DIY-To Paint or Not to Paint

Ah, that is the million dollar question. Last week I posted a photo of a refurbishing painting project I did for my mom’s entryway. I took an old knotty pine cupboard that had seen better days, that we had purchased for next to nothing at auction…...more

An Old School Desk is Given a Fresh Look With a Hand Painted Touch

I think my designer eye is rubbing off on my husband because he recently waltzed into our house very proud of himself that he and my son Holden found a old school desk with a “free” sign on someone’s lawn.  I must say I was pretty impressed, the desk was perfect for Holden’s room.  It was time to get creative!...more

A Portable Pantry for Fruits & Veggies

The other night the kid and I were camped out in front of the tv with a frozen pizza baking in the oven. I was in full-on 'bad babysitter' mode since the hubs was out of town. I caught a whiff of onion-y goodness and headed into the kitchen. And as I rounded the couch I saw this guy... ...more
I love the orange. Love, love, love, love, love it.more

French Script Set of Drawers

Well, I made through three birthdays this past week - two of them belonging to my now 15 year old twins.  You know what they both requested as a "present"?...more

Getting Started in Blog Land

 I am a massage therapist by day, and a furniture painter in my free time. I have recently discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP), and it re-ignited my love for painting. Growing up and on into my young adult years I was an artist. I worked with pastels, oils, watercolors, just about any medium. I also loved antiques, and as a hobby would go trolling estate sales, flea markets, and just about anywhere I could find a deal. I usually wound up buying some inexpensive piece, and repairing it and then restoring it....more