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”

a little “spring” action

Everywhere you look these days you can find bed springs popping in and around blogland and Pinterest. So many cute projects are being done with those little crusty vintage treasures. But what if you don’t have flea markets, junk yards, antique shops or salvage barns in or around your area. What if you’re just chompingContinue reading “a little “spring” action”

going for the “Old World” look

Last Monday I headed south to my daughter’s house, with a weeks worth of clothes, a huge roaster, a turkey platter, electric knife, a decorative plate, a can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Antibes Green, a can of AS dark wax and a brush. We had much to do in two days. My jobsContinue reading “going for the “Old World” look”

we’ve only just begun…

 we painted our den a lovely shade of red…in 1995 it’s now time for a change we finally took action on what we’ve talked about for about 2 years now a new color i hate decisions especially those that i will have to live with for 16 more years so it’s gotta be the rightContinue reading “we’ve only just begun…”

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 22 “The Switch Up”

This before and after began as one idea and morphed into another while in the middle of creating…this happens from time to time, sometimes you just have to surrender to those funny little detours, these typically make the journey much more fun and the end result is usually better than the original idea. I thinkContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 22 “The Switch Up””

31 Day of Before & After ~ Day 21 “Creative Gifting”

WARNING: After reading this post you might get an uncontrollable urge to find an estate sales, garage sale or raid your grandmother’s attic. This is a perfectly natural reaction to what you are about to see, just go with it and enjoy the ride. I am not responsible for any feelings of irritation or disgustContinue reading “31 Day of Before & After ~ Day 21 “Creative Gifting””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door”

It was 5:00pm and I had nothing ready for tonight’s before and after. I had to leave my house at 6:00pm and drive 1 hour to see my son kick the football a total of 4 times. Drive home while listening to the Ranger game on the radio…you know that takes talent to drive andContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?”

humm… well I’m not sure about this but I went with it anyway. I sent Riley to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few items to finish some projects. One project was to fill a void. I don’t like empty wall spaces that look empty because there has always been something there and now thatContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 19 “Is it Greek to you too?””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 18 “Boing-Boing Clink”

2:30am. That’s what time this idea popped into my head. I suppose I was dreaming. Or maybe I was thinking in my sleep. None the less I was awake and as usual up for awhile. After Jotting down the idea that robbed me of my sleep, I pour a glass of milk, cuddle up nextContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 18 “Boing-Boing Clink””