Adding New Light to the Garden

August 21, 2014 | 14 comments

I think you’d agree that there is nothing like spending an evening on the patio sipping a glass of wine by the glow of soft twinkling lights.


When I was setting up our patio this spring I knew I wanted to add more warm lighting to our outdoor space.


And I was going to do it with three of these faded, rusted and ugly lanterns!… Continue Reading...

From Pine to Fine – a DIY

July 25, 2014 | 12 comments


Confession time!  I love painted furniture.  I love to repurpose pieces that are past their prime, no longer useful or have been cast away as “old news”.  There is just something fulfilling in taking something old and making it new again.

Last year I repurposed an old sewing table into a night stand in our bedroom.  … Continue Reading...

Odds & Ends continued…..

April 24, 2010 | 0 comments

Alright, now I’ve updated you on my dining room redo that is more like a kitchen/dining room reno dream, I’ll take a stab at the other projects on the list…

This little project has more to report!  At some point last year (August timeframe) our oldest daughter moved out and freed up a bedroom on the second floor for some creativity on Mom’s part – yippee!!  She has since moved back – sigh – but that’s another post for another day :)!!… Continue Reading...

Painted furniture

November 26, 2009 | 0 comments

I am soooo excited!!!!

Last week I made an awesome acquisition that I’ve been added to my ever expanding “project” list.  No pictures yet, but they are two gorgeous pieces of furniture with wonderful lines and solid construction.

Everyone I’ve told about this new project has asked “How are you going to refinish – stain or paint?”.  That’s a good question isn’t it?  question-mark1a Most pieces of furniture I have in my possession (with the exception of my newly painted pedestal table) are solid wood.  The warmth and beauty of wood brings such a natural element to a home, the simplicity or complexity of the grain, depending on the wood, being a testament to the wonder of nature.… Continue Reading...

The Three “R”s

November 11, 2009 | 0 comments

This past weekend a friend and I visited a local Habitat ReStore to peruse the stock.

The visit was really just out of curiosity since neither of us had been there, but within 5 minutes she had already found a light fixture that could be transformed to fit in her entrance and I was perusing the stock of interior doors, kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures.… Continue Reading...