I Love Old Windows
I loved the window project that Lisa at Serendipity Chic Design did. Her husband found some great old windows at the dump! Soon after her post, I saw an ad for windows that had been taken out of a house from 1865. I talked my husband in to driving 100 miles roundtrip to go pick some up. Yes, in a snowstorm!! No, we aren't the smartest people to do that--in a snowstorm when gas prices are going through the roof! :) But, we got a couple of very neat old windows. I was also able to pick up a…
Kitchen Islands-internet inspirations
I gathered a bunch of pictures from the internet of some gorgeous ideas for making an island in your kitchen, without using just stock cabinets. I thought I might as well post them for you all to enjoy as well. If you don't have room for even a small island, you can consider using a fun dresser or table in another area of the kitchen. Just because it's a dresser doesn't mean it has to stay in the bedroom. I love seeing furniture in unexpected places. Anyway, sit back and enjoy these fun…
Chicand Glamorous - Keep It Classic wWith Antique
Proof chic style doesn't need to break the bank. Fabulous O'verlays are available in numerous patterns and come pre-sized for many popular IKEA items.
Mistakes People Make When Glazing Furniture - Painted Furniture Ideas
Glazing is a beautiful finish option to give your piece character. If it’s not done right, you end up with a paint job covered in a permanent layer of dirt. Learn from other's mistakes and get your project done right!
how to stain a table
“Round or square, mahogany or oak, the table is the heart of every home, the nucleus of domestic life...” ~Doris Christopher UPDATE: we re-finished it again, here is the updated post. We got our table in 2003 from the classified ads in Boise, Idaho. Remember when we used to shp from the newspaper classifieds before Craigslist?? It was $450 and our first major furniture purchase. We started out using the table with our 2 oldest girls without any leaves. 3 children later and now we use both…