Pinterest Party Friday #100


Happy Friday!!!! I've been busy this week working on projects, actually cooking for the first time in forever, and destroying my house for photoshoots. Seriously, it's like an obstacle course trying to get from room to room with displaced furniture and decor everywhere. Topher, the unnamed child, and my cousin are running in the Warrior Dash in Tulsa this weekend. If you're not familiar with what that is, it is one of those races where you scale walls, crawl through mud, and jump over … [Read more...]

How to Update Yard Sale Baskets

Decorating with Baskets PIN COLLAGE

  You all know that I'm thrifty when it comes to decorating my home.  Well ... I'm actually thrifty when it comes to almost everything, but that's beside the point. So this time of year is my favorite because it's yard sale season. Almost all of my decor comes from thrift stores, yard sales and estate sales. When you can score a dresser for $20, a lamp for $5 and a basket for a dollar, who wouldn't be excited? Do some of these finds take a few minutes of elbow grease to spiff … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #99


Happy Friday everyone!!! This week seemed to fly by! The unnamed child has prom this weekend, and we have been scurrying around getting things ready. Dress altered: check, found earrings: check, nails and toes done: check, spray tan: check. Now we just have to pick up the dress from alterations today, and Saturday will be hair and makeup, and she should be all set. I'll see if I can convince her to let me show you a picture of her all dolled up next week. Since Saturday's Prompalooza will … [Read more...]

Rustic Pottery Barn Console Table Knockoff


Today is Themed Furniture Day!!! If you're new to the blog, I'm part of a furniture tour where my friends and I choose a different theme each month and come up with our own interpretations. This month's theme was Pottery Barn. Now I love Pottery Barn as much as the next guy, but quite frankly, I am too cheap to pay their prices. I had been wanting to make a console table like the one below for quite awhile. When my brother told me that he had lots of leftover wood from tearing down his … [Read more...]

Tuesdays With Topher, Part 1: Our Story.


I've got big news!!! My other half is taking over the blog today! Well actually he will be taking it over several times a month! We are starting a new series called Tuesday's With Topher. Where I am the visual part of the blog, Topher helps me from time to time with the behind the scenes work. So we thought it might be fun if he gives some little lessons on how to get a blog up and running! Hey there! This is Topher (AKA Mr. Restoration Redoux). I kind of have a rough idea of things I … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Update a Side Table


I'm so excited that my sweet, talented friend Christy from is here for a visit today!  If you're not already a follower of hers, head over and check out the rest of her amazing projects! Hello Restoration Redoux readers! I'm Christy, and I blog at I'm so excited to get to hang out here with you today! Like Shanna, I make over quite a few furniture pieces. Today I'm sharing eight ways to update a side table. All of these are … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #98


Happy Friday everyone!!! It's been beautiful here this week! I am so in love with Spring! All of the flowers are blooming and everything is green again. This weekend I plan on finishing-up a secretary I have been working on forever, and Topher will be spraying some bookshelves that we have had in hoard storage for eons ... if the weather cooperates. The unnamed child is getting last minute things ready for prom next weekend, and next week I will be running around picking-up her dress from … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Ivory Server


  Happy Hump Day everyone! I just want to thank you all for your sweet emails and comments on my health the last few weeks. To answer your questions ... things aren't back to normal yet. I'm still having kidney pain, running a fever, and having massive fatigue. I did get an appointment with a nephrologist, which is good, but not until next week. Next week may not seem like a long time, but when you are in constant pain (and have been for 4 weeks), a week seems like a really, … [Read more...]

Tips For Painting Dark Furniture from Our Southern Home


Hi! I'm Christy from Our Southern Home. It's a pleasure to be meeting you today from Shanna's blog, Restoration Redoux. Shanna and I had the pleasure of finally meeting in person last summer at a blogging conference. We've been great friends since! Shanna is so talented with the paint brush! I am excited to be sharing a few of my own favorite painting projects from my blog Our Southern Home with you today. … [Read more...]

Earth Day with Tom’s of Maine


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias How do you feel about exposing your family to chemicals? It feels like every time you turn on the television there is a new story about how there are toxins in our water, our food, cosmetics, etc. Every year there are also increases in diseases like autism, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. It makes you wonder if there is a connection?  I'm no expert … [Read more...]