Kitchen Reveal

By |September 29th, 2014|

It seems like half a lifetime ago when I first mentioned working on the kitchen.  The bulk of the work was done in a couple of weeks, but we took our time finding the right hardware and breadboards and you know, the important things.

Waaay back in the day of 2003-2009ish, our kitchen looked like this […]

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

By |November 30th, 2010|

It’s that time! I should have never bragged that I would get 3 mantelscapes done, because it’s definitely not happened.That’s okay….give me some time.:-)Plus, I’ve told you I couldn’t decorate for Christmas and I’ve been dying to tell you why.You know the fabulous Layla and Kevin over at The Lettered Cottage??  Well, somehow, some way, they’re […]

Guest Bedroom End Table Makeover

By |October 20th, 2010|

Hey there!  Finally coming at you from the Baltimore area today….really loving it up here!  Love the weather, the history of the cities we’re visiting, love the leaves that are actually turning the shades of Fall…just LOVE IT!
I also convinced my friend, Lisa to go with her gut and paint a wall in […]

Whitewashing vs. Dry Brushing

By |October 12th, 2010|

I’ve gotten so many emails (if you’ve emailed in the last week, I promise, I’m working on replying 🙂 on this topic, that I thought it was appropriate to write a post on whitewashing vs. dry brushing.
Sometimes choosing a treatment for a piece can be the hardest part of the refinishing process.  I’ve written a […]

White Aged Vanity Tutorial

By |September 28th, 2010|

Sometimes I feel a little silly when I write tutorials, mostly because I’m afraid most everyone is thinking how simple these steps are.
And they are! I didn’t take photos of every step, but this should give you a good idea how I achieved the finish.

This is the pictureless part.  I lightly sanded the vanity with […]

White Aged Antique Vanity

By |September 22nd, 2010|

It seems as though I just have to work a little harder to hang out with you guys lately.  Me, my computer, and my phone are all on
if-fy terms as of late.
All in the past for today and we’ve got a new computer request for Christmas.  Anybody got a used macbook pro […]

Where I Blog and A Video For You!

By |September 1st, 2010|

(I’m not sure where that came from…but you get my idea) When I saw she was having a “where I blog” party, I got excited to see everyone’s spaces–I still can’t wait because I’ve not had the chance yet–but I shrugged.  My room’s not ready, anyway.So, we’ve talked about it forever.It’s not finished.  But I’m […]

Darla’s Reveal…Again!

By |July 20th, 2010|

Alright, ladies, I’m bringing back an oldie but a goody (did I just say that?) for the CSI project today…furniture makeovers!  Go check them out…so much fun.  I was featured in the top ten last week…YAY!!  Thanks to those sweet girls for organizing such a fun project for all of us to enjoy!
First, let me […]

Some Details on the Daybed

By |July 9th, 2010|

Without further lead-in, here is some info on the construction of the daybed…Let’s let this post serve as a forum for questions…what else do you want to know about the construction?  Matt was going to write up some general plans, but if you have a specific question, shoot.**if you head to my facebook page today, […]

Sideboard is Coming Along and Question Answered

By |June 22nd, 2010|

I think I was twitching.Whew.  Luckily, this addict is back home and reveling in hearing the click of these keys.Ok…’s strange for me to post a piece before it’s completely finished, but I promised to take you through the process (albeit drawn-out).As you know from the video post, I was going to glaze it grey […]

Mirror, Mirror

By |June 8th, 2010|

Click HERE to enter The Tassel House Giveaway!  Closes June 16. We’re in the final stages of our addition upstairs.  We are painting bookcases, accessorizing shelves, hanging art….all the fun stuff!  We’ve still got a daybed to build, but that’s coming soon too.I had plans the whole time to frame a builder’s mirror with lots of […]

A Vanity for Lillian

By |June 2nd, 2010|

Lillian, my niece, that is.

Matt’s sister, Lara and her two girls came down to visit last Thursday, and among other things, Lara and I got the bug to makeover some furniture.

We found it at E.C. Oswald’s place, which Lara told me that pictures and words could did acurrately describe the craziness of his place or his […]

Stained and Glazed Dining Set Reveal

By |May 25th, 2010|

Edited to enter in CSI’s Furniture Makover Challenge.  Giveaway expired…sorry! 🙂
Click here to enter the Shop24 pillowcase giveaway!  Closes Wednesday at midnight!
I’m finally back with a Perfectly Imperfect Restoration project!  I have been working very hard for the last 2 weeks.
But this project was a little different.  More persistent work on one project, than […]

Mad over the Mantel

By |May 23rd, 2010|

Do you guys get stuck in a rut with your mantel?Because I usually only change it a few times a year…maybe fall, Christmas, and “rest of the year” are my cues.  I’m kind of tired of that!So here’s the mantel yesterday:I do love that canvas.  But…..after getting the white slipcovers and freshening up the rest […]

I’m In Love With A ‘Slipper’

By |May 21st, 2010|

Click HERE to enter the Shop24 GIVEAWAY for a burlap pillow slip!!
I’ve had white slipcovers on the brain for quite some time now.

photo by Pottery Barn
I love the tighter fitting ones like these…it looks like the couch is upholstered, not covered.

But I love the comfy and casual vibe they lend.

photo by Life in the Fun […]

What’s Going On…

By |May 7th, 2010|

Now that I’ve gotten my poor daughter semi-well (strep throat, roseola, and now a yeast infection-from the antibiotics no less), I’ve gotten back into work mode.  I’m working on a dining suite for a client (hey Ashley!) and let me say, I’m so excited about the lines of this furniture.This is just a shot of […]

Gossip Bench Update–or Aging?

By |May 3rd, 2010|

I’m back!!  Finally, a new project to share with you guys.  And one day when this attic is finished, I might also actually be able to stage pictures inside my home. For now, outside and makeshift will do.
I picked up this antique gossip bench from Mr. E.C.’s place a while ago for $18.  (kind of […]

Writing Room Progress

By |April 27th, 2010|

We are in the throws of construction, so you won’t be able to tell a lot, but you can get a general idea.The writing room is mine, all mine.  Matt let me make every single decision alone (well, mostly) and I am SO thrilled with the direction its heading!!  I’ve told you before, I think, […]

Coastal Pottery Barn Inspired Lamp

By |April 12th, 2010|

I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but I tend to be somewhat of a copycat.  I am not embarrased in the slightest to look at something, especially something’s from the Barn, and copy it shamelessly.
In all my thrifting for PI restoration and for our home addition, lamps have definitely been on the list.  We […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Tables Reveal

By |April 9th, 2010|

Wanted to show you guys my latest work…they are happily in their new home now (hey Ashley!)
Here is her coffee and end tables before:

I should have taken a better “before”, but I honestly was smitten with the “pottery barn look of them” that I was ready to get to work! (Can you tell I’ve got […]