Today’s Find

vintage vanity find

I woke at 5:30 am today to hit the coffee pot.   It was the first day off of the Easter holiday.  I woke to a quiet house with the kids all snuggled into their beds...I snuck out of the house at 6:30 am without disturbing anyone with my newspaper in hand.  I was all ready to kick off the yard sale season...and that I did! Want to see my find of the day? Needless to say, day one was met with … [Read more...]

Typewriter Milk Painted Buffet

Typewriter Buffet 2 -  Embracing Change

 I purchased a great dry sink from a lady last week. It was a Craigslist find and the seller was an extremely kind-hearted lady. I had to drive out to Amish Country in Lancaster County to pick it up - it was a glorious day with buggies abound. I loved every second. After loading it in my Jeep, she casually mentioned that she had a dresser in her cellar and she could send me pics if I was … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party!


Welcome to the Creative Inspirations Linky Party at Embracing Change! Thanks for clicking over tonight...I hope you have come by to inspire and be inspired! 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 … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party Features


You guys are just awesome.Thank you very much for coming back week after week to link up at the party. I really enjoy all your ideas and inspiration. How about some great features from last week's party?Well, OK then!The most popular link of the week is: Waterfall Chest of Drawers by Lost and Found And some others... Frenchie by Rachel's Repurposed Restorations Spring Front Porch by … [Read more...]

Kicking Off The Season

My Chair

I know I am a little behind in getting started, but this upcoming weekend, I am kicking off yard sale season! I have had a very busy last three weeks so now it is time for some relaxed fun. It just so happens that yard sales are GREAT fun! Since I am working hard to paint and redo pieces through The Blessed Nest, shopping at yard sales has become a necessity. It is part of my job now. Isn't … [Read more...]

Eulalie’s Sky Milk Painted Dresser

eulalies sky dresser 3 - EC

Oh man, I LOVE milk paint. LOVE it. It can be tempermental and unpredictable, but I just love it. Today I was able to use a new color I hadn't used before - Miss Mustard Seed's Eulalie's Sky. It is a little like heaven. Ahhhhhh. It feels like a breath of fresh air. It helped me take this dated dresser.. ...and to recreate her into the true beauty that she is! Now this curvy … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party


Spring has arrived here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania! I am so excited to enjoy the spring season in Lancaster this year since our move to the area in the fall. I just love it here. Mud sales, flea markets, whoopie pies, Amish buggies...oh how I could go on and on! Time for the Creative Inspirations Linky Party! Thanks for swinging by to party with us! Please link up anything you have … [Read more...]

Patina Green Table Makeover

End Table 3 - Embracing Change

This table started out kinda cute, but looked a little sad..I liked her look, but she needed a little makeover.I thought this was a great piece to use my General Finishes Milk Paint on... I chose a favorite of mine... Patina Green! Do you love it like I do? Zap..boom..bam! She is all pretty again.   … [Read more...]

Creative Inspirations Linky Party Features

brown eggs

Feature time!You guys continue to wow me every week with all your clever and inspirational ideas!Here are some great features from last week's party. Fresh Strawberry Pie by The Turquoise Home Painted Chipboard Planter by Home Happy Home Kitchen Cupboard Makeover by Quirky Cool Decorative Easter Eggs by The DIY Dreamer Homemade Curtains on a Budget by She Re-Purposed It Junk … [Read more...]

Salvaged French Provincial Dresser

French Provincial 2 - Embracing Change

This cute little dresser sat all alone abandoned at the curb.  It was a sad sight to see such a lovely dresser discarded and left for garbage. My furniture loving heart was sad. I realize not everyone appreciates furniture like I do though. Not everyone sees potential in a discarded piece of furniture. I couldn't leave it sitting there all sad so into my Jeep it went. I knew she could be … [Read more...]