Old  World  Collection What is the Old World Collection?  Thee  Old World Collection, is a showcase of decorative faux finishes, designed to evoke the warmth and antiquity found  throughout European design. Historic architecture, is the design cue  for the decorative faux finishes in the Old World Collection.  Inspiration for the Old World Collection faux finishes comes from textures and colors that once were only achievable through the passage of time and exposure to the elements; exposed stone, aged plaster, patinated surfaces and rustication.    The Old Embedded Wall is a personal favorite of mine.  The classic damask design deeply embedded within layers of plaster, coupled with earth brown colorants… View Post

Just for fun, I dug into the blogging archives to see which posts are the All-Time favorites! Be sure to check out the Viewers Choice: Best of the Best Blog Posts 2016 too. If you missed these oldies but goodies now is your chance to check it all out without having to search around. All-Time Fav Furniture Before & Afters This custom painted French farmhouse style dining table is #1. The black paint finish sure is sharp and has a sleek modern vibe that feels warm and inviting. Click on- Before and After Black Farmhouse Dining Table This next one…. Whew.… View Post

Just like last year, I’m fashionably late with sharing a look back at the best blog posts from the previous year, and you know what? I’m okay with that. So what if it’s two days into 2017 and I’m taking the time to regroup, assess, and prioritize personal and blog goals for 2017! The past five months have gone by so quickly that it’s time for a breather. If you’re feeling the same way, welcome to the tribe! We are slow and steady planners who like to have a well thought action plan. Alrighty, lets have a look see at… View Post

Here she is. Ta-da. This little twofer makeshift hutch finally got the makeover she deserved! Now she looks more like a China cabinet and far less like a makeshift hutch…or whatever that storage thing was before it got a fresh coat of paint, a pretty curtain, and a little bit of texture on its backside. Before and After Painted China Cabinet The Bare Bones of the China Cabinet Before This is what she looked like before. We all love a good before and after and are nosey creatures, right? I know you’re curious, so click over to the Before the… View Post

I’ve been working on  DIY furniture project that I’ve over the past couple of weeks. It’s a makeshift hutch. Have you ever looked for a special little something for a certain spot and after a number of years –maybe ten- been frustrated with not finding exactly what you’re looking for? This is the story of my life up here in Alaska. In these parts, we aren’t exactly known for our amazing antiques or French inspired furniture. Hashtag- The Struggle is Real! I’ve been sharing glimpses of this little DIY project in Snaps and on Instastories. If you want the down and… View Post