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evolution of my home | part 5 | the family room


And now it's time to take an in-depth look at the history of my family room.  This is an awesome space for entertaining and hanging out, but it's a bit of a tough one when it comes to arranging furniture.  It's long and narrow, with a bit of a strange traffic flow, so when I start getting the urge to shuffle furniture around, this room is usually where I start. Here's how it looks  (read more …)

the evolution of my house | part 4 | the kitchen


And now, it's time to walk through the evolution of my kitchen.  This is part four in a series where I'm showing how each room in my house has evolved over the nine years since we moved in. I have always loved a good before and after, but the truth is that there are usually a lot of steps between those two pictures.  In the case of my house, each room has been years in the making...pieces bought  (read more …)

the evolution of my house | part 3 | the home office


Thanks so much for all of the great feedback on this series.  I've enjoyed going through my house in a bit more detail and seeing how far this home, that was not love-at-first-site, has really come along.  If you missed parts one and two, here they are... Part 1 - the evolution of the living room Part 2 - the evolution of the dining room And here we go with part three, the home office. This  (read more …)

evolution of my house | part 2 | the dining room


This is part two in a series that's a more in-depth follow-up of my 2015 summer home tour.  Showing the entire house in one post made me realize what a change this home has undergone and I thought it would be encouraging to others if I share the slow process from "before" to "after".  If you missed part one, the evolution of my living room, you can check it out HERE. Now, onto the dining  (read more …)

corner cabinets in shutter gray


While I was finishing up the slipcovers I shared yesterday, Kriste worked on giving a few pieces in my dining room a fresh coat of paint. (She was standing in front of the sink, mixing paint, and the light was so pretty, so I had to snap a picture.) I wanted to give the corner cabinets and buffet in the dining room a little makeover. The first time I ever used a tinted wax was on these corner  (read more …)

hemp sheet slipcovers


One project that's been on my to-do list for a couple of years was making new slipcovers for the wing chairs in the family room.  When things linger on a list that long, it's because I don't really want to do them.  I know how to make slipcovers and I love the results, but I make them out of thriftiness, not out of a zest for making slipcovers.  I usually do my slipcovering and upholstery in  (read more …)

Lucketts Eve 2015


Today is about resting up for the three day marathon that is the Lucketts Spring Market.  I lingered in bed, took a long soak in a hot bath with lavender epsom salts and had a nice breakfast.  I'm getting my post done early, so I can get a full night's sleep before the big day tomorrow.  We do have to pack up the van with the final things to take down to the market, but that's pretty much all that  (read more …)

pedestal table & balloon back chairs


The Lucketts Spring Market is just days away and I still have things to show you!  I'm going to share more details about the sale, answer your questions and share pictures of everything all set up over the next few days.  Until then, here are a few more things that are coming to the sale... When I purchased this table a few weeks ago, it looked so sad.  With missing veneer, water damage, a wobbly  (read more …)