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

Budget-Friendly Bathroom (and my disdain for wallpaper)

It’s been 4 years in the making, but my daughter’s budget-friendly bathroom is finally complete (for now).  Why did it take 4 years?  When we first moved in I tackled the major issues….dated wallpaper, a big, poofy shower curtain and … Continue reading

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One Buffet Finished Three Ways

When I go to garage sales I always make sure I bring two things….One, cash….Two, my business cards.  The reason I take business cards is because you never know where you might pick up a new client, which is precisely … Continue reading

My Refinished Staircase

It is finally time to fill you in as to why I went into hiding.  Yes, I could blame my absence on Christmas, kids, vacation, life, etc…but honestly, refinishing my stairs was the culprit.  I easily put 50+ hours into this … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been…

I’ve easily put in 40+ hours and am 90% done, but I’m at a good stopping point and plan to enjoy the holidays with my family.  I’ll be sure to give you all the details of my stair transformation in January. … Continue reading

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

Change: It’s a good thing!

Just when you were all getting used to my painting techniques with either chalk paint or spray paint, I decided to mix it up. Enter ProClassic® Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel.  This is officially my new go-to paint when I want a clean look … Continue reading

Dining Room Sneak Peek

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I can’t wait until summer because I’ll have so much time to complete projects and do a few things for myself?”  Then, did you quickly realize what an absurd thought that was and were … 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

Dining Set Makeover (and how to remove heat marks): Before & After

Meet the most time consuming, yet rewarding project I have done to date.   Isn’t it pretty? It didn’t always look like that, though.  It used to look like this… This dining set took hours of patience, elbow grease, a steady … Continue reading