Red Milkpainted Antique Secretary (and a giveaway)


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! Mine was the best one I've had in a long time. Topher and the unnamed child made a fancy brunch with Creme Brulee French Toast, Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, and a Jalapeno Egg Casserole ... and mimosas. My parents, brother, sister-in-law, and my niece all came over. We had taken some photos of the granddaughters together and blew them up for my mom's gift, which she loved. I'm glad because trying to get photos last week when it rained … [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...]

Plaster Painted Yard Sale Clock Makeover


You see them at yard sales all of the time. Little decorative items that are still cute but outdated because of the colors used on them. There are certain colors that were used in certain time periods that totally give them away. In the 70's it was avocado, yellow, and oranges. In the eighties there was the whole country phase in country blue and mauve. Many of these decorative items you would pass right by at yard sales and thrift stores when all they really need is a little makeover. I … [Read more...]

Ivory and Blue Painted China Hutch


  Guess what today is? It's Furniture Themed Thursday! This month's theme is Distressed, and all of my blogging buddies and I have some fun new projects to show you! My brother picked-up this old china hutch for me from a yard sale a while back, and it had been living in my basement for two years now (something my hubby never let me forget). When we installed our new carpet a few weeks ago, and my brother and hubby had to carry this mammoth beast back up the stairs, he said … [Read more...]

Fabric Backed Vintage Shelf

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Hello my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend! It was absolutely beautiful here! Sunshine and temps in the 60's meant that I could finally drag out all of my pieces that have been waiting to be spray painted. Topher did some work on his car, and our over-the-range microwave died on Friday, so he had to pull the old one out (easier said than done) and install a new one. I finished the pieces down below, started a few new ones, and brought some new goodies down to my booth. The … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Makeovers (Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour)

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If you've been reading my last few posts, or following me on Facebook, or Instagram, you will know that I'm super excited to have been asked to participate in this Swap It Like It's Hot Tour. It's where 33 bloggers all partner up, and on a budget of no more than $10, send each other some thrift store goodies which we then makeover. In the past, I have loved reading all of the posts in the tour and seeing everyone's creativity, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited in! The person … [Read more...]

Vintage Cabinet turned Laundry Hamper


A few weeks, ago I showed you how my laundry room went from this to this I can't believe how much better the room feels now. The only thing it was lacking was a place to stash the dirty clothes. I didn't want to have big laundry baskets sitting on the floor, and I wasn't able to build shelves or mount a cabinet because if we ever needed to pull out the washer out, the space is too small to work around a large piece of furniture. My parents went to an estate sale the other day … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Vintage Dresser Makeover

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I noticed the other day that I shared one of my furniture pieces as a contributor at another site in October, but because of the craziness in my life, I never shared it with my readers.  You see, Fall is a bit of a whirlwind around here as I start decorating for Halloween, flow into Thanksgiving, and settle into Christmas (with get-togethers, parties, and functions peppered all throughout). Toward the end of the summer, I came across a giant beast of a brown dresser at a yard sale for next to … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover

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Do you have a room in your house that is a complete disaster? One where you make sure the door is closed anytime you have company so they aren't appalled by the way you live? Well, I actually have two of those rooms, but I decided to conquer my laundry room first. Let me prepare you my friends. We have lived in our home for 9 years, and we have not done one thing to this room in that time, except for add a bunch of hoard to it. I have no idea how things like dog clothes, purses, hair … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday #4


Welcome to my new Throwback Thursday series, where we blast to the past and check out some of my favorite projects.  Since I have so many new readers, I know a lot of you haven't seen some of these pieces, so now we can all get caught up. It's also pretty interesting (and sometimes entertaining) to go back in time and see what me and my family had going on in our lives. When this dresser first was posted  it was two years ago, the unnamed child was 15, and at times we would butt heads. It … [Read more...]