Renew old drawers in 3 easy steps!

Renewed dresser drawers

A Great New Dresser I got this awesome vintage dresser from a friend who picked it up from a friend, who picked it up while pickin’! It has a home now. No more traveling for this little chest of drawers.  I can’t take credit for the finish, it came to me this way. I love the […]

The Look for Less: at Walmart?!

Walmart for home Decor

First, let me say that if you are a name dropper, this post is not for you. If you HAVE to have the name brand stamped or sewn into all the things in your house, you may scoff at my excitement over what I found at Walmart. For those of us who have champagne taste and […]

Ballard’s Confiserie Sign: The look for less!

Ballard's Confiserie sign Knockoff

The Confiserie Sign I’m extremely taken by the gorgeous dining room in the Ballard’s catalog. I’m not nearly as enchanted by the price tag!  So I’m on a mission to get that dining room (or a really close version of it) in my home, but at a price point that I can live with. I […]

The Home Tour: A 1940s Bungalow “Master Suite”

Home Tour: Master Suite

Our 1940’s Bungalow Home Tour: The Master Suite Folks, that title is just a wee bit tongue in cheek. I love the term “Master Suite” which to me implies a whole group of rooms, like some princess might have had in her castle. We have a smallish bedroom, and an even smaller bathroom that is […]

Weathered Bentwood Chairs ~ Real Milk Paint

Feature Chairs

Bentwood Farm Chairs I call this style of chair a “Farm Chair” for no other reason than that they remind me for some reason of being around a dining room table on a farm. No idea why, as I don’t have a specific memory of this, but there ya go. I think it’s because these […]

Growing a bloggy, painting, vendor, crafty business


Today I read a post by Donna, from Funky Junk Interiors. She has just quit her day job to become a full-time blogger. My first thought, was “Awesome! Now I know someone who blogs for a living!” Of course, I don’t really know her, but I follow her pretty regularly, and I’m glad she was finally […]

A Tale of Two Tables

Faux zinc table

Today I got to do a little bit of painting. I had two tables that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. The first was a Duncan and Fyfe occasional table. I had to deconstruct the top because the bottom of the cabinet was badly warped, but it still looks great! I finished the […]