Sienna’s Nursery Reveal

Sienna’s Nursery Reveal

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in DIY, interior design | No Comments

When I first sat down and created an inspiration board for Sienna’s nursery, I knew I wanted to use neutrals, metallics and punches of coral and mint. I wanted a more ‘grown up,’ vintage-inspired nursery that Sienna could enjoy for years to come. The room turned out just as I imagined, and I love that […]






bookcase upcycle

bookcase upcycle

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in DIY, interior design | One Comment

This bookcase was my second attempt at painting furniture after my octagon table upcycle. I again used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite, but did not mix it with any Old White this time. I sanded the edges like I did the octo table, but decided to go for a more subtle distressing for this […]






thrifted octagon table upcycle

thrifted octagon table upcycle

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in DIY, interior design | No Comments

I actually purchased this table with a local thrift store Groupon, and it only cost me $12! This was my first furniture painting attempt, and the first time using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. If you haven’t yet heard about this paint, its claim to fame is that it adheres to just about any surface and […]






fall rosette wreaths

fall rosette wreaths

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in DIY | No Comments

This morning I walked outside and for the first time felt that fall was in the air! I had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks this past weekend, so I guess it’s official! I’m definitely ready for scarves, boots, crisp air, no humidity [hence good hair days!] crock pot dinners, and football! Last fall I […]






new wall art

new wall art

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in DIY, interior design | No Comments

I found this beautiful tin ceiling tile at my favorite antique shop that is just five minutes down the road at the Barrett Street Auction & Antique Center. First I painted, distressed, and sealed the tin, and then purchased the wood for the frame at Home Depot. The hubby helped me measure and cut the […]






DIY wedding garter

DIY wedding garter

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

To make my garter, I first purchased some light blue fabric [my “something blue”], chocolate brown ribbon & rosette accent, and ½” wide white elastic from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I used lace from my mother’s wedding dress, but any wide lace will do. To make the garter: · Cut the blue fabric into a strip 3″ […]






DIY flower girl dress

DIY flower girl dress

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

I looked at quite a few flower girl dresses before making the decision to sew it myself. I still had quite a bit of fabric and ribbon and a stash of appliques left from my mother’s wedding dress, and an amazing family friend [and excellent seamstress,] offered to finish the dress and figured out how […]