Saturday, August 31, 2013

August wrap-up

August--what a month!  
The end of summer and the start of school.
August has officially come to a close-
-and the turn towards Fall begins with a new anticipation!
fall wreath <3
Here are the most viewed projects I shared this month:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It has begun--Wallpaper removal

It all started in the bathroom shortly after we moved into our new home.
I noticed a corner of the minty-green wallpaper was loose...
hmmm..I wonder if I just pulled that up with my fingernail...would it peel up easy?...

and thus it has begun...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Coastal Side Table- A Thrifty Make-over

What says "beachy" more than that aged turquoise blue 
combined with a shabby style white wash?

 I am always drawn to these summer colors and
until now I never knew how to achieve that look in furniture.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makes it simple.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday Sentiments-Quiet Backyard Retreat

With the close of summer there suddenly feels like a rush of 
frenetic energy engulfs our family.
The back-to-school schedule is at once an exciting and exhausting 
change from the slower pace of summer.  
I was grateful to be able to escape this past Saturday 
to a wonderful women's retreat 
for some time of reflection and renewal.
The hostess' property was a beautiful environment and the weather was delightful.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lamp Re-vamp

Sometimes you just want a change...
Its not that it isn't nice the way it is,
It's just that you happen to have the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (R) bug
and cannot stop painting everything in sight.
But it's not a bad thing...because things look good with a coat of AS Paint!
Here's a recent re-vamp:
Lamp Base before. 
{click to read on how it looks after.}

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Sentiments: In the Cool of the Garden

"The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. 
That's where he put the man whom he had formed...
{click here for more sunday sentiments...}

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Chapter Celebrated

How quickly it seems to go...
Like sands through the hour glass...
{click read on for more on my summertime waxing poetic...}

Monday, August 12, 2013

Printed Burlap Cork Message Board How-to

If you are like me, I tend to collect little bits and pieces..., postcards, business cards...
It's nice to have a nice place to put these items.  
Something that says more "decor" than just an "office supply".
You can create you own stylish message board/cork board 
like this one with a few supplies.
{to see how, click read on below}

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Numbered Placemat Project How-To

Typography is a trend that is not going away.
Basic objects become special when a number is affixed to them.
Here is a project that is as easy as 1-2-3....

{click over to my blog to "read on" about how to make these numbered placemats}

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Meet "Little Kitten".
He was not planned.
It was the sign's fault: "Adoptions today..."
We stopped.
And now we have a kitty-kunundrum.
Why you ask?....(click below to read on...)