August 13, 2012

New Sale Item

                                                   Dining room set, solid oak $425 OBO

August 2, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea Party

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July 26, 2012

New Sale Items

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July 8, 2012

Living Room Update

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Kitchen Update

Click here for my Kitchen makeover and DIY on painting kitchen cupboards.

All Things Beautiful

     There is no reason that functional things have to look like an eye sore. Take this cat kennel: it keeps our cat dry and warm, but I am constantly hiding it when it's not in use or tucking it away behind our grill so it is less noticeable.
That's when it hit me, why shouldn't all things be beautiful? So my cute son Will helped me out with my "cat house" inspiration and we created something we like to look at with colors and materials that represent our style and taste.
The cats seem to love it too!

March 21, 2012

Entryways

Entryways are very important when it comes to decorating. It is the first place people notice upon entering your home.
Let it boast the colors and things you love without overwhelming the onlooker.
Another great use for your entryway is to boast your holiday spirit. Even if your holiday decorations go no where else, you can feel festive with one spot in your home dedicated to the season.

My Halloween entryway 2011
Halloween 2013
My Christmas entryway 2011

*Weekly Tip*

As you think about decorating a room first choose needed items for the room. Example:
In a bathroom towels are needed so display them in a wine rack or basket.
Toilet paper is also a must have in that room, so try displaying it baskets.
Think of any other items that may add convenience to the room. I chose this full length mirror since I often dress in the bathroom. And last add any thing that makes the room you. Since wreaths are among my favorite decorative items I threw one on the wall to finish with! ~Meg

January 24, 2012

DIY

                                Antiquing wood furniture:
1- Sand (If you don't have a hand sander, Harbor Freight carries them for under $20). Simply sand most of the pre-existing lacquer or "sheen" on them. Don't worry about grooves. This does not need to be perfect, it just needs to make the surface more adhesive.



2- Paint: Use a paint with primer in it. This will make it adhere better to your wood, cover up darker coloring of wood or previous paint and eliminates the primer step.


*Note: when picking your color go slightly lighter and brighter than what you want the finished product to be, because step 3 will mute and darken your color.


3- After paint completely dries apply antique glaze with a brush to cracks and grooves. Using a potato cloth (white thin dish drying clothes) to wipe away excess glaze leaving cracks and grooves saturated. After, if you desire a more antiqued shade wipe the flat surfaces evenly with the used, glazed potato cloth.
*Note if you desire a more worn look, sand edges, corners and random surfaces before applying glaze.

4- Apply a polyurethane to dry finished item, for durability. Let dry and your done.

*For added character try removing glass or wood in cupboard doors and replacing it with chicken wire, hammered tin or any other desired material, by simply using a staple gun to fasten it to the inside of your cupboard!

January 17, 2012

New Sale item

If you are a Shabby Chic fan, or love the Romantic side of Country this item is for you! Check out sale items for more info.