My New Bed

Or at least new to me. My brother gave me this old bed over a year ago that they had decided they didn't have the patience to refinish. But someone had started to use a stripping agent on the headboard. It had some build up on it from where they tried to strip it previously …

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Advice for the Pantry Color

This is my we built it pantry. I got a paint that matched the cabinets my brother used to build my island. I got the wrong sheen so this is all I have painted. I don't like the color. I love the white on the wall but it makes the white on the pantry look …

The Two Year Progress: Or Lack Thereof

Two years ago I bought this house. A house that a lot more work was put into than initially anticipated. In fact, I still haven't shared every completed room in the house. Because not every room is completed. So now that I am at the two year mark, I decided it's time to break down …

Weekend Distractions No. 9

I joined a furniture group on Facebook. Someone asked the other day what is everyone's go to paint. Not a lot of people have answered but the majority have said Dixie Belle. There are no retailers in New Mexico. I think I might have to try it out, and if I like it, become a …

Upcycled Gallery Wall Art

My "den" is a long narrow room. It was originally the second half of a 2-car garage. But the other owners once turned it into a den (that looked like the Golden Girls' lanai). Of course, I made it look even longer when I shiplapped it (before I had any idea what Fixer Upper was …

Some Green Chucks

I could have sworn that the nickname for Converse was Chucks. Am I wrong? Every time I use that term everyone asks me what I am talking about. When I saw this image pinned on Pinterest I knew I wanted to try and replicate it. I had a 20x20 canvas sitting around, so there was …

Updated Bathroom

I cannot get a good picture of my redone bathroom. My Nikon won't get a smaller picture and my iPhone pics are coming out grainy. Ick. Here is my bathroom before (but a little into the work).The arrow above...see that corner now. With my parents' help we got the beadboard and molding up with liquid …