Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I have been in love with horizontal stripes for sometime now. I knew that I wanted them to liven up my powder bath but I must admit, I was terrified. The measuring didn't bother me but I had heard stories about walls not being level/straight, etc.
I did run into a few spots were the measurements seemed totally off. Since I'm not a "do it the right way" kind of girl, I just eye balled it! Yep, I sure did!

I saw the technique on Pinterest and went with it. The paint color is actually the EXACT same color on both stripes but one is a High Gloss and the original wall color was just a semi-gloss. The bottom stripe is the original wall color and the lighter looking stripe is the gloss.

Color: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers

I love how it turned out and it was relatively painless. I did it all by myself. The measuring is what took the longest. I love the punch that it gives the powder bath. I think it really amps it up a notch.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Look what I found today!! I just love turning trash into treasure! I scored both of these frames for 5o cents each. Can you believe it? You can tell the size by the comparison of them leaning up against a large trash can. I had planned to take them apart, paint the frames, and make a message board similar to the one below. However, once I got them home, I realized the boat picture is an original painting and it's really growing on me. I have incorporated some turquoise into my house and think the picture might actually work. At least I am going to give it a try before I totally destroy it.
This piece had been a black screen. I removed the screen, cleaned it up, painted it and added a chalk board and chicken wire. Clip your notes or cards on the top and leave chalk messages on the lower section. You could hang this vertically or horizontally. It would be perfect in a child's room, kitchen, laundry room, or playroom. The possibilities are endless. I can add your custom word on the pennant. 2 in stock. $65

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chevron End Table~ From drab to Fab!

Before: This sad little 70's end table was just begging me for a makeover! So, I just had to answer the call...
Here she all of her Chevron glory!
I love her so much, I almost want to give her a name.
So sad that I don't have a place for her!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This Just In!

This little utility cart is so versatile and fun. I think it would be perfect on the deck by the pool. It's a perfect caddy for your towels, goggles, sunscreen, etc. I can also see it set up for a backyard bbq. It would be the perfect place for your utensils and platter.

Here it is staged for a kids room. Add a lamp or some fun buckets/baskets and you've got the perfect bedside table.
Have a large bathroom? This little cart goes anywhere! $45

I fell in love with this chest the second I saw her! I can picture her in an entry, a large bathroom, a little girl's room or a nursery. She's just waiting for a custom paint job, you choose the color. $145 (refinished & new knobs).

Aren't these two a sight for sore eyes?? They are just waiting on a makeover. You choose the color and the fabric! $45 each

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Come on in and Sit a Spell!

Before: It was instant LOVE when I happened across 2 of these chairs. I knew that one needed to be behind my desk! Yes, my hubby did think I was nuts as he was loading them!
After: She is sitting pretty! I still have the other one available. Let me know if you're interested and you can choose the custom paint/fabric. I think it would be stunning in a lime green with a funky fabric to match! A black, gray, and yellow color combo would also be great! The possibilities are endless! $65

End Table Love~

Before: Solid wood and heavy! This guy needed some help!
Gray table w/ chalkboard on top. Much better! $75 (SOLD)

Before: Solid wood Bassett end table. Her style and design, well, it was gone!

After: Wowza! She is all Tiffany blue and ready for a new home. I will be happy to distress/glaze if the new owner desires. $65 If you would like a chalkboard insert in place of the glass add $10.

Before and After

I have had this china cabinet for about 13 years and have always loved it. However, I have gotten on a "this house is too dark" kick and decided it needed a design altar! I absolutely love how it turned out. I primed it with kilz, painted 2 coats of Valspar Crystal Aqua, then distressed and glazed it. I couldn't be more pleased. Beware: I still have 3/4 of the can of paint left. Nothing is safe! ;)