WAIT! Before you take down your Christmas Tree…and I realize as I write this I may already be too late for those over achievers who’ve already packed up, cleaned up and neatly put everything away.
Just in case there are a few of you who, like me, aren’t about to touch that tree until next week, I’ve got a few tips and tricks for you if you’ve been thinking about changing your Christmas color scheme. Continue reading →
Know what the key ingredient was for updating this Fall centerpiece?
Spray paint! Specifically several different shades of metallic spray paint.
My friend Jan has a large Fall centerpiece that I have admired for several years. This year I went to her home and it was completely different. Gone were the oranges, reds & yellow golds and in their place was this shimmering neutral beauty.
In fact, that wasn’t the only thing that was different.
An empty bedroom.
With four children this is a rare occurrence at my house.
Now that two of those children are married I have a guest bedroom for the first time in 28 years! Slowly but surely I’m working on pulling this room together by using much of what we already have.
Giving an old table a fresh new look with Vintage Decor Paint by Martha Stewart Crafts was one of my first projects.
For several weeks, okay months, I’d been noticing how dirty our garage lanterns were.
Upon closer inspection they weren’t dirty they were faded. Really faded.
Our garage faces west and 8 years of sun exposure had done a number on their finish. While you might look at these photos and think this is a nice patina, don’t be fooled. They just looked old and dirty. Very dirty.
So after much hassling, nagging and begging Scott finally took the lanterns down for me so I could paint them.