Category Archives: decorating

A whole lot of painting going on…

  Way back yonder I dragged this steal of a deal home from an antique store. It was painted a lemony yellow…not a color that will blend with my new decorating direction. First coat of the Annie Sloan chalk paint … Continue reading

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 I first read about this paint on Miss Mustard Seed's blog. Oh my…. No sanding, no primer, no nothing needed before you paint a piece of furniture. Seriously? Even over varnish? Even over varnish. After watching this video on her … Continue reading

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Been missing in action…meaning, I'm in full action mode, just missing from blogland! Too many fun things, life, the daily grind…you know that story. But these recent offerings from Pottery Barn are way too inspiring not to share. Especially for … Continue reading

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 It's supposed to be delivered today. Months of searching…debating…she made a decision!  Meet my new family room coffee table. Handcrafted of unfinished, solid reclaimed pine timbers from 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain (source) {love this store} I've debated about it for … Continue reading

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Choosing paint colors…

 The dreaded task of choosing new paint colors for our interior walls has come to visit me. I've saved notes, collected paint swatches for some time but the perfect shade of a deeper, richer taupe/brown/neutral is eluding me. Either too … Continue reading

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French Laundry

Mull-er. I am one. On big decisions–or big to me–I mull. and mull. and mull some more. Drives me crazy. Really crazy. Finally. I made the decision. I know the direction I think am heading with respect to redecorating. More neutrals, a softer … Continue reading

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The joys of bleach…

 A few posts back I had mentioned that Linda had wrapped some cards in some yummy vintage crepe paper. Well, lo and behold, she zipped me a note to say this wasn't vintage crepe paper at all….rather, she had bleached … Continue reading

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