With the holidays quickly approaching I am very excited about one of my new projects. I purchased wood planks from the Home Depot. When I got home I connected all the boards, stained, painted and distressed the wood to make it look aged. When I was finished I painted on some of my favorite quotes. Here is how the first two turned out…
I am very excited about my new toy… her name is Sandy! I have been using a little rotary sander for a while now and the other day I needed to sand a 9′ dining room table so I decided to rent a belt sander with a lot more power to help me get the job done a little quicker. I fell in love! I had to get one for myself. So here she is!
I had the most lovely date with my mom today. She took me to Luci’s for lunch where I savored a delicious sandwich called the “Naughty Nurse”(all of their sandwiches had clever names) it had roasted red bell pepper, artichoke, avocado, mozzarella, hummus topped with pesto, and drizzled with balsamic reduction… YUMMMM all of my favorite things! I can’t believe I never have been to this cute little place. Luci’s is a market, coffee shop, gluten free bistro that holds cooking classes and happy hour with live music; what more could you want??? It reminded me of a charming little cafe on the streets on London. Everyone was cheerful and welcoming. I can’t wait to go back and perhaps next time I will try the “Funky Monkey French Toast”.
When I first started refinishing furniture I fell in love with the look of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. However it is not sold anywhere near me and was a little more that I could afford. I soon found the following recipe:
Welcome! I have been meaning to start blogging for about a year now however I have been a little intimidated by the technical side of it. I will be learning along the way just as I have in my designing.
This blog will be about repurposing or “upcycling” treasures to bring them back to life and add beauty to your life and home. As many say life is about the journey not the destination; I feel designing is the same way. It is not about creating a perfect place to live but about finding the perfect way to live. Often my home is a disaster because I am lost in a new project, it is a way to escape and enjoy the simple things in life. There is something very rewarding about creating something with your imagination, your own two hands and of course a trip or two to Home Depot.