Creative Inspirations Linky Party and Features

emma first day

Today was the first day of school. I think I was in denial about it because it snuck up so fast. I am not sure I was ready, but it came anyway! My Emma is now in 7th grade and started middle school. Boy, am I feeling OLD! Ana just started 3rd grade. It was hard to get up and moving on a new schedule, but we did it. We'll try again tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by the party! First ... here … [Read more...]

Tricycle Milk Painted Chest

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 She started a little like this... She was pretty cute with potential, but so dull. She needed some zip and some zing. She needed some RED. I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Tricycle on her base and refinished the top with a dark walnut stain. That oak grain was just too pretty to fully paint over. I left her wood knobs as they were...I like the tall oak chests with those rustic … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party and Features


 Welcome to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party! Let's start the party with some fantastic features from last week... DIY Leather Dog Bed by Redo It Yourselves Inspirations License Plate Flowers by Eclectic Red Barn DIY Half Apron by Lolly Jane Such cool ideas! Now let's get to the next party so we can see what you have been creating! Please link up anything you have created – DIY … [Read more...]

Rustic Glam Dresser in Trophy

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This dresser was pristine when I bought it. Not a blemish on it. And that grain. PUUUUUURRRRRRRRRFECT. I was in love. And truthfully this one gave me pause. I was hesitant to paint. Yup. Sometimes that can happen even to me. I appreciate lovely wood....I have a mix of wood and painted pieces in my home. I am not a wood hater...believe me. And this one made me stop and think. I waited … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party

beah trip

Last week, we were away on a beach vacation. This week, we were smacked with reality. On Monday, my car died in a Craigslist seller's driveway as I did my pick up, I ripped my toe nail off and spilled all my good paint on the garage floor. And the fun has continued as the week wears on. Needless to say coming back from vacation can be tough. But I am back...and the party must go … [Read more...]

Custom Order Dining Set

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I found this gorgeous antique pedestal table in my travels. I really didn't WANT to do a dining set, but how could I turn this beauty down? I really LOVED it. It was a special piece that I had to have! So....the consideration for the next steps on it began...find four chairs? Or redo and sell as it? I don't do full dining sets often as I simply don't have the space in my tight two car garage … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Sweetheart

FH White Dresser - 1

What is it about white? Any furniture refinisher or painter would likely tell you that white is the hardest color to work with. It is a pain to paint with as sometimes stain bleeds through it. It takes a GAZILLION coats. And it isn't very forgiving...meaning it shows imperfections all too well. And is so pretty. I guess it is a LOVE/HATE thing. I hate to paint with it, but I love … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party and Features


   So...we will be enjoying a few more days at the beach this upcoming week. Oh don't feel sorry for us...we will manage somehow ;) But...before we go, let's check out some of my favorite features from last week! No-Bake Monster Energy Cookie Balls by One Little Project Empire Dresser by MIT Student Furniture Exchange  DIY Mini Garden Conservatory by Old Things New Thanks for … [Read more...]

Apron Strings Gal

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 I was so excited to start this really cute dresser that I found at my favorite antique shop that I totally forgot to take a BEFORE picture! My apologies! Ever now and then, that happens ;) So....Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Apron Stings is the most fun of corals...I adore this shade! I though it would look FANTASTIC on my newest piece. What do you think about this cutie? I  used … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party and Features


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great week - this weekend ushers in a heat wave for us - so needless to say lots of swimming is on our agenda!  Let's start the party by checking out my three favorite features from last week's party: Office Makeover by Fern Avenue Reflections of My Cottage Garden by Debbie-Dabble Grilled Vegetable Chopped Salad by Morgan Manages Mommyhood Thanks for … [Read more...]