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 […]

The Black Bedroom

Why are teenagers drawn to black?  Black nail polish, black eyeliner, lots and lots of black clothes.  A black bedroom?  How many teens have requested a black bedroom?  And why do they do it?  Is it because they know no parent in their right mind will ever create a black cave for them to disappear into? […]

Bar Stools

With my red kitchen came red bar stools….very nice ones from the Pottery Barn.  Red bar stools go great with red cabinets but not so great with my new white cabinets.  I had to make some changes.   Here’s what  I did…. Bar stools get moved around and abused quite a bit, and, while my beloved […]

Pink and Black Vintage Bedroom

We move.  A lot.  It’s the life we’ve chosen as a military family & we’re good with it.  We look at every move as an adventure.  Every home is a do-over.  Not everyone appreciates changing their home decor every couple of years, but I look at it as an opportunity to try something different.  Early […]

How To Make Chalk Paint

  Oh chalk paint, chalk paint, how I love thee!  My love for you is deep and endless. If you have never used chalk paint, you may wonder how such deep feelings can exist over paint.  It’s just paint, after all.  Or is it? It all started a few years ago during what seemed like […]

This room needs something.

  Sometimes it seems impossible to find the right piece of art to tie a room together.  Sometimes the best solution is to make your own art.  It’s simple and easy.  Recently I decided to “re-do” our guest room.  The walls are pale yellow (beautiful color) and here’s the quilt that I have on the […]