Vintage Office Chair Makeover…in the Kitchen!

Black vintage painted chair makeoverMhmm, you read that right!  My office chair is in the kitchen!  Well, dining room, really.  Ugh!  Seriously, I promise I try.  But time gets away from me and I just end up not getting all the “things” done when I want to.  You know what that’s like, right?  I’m pretty sure you do.  I’m also pretty sure I’m on the far end of the spectrum of procrastination and distractibility, but you get the point.  We all have it. But like the song I’m listening to right now says “I just wanna dance  Read More

Spring Dining Room

Cool, colorful spring dining roomI’m not sure I could be more ready for spring!  We actually had a very mild winter and I’m still totally over it!  I’m just ready for sunshine and warm weather…on a consistent basis!  So, when Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors asked me to be a part of this spring home blog hop, I was all over it!  Any excuse to brighten up my house (and maybe clean the crusted cereal and yogurt off the floor!) is alright with me!  I got started with the dining room…it was definitely ready for a  Read More

Blue Painted End Table

Maison Blanche Lord Anson blue painted end tableHi guys!  I hope you’re having a beautiful early spring.  Well, it’s still technically winter, but we’re going to pretend it’s spring, okay?!  It was 63 degrees today here in Michigan, so I’m totally calling that spring!  And this weather has given me spring fever in my home!  I’m finally ready to tackle some projects that I’ve been putting off all winter…or longer! This end table was the first project on my list and I’m so glad I finally worked on it!  Literally, I kept this poor thing with one drawer pull on  Read More

Cozy Winter Farmhouse Style

Cozy winter farmhouse kitchenThis post couldn’t have come at a better time.  When I was asked to write about how to add cozy farmhouse style to my house, I was in!  I mean, did you see my Christmas tour?  I’m all about cozy!  After Christmas, though, I was feeling a little bored with my home.  Not like snobby “I’m so bored with all my cool stuff, I’m just gonna go out and buy new stuff”.  More like “I just need to change things up now or I might go crazy looking at the same thing in the same place every  Read More

2015 Christmas Home Tour

The-Golden-Sycamore-fresh-cut-Christmas-trees-signWelcome to my Christmas home tour!  A big thank you to Jennifer Rizzo for hosting the Holiday Housework again this year!  I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing tour with such talented bloggers!  And a big shout out to Joss & Main for sponsoring our tour this year!  I love all the beautiful decor items they provided!  If you’re stopping over from East Coast Creative, welcome!  Monica is super talented and her Christmas decor doesn’t disappoint!  (If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to take a look  Read More

Creating a Cozy Home with Curtains

Christmas dining room and new curtainsOne of the things I like least about our home is that the windows aren’t trimmed out.  There’s only one window in our house that actually has trim around it and we put it there ourselves!  The lack of trim leaves our house feeling a bit cold and boring.  I’ve found through updating each room though, that curtains help a ton!  They not only add personality to the room, but they make it feel so much more cozy and comfortable. See how boring this slider looked before?  We tried giving this wall a little  Read More

Easy Kids’ Chalkboard Wall Art Idea

Kids' bedroom wall art ideaI’ve been working on my youngest daughter’s room little by little.  One thing you can probably tell about me and my decorating “style” is that I’m slow!  Haha!  I promise I mean that in a good way, though.  I just like to take my time, to be honest.  I don’t like rushing a bunch of decorations and “stuff” just to have it done.  That’s not my style.  I have a lot going on.  And frankly, I’d rather let a room evolve over time.  It makes it more meaningful to me! So, now we’re  Read More

A Happy Accident – The Tale of a Closet Door Makeover

Urbane Bronze closet door updateSometimes you paint a room, move the closet door to another room while you paint around it, a dog chases a cat and runs into said closet door, knocks it to the floor, and a project is born!  No?  That’s never happened to you?!  Hmmm…maybe that’s not usually how projects are born!  But it’s exactly how this one started!  One day I decided to paint our daughter’s room.  It was bright gold/yellow (see pic below) from when she was a baby and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.  It was just so blaring-ly  Read More

A Cool Copper Lamp & What Happened to the Hutch

Milk painted buffet and chalkboard gallery wallIf you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you probably have no idea what this “hutch” thing is all about.  You see a picture of a buffet and a cool copper lamp and you don’t get what that crazy title is all about!  Well, if that’s you…go check out that post, okay?  Then you’ll be up to speed!  (wink!) Anyway…here’s the hutch…that’s now a buffet! Yesterday I told you about this crazy-beautiful piece’s tragic ending.  Except, thankfully, it wasn’t the end.  My hubby and I had that little glimmer of hope that this could actually  Read More

Repurposed Door Headboard

DIY repurposed vintage door into twin sized headboardMy husband and I decided this spring to move our youngest daughter from her crib into a big girl bed.  Only problem…we didn’t have a bed for her.  If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that we’re into salvaging and building more than buying furniture brand new, so our first thought was to check out Craigslist vs going to an actual store.  We found one option on Craigslist that I could paint, so we went to check it out.  But when we got there, it was nothing like  Read More