Category Archives: Our Home

New Life for an Old Lamp


The first time I saw this lamp it was sitting on the sofa table in a client’s living room. I loved it! She told me she’d purchased it at an estate sale and didn’t know any more about it. I told … Continue reading

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New Paint Update for a Vintage Chest of Drawers

Dixie Belle Paint Dresser Makeover 22

This sweet little chest of drawers is the only piece of furniture remaining from the very first bedroom suite my Mother and Father-in-Law bought after they were married in 1956. They purchased it used from a relative and the only information … Continue reading

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My New Living Room Window Treatments Before & After

Living Room Curtains 1

With these new window treatments I did something I’ve never done before. I have a very strong “I can make that myself” impulse. I like the challenge of creating things myself and the satisfaction of knowing “I made that!”  And … Continue reading

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Dining Room Window Treatment and New Paint Color

Dining Room Curtains Embassy Green wall color

Our dining room faces the front of the house and it one of the first rooms you see when you walk in. It’s not a large room but by using the vintage sofa and adding more chairs around the 60″ … Continue reading

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Our Master Bedroom and A Vintage Chair Before & After

Reupholstered Vintage Channel Back Chair 1

Several months ago I snagged this vintage channel back chair from my daughter, Kaleigh. She had gotten it from a friend with plans to reupholster and sell it. I talked her into selling it to me instead! As I’m sure … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at My Kitchen


We’ve lived in our home for 10 years now and while there are several things I’d love to tweak I’m still very pleased with my kitchen and how it functions. The original house plans called for a wall with typical upper … Continue reading

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Painted Entry Hall Chest Reveal

Gray Painted Chest Mecury Glass Knobs

On the day I painted this chest I declared I was going to do something for myself. I could have chosen to go shopping. Or get a massage. Or a manicure. But I was in a stay-at-home-and-check-something-off-my-mental-to-do-list mood. So I … Continue reading

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The Story of a Little Painted Chest’s Transformation

Painted Chest with Harlequin Pattern

For the past several years this little chest has resided in my entry hall. I honestly can’t even remember how long I’ve had it. I’m trying to picture it in my previous home…but I can’t…so I guess that means less … Continue reading

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