Beautiful Blue

blue dresser 8 - Embracing Change

I got lucky the other day when I scored this fantabulous dresser. It was in great shape overall -the wood was in great condition. The only issue I had was that the one drawers stuck a bit...I was able after a bit of detective work to figure out why this was so and to fix the issue. Fixing pieces and prepping them for their makeovers certainly is work. I was anxious to get painting this … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party

wildwood 3

Welcome to the party!So glad you were able to swing by!Summer is in full swing at my house.I am enjoying having my girls home although it is crazy busy, unscheduled time in a serious messy house.My girls are very creative thus we  always have a project or two in the works...today it was dollhouse and store.I love creativity, but you do know it  can be a bit messy. Here are two pictures of my … [Read more...]

Ironstone milk Painted Desk

Ironstone Desk 1 - Embracing Change

I have a quick little redo for you today! A sweet gal asked me to makeover this desk for her daughter: I was happy to be able to help. She chose to go with Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone Milk Paint. After painting it, I sealed it up in Hemp Oil and added the knobs she had chosen. I think she had great vision for her daughter's desk! She is so fresh and pretty now! It's LOVE! … [Read more...]

Festive Rag Wreath

Easy PEASY Rag Wreath 2

I am greatly enjoying my summer this year. Summer has been an awesome time of making memories with my family and I am very grateful for it. Last year, summer was  a wee bit stressful with packing and preparing for a move to a new town and home...needless to say I spent all of our fun days packing, cleaning, and making preparations to move. My oldest daughter affectionately termed it "The Bummer … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party Features

train cases

Would you like to see some great features from last week's party? Yes? Me too! Let's roll! Midnight Sideboard by The Painted Drawer Our New Patio by Decorating Cents How To Recover Vintage Train Cases by Ivy and Co. The First House Before and After by The Dedicated House Fried Nutella Balls by Lamberts Lately Finding Pottery Barn Style the Craigslist Way by Decorated … [Read more...]

The Creative Process

creative process

You know, there is much to be said about the creative process.Whether you write, paint, decorate, or whatever you passion, creating anything requires a process of some sort.  So I saw this on Pinterest the other day...and I just had to share. I can relate to this 110%. This is MY process. Let's break this down a bit shall we? Step One: This is awesome We have any idea, see something that … [Read more...]

My Lucky Craigslist Find

Antique WHITE Dresser 9 - Embracing Change

Well, it isn't often that I can title a post such as I did tonight.Generally Craigslist is a bit of a gamble...like the lottery if you will.You spot something, send an email or make a call and a small percentage of the time, you may actually get a response.And every now and then, you may even GET something off of a seller on the site.  You just never know.With prices of furniture rising and more … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party

sunflowers

(Pinterest.com)Welcome to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party at Embracing Change!I am excited to see what you have for us this week! Please link up anything you have created – DIY projects, crafts, room makeovers, recipes, furniture makeovers… simply any inspired creation! You can also link up your thrifty finds! Here are a few guidelines to follow: * Be sure to follow on Bloglovin’, … [Read more...]

Pretty Girl

lovely dresser

Hi everyone! I am just stopping by briefly tonight...we just got power back on after a wickedly short and intense storm so it is late and I am tired, BUT I wanted to shop you what I am currently working on... Isn't she is pretty girl? I will tell you all about how lucky I was in finding her when I show you her reveal..so be sure to check back in soon! Good night to you! … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party Features

patriotic tabescape

Good evening! I am going to show you some amazing features from last week's party! Which is your favorite?   Tea on My Patriotic Kitchen by Fabby's Living Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Donuts by Twigg Studios Red, White and Blue Sangria by Bless'er House Bright and Colorful Porch by Debbie Dabble Strawberry Crepes by Living Surrendered DIY Flower Pots by Decorating Cents Miss … [Read more...]