12 MINI CHRISTMAS HOUSE DISPLAYS for 2019





I love the fantasy I feel when looking at mini Christmas houses. I think it creates some of the magic to the holiday season. I have a few of my own set up around the house including this little red one.

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TIS THE SEASON FOR RED - red painted vintage furniture






It's December and all I can think about is decorating more and more with red and white and tinkle lights. It also makes me think of all the furniture pieces I have painted in red over time.
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CREATING A SWOON WORTHY CHRISTMAS - gold and white






Yesterday I shared all the photos of our front entry all decked out for the Christmas season. Today I wanted to share how I created the look.
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CHRISTMAS DECOR 2019 - front entry





The first week of December is here and the first room is decked out in our holiday decor.
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RUSTIC PAINT TECHNIQUE - dining chairs





I needed to come up with a paint technique to create a certain look on a set of heavy wood dining chairs. They had to coordinate with many elements in the same room and I was going to be using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to do it. 

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UPGRADING AN MDF COFFEE TABLE - stenciled table top





Yesterday I shared photos of this old world finish I created on an MDF coffee table. Today I will share the steps I took to achieve the look.
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MDF TO OLD WORLD - furniture makeover




This will definitely help motive one to keep the coffee table clean. This table top is made of MDF but now that it is made-over you would never guess.
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JUG OF TWINKLE LIGHTS



This time of year we enjoy little dots of lights dancing around our bedroom from the mini disco balls hanging in the window. It makes us feel like there is a small bit of magic or fantasy in our home and we smile. I have created another way to get that same feeling and smile in the living room ...

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A DEMIJOHN, A DRESSER, and CHRISTMAS




Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! It is November 1 and in Canada our thanksgiving already happened in October. So we are heading straight for Christmas now ....
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NEW ANTIQUE BENCH - made from an old bed



This project was inspired by another artist somewhere along my journey. Although I can not recall when and where it first hit me I will always remember how much fun it was to build my own.
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WHITE AND WOOD NIGHTSTANDS - removing the tops



I have had these nightstands stashed away for awhile. They were really dirty like they had been in a food fight gone wrong.
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TERRIBLE TURQUOISE TRANSFORMED - fixing a bad paint job




I am writing this article to give hope to those who have a lovely pieces of furniture that ended up with an awful paint job and I hope to offer some guidance to those who don't have experience painting furniture.

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GREY FRENCH PROVINCIAL BUFFET - enjoying the process




I had found this lovely french provincial side board buffet at auction years ago. It was that classic dark brown wood look with shiny gold handles.

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COTTAGE TOUR - video







Come take a walk around one of our favorite places. I have uploaded a video of our Kitchen, Living Room and get a glimpse of the new shelves in my office.

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CONSOLE TABLES MADE FROM A DINING TABLE - Crème Brûlée finish



Like the dessert of the same name this Crème brûlée table has soft cream tones and dark vanilla areas with a caramelized top. Come see what I mean and be sure to read along with the story ...
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ANOTHER WAY TO ADD HEIGHT TO FURNITURE - wood and ivory bedsides


The bedroom is a comforting place we spent each night and having a set of bedside cabinets that are tall enough for the modern bed can be challenging. Here is another way to lift up older nightstand without buying expensive pretty legs.
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MAKEOVER FOR OUR BATHROOM VANITY LIGHT - white with crystals



I took our old vanity light down and gave it a makeover. Let me show you what I did.



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A REAL SMALL LAUNDRY ROOM - sign and storage





In the spring I attended a local market put on in the parking lot where we buy our produce. One of the vendors had signs for sale and she just happened to have the one sign I have been coveting. Well GG bought it for me and I want to show it off.

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