Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves (5)

Easy Trick to Repair Blemishes on Stained Wood

Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves

My experience working with wood is minimal at best. I know just enough to be dangerous. When Scott and I made these rustic kitchen shelves & brackets we were quite proud of ourselves.

Until the time came to stain them.

When a product, such as wood glue, promotes itself as “stainable” you take for granted that it is.

Evidently my interpretation of stainable isn’t the same as their interpretation of stainable.

I remembered solving a similar problem several years ago using plain old craft paint. It was handy, cheap and oh, so easy. The perfect solution.  Continue reading

Cuffed Cafe Curtains with Panels

Moroccan Style Fabric; 3 Window Treatments and Pillows

Velvet Ruffles

I have worked with so many different fabrics over the years. Some fabrics are one-hit-wonders. Some make a repeat appearance every few months.

Recently, I had three different clients using the same fabric at the same time!

This colorful, Moroccan influenced print in turquoise, brown, red and gold pairs well with red cheetah and brown velvet…two fabrics which have made numerous repeat appearances throughout the years.

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Rustic Wood Shelves

Rustic Kitchen Shelves

Rustic Wood Shelves

When you remodel a kitchen the decisions can be overwhelming. For every decision that needs to be made there seems to be 1,000 options not to mention cost concerns.

What color to paint the walls? Reuse existing cabinets or buy new? What color to paint the existing cabinets? If new, do we stain the cabinets? Which counter top to purchase? Tile for the backsplash? Tile floor? Wood floor? Appliances..white? black? stainless? Lighting? Fixtures? Hardware? Refinish wood floors? Are they salvageable? Install new floors?

And if you’re using wood for any of these projects, which wood is the best option?

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Dutch Colonial

My Daughter’s New, Old House and Why It’s Still a Secret


Dutch ColonialI have been sworn to secrecy and pledged not share any pictures of Courtney and Drew’s new home.

The reason? Because my girls claim first posting dibs! The nerve!

Since Courtney had already shared this one on her Instagram I can show you the exterior BEFORE pic.

Truthfully, the house isn’t ready for it’s reveal. It’s definitely come a long way…so many adorable changes! Plus, they just moved in!

Scott and I did help them by making rustic wood shelf brackets and shelves to replace the upper cabinets in the kitchen. Getting tired of waiting for the “big reveal”, I begged permission to go ahead and share about the shelves which lead to today’s “how did we get here” story.

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Chesterfield Sofa & Chair

When You Wait 21 Years for New Furniture

Chesterfield Sofa and Chair (4)

I grew up in a small southern town where…in it’s day…furniture manufacturing was a way of life. My Dad (as well as other relatives and later my brothers and brother-in-law) worked in the furniture industry for nearly 40 years.
The Market aka The Highpoint Furniture Market has been a household term my entire life.

I’m sure this history, coupled with creative influences from the women in my life and growing up with a grandfather who made furniture for a living influenced my decision to become an interior designer.

Yet…I have had the same sofa for over 21 years. Through 3 houses…4 kids…up to 3 dogs at a time and only reupholstered it once.

To say it showed it’s age is a gross understatement.

Since all three pieces of furniture in our living room had some sort of hole, wear or tear…new furniture was long over due.  Continue reading

Historic Home Remodel (2)

Historic Home Remodel

Historic Home Remodel (2)

Today, I’m sharing portions of a lovely old 1920’s era home that was recently remodeled for resale.
One of the upstairs bathrooms featured a clawfoot tub and rainshower shower system. I wish I’d seen the home in it’s before stage. All the updates were utterly charming.
Especially the bathrooms.

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