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epic craig’s list find

I have found a lot of great pieces on Craig's List over the years...chandeliers, dressers, hutches, cupboards, chairs, sofas...you name it.  I've bought a lot off of Craig's List.  When I'm getting ready for a market, I troll the local antiques & furniture sections daily in our local areas to see if I come up with anything good (and I often do.)  And I have another ace up my sleeve when it  (read more …)

French Style & a fabric wall

I received an e-mail a few months ago, asking if I would contribute to a new magazine, French Style.  Well, that sounds right up my alley!  Yesterday, I found the magazine in Target and snapped it up. First of all, it really is a beautiful magazine.  I loved looking through it and I felt so proud that I was a small part of it and I was very pleased with how my article and photographs turned  (read more …)

Taking my new camera for a spin

I shared a couple of days ago that I finally took the plunge and bought a professional camera - a Nikon d800.  I wanted to share a bit about how I made that decision.  It all started with seeing spots on my pictures. See those two black spots in the sky?  Now, those are just spots on the mirror that need to be cleaned.  It doesn't mean there's something wrong with the camera or that I need a  (read more …)

Master Bedroom Additions

 Over the past few days, I've been trying to get my house cleaned and back together post Lucketts.  While cleaning is sometimes a total pain for me and I am a part of the laundry-loathing club, most of the time cleaning is therapeutic in a strange way and gets my creative juices flowing.  I put on some good music, pick up the clutter, vacuum the fur balls (created by my wool rugs) and that almost  (read more …)

Adding Details to Drawer Fronts with Paint

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Frog Tape. In the craziness of getting ready for Lucketts, I did manage to take some pictures, so I could go back and share how I did some things.  Now it's time to start pulling some of those pictures out to put tutorials together. So, here are the details of the design I came up with for the Dried Lavender dresser. When I started working  (read more …)

Master Bathroom & About My Upholstery Skills

Now that Lucketts has past, I'm turning some attention to my next round of freelance projects, which includes giving my master bathroom a makeover.  (Insert girly squeal that occurs when makeovers are on the horizon.) So, this is the direction I'm heading...   It's right off of the bedroom, so I want it to flow with what I have going on in there...   Here are some pictures  (read more …)

New Vanity & More Finds

I have been buying some furniture lately to sell at the Lucketts Spring Market, but I've found a couple of pieces that are keepers.  Now, when I keep something, especially a piece of furniture, then something else has to leave.  This keeps my inventory up and allows me to "trade up" for my home without becoming a hoarder.  Here's the "keeper" vanity I bought last week in its new place...  (read more …)

Pine Cone Hill Bedding & $150 Giveaway

 I love how my bedroom looks, but more than that, I LOVE my bed.  I don't know if I've ever had a bed I loved.  It's always been adequate.  I used to giggle when I slid into freshly washed sheets as a kid, but that's about the strongest feeling I've had about a bed...until now.  In January, we bought the new bed frame, which was my dream bed and I caught it on clearance, and a new mattress.  We  (read more …)