repaint, but as with everything in life, there is bright side.  I have been toying with some paint colors to paint my kitchen cabinets in, I now know it won’t beContinue reading “a new do for my dresser”

punched and framed

Old fencing, sheet metal and three iron stars and your done! Next time you see a neighbor throwing away old fencing, stop by and pick through their trash pile Chances are they’ll never know you did and old fence slats make really nice frames I never imagined that sheet metal would be a staple inContinue reading “punched and framed”

two words I will never say

You will never here me say these words; “I’m bored” I don’t believe in boredom, there is always something to do, read, play, pray, create, clean, hoe, mow, clip, trim,plant, wash, cook, bake, design, paint, bead, draw, dream up, sew, stitch, write out, whip up, organize, twiddle your thumbs or just day dream. Boredom isContinue reading “two words I will never say”

add character with “built ins”

Want to know a little secret about me? I’m a bit quirky, a romantic and I’m sentimental. I adore and dream of living in a little cottage, filled with character and charm. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? Hard wood floors throughout, little nooks, a few of the period fixtures in working conditionContinue reading “add character with “built ins””

add charm with “cozy nooks”

I adore older homes. They have nooks, crannies, charm, character and…built ins! We bought our home new in 1986.  It now qualifies as an older home, but it didn’t come with nooks or crannies.  We made those.  It didn’t come with much character, but it has plenty now. Charm?  It’s getting there. I guess youContinue reading “add charm with “cozy nooks””

weekend goals

This is how I stage a wall collage, it’s the only safe place in my home. Yes, I suppose most people would use the floor, but then I would have eight paws and two wet noses in my way and crawling around in the floor, moving things here and there, just isn’t as fun asContinue reading “weekend goals”

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”

bead’n it up, bouncing around & chimming in

Back in October during the 31 Days of Before and After, I choose one day to take a few things lying around my workroom, create something fun and different and use that as one of my blog posts. Since that day I’ve received several  inquiries about those funky little bouncy bell chimes?   They are kindContinue reading “bead’n it up, bouncing around & chimming in”

on second thought…

maybe this table looks better here than it did behind a couch. and maybe it might look good painted black or left this way. i did get my plate shelf painted and it will be put up tomorrow…i think. it sure seems to open up this space more. are you wondering where my cedar chestContinue reading “on second thought…”