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… 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… View Post

Hello. 1988 called.  It wants its decor back. You know the style I’m talking about, right? It’s the one that used an abundance of country blue accented with the color mauve and had swans on every home accessory imaginable.  That reminds me of this story from my bratty tween years- I distinctly remember someone who had a giant mauve Christmas tree. I do mean GIANT!  It was probably 18 feet tall at least. All I know is that it stood next to a staircase, and the very top of it… 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

  Throwback Thursday Thursday has become the unofficial day of sharing anything and everything that relates to the past. So I’m doing a TBT. For those of you that don’t know what TBT means, it’s the abbreviation for Throw Back Thursday. Last week, I mentioned in a blog post that I had organized photos. Remember that post? Check it out here. Along the way, I rediscovered some older pictures. Each of these images reflects my days of not knowing diddly squat about photography and manual settings. I even lacked the ability… View Post