Decor

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I Buy Ugly Chairs

I Buy Ugly Chairs

We have a local house flipper in town that has huge billboards that advertise, “I Buy Ugly Houses”, I don’t do that, however, I do buy ugly chairs.  Ugly chairs just call to me…. it’s been going on for years, at one point I was storing six, ugly chairs.  This tufted ‘gem’ has been in […]

Clean and Sparkle

Clean and Sparkle

Today was a beautiful day in SENC, and I spent almost the entire day inside, cleaning.  We go through seasons of stuffing, stashing and hiding around here until it becomes too much work to find things or I get in the mood to do a serious clean.  Today I found that mood.  This morning my […]

New Year's Porch Dress

New Year’s Porch Dress

Christmas has come and gone once again!  Ours was filled with family, friends and lots of laughter.  We had company for just over a week, and are now enjoying the quiet!  The Christmas things are slowly making their way back to the tops of closets until next year, and I am starting my annual sort, […]

There is a Tree in the House!

There is a Tree in the House!

23 days to go!  The house is a holiday disaster!  We drug out all the decor tonight and currently it is in a huge pile on the den floor.  But the tree made it inside!  It’s a pretty NC grown Frasier Fur.  Still needs lights and ornaments, but it has the prettiest skirt, if I […]

Banishing Black

Banishing Black

We have a joke around here that if you’d stand still I’d paint you!  It seems that I’ve always got a painting project in the works or in the wings.  Not because I love to paint, but because it is so transformative, and I’ll admit, fun!  Take for example this sweet library cabinet in my […]

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

I have a thing for pillows.  Designers often say how the easiest way to change-up a room is with paint, and while that may be true, I’d make a case for throw pillows!  Paint is messy and labor intensive, pillows, clean and easy, (especially if you buy them)!  Fresh pillows can bring pattern and color […]

The 'New' Guest Room

The ‘New’ Guest Room

Today I put the finishing touches on the new guest room.  The ‘new’ guest room, is really Andy’s old bedroom, (he switched rooms back in the summer),  it has been a hot mess, ever since.   Here is the same room today.  I spent a total of $107 + paint.   It is crisp, clean […]

Man (child) Cave

Man (child) Cave

Andy’s shades are finished and hanging!  He is happy, happy, happy. They are hard to photograph, shooting a dark fabric, straight into the window.  But they are very cute. I made a simple rectangle of fabric with a rod pocket on the top. Then added matching pairs of large grommets 5 inches in from each […]

4 Out Of 5

4 Out Of 5

After a frustrating weekend working on furniture, today it was very rewarding to bring it inside! This bench is extra special to me for many reasons.  It sat under the kitchen windows in the house where I grew up.  Covered with houseplants and mail, it is a reminder of nightly family dinners, back when life […]

Bold Promises

After work today I stopped by a local fabric shop and bought the camo fabric for my little guy’s window shades. I promised him in September that I’d get them done “next month”.  A good friend once advised me to never promise anything to a child that I couldn’t deliver.  I really try to stay […]