Comfy Chair and a Footstool

Do you have a favorite place in your home where you like to enjoy a cup of coffee, thumb through a good book or grab your laptop and feast on some blog eye candy? Here's my little corner of the world where I reflect on the concerns of the day or chat with my hubby. The chair is nestled under part of my mirror collection. The footstool is a recent makeover. This little footstool had a lacy top with gauze hanging from the sides. It was … [Read more...]

Pretty Little Boxes

I love pretty boxes! They usually hold pretty things. I have some "new" boxes in my possession. Some of the boxes shown in this post are mine, and some are part of a package that I won at Rhonda's giveaway at A Little Bit French. I'll show you the little boxes Rhonda made, first. They're so adorable! These little matchboxes are graced with French book pages, lace, and French graphics. I love the graphics Rhonda chose for these precious little … [Read more...]

How to Transfer Graphics with Mod Podge

Recently I've shared a couple projects where I've used Mod Podge to transfer graphics. I've gotten several emails asking questions about the process so I've created this tutorial in hopes of helping those that struggle with graphic transfers, much like I did until I found this method and tweaked it slightly. You could also Google "graphic transfers" and get other methods for accomplishing this fun task. This simple box started out as a … [Read more...]

Finishing Up a Few Projects

Although I've been wanting to work on some projects around the house, I've been finishing up some craft projects these days. It's been so hot, I just haven't had the energy or drive to tackle some of the home stuff like painting the tub, painting the kitchen, and don't remind me ... painting the outside of the house. Ugh! Definitely too hot for that! So here are some of the things I've accomplished the last couple weeks. The new oil painting was … [Read more...]

Little Table on the Side

After decoupaging my kitchen stools, I had a little bit of leftover black toile paper itchin' to get pasted somewhere useful. I also had just a little bit of script paper leftover from the decoupage desk project. And well, there was my little ho-hum side table that was looking a little forlorn. I found it at the Kane County Flea Market last year for $10 and painted it white, then distressed it. It was okay, but I wasn't completely satisfied with … [Read more...]

Flea Market Stools for the Kitchen

Every kitchen island needs a couple stools where friends can sit and hang out while you finish preparing morsels of tasty goodness. My kitchen island had no stools and I didn't want to buy anything new. As luck would have it, I found two matching stools on two separate occasions at the local flea market. They were painted differently so I had to give them a makeover. Here's what they look liked after redoing them ... Old Ochre from Annie Sloan … [Read more...]

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