A big surprise in my inbox this month! I was asked to collaborate with https://www.redfin.com on a home design article about making over an attic space. Given my many hours thinking up the she-shed space, I could see the connections. There are so many considerations when rethinking an attic space. Here are some that came… Continue reading Thinking Up the Attic Space
I bet you or someone you know is looking at their old, wood dining set and thinking, I wish I could get a new dining table and chairs! Then you go to the furniture stores or online and end up saying, Well I can live with this another year or two. Rather than replacing them,… Continue reading Tackling 6 Dining Chairs
Keeping it real here, friends. I received some disappointing news that due to supply costs, I may be facing some real challenges to build the shed this spring (or even this year). I'm trying not to give up, but I have to be honest that I do feel pretty down about it. But I'm going… Continue reading Upcycled Magazine Crate Caddy
I had a vision. Sometimes these visions don't work, but sometimes they do. And you just never know where you're going to get inspiration. Here's how this one came along. I subscribe to a few magazines that always give me lots of creative ideas. One is Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself magazine. I… Continue reading Dare to Go 3D on Furniture!
Last week I shared the many steps to refinish/paint a vintage piece of furniture. And promised to share the end result. Here's a little before/after fix for you! As you can see from the before pic, this is becoming a bathroom vanity. It's going to be a classic beauty! Something New With the weather so… Continue reading Tissue Decoupage – This Works!
Sorry for the lack of a post last week - life needed my attention and I had to give myself some grace. I've learned that if I don't do that, a blog like this can become a chore instead of what I want it to be - a Joy! So let's get back to some… Continue reading No Skipping the Small Steps
I'll be honest - I didn't make much progress this last week. It was like -7 degrees outside, the kind of temps that make you want to curl up in a blanket all day. So I decided to look back on some of my furniture redesigns where stenciling was a big part of it. When… Continue reading 4 Ways to Flip Your Stenciling
What to do. What to do. When it's 18 degrees outside and you want to work on a custom project for your client. You step outside, the wind whips your face, and you know it would be a bad idea. So you wait for much improved circumstances. But you want a project. You want to… Continue reading Thrifting for Smalls