Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign

Create an easy-to-make Amazing Grace sign using a stencil.

My friend Angie from Knick of Time has created an line of vintage sign stencils.  She recently invited me to try out her Amazing Grace stencil that  I used to make an Amazing Grace stenciled sign.    Included with each stencil that Angie sells is a set of directions for how-to-stencil, a stencil brush (shown […]

Mid-Century Coffee Table Makeover

A mid-century coffee table gets a new look with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

Earlier this summer I scored a mid-century coffee table at Goodwill.  I immediately liked it for its retro design and I think it’s a great size for a coffee table.  Two levels means there’s plenty of room for food, books and magazines. This piece so much reminds me of furniture that I’d see here and […]

Building Our Lake House – Part Two

We are building a home at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Follow along as this home is being constructed. #SML

Back in June I shared that we are building a house at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.  A lot has happened since June and I’m excited to share our lake house progress with you. June’s lake house progress was all about the basement:  the walls were poured; plumbing work completed; and then the floor was poured.  […]

Thrift Score Thursday

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It’s my pleasure to once again be a guest host for Thrift Score Thursday. 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 […]

July 2015 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #26)

Stitch Fix for July 2015 - virginiasweetpea.com #stitchfix

Oh my goodness!  It’s hard to believe that I just received my 26th box from Stitch Fix.  I haven’t missed a month since I started using Stitch Fix two years ago.  I obviously like this service since I’m on box #26! If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, after filling out a style profile, a stylist […]

Summer Wreath

A front door always looks better with a wreath. This one came together quickly and would also look pretty for spring. virginiasweetpea.com

After the 4th of July I took down my patriotic wreath and challenged myself to make a summer wreath without spending a dime.  I use my wreath forms over and over and after I tire of a wreath’s look, I remove the decorations, saving the florals that still look good, and of course saving the […]

DIY Industrial Table (Vanity Bench Makeover)

A vanity bench becomes a side table with paint and the addition of a pallet wood top. virginiasweetpea.com

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  Each month a group of blogging friends challenge each other to make over a piece of furniture with a theme.  This month’s theme is industrial. This theme had me stumped until I spotted a project from Unique Junktique;  she transformed a piano bench into a a patriotic table.  After seeing […]

Jord Wood Watch Review

Have you ever seen a wooden watch? This maple beauty is by Jord. #jordwatch

Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary watch for this review.  All opinions are truthful and my own. When Jord watches approached me about reviewing one of their wooden watches, I knew from the minute that I opened their website to investigate that the answer would be yes. I had no idea that a wooden […]

Vintage Drum Table Makeover

A vintage drum table gets a makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

Back in February I shared with you the antiques that my teacher assistant passed along to me from her aunt’s estate.  A drum table has been patiently waiting in the workshop for its makeover and it is now complete. Two of the legs were loose and one was out of position making the table lean […]

Cheese Slaw – A Favorite Summer Dip

Cheese Slaw is a delicious shredded swiss cheese dip with a kick. It's a crowd pleaser no matter who you serve. virginiasweetpea.com

Cheese Slaw – Sounds strange, doesn’t it?  I discovered this recipe in the Oh My Stars! Junior League of the Roanoke Valley cookbook and have made it many times. The real name of this dip is “Lib Wilhelm’s Cheese Slaw.” Lib Wilhelm was a well-known and much loved caterer in Roanoke for over 40 years.  […]