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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Remember this table  from a previous post.  Well it is done.  I now have it in my side porch entryway.  I think it is such a cheerful welcome, rather than in the dining room.  The colors are Old White and Paris Grey

Before and after.

A entry table and mirror redo.

I had this adorable entry table leftover from my mother-in-law.  I loved the look of it, but not the oak look.  So, in comes Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I painted the whole console in Old White and Paris Grey.

I really like the look, has that romantic, shabby chic look I love.  

Sconces - Before and During....

I had these sconces, but since the dining room and kitchen makeover they were tooo black.

I'll hang these sconces soon, but wanted to post the before and during.....

I painted these with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and Old White.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I thought I would share a few pictures of Mother's Day.  I hosted dessert for my Mom, daughter and sister.  I set up a vase of roses for each and bought a beautiful cake from a local bakery along with some specialty cookies.  I recently painted my dining room table with chalkpaint and I just received the paris grey today - so chairs to be painted soon.  Hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I have a request.  If you check out my post on my dining table revamp, I have painted the table old white (chalk paint).  I'm looking for suggestions on the color of the chairs - I have decided not to do them in old white, but possibly a Paris Gray?  Any suggestions??

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I'm revamping a table.  It's been while since I have done anything!  My husband and I have been doing some remodeling inside our home and things have been chaotic - shuffling items from one room to another to accommodate renovation.  I started a little side table with some graphics from The Graphics Fairy (I love her!).    Its not quite done, I still have some painting and distressing to do.

I'm also in the middle of painting my dining room table, this is really brightening up the room even more (full reveal to come soon).

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Giveaway #4 over at Villabarnes

Yup, Rosemary's at it again!  She has, as usual, a stunning giveaway of one of her beautiful vignettes.  Head on over to Rosemary's blog and admire the lovely items she has assembled and check out her Etsy store also.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

laundry area/mudroom redo

I'm almost embarassed to post this.  Ok, my husband was a bachelor for quite a while before I met him.  So when we got married I sold my home and we moved into his home.  The last room I really wanted to tackle was the laundry area/mudroom.  This room is the first room you walk into if you come in off our side patio/porch.  Our home is over 100 years old, so it has lots of "quirks".  The walls arent exactly "square".  lol

Here are some before pictures.  (I said I was embarassed to show them).  The colors are ghastly!

My husband used to barber, so this was an area where there was a barber's chair and wash sink.  I actually found the home depot card showing the exact colors that he painted this room in. 

Here are some of the during/afters!  I used some beadboard wallpaper purchased from Rhoda at SavvySouthern Style  

I painted the exterior of the door black.  Wish I had taken a picture of the christmas swag that was on it during the holidays, the green was so nicely offset by the black.

 My hubby still needs to move the washer/dryer so I can paint behind it.

A sweet table my friend Rosemary Weinberg gave me.

Giveaway #3 over at Villabarnes

Rosemary has outdone herself again!  Rosemary over at Villabarnes is giving away the most beautiful vignette, giveaway #3.  If you have seen her work, you know its always beautiful! 

Visit Rosemary over at Villabarnes, become a follower, etc. and enter her generous giveaway!

Have fun.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Villabarnes giveaway

Rosemary over at Villabarnes has an awesome giveaway going on.  Visit her beautiful blog and soak in her enormous talent and visit her Etsy also; beautiful things for sale.