ANTIQUE WOOD CUPBOARD - styled and decorated




I wanted to share with you a view of the antique cupboard I saved in it's forever home.
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FARMHOUSE NIGHTSTANDS - new wood tops





I had some left over rustic wood from a coffee table project so I decided to put it to good use and created a farmhouse look for these nightstands.

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BALLERINA DRESSER - graphic transfer




The Graphics Fairy had a playful ballerina graphic I wanted to put on a piece of furniture and this is the finished product. 
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FARMHOUSE TABLE - you have to hear this story





Do I have a dining table tale to tell you ....
Once upon a time, in a land far far away from my current life I managed a large warehouse.
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LAYERING PAINT ON A SOFA TABLE - driftwood grey and antiqued white

 
This console was painted in layers. The focus was to play with the paint finish and I had a fun time doing it, mostly. Finding the right balance of color to enhance shape and techniques to achieve age is a job in it's self.  Let me share some details with you ....

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BLEEDING BLANKET BOX - painted shabby chic white




Several things were broken on this chest but I was able to fix them and give it a second chance with an antique white finish. The old finish was worn and beat up but I didn't realize it was so bad that the paint was going to bleed all over the whole cabinet.


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THE NEW PARIS GREY AKA CHICAGO GREY - painted side table



For those in North America missing the original Annie Sloan Paint color of Paris Grey there is now a replacement. Check out the comparison below ...
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HOW TO MAKE A MATCHING SET OF NIGHTSTANDS - his & hers



I adore the simple nature of farmhouse decorating. It allows us to combine individual pieces we love, creating together a cohesive result that is warm and desirable and most importantly comfortable to live in. A perfect example is these nightstands that did not match when I first brought them together. 

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HOW TO MAKE A NIGHTSTAND TALLER - without adding legs



I added 3.5 inches to this nightstands without adding legs. Let me show you how ...

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HOW I MADE A FARMHOUSE COFFEE TABLE - from a $15 thrift store find



Last fall I needed a round coffee table for our Christmas gathering, but the ugly thing I found didn't looked anything like this beautiful farmhouse table you see before you. Let me share how I transformed it ...
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NEW RUG FOR THE LIVING ROOM - blue and white



It didn't take long to find the rug we both agreed upon and loved for our living room.
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TURQUOISE SOFA TABLE - for sale




Once upon a time this cute little turquoise hall table use to be a dining table.
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FARMHOUSE STORAGE CABINET - for sale



My daughter found this cabinet and let me know it was available. Little did she know what an incredible piece of furniture it was. Upon first glance it wasn't a head turner ...
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SETTING UP A SECRET GARDEN PARTY FOR 2



For my sister's birthday this year I hosted a special luncheon just for the two of us. Last year I spent my summer creating this space and sharing it with you, now it is time to use it.
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DIY FRENCH HEADBOARD - building with pieces



Every now and then I get an itch, a nagging desire to change something in our house. I start to focus on it, maybe something isn't working right for us or the look of something is bothering me. GG has even given it a name ......
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SAVING SOME HISTORY - preserving a wood cabinet


I had the pleasure of preserving an antique cabinet. She was really pretty from the outside, super old, hand made once upon a time and had lots of ware. The inside was another story, rotting and falling apart were just a few of her issues. It had been a rodent retreat for some time. They chewed large holes in the wood and did their business all over the poor girl. There were also multiple repairs done over the years leaving a large selection of different nails to be dealt with. The wood had shrunk so much there were ....
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SVENSKA BLUE ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT - Bergère chair



I painted our living room chairs in the new #SvenskaBlue #AnnieSloan #chalkpaint I also made new upholstery for the seat cushions. Keep reading  for close up photos to see more. 
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY - green inspiration




Happy St. Patties day to you all! I'm just stopping by with some green inspiration from my files to yours.
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