Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A couple of my pieces (Finally-10/9/09 and Tea for Two-6/29/09)were featured on Better After. One of my all-time favorite sites to drool over! If you haven't been there, you gotta check it out~and thanks to Lindsey for including me!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Who Me? Really?

An Award? Wow! I am happy and honored to receive the "One Lovely Blog" award from Katie over at Hippos and Dinosaurs . Thank you so much! Now it is my turn to pay it forward and share the love. My list of 15 newly discovered and much stalked...er....loved....blogs (in no particular order) is as follows:

1. Better After
2. Joys of Home
3. Design Sponge
4. Just a Girl
5. Its The Little Things That Make A House A Home
6. Making It Mine
7. Centsational Girl
8. Curbside Creations
9. Thrifty Decor Chick
10. Imperfectly Beautiful
11. A Soft Place to Land
12. Vintage Junky
13. 320 Sycamore
14. Nanny Goat
15. Nienie (Not a creative site, but the most inspiring woman EVER!!!)

So, congrats and thanks to all of YOU! You inspire me, you make me smile, you encourage me and you challenge me. Now--go and give out your own 15 awards to others that do the same for you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One Pretty Thing

One of my pieces (Shoe Stop, June 29, 09) was featured today on "One Pretty Thing" in their new Before and After Roundup. How nice! Well, OPT, I like you too! Just sayin'.

Monday, October 5, 2009


After much waiting (which I am so NOT good at) for my supplies to arrive and then finally getting the sun to come out long enough to get a decent photo, I am able to complete and post this project. It turned out just like the picture in my head and that's always a good thing! The table was in a sorry state but very sturdy---the same could not be said of the chairs. They truly were meant for the dumpster. They needed a lot more love but the result, I think is charming

So, at long last.....the finished set

What do you think? Game table?
Breakfast table? Maybe for a Sunroom or a screened porch? Can't decide---all I know is I like it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

In The Meantime......

You know, even the BEST intentions can't make the postal system any faster, so while I have been waiting...and waiting...and waiting, for some much needed supplies to complete my previous project, I picked up these amazing frames at the flea market and the next thing I knew, I had these oh so cute chalkboards. So. Fun.

And then, because I was still waiting, I made a trip to the salvage yard and found four sets of these old interior shutters. You know the kind--the hinged wooden ones that are louvered. Anyway, a few slats were missing but I thought they might still have potential and got to work.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Can't Resist

OK-So, I just can't wait to finish this project and couldn't resist posting at least a bit of what's done so far. It's just too fun not to share! And the best part? There's more to come.......

Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm Still Here!!!! Back At It...

So, after way too much summer traveling and way too much time away from my sand paper and paint brushes, I'm back in my paint splattered work clothes and pony tail and happily working on a new project with my faithful collie buddies snoozing to the sounds of my drill and staple gun. A few weeks ago, I happened by my daughters house as she was getting ready to haul some "junk" away for her landlord. After all my years of dumpster diving, the dumpster came to me and I rescued a few treasures right then and there. So, I'm working on some great stuff and should have a complete post next week.

In the meantime, see if you can guess what the pictures below have to do with each other...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tea For Two

These two delicate chairs, although old and somewhat forgotten, had a lot of character. The carving on the legs and backs are intricate and detailed. It put me in mind of an old victorian parlor or sitting room. The little plant stand and octagonal lazy susan in the picture on the right inspired another idea for me.

Charming...How do you take your tea? I think this turned out so sweet.

Shoe Stop

This lonely little bench had definitely seen better days when I picked it up. Several layers of bad upholstery and neglect to the solid pine base left little to be desired and I felt sorry for the poor thing.

Now, with new updated fabric and sleek satin black paint, this hallway bench serves as a soft landing to remove shoes and boots and a welcome seat for little ones while mom ties laces and slips on mittens.

A Woman's Work is Never Done....

After seeing this sad little desk and potentially cute and comfy chair in a local thrift shop, I just had to try my hand at making them a cohesive set for some work at home mom who appreciates style as well as function for her home office.

The result is a classic, clean and fresh look with a new cushy seat and a sparkly drawer pull. I love the way this turned out--so bright and, well, fun if you can apply that term to work.