The Big Reveal of a Big Girl Room (Take 2)

Last July my youngest daughter turned 5.  Five is a pretty big deal.  After all, you get to hold up all 5 fingers on one hand when someone asks your age.  And because 5 is such a grand birthday I told … Continue reading

A Reflection on Round Top

Earlier this month my mother and younger sister attended Round Top….without me.  Sadly, I just couldn’t make it, so while they were there partaking in the antique and vintage awesomeness while slurping delicious frozen cappuccinos (who knew so much deliciousness could … Continue reading

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In Light of Round Top: A ‘Downcyled’ Lamp

The countdown is on.  I am heading to Round Top Antique Week in just 2 days.  TWO days!  I’m so excited! *For you fellow children of the ’90’s…Jessie Spano’s emmy-worthy, caffeine pills addiction scene from Saved by the Bell just popped into my … Continue reading

Garage Sale Saturday

I love Garage Sale Saturday because it’s where I find most of my furniture pieces.  But, sometimes you just have to get a few things for yourself.   That little cup and saucer inspires me to wake up a bit earlier each morning … Continue reading

From Masculine to Magnificent: A Dresser Makeover

Greetings, my friends! In addition to being in the thick of getting my kids into their new summer routines, I’ve been busy working on a few furniture pieces while also completing a design plan for a client’s income property.  So much to … Continue reading

Just Say No to Faux: My Family Room Reveal

The time has come for me to finally share the before and after photos of my family room.  Of all the rooms in our house, our family room took the greatest amount of patience.  Here’s why… Are you confused?  I, … Continue reading

My Favorite Things (Part 2)

Whew!  What a couple of weeks.  Strep throat, out of town visitors and surgery, oh my!  The good news is that everyone seems to be back on track.  So, after my last entry it’s time to discuss My Favorite Things … Continue reading

My Favorite Things (Part 1)

On multiple occasions I have been asked what are my favorite products to use while fixing up furniture.  The first product which comes to mind is Rub-N-Buff.  Why?  Because it can help you make the most of what you have … Continue reading

Not Your Grandmother’s Antique Mall

For all you mothers out there, do you ever just leave the house (sans kids) to clear your head and get some “me” time?  I know several mothers who do this by going to the gym (not my thing), some … Continue reading