How We Replaced Our Front Door

by Beth on September 2, 2014

Front Door of the Farmhouse

What’s in a door?  Well if you are like me, a habitual remodeler avid redecorator,….a lot! Sometimes I feel like I live on an episode of self induced This Old House.  Did you watch it when you were a kid?  When I was growing up (did I just say that, man I’m getting old) all we had on our television… Read the rest of the story »


Decoupage Table from the sid

Today I’m super excited to be participating in a decoupage tour with a bunch of my blogging peeps! This was my first attempt at  furniture decoupage.  It was a really fun process and I’m not sure when but I’ll definitely try it again.  I can’t wait to show you guys how to decoupage a side… Read the rest of the story »


How to Build a Sidewalk

by Beth on August 26, 2014

Finished Pathway

If you’ve been following along for awhile you know that my home was built in 1827 and has been an ongoing work in progress since we bought it in 2001.  In fact if you want to see some before, during and after photos of the renovation you can do that here. Today I’m going to… Read the rest of the story »


Before and After Napoleonic Blue Desk

In yesterdays post I showed you how I removed the laminate top of this desk and gave it a new look with Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint.  Today we get to take a final look at it and see how it all came out. After the stain and paint were all dry I distressed… Read the rest of the story »

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Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Desk

by Beth on August 20, 2014

Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Paint

 Recently I had the pleasure of transforming this desk my client had purchased at an estate sale.  I’ve worked on several pieces for her (this ons’s my favorite) and I’m always happy to hear that she’s got something else that needs some LURVE! She wanted it to be a dark blue so we choose Annie… Read the rest of the story »

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New Home Kitchen Design Update

by Beth on August 18, 2014

Building a House

Hi friends!  How was your weekend?  Mine was super productive.  I hope you were able to rest up and that you’re ready to make your week wonderful! Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about the home I’m helping design?  This weekend I was able to tackle the kitchen design and even do… Read the rest of the story »


Ball Brand Mason Jar Giveaway

by Beth on August 16, 2014

Vintage Green Ball Jar

Hello everyone!  I don’t know about you but I love happy mail!  The other day I got these fantastic Ball jars in the mail!!!  They are so vintage and the most beautiful shade of green ever!!!!  Don’t you want some too?  (Be sure and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.) I LURVE that… Read the rest of the story »


ASCP Aubusson Blue and Paris Grey

by Beth on August 15, 2014

Numbered Dresser Front

When my father-in-love brought this to me I thought…hmmmm, ok I can work with this.  Solid wood.  Dovetail drawers.  I  can turn this into something…….I think. I’ve been wanting to put numbers on something for awhile now but each time the hubs says he’s not feelin’ it.  So this time I didn’t ask. Numbers I… Read the rest of the story »


How to Get a Vintage Look with Stain

by Beth on August 12, 2014

Stain Techniques

 In yesterdays post  I showed you how I transformed this chest.  Today I’m going to show you how I removed the veneer that covered the top and stained it. As you can see in the photo above the veneer was all there and in decent shape.  I debated just re-gluing and clamping it back down but… Read the rest of the story »


Royal Design Lovely Lace Stencil Chest

by Beth on August 11, 2014

Chest with Royal Designs stencil

Todays post is far from my ordinary paint project.  It’s actually a little out of the box for me.  Can I let you guys in on a little secret?  Before this project with a Royal Design Stencil I thought stencils were…..a little out of style.  There I said it….in fact it’s been awhile since I even considered… Read the rest of the story »