I scored this awesome rug on clearance at Kohl’s. It really anchors the rocking chairs. I added my DIY pillows from another post and some burlap on the little side table warm it up. I sat out here tonight reading and it was very peaceful. The DIY drop cloth curtains give privacy and warmth.
Like so many of you, I love fall decorating and my favorite place to decorate is my farmer’s porch. I spend a lot of time here at least until it gets too cold. I saw these adorable pumpkin topiary’s all over blog land and was psyched when Michael’s had the pumpkins 50% off. I used […]
My friend Elaine, who I have literally known since I was 15-(that’s a lot of years) asked me to refinish the top of her beautiful cherry table. I was a little nervous because it is a beautiful piece of furniture, however, the top had a large stain. She wanted a white finish, but wanted some […]
In this day and age with school bullying rampant, I speak to my daughter all the time about being true to herself and not a follower. My daughter is definitely an individual. She loves clothes from Hot Topic, which means lots of skulls! Living in the country, this sometimes does not blend in with the […]
I have been working on a few sign requests. The first is for a coworker who lives on a beautiful farm in CT. She wanted a sign to hang outside her chicken coop and I thought rustic pallet wood would be perfect. My dad angled the edges for me and she seemed to love it. […]
I have been seeing these really cool coffee bars posted on Pinterest and I wanted to free up space on my counter so, I got to work on a kitchen buffet I had, first giving it a quick coat of Annie Sloan old white. I made a coffee bar sign for the top, added my […]
I enjoy this time of year with the humidity fading away and life getting back to a somewhat normal routine, with kids going back to school and a slower pace during the work/school week. I crave down time sitting on either my porch swing or rocker reading, surfing, blogging and creating. I totally could be […]
Had a few days off so decided to work (play) on some painting projects. I had Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue from another sign so used that for this Life Is Good sign. For the letters I used ballet pink acrylic paint. Light stain of minwax mahogany.
I was looking for a small table to put in my master bath for extra storage and found this old table that was in desperate need of a facelift! I gave it a coat of my favorite Annie Sloan old white, sanded it for the shabby chic look I was going for and used a […]
I love making signs out of old wood and lucky for me my dad came through for me again with a bunch of old pallets. They make the best signs, love the character with chips and nail holes! My new favorite Annie Sloan paint color is duck egg blue, so when my friend asked me […]