Enjoying the fall!

Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Ours was a whirl wind but wonderful. We got to enjoy the ocean, the mountains, lakes, streams, body surfing the waves at the beach. Lots of bike rides, hiking trails and camping. Was sad to see it all come to an end but Fall is my favorite season….

Napkins for a Tea Party

I just listed these whimsical napkins in my Etsy store My Pretty Poppies. Over the next few days I will be adding the matching table cloths and napkin ring holders. The table cloths would fit a child’s 24 x24 table. They would make a great gift for a little girl or even a mom who…

A Chic looking Bulletin Board & Tacks

Make this Chic looking  bulletin board. I started with an old frame. I found this frame when I was helping my in-laws  unpack their storage container. They had just moved back to New England. This frame was really dirt, torn and ready to be discarded. I  ripped out the old mat, sanded down the frame…

Turning a small space into a child’s room

I wanted to share this child room with you. My sister-n- law and I designed and decorated this room a few years back for a client. She wanted to move her three year old out of their bedroom and into his own space. They had a  funky little space at the top of their stairway….

Kitchen Makeover on a budget

I wanted to share with you a Kitchen makeover that was done by the home owners themselves.  They wanted the look of a new Kitchen but new cabinets were not in the budget. They took there old cabinets and made them over. First they sanded the cabinets down, applied two coats of primer. To give…

Clock Picture Arrangement

I wanted to share this really cool idea that my sister-n-law did in her living room. She had a bunch of pictures of clocks she had bought. She had cut out sections of the clock and framed them in all the same frames. The end result looks like one giant clock on the wall. These…

Nesting

How do you make your house feel more like a home? I love to have old items that have a history to them. Most things in our house are from loved ones. Each piece has it’s own history. The book case came out of my grandparents summer camp. Us kids would get our books &…

A Fantastic Decor Store

I’m back and I have lots to post. Check out the pictures of The Naked Bohemian Store. They have the coolest furniture, curios, wine racks, clocks, and much more. Their imitation Tiffany lamps are to die for. They were having a sale on them when I was there. Their New Store Location. The store has…

Home Improvement Project

Here is another post from my old blog. Next week I’ll try and post the after pictures. I still need to make a skirt to go around the table that’s up against the wall with a Faux finish. Snowball Effect of Home Projects Shorty really enjoyed helping out. He told my dad “he couldn’t wait…

Rustic looking Shelves

I needed lots of shelving space in my tiny studio and I was on a budget. I love the  French Country look so that was my inspiration. I also need to make sure that the shelves were not going to come down with all the weight from the  books I was going to be piling…

Colorful Finales

I picked up plan wooden finales at the local craft store. I painted the main color  first and then went back with the trim color. This is an easy project if your looking for something to match your decor. After the paint has dried, I coated it with 2 coats of Shiny Polyurethane. Let your…

Kitchen Makeover

I thought I would share with you the Kitchen that my sister-n-law and I did. We helped a family member redo their kitchen. My sister-n-law and I had a design business together. This was the second project we did. As you can see from the space it is small. The home owner wanted more storage….