Tag Archives: Paint

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

While taking the pictures for the “Wall Of Baskets” post last week, I realized that I haven’t shared any “before and after” photos of our kitchen in our Houston, Texas home. The very few “before” shots that I have are from the realtor’s listing and the furniture and décor belong to the house’s previous occupants. On the “before”… Continue Reading

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

A tropical leaf pattern, like the one I found on this pillow from Nordstrom  is always stylish for a late spring and summer décor. As much as I loved the pattern on that pillow for being fresh and happy,  I didn’t consider buying it as I couldn’t find a place for it in my home. But I happily… Continue Reading

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Back in September, I sold my daughter’s amazingly restored bedside table and shortly after I somewhat regretted it. At the time, I was overwhelmed by all the furniture that was adding up in the garage and it felt like I couldn’t keep up with the many projects.  But that was then. So, when I recently found this Queen Ann style… Continue Reading

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Why I Chose Chalk Paint For A Media Console Remake

Some day back in December, right before Christmas while I was overloaded with the endless tasks of the season such as getting the house ready for the holidays, setting up the rooms for family members visiting from overseas, planning menus, shopping and much more – right when every second of the day matters and the to-do list gets longer by the… Continue Reading

Craiglist Vanity Desk Makeover

Craiglist Vanity Desk Makeover

A couple of weekends ago, my daughter was home for a three-day weekend. She drove me down to San Jose to pick up a little vanity desk I had seen on Craiglist which I thought would be perfect for her room. I had previously exchanged a few messages with its owner and we had agreed on a… Continue Reading

Pinecones Dipped In Chalkboard Paint

Pinecones Dipped In Chalkboard Paint

This year, I just can’t have enough pinecones around the house! I love them so much, not only because I can get them for free, but also because they can be used in so many different ways! I’ve already made an oversized topiary with some large pinecones,  I used some beautiful, huge ones to decorate my Thanksgiving table,… Continue Reading