I started out milk painting and waxing furniture after finding Miss Mustard Seed online a few years ago and actually have followed her ever since. Looking at her old blog, she apparently started blogging in 2009. I never knew that. I started reading her blog on a search for painted furniture around 2014. I had this… Read More TO MILK PAINT OR NOT TO….THAT’S THE QUESTION
I think the January organize and clean push has abated. I, for one, am glad to see that go…I don’t start that nonsense until March when I get the Spring clean bug. Lately, I’ve been reading the internet decor sites proclaiming whats new in decor for 2018. HomeAdvisor recently posted the question – Was granite going… Read More Decor Design 2018: Whats in What out Really? Part One- Kitchen Counter Tops
I love crystal chandeliers and the great thing about them as they are found in ALL decor styles. When we had the kitchen makeover last year ( I’ll post on that later) we put in a new kitchen..kind of. The condo was very dark with oak cabinets, oak trim, oak flooring and one small window over the sink. … Read More Chandeliers
We made this table 6 ft dining table with bench a while ago. I have loved watching the new blog for General Finishes…some beautiful wood furniture on there. We used their stain on this table…I think that is why it looks so rich It has a real deep rich walnut finish and I just love… Read More Love the Finish
SOLD antiques & collectibles We recently sold this framed cast iron medallion taken from an old Victorian fireplace. John added blackened silver antique spoon as handles. Our client using this as a key holder in her home.
The painter has come to correct my color faux-pas. The gallery wall’s dark gray has been changed to a creamy white. We have to wait for the paint to cure before we can hang any items. I am constrained a bit by the hangers on the wall now. You can see them in the new… Read More THE PAINTER WAS HERE.GALLERY WALL
We all make mistakes when decorating …some worse than others. We redid our upper level in the condo this past summer. Added new paint: going to a more neutral palette of grays and grunge. Added white cabinets in the kitchen, some new furniture and did some rearranging. I loved the new gray walls and the… Read More GALLEY WALL…MISTAKES MADE
Cross stitch by J is in the process of completing this wonderful lady. She has specilized in female figures in the past. She completed the Lavendar & Lace Seasonal Angle series by artist Marilyn Imblum a few years ago. Belw is the Spring angel which sold for $395 at that time What do you think… Read More OUR FRIENDS AT YARN N WHIMSEY
Deciding to paint the upstairs of the Condo AND the ceilings has been one of the most work intensive projects and frustrating to date. I suppose getting it all done at once now seems worth it but the process took two weeks of total disarray. But now to the good part! The condo was originally… Read More The PAINTING IS DONE!
TREADLE SEWING MACHINE DRAWERS This is our last treadle sewing machine drawer set. I think it is perfect for a Krubs coffee pod holder…but you may have a slew of other uses.This two drawer set is made of tiger oak with a very rich veneer. We added crystal pulls and it really makes a gorgeous… Read More OUR LAST TWO DRAWER BOX