Painting an Island Top-Faux Marble

Popping in today to share a really special makeover. I have had this Kitchen Island for just about as long as we have been in this house, so twentyish years. It weighs a ton, and is rock solid, it was white for 19 of those years. It was covered with a funky kind of paint/plastic…

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#simplefloralfridays

If you are stopping by the Blog for the first time, welcome. I have partnered with Afloral and I will be popping in every Friday for at least the next 6 weeks to share a simple floral arrangement that anyone can do, if you have the right materials and right container. No talent required. The…

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A Little Bedroom Refresh-Phase One

Okay, if you have been around my Instagram at all lately, then you already know that I was working in my bedroom for a couple of months, giving it a bit of a Facelift, actually just adding in all the pretty things. Last fall I painted my bedroom white, though I still have that gray…

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Painted Furniture Issues and how I fixed it.

I have this round oak table, that we picked up about three summers ago for $50. it had seen some better days, I think maybe it spent the last 10 years or so of its life stored in a basement or garage, it was rough. I painted the table white awhile back with chalk paint,…

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My Very First Antique-and how it happened!

This is a story about a girl who had only ever shopped retail, turned Antique Furniture collector. There was a day about thirty years ago, that everything I owned came from the Department Store, its all I knew. If you needed furniture, you went to the furniture store, right? Well little did I know, about…

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My Fall Porch 2016-Let’s Paint it Again

Welcome onto the porch, one of my favorite places, for what I like to call a “Sit Spell” Here in Pennsylvania it takes a little longer than normal to be able to add Pumpkins to your front porch, because its still so warm, really into early October. But once the nights start getting cool, its…

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A Fresh Flower approach to a Fall Table Scape

Just popping in quick to share a pretty tablescape. What could be prettier than that of flowers and pumpkins cascading down the table. I pictured this in my mind, kind of the way they would look if they were tumbling out of a large cornucopia, but I was going to use a large Urn instead….

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A Better Use of Space

I had a cabinet sitting in front of this wall for 20 years, we called it the Spice Cabinet, because, you guessed it, it was filled with spices. I would constantly¬†bump into it¬†with my upper arm and end up with a bruise. We also have such a large collection of platters that they were all…

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