The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

When designing interior spaces, I typically choose paint color first. If you work in the field of design, you may have been taught to do the exact opposite. I know, I know. That’s what they teach in design school. You start with art or fabric or rug, then choose...

Serial Furniture Rearranging & Other Disorders

As many of you know, I switched out my living room and dining room a few months ago and enjoyed a change of scenery in my home.  As the holidays approach, I decided I wanted enjoy the fireplace (sans books – see here what I’m talking about) so I switched...
Are You Listening to Your Chairs?

Are You Listening to Your Chairs?

Remember those chairs I painted a couple of weeks ago?    Below is a “before” of one of them.  I wish I had a real “before” of when I first bought her.  She sported a brown walnut stain and a burgundy seat cover.  When I found her she told me,...

While the Cat’s Away, the Mouse will Paint Chairs

OK, actually the cat was right here with me and it was the baby mice that were away, but I did paint several chairs this week while my kids stayed with their grandparents in Kentucky.   Here are the motley crew of chairs that needed work:   This first one I found a...

A Dresser Make-Over and What It Led To . . .

  I have an old French Provincial dresser in my younger daughter’s room.  The walls in her room are yellow and the dresser was a slightly lighter shade of yellow with gold accents.  It’s been in there for several years, and it’s been ok.  But not...