It’s Time to Decorate for Spring!

Hello Spring!  Now that the country is starting to thaw, it’s time to decorate for Spring.  It’s such an optimistic activity.  When we pull out our rabbits and Easter eggs, we are in fact saying that we believe good weather and sunshine are on their way…or at least we hope so. So, where to begin? […]

Chalk Paint Chest

Here’s my latest project.  My husband’s keen eye spotted this little chest at an estate sale in Massachusetts.  Here are some before pictures: I decided to not remove the entire lid but to, instead, just remove the cushion. I had a pair of bleached out, black, twill curtains we’d used in another house.  One side […]

Decorating Above Your Cabinets

This isn’t a post about decorating per se.  I would love to show you a beautiful area in my home that would inspire you. But sometimes it isn’t about how good we can make something look, but what we have to do to hide the ugly.  And I had some serious ugly going on.  Meet […]


Do you ever just sit quietly in a room and look around?  Sometimes I do.  Sometimes I wonder what the rooms of my house look like to my dogs.  If I were two feet tall what would I think of this room?   Sometimes I just like to observe. Today I took my camera around my […]

Chalk Paint Round Table

We have been carrying this round table around with us and using it since we found it in a barn 23 years ago.  It has served us well.  I have been dying to give it a little face lift and am so pleased with how it turned out.  I hope you like it as well. […]

Online Grocery Shopping

Busy life…always on the run…that’s how life sometimes feels.  Even tough I love to cook I’ve come to the point that I hate going to the grocery store.  Now, in order to understand how big this is you have to know something about the women in my family….they’re shoppers….grocery store connoisseurs.   When they go […]

My Chalk-Paint Mirror

For some reason I had it in my mind that all chalk paint projects needed to be white.  Now I KNOW this is ridiculous but I LOVE the look of white painted and distressed furniture.  To get out my comfort zone I decided to go as far away from white chalk paint as I could […]

Taken with Teal

Teal is such a fun color to decorate with.  It can be great for teenagers or for little ones, depending on your accent colors. It was time to replace childhood bedding so my daughter picked out black & white bedding that had teal birds on it.  We decided  teal walls would look great. Too easy, right? […]


What to say about popcorn?  We all know what it is.  We’ve all had some…from movie theaters and microwaves… both good and bad.  If you’re old enough you’ve had the jiffy pop kind that pops on the stove (do they still make it?)  We’ve had popcorn balls, made popcorn ornaments to go on our Christmas […]

Chalk-Painted Mason Jars

I love painted mason jars!  Not only are they beautiful, but they are also affordable. And adorable.  And super-cute.   I was looking for some affordable centerpieces for a volunteer event as well as a gift idea for the ladies to take home.  A trip to my garage provided mason jars, paint and Plaster of […]

1 2