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upstairs bath progress

upstairs bath progress upstairs bath progress

design ramblings | decorating a small space

design ramblings | decorating a small space design ramblings | decorating a small space

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

Lucketts VIP Giveaway

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green toile chair makeover

green toile chair makeover green toile chair makeover

upstairs bath progress

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I finished the wall paper mural in the upstairs bath last week and I've been bursting to take a picture of it to share!  I've just been really busy and didn't have the chance until yesterday afternoon.  The bathroom still isn't done, but it's far enough along that you can get the idea. This bathroom is teeny tiny, so I decided to take some risks.  HGTV asked if I would write a tutorial on hanging  (read more …)

design ramblings | decorating a small space

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I just finished putting up the wallpaper in our upstairs bath, which is teeny-tiny, so decorating small spaces has been on my mind.  When I selected the mural from Anthropologie, I know I was breaking a "decorating rule".  The one that says, "you shouldn't use busy patterns in a small space."  The funny thing about decorating rules is that amazing, well-known designers ignore, bend and break the  (read more …)

furniture feature friday | favorites & link party

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 Good evening, everyone!  I have had a jam packed week and I'm topping it off with two workshops over the next couple of days!  So, sitting down for a few minutes to browse for favorites was a bit of a rest from all of the painting, stripping (upholstery) and preparing for the upcoming events.  There were some really lovely pieces shared, as always.  Thanks to everyone for putting your work out  (read more …)

Lucketts VIP Giveaway

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The Lucketts Spring Market is just weeks away and, as I shared last week, it's going to be a little different this year.  Instead of just a two day, Saturday-Sunday event, it's going to be three full days, Friday-Sunday, with extended hours! Because of the large crowds and parking issues last year, they have added Friday, May 15, which is the "VIP buying day."  Some of the perks of coming on  (read more …)

green toile chair makeover

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I hope you like chair makeovers, because I have chairs galore in the studio! This is another one I found on Craig's List.  It was quite a bargain, because a couple of the legs were loose.  This would've been a much harder fix on an older chair, but this one had bolts that just needed to be tightened. We stripped off the old upholstery and removed the piping around the bottom edge of the seat.  I  (read more …)

lucketts green table base

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 I bought a small farm table a few months ago to use as a center "island" in my booth at the Chapel Market and to, hopefully, sell.  Well, it was the one piece of furniture we took home with us from Alabama and it's been hanging out in the studio since then.   You can see it buried a bit in this picture... Kriste and I talked about it and decided that we should paint the base of the table to  (read more …)

primitive hutch makeover

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Last week was a busy one and we got a ton of things accomplished.  I'm a bit whipped from it and I need to pace myself better, but it feels good to be really productive. Here's one of the pieces I picked up and painted this week... I spotted it on Craig's List and immediately texted my dad to see if he could get it for me. I have been looking for a great hutch or cabinet that could be a  (read more …)

design ramblings | the painted furniture trend

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Several readers commented on the fact that I didn't paint the frame of the checked chair and the chair with the toile back.  I was planning to write about that earlier in the week, but I realized that much of what I was going to say (write), I had already said in this episode of Design Ramblings (that we filmed a couple of weeks ago.) The first time Kriste and I had a brain storming session about  (read more …)