HOME TRENDS FOR 2018. Not sure I’m ready for brass again- I just got rid of most of it! While recently reading about new home styles for 2018 I came across an article. As I read it, a smile came to my lips, then a grin, and then WHOOPIE escaped! At last- a perfect definition of my eclectic… Read More AT LONG LAST- MY STYLE DEFINED- WABI SABI
I know you guys are getting hit with a really bad winter this year. I am happy to know we chose this winter to go to Ireland. And here’s hoping next winter is much nicer in Ohio! We have had a few days with a good frost but no snow…no sleet…maybe next week they say.… Read More LET IT SNOW….
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
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
Our kitchen was a fairly dark room. We only had the one window over the sink and the French doors onto the roofed sun room at the end of the eating area- so it was pretty dark. It all kind of blended into the oak before. We had oak cabinets, brown and gold granite, and… Read More condo redo cont-the kitchen
In Great Britain and Ireland they have named their pubs many different names and types of names. Wikipedia lists a plethora of names and headings for pubs- names for animals, royalty, animals. etc. Also in Great Britain and Ireland, many pubs have tables made from a cast iron base in black and an oak top… Read More THE BELL AND LAMP …sounds like a pub but its a table
Last year I decided not to sell our condo…long story but decision made. Instead we decided to upgrade- put in 1. carpets and 2. new kitchen appliances and 3. granite counters. Now we are painting……as expert decor person would see ,I made the classic redo mistake and did everything backwards! And now the fun begins…… Read More HOME SWEEET HOME REDO CONT
You just never know….some times a disaster turns into something good. As you know, John has been making furniture for a few years, while most of our sales have been on ETSY , we have had our furniture in local shops. Our last experience did not bode well. We had a big blow up with… Read More THE BEFORE OR AFTER? WHAT DO YOU THINK?