A New Look for New Chairs

dining chairs

Well, we are back from our week of bicycling in France.  If you follow us on Instagram, then you saw the daily photos we posted.  If you don’t follow us, then go here to do so.  We had a great week with perfect weather, good cycling, good food, good downtime, and good times together.  The […]


Nine Ways to Update A Kitchen or Bath

Kitchen updates

I mentioned recently that we are about to make some minor updates in our kitchen to add some needed personality to it.  My friend and top kitchen designer Debra Hupman has graciously suggested some small tweaks that we can make to help me reach my kitchen goals.  When I was recently in her showroom to […]


Basking in Nothingness


Nothingness might not even be a word, and if it isn’t, I’m inventing it as one because today I am basking in it.  Bathing in it.  Celebrating it!!!  


Changes in the Kitchen


We have lived in our townhouse for four years now.  You might remember that before we moved in, we completely gutted it and made it our own.   Even though it was about 20 years old, we replaced the electricity, plumbing, windows, interior and exterior doors, remodeled bathrooms, finished the basement and added a bathroom there, […]


Baby Changing Table Becomes a Potting Bench

Baby changing table into a potting bench.

I love a good recycle project, and I wanted to share my latest one with you.  A few summers ago I bought a baby changing table from Craigslist and turned it into a cool summer bar for our back porch.  At the end of last season I did some rearranging when we bought  some new […]


Improved Curb Appeal, Revisited

House after - The 2 Seasons

Here it is June already and time to revisit a popular post from this time last year.  The one we are sharing today is one of our all-time most viewed posts.  We are glad that so many people liked what we did.  Enjoy revisiting an easy way we improved our home’s curb appeal.


Updating an Old Dresser Without Paint

How to update a dresser without paint

Do you have an old piece of furniture that you just can’t paint because of sentimental reasons?  Or maybe you just don’t want to make a commitment to paint?  I have one left over from my childhood, and I just can’t bring myself to paint it.  Today I have a way of updating an old […]


Bedazzled Books

Bedazzled books

I have three books on my night stand that are just there for looks and as a base for either fresh flowers or small plants.  Frankly, they were tired.  They weren’t looking tired – they were tired.  It could be because two of the books are very old.  One belonged to my great-grandfather, and one […]


How To Bring the Indoors to Your Outdoors

Porch decor

In most of the country it’s porch weather, and we all want to take advantage of those precious moments we get to spend outdoors.  Since we are on our porches, decks, patios, or courtyards so much in the warm months, we also want them to be as comfortable as possible.  We have some great tips […]


How to Keep Rugs in Place


Hi all.   I am loving everything about our new kitchen rug except one thing.  It curls up on the ends.  When we were away for two weeks, I put books on the edges hoping that their weight would permanently press the rug down.  The books didn’t work – at all.  Then I had the good […]

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