Telling a tale of a sweet little romantic cottage bookshelf.   Who  loves a happy story?  You know… one of those sappy stories that begin with a rough patch that later evolves into a sweet tale, and instead of concluding with a tear-tear jerker actually ends with a happy ending? That’s the kind of happy story I’m talking about. I especially love the types of stories that for a moment, make me feel as if all is right with the world. In general, I love stories of all kinds. Between personal memoirs,… View Post

I can give you a few reasons how stripping is like the school bully. Stripping  is not my idea of a good time.  Not only is it a tedious job, but it is labor intensive. Being on my hands and knees, contorting into unnatural positions, while trying to maintain some sense of balance isn’t even the worst of it. The  hand and wrist pain that ensues from scraping, wiping, more scraping, scrubbing with steel wool coupled with awkward bending and leaning, cranking neck muscles to inspect nooks and crannies. Stripping is not… View Post

The following paragraph is a recap from Part 1 of My Gustavian Style- Click here to read the full post. Gustavian Style and French Country Style are two of my  f a v o r i t e  design styles. I would like to shed some light on what my personal interior styling preferences are, as well as take an opportunity to share a little about who I am, some of my experiences, and a little background about some of my college experience.  Most everything I do centers around both styles whether that… View Post

Gustavian Style and French Country Style are two of my  f a v o r i t e  design styles. I would like to shed some light on what my personal interior styling preferences are, as well as take an opportunity to share a little about who I am. Yes, I know.. I should get working on filling in that  ‘About Me’ section too. I will. Most everything I do centers around both styles, whether that is color, pattern, texture, furniture styles, textiles or fabric selection. Before I delve into… View Post

French Olive End Tables Lets begin with the olive color. First- I loathe green olives! When I delivered this set of end tables to a local business, one of the owners exclaimed that she loved the olive color. Nice observation. I ran with it. French Olives will be the name. Just so you know, naming finishes isn’t done to be cute and kitschy. Cute and kitschy is not a usual part of my repertoire.  I name painted furniture and faux finishes as a method of organization in filing recipes. Second- I intentionally went… View Post