This week I have been working on wrapping up a couple of large projects and photographing them. Next week I will be in California for a visit with family, working on styling an event, and attending an art hop that is featuring my cousins work. I’m excited to see everyone, do a little work, but less than enthusiastic to leave my fall weather for brutal heat. I’m a snow bunny, not a beach bunny. Not kidding either! Since I have been quite busy, I wanted to take the time to… View Post

Here it is…. The DIY Wallpaper Tutorial that I promised you. If you missed it, please take a look at these posts Country Farmhouse Dining Table and Sneak Peeks.  This tutorial is for a temporary wall treatment. If you want to create a permanent custom wallpaper treatment, I will include sources where you can purchase the necessary tools and paste for permanent wallpaper. If you’re a renter, this is a perfect way to jazz up your walls, without damaging them. I will be sharing a variety of images where I used this wallpapered wall… View Post

What’s Headed Your Way……. Sharing sneak peeks of at least four upcoming posts that will include faux projects, DIY tutorials, recipes, and a sweet baby. Today I wanted to share a few of things that I’m working on and give you a glimpse of the posts that you can expect to see headed your way over the next couple of weeks. The blogging agenda looks like this:  -sharing a recipe or two, complete with styled photos – new furniture faux finish – DIY tutorial involving papering a wall -peeks at… View Post

Styling A Sentimental Summer Mantel A few weeks ago I was missing my grandmother much more than usual. I pulled out a few pieces of her china to style a summer mantel montage using some of her favorite things- China, little birds, and green for color.  The little birds in the nest were from her collection of Christmas decor. Everything else, the silver sugar and cream dishes, vintage books, hats, and vintage glass bottles are items that I have collected throughout the years.  The green ribbon tied around the straw… View Post

This classic black farmhouse dining table, with its mismatched set of dining chairs, truly embodies the essence of French country style. Although I had a full set of identical chairs, two of them were non-functional and unrepairable.  I did happen to have two excellent classic oak farmhouse style chairs that worked well for creating the collected over time look I wanted to achieve. One of the aspects that I adore about French country is that it’s style is not matchy-matchy. It’s a blend of country rustic with formal elegance. It’s so… View Post