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Blue, Blue, My World is Becoming More Blue!

a serene bedroom in Woodlawn blue

  I have been a non-lover of blue for a long time now…but my taste has been slowly changing. I guess that happens to everyone.  Has this happened to you?   Back in 2007, my husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and while he was in the hospital I made a huge change in our Master bedroom, knowing that he would be recuperating for quite awhile. I wanted the room to be as serene and … Continue reading

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Orange You Glad It’s Fall? I Am!

modern orange and cream patterned chair

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” — Wassily Kandinsky  If you haven’t noticed, I am a big fan of the color orange. Now that’s its fall I can find all sorts of accessories, florals, leaves…and pumpkins to plop into my home to give it a little fall lift. So, it’s a favorite time for me to decorate, redecorate and move things around a bit. Don’t be afraid to use orange in your … Continue reading

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The Custom Blue Chalk Painted and Stenciled Coffee Table

closeup of design on custom blue coffee table with stencil design and chalk paint

  I finally finished a coffee table I had been working on for a while. I didn’t want to post it until I figured out how to tame the super shine I was getting from the wax I put on the table.  I figured it out soon enough…made the necessary adjustments (not hard – a little more sanding back) and it’s a beautiful finished table.

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5 Things to Paint in a Day (or Less!)

rocker after Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

  I always need some instant gratification…how about you?  I thought I’d post some easy things to do when you want to update some items you already have in your home. Paint is the quickest, easiest and least expensive ways to transform just about anything! Mirrors… And after…

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Bringing More Color into the Dining Room

Rosenbugr fabric and Scandinavian Pink molding sample

Bringing More Color into the Dining Room For today’s post I am showing you my plans for revamping my dining room space. Some will say I have enough color there – but you can never have enough color really!  It just all has to blend. My dining rooms chairs really need an update, badly. So, here’s my revamp plans so far…

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Sneak Peak of a Wood Valance Project

a stained, painted and antiqued wood valance

Just a quick post today to give you a peek of a project I have just finished.  I will post more pics as soon as this lovely wooden valance is installed in my client’s kitchen!  I will have a full tutorial on this very soon – so make sure you are signed up via email to receive my updates. Here’s a closeup…the stencil makes the wood look inlaid.    It started out as bare maple … Continue reading

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Creating Art with Stencils, Plaster and Chalk Paint

closeup of raised stencil artwork using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

 How to Create Some Dimensional Art Pieces with Stencils, Plaster and Chalk Paint I had promised a tutorial on how to do this awhile back on the blog…so here it is

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A Revamped Chair and a Rescued Paint Job!

revamped chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed wax

Revamping an Old Vintage Chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Just a little post this morning about a recent chair revamp that I did. I was late in getting this up because something was awry with WordPress or the server – I don’t know which!  But miraculously, all is well this morning.   Here’s the chair after the restoration 

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A Guest Blogpost: Painting and Antiquing an Old Swedish Mora Clock from Jo Lee of Swedish Interior Design

a distressed and antiqued Swedish Mora Clock

From time to time on the blog I will be highlighting some artisans around the globe whose work I love and admire. Today I am featuring Jo Lee from Swedish Interior Design in the UK, who will be showing us how he revamped, painted and antiqued a beautiful, old Swedish Mora clock (one of my favorite pieces of furniture).

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The Union Jack Coffee Table: Part 2

table top with Union Jack painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

As promised from yesterday’s post, here’s more detailed information on how I did this Union Jack design on an old coffee table. I did make some mistakes and I will point them out to you, so you will sail through this easily! First, a little history of the Union Jack. It’s actually called the Union Flag (made up of the Saltires – heraldic symbols –  of the Cross of St. George for England, the Cross of … Continue reading

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