Tag Archives: Decorating

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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 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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Smile Big!

I am! I am! Such a simple gesture but oh, such a delightful way to spend your time. I'm guessing you've heard that smiling, from a physiological standpoint is much easier to do than frowning. Here's some other interesting facts on … Continue reading

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