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 […]

The Blogland Tour is at The Flying C!


The Blogland Tour is Here! Jamie, from Southern Revivals Jamie, from Southern Revivals (AWESOME blog!) invited me to join the Blogland Tour, and basically give me a chance to tell you a few things about myself, and introduce some other great bloggers! Jamie has mad DIY skills, and I wanted to show you some great […]

Custom paint for a gorgeous nursery!


Recently I had the opportunity to help put a nursery together for a little girl. I love little girl rooms, and this one is just gorgeous! The mom-to-be found a great suite of  white French Provencial bedroom furniture at a local thrift shop, and asked me to paint it to match her color scheme and […]

An {Almost} Fall Table & Vintage China


I’m stuck on my Dining Room It’s past due for a makeover. Last year, I hired an interior designer to help me get out of my super traditional golds-greens-reds color scheme. I wanted colors that were  less heavy and serious, something maybe even- dare I say it- trendy. We got the living room redone, but stalled […]