Projects Archive


Holiday Village Makeover

Hi friends, thank you so much for stopping by!  I took a little break from my dining room makeover to focus my attention on a few holiday crafts.  I don’t know about you, but I’m in holiday mode!  The past few Christmases I’ve talked myself out of buying a holiday village; they


Comfy Custom Bench Cushion

Hello, thank you for stopping by!  It’s been a busy week spent finishing up a few projects and starting a couple of others.  Not to mention planning for Thanksgiving!  No wonder I’m so tired!  Speaking of projects, with the painting and picture frame molding finished, I’m finally able to move on to


Craigslist Dining Buffet and Hutch

The dining room is really starting to come together!  Hubby and I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year, and I’m feeling the pressure to get this room finished in time for the big meal!  In my last post I mentioned the dining room buffet and hutch I purchased


Thrifted Finds

Hello, and thank you for stopping by!  I’m happy to say that we finally finished with the dining room paint and moldings!  It turned out even better than expected; I’ll be sharing those pictures with you soon.  In the meantime, I’ve been busy hunting for furniture, curtains and accessories to finish the room up.  I found


Dining Room Paint and Progress

The dining room makeover is moving right along, I’m happy to say!  The new paint color is up (Bedford Gray by Martha Stewart) and it is looking so much better.  Hubby and I decided, at the last-minute, that we were going to dress the room up a bit by adding picture frame


Dining Room Makeover Mood Board

Hello, thank you for stopping by!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My weekend was busy, but productive.  We managed to get most of the important stuff (kitchen, bathrooms) unpacked and put away, completed some paint touch-ups in the kid’s rooms, and even started tackling the next big project:  the dining


New Wood Floors

When we bought our house, we knew we would have to replace the flooring in the main living area before we could move in.  The previous owners had installed a combination of wood flooring and carpet, and both had been ruined beyond repair (please excuse the poor cell phone photos – the


A Pretty Little Skirt

Despite my best intentions, unexpected medical issues (both of my doggies, my son, then my hubby!), have derailed my decorating plans.  Time, money and that ever precious commodity , energy, had to be channeled elsewhere for a few months.  The good news is that everyone, dogs included, have either recovered completely or


Thank you Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

I wanted to thank Cottages & Bungalows magazine for featuring my entryway/mudroom makeover in their January issue!  I’m still pinching myself!  This issue is on display until January 17thand is jam packed with great tips to help you get your home organized for the New Year.  If you’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration,


Cottage Sign Tutorial

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful week!  I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who stopped by my humble little blog to check out my craft room makeover.  I have truly enjoyed meeting new bloggers and reading through your comments… you are all so amazing!  I hope you come