How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack

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How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack Now that the school year is ending, there's a little more free time in my days to tackle some easy DIY projects around the house.  Because we've been blogging forever (OK, about eight years) and have lived in so many different houses, we've got tons of project … [Read more...]

Crushing on My Blue Velvet Chair

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If you follow us on Facebook, then you might remember that a few days ago I gave you a heads-up that one of my chairs was getting another makeover.  It was finished on Friday, so today I'm showing it off! I found this mid-century sweetie at the Salvation Army thrift shop in Savannah, about four … [Read more...]

Jewelry Station and a Giveaway

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Last week, I shared the reveal of Juliette's beautiful new bedroom {it's here if you missed it}, and I promised I'd come back with a few more photos of the old pink dresser that got a makeover into an elegant jewelry station. This is what the dresser looked like when we started the … [Read more...]

How To Get Restoration Hardware ‘Gray’ {Weathered} Look On Furniture

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  I have an easy way to update your furniture for you today. We've had our coffee table for over 10 years, and it had certainly seen better days. We originally purchased it from Pottery Barn, so while I still liked the square size and classic lines, the top was scratched and worn and the … [Read more...]

Velvet Covered Bergere Chair

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Remember when I scored this great bergere chair for $20 at the thrift shop?  I love the sassy shape and French lines of bergere chairs, but obviously this girl was going to need new fabric! I went back and forth over whether or not I wanted to go with a solid or a print, but as long as my husband … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to a Few Favorites

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Well, friends, we just finished moving the last of our boxes and furniture to the MCC house today, and we are dead dog tired, but WE DID IT!  The four of us, plus my friends through thick and thin Carolyn and Kathie, moved about ten flipping tons of stuff.  My back and feet may never forgive … [Read more...]

Furniture “Befores”

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This is the current situation in my office, as well as most of the rest of the rooms.  Some things are packed to store, some things are sitting out, and it's just a great big mess everywhere.  Since I normally only show you pretty pictures, I thought you might enjoy seeing the chaos that is … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Chesterfield Sofa with Lower Cost Alternatives {& My Parents’ Living Room}

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  Last year my parents made some updates in their living/family room and I have been wanted to post about it because I think the space came out beautifully.  I also wanted to share with you a little about the sofa they selected. Having my eye on this sofa for my own home, albeit only … [Read more...]

The Perfect Recliner

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I've shared this recliner (affiliate link) with you guys before, and it always sells out, and a few of you have asked me to mention whenever it's back in stock. That would be today--but it will probably sell out again, so if it's been on your wish list, snap it up right away!  It's $799, which is … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization My Daughter’s New Desk & Art Area

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  We are continuing Operation: Organization 2017  and today I have a fun project to share in my daughter's room. We're also teamed up with two other bloggers--both Erin from Sunny Side Up and Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss are sharing for Operation: Organization so be sure to hop … [Read more...]

A New, Old Table for the Office

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Pink has always been my favorite color--I remember wanting a pink car when I was a teenager.  And while my decorating taste is usually much more traditional and neutral, when I found this small table at my favorite local thrift store, I decided that a shot of color would be just the thing. Here's … [Read more...]

Updates in the Living Room

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Those of who you follow us on Facebook already know about my latest thrift shop score--this beautiful old dresser. It was $95 at my favorite thrift shop here in Southern Pines, and as soon as I saw it I knew I would have to find a place for it! Of course, when you bring one piece in, … [Read more...]

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