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How it all began

There are many different reasons projects get started. Sometimes they are started out of a desire to improve your decor or to upgrade something that’s outdated. On the other hand, sometimes they are started because your Chimney Sweep tells you your house smells like “wet dog”. This project was one of the latter ones. Continue reading

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover


Most of my projects have been done in my home. I love the freedom of knowing that first and foremost I only have to make myself happy and maybe a distant second my husband :). This project however was one of my first remodels for a friend. Obviously this is a little more nerve-racking in the beginning because now there’s a new number one to make happy. Continue reading

Where to find the perfect piece of furniture on the cheap?


This is a desk I purchased for $17 from Goodwill. A little bit of TLC later and it was turned into a gorgeous computer desk.

To me, there are 2 kinds of furniture pieces that I put in my home. First, there are the impulse pieces. You know the ones where you say, “I don’t care, I have to have it, I will find a place for it even if I have to get rid of something to make room for it.” Those are the pieces that we are lucky enough to have fall in our laps from time to time.

The other type is the one you have to search for. Sometimes these can seem to take forever to find. They are the more specific pieces of furniture that I know I need in that one place in my house. They are the ones that have a specific look, a specific size, a specific feel. To find those pieces you have to hunt for them.

I have several different go-to places to find the perfect furniture and they aren’t necessarily where you might think to look first. Continue reading