I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out. I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it absolutely glamorous....more
Burglars don’t usually depend upon the light of the moon to break into homes; they depend on the daylight—because that’s when they know most homes are empty! The kids are in school, the adults are at jobs or shopping…duhhh, even a halfwit burglar knows this is an opportune time!...more
My Bougainvillea glabra is a flowering machine. It puts out a big show of magenta/purplish color off and on for 9 or 10 months out of the year. It grows up and over my garage which sits at the end of a long, narrow driveway. It gets a major “WOW” from anyone who sees it....more
In design there are few things that will make or break your design regardless of how much time or money you spend on it.
One of those things is wall art. Because of this, wall art can be the most difficult part of the 'finishing touches.'
So, knowing all of that, I thought it would be great to do a post with a few tips and tricks!
TIP 1: REMEMBER THE RULE OF THREE'S
Because gardening is an art form experienced in the moment people are usually oblivious to a little secret: dreamy perennial gardens are old. They don't look it, of course, tended to perfection as they are, sometimes by several generations of gardeners....more
Sometimes I want to kick myself for not starting this blog 7 and a half years ago (about the time that hubby and I moved into our house). I could have written over a dozen DIY posts for you like how to install hardwood floors, tiles and trim, swap light fixtures, install new faucets, painting tips, wallpaper, ... My husband and I did all of those projects right here at home well before this blog even existed! It doesn't make much sense for me to write about them now because I don't have many photographs nor real time updates and costs....more