Earlier this summer, I painted and distressed a bedroom set for Brooke. We have known Brooke since she was in junior high school. She was engaged to be married and had recently inherited her dear grandmother's bedroom set. I was so happy to do this set for them!I was a big dork and didn't take … Continue reading A Bedroom Set
I had soo much fun with this set!! I loved what I had to work with...it's an antique set with cane-backed chairs and a cute, square plank table that extends. I wanted a whitewashed or really distressed look for it.I began with a thin coat of creamy white paint. I then scrubbed the whole thing … Continue reading Game Table
Once upon a time there was a sweet little desk. She lived at The Broadmoor Hotel. She enjoyed the high life as presidents, dignitaries, famous musicians and businessmen sat and enjoyed the view of the Rocky Mountains...Just kidding! Kind of. This desk WAS a part of the furnishings of the historic hotel. I can only … Continue reading Antique Desk and Chair Set
I met Chelsea when she was in middle school. She and her brothers and sister were in our junior high group at church. Brad and I have been connected to her family ever since. She has walked an incredible road and I asked her to share it with you...Psalm 40I waited patiently for the LORD;He … Continue reading Chelsea
I know you've been anxiously awaiting the piano transformation *wink*I was soo excited to do this piano! It was in pretty bad shape when it arrived at my house... Don't you love my child model?After 2 days of repair and prep work, I gave it a couple coats of paint, some distressing and hardware and … Continue reading Piano Redo
I hope so...I hope those of you who have been around for a while (or know me in person) know that I don't beat around the bush, I'm not really into false pretenses and I'm all about being real.So, allow me to be real...I'm having a hard time with balance. I have all these things … Continue reading Can I Be Honest?
It feels like our family life goes in waves. We rarely have completely calm waters around here...something I'm learning is normal with a large family! We'll have some calm waves and then, out of nowhere, we get a storm.Here is a recap of the last couple of days:I've been working hard on my recent Laurel … Continue reading When It Rains It Pours (Literally)
One of my best friends had her birthday last weekend. Instead of buying her a gift, I decided to make her something. I love handmade gifts. I think they are so meaningful and, a lot of the time, more personal than something store-bought.I started with a frame from Goodwill. I removed the glass, picture and … Continue reading Framed Jewelry Holder