Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console Makeover

Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console Makeover

It’s time for another Themed Furniture Makeover and this month’s theme is Pottery Barn knockoff. I’ll have to admit that this theme was a tough one for me.  I spent a lot of time on Pottery Barn’s website waiting for inspiration to strike and then I saw this:  the Bowry Reclaimed Wood Media Console.   And […]

Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover

Easy Stenciled Pillow Cover

  I am happy to join a group of blogging friends to share spring projects.  You’ll find links to five more spring projects to enjoy at the bottom of this post. Last week was spring break and I enjoyed having time to decorate both inside my home and on my porch.  A fairly new addition […]

Family Room Update with Late 1960’s Furniture

Late 1960's End Table with Slate Top

Thanks to my mom, our family room now has three new-to-us pieces:  two late 1960’s end tables and a coffee table. My mom and dad were married in 1968 and purchased matching furniture for their living room which included a sofa, two end tables, a coffee table, a side chair, and an easy chair.  When […]

Mid-Century Chair Makeover

Mid Century Chair Makeover

  Last summer I shared some of my vintage furniture finds, one of which was a mid-century chair that I purchased in downtown Lynchburg from Estates Revisited. I loved this chair’s design but the upholstery….not so much. I’m never one to make a decision quickly and it took me nearly a year and a half […]

“Believe” Decor for my Classroom

Decorating My Classroom with "Believe" Cut It Out Letters

This post is brought to you by Cut It Out Wood Cut Outs who provided my classroom with wooden “Believe” letters.  All opinions are truthful and my own. Over the winter, Cut It Out Decorative Wood Cut Outs asked me to review a product of my choice.  When I saw their wooden “Believe” letters, I […]

Thrift Score Thursday – Sharing Thrifty Finds

Thrift Score Thursday

I am excited to be a guest host for Thrift Score Thursday!  (#thriftscorethursday) If you aren’t familiar with Thrift Score Thursday, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Corinna from For My Love Of and Cassie from Primitive and Proper share thrifty finds each week. Anyone can participate in Thrift Score […]

How to Make Workout Clothes Last for Years

3 Tips to Make Workout Clothes Last for Years

  I have enjoyed exercise for many years starting in the 80’s with old fashioned aerobics with my mom where we both rocked leotards and tights.  I even had pink leg warmers that coordinated with my outfit.    Fashion has changed but my love of exercise is still as strong now as it was in […]

How to Paint a Pillow and a Giveaway!

How to Paint a Pillow with a Stencil

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Paint-A-Pillow who supplied a pillow kit for me to review.  As always, all opinions are truthful and my own. Have you heard of Paint-A-Pillow?  Using Paint-A-Pillow’s kit, you can make your own designer pillows.  The kit includes a pillow cover and pillow, stencil, stencil brush, roller, tray, and […]

Patriotic Dresser – Ikea Rast Hack

Ikea Rast Hack - Patriotic Dresser

I recently shared that I thought my Goodwill table makeover was my favorite furniture project ever, but I think I’m changing my mind after completing my latest project, an Ikea Rast hack.  The Ikea Rast is a sturdy but plain chest that sells for just $34.99.  Along with nine other bloggers, I was challenged to […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Brook, IL

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in Oak Park, IL

Earlier this week I shared some fun Goodwill finds that I had to leave behind when we recently visited Chicago for a weekend.  One of the highlights of our trip was a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I purchased a photographer’s pass which allowed me to photograph the […]