Blue and White Lamps for My Bedroom

A couple of weeks ago I found a pair of these gorgeous lamps at Marshall's. I had been looking at this style lamp for months and these were on clearance so I bought them. I plan on eventually using them on my bedside tables in my master bedroom but for now I thought I would try one out on my writing desk. My late husband Ken gave me this desk back in the nineties and it has always been one of … [Read more...]

Making an Infinity Scarf

Last month while Christmas shopping with my children, my oldest daughter told me that she wanted some pretty scarves for Christmas. We were in Macy's so we decided to look at what they had. Well the scarves they had on display were beautiful but the majority of them cost close to forty dollars each! That's a lot more than this Mom is willing to pay for a scarf. I found her a couple at Charming … [Read more...]

Dining Room Chair Makeover

Last year I bought this chair at a yard sale. For five dollars. The cushion was worn and stained. The finish on the wood looked like pickled oak from the eighties. I knew it had potential though. I liked the wheat pattern and the fact that it was oversized. I thought it would be perfect in my sewing room. And for five dollars, who could resist? It sat in my garage for months but I finally got … [Read more...]

Vintage Japanese Bird Lamps

Last month I went to an incredible estate sale and bought some beautiful things including.....a piano! What a great find. It was in excellent condition and the lady who owned it said that they used the same person to tune their piano that Elton John uses. I've been wanting to buy a piano for a while. My daughters have been wanting to take lessons. But as much as I love antique and vintage items, I … [Read more...]

Sewing Room Window Treatments

I continue to make progress on my sewing room. Last month I made these window treatments and I finally mounted and installed them this past weekend. This was actually a really easy project that I think turned out great. Now I know many of you may not sew or may possibly be intimidated by the whole sewing process but I'm not kidding when I say this was probably one of the easiest sewing projects I … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Art and My Powder Room

You know how sometimes your plans just don't turn out the way you intend them to? Well that was the case with my powder room. My favorite color is green and when I built my house I decided I wanted my powder room to be sage green, one of my favorite shades of green. So I picked the color Clary Sage from Sherwin Williams and painted it that color. But I never liked it. It looked too flat and … [Read more...]

Needlework Creations

Years ago many women filled their hours making embroidery and needlework creations for their homes. From samplers to pillowcases, napkins, and more, this art built wedding dowries and enhanced the beauty of homes. Some people are fortunate enough to have embroidered items that have been passed down through the years from previous generations. For others there are yard sales, estate sales, ebay, … [Read more...]

Fabric Bulletin Board

I have seen fabric covered bulletin boards many times and always thought they looked like they would be fun to make. So here is my version. First I started with this yard sale find. It was a very faded Monet print in a very pretty frame. I simply removed the print, matting, and glass. I chose this fun fabric for the bulletin board. Here are some of the materials I used. I probably … [Read more...]

Recovering a Sewing Chair

A couple of years ago I bought a sewing table, cutting table, and a rolling storage chair for my sewing room at my neighbor’s yard sale. I was so excited to get these pieces. I had recently gotten more interested in sewing and thought they would be the perfect addition to my sewing room. One problem though….I didn’t actually have a sewing room at the time. So they sat in my garage. For two … [Read more...]

Shopping for Fabric

I have always enjoyed going to fabric stores. My hometown has a JoAnn’s but sometimes I want more selection, especially when shopping for home décor fabric. Luckily my best friend makes custom window treatments for a living and a few years ago she took me to an awesome fabric store. Now I go by myself and spend hours touching the fabrics, clipping samples, and being inspired by the beautiful … [Read more...]