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

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

I am a Bench Hoarder

No, really.  I can’t resist buying up little benches.  I just love transforming them and always enjoy picturing them in their new home.  Unfortunately, that home always seems to be my home.  Let’s look at the evidence, shall we? Exhibit … Continue reading

Big Sister’s Room: Before & After

Today is my oldest daughter’s 6th birthday.  I’ve never seen anyone so excited to be able to show how old they are by using TWO hands.  This is big stuff, people!  Don’t you love how such simple things can make … Continue reading