May 8, 2019

How often do we have something silver-plated tucked away under a shelf no longer being used because the tarnished surface is too difficult to clean?  Or we're out thrifting and we come across a beautiful silver-plated tray and yet the finish makes us turn around and wa...

September 21, 2018

I don't know about you but as soon as Summer is over, I start decorating for the Fall. Sometimes I get started before Summer is over because I get so excited and anxious for the new season upon us.  I love everything about Fall ... the beautiful colors, the changing of...

September 12, 2018

We've all been out shopping and come across the large variety of inexpensive pumpkins in various shades of oranges and whites and other various colors.  Too often we buy these pumpkins in hopes of decorating our homes for Fall because we're just so ready for summer to...

June 7, 2018

When I first bought these doors (I have two of them and one still to be completed), I knew the potential for something beautiful was there.  I just needed to see beyond the condition and dust that covered them.  I suspect they were left in a garage somewhere as they we...

February 1, 2018

Thursday Tip of the Day ... Wet Blending

Are you looking to add some visual impact to a piece? Wet Blending creates a 3-dimensional look and gives your furniture the Wow factor. 

Wet Blending is not difficult ... it just takes practice to ensure you achieve the look you'...

January 30, 2018

When applying glaze to a piece of furniture, the effects can be anything from very subtle to extremely dramatic.  It all comes down to the proper preparation of the piece and what your desired outcomes should be.  For this cabinet, the customer wanted the Antique White...

September 20, 2017

September 22nd arrived early this year ... I mean it's still 90 degrees here in SE Texas and I have Spring decorations in my house.  Did someone forget to send the memo?   Fall has arrived!!

In all honesty, I absolutely love this time of year ... well of course onc...

June 18, 2017

To say I was blessed growing up is an understatement.  My Dad was such a good man and someone I looked up to on a daily basis.  He truly loved his family and always thought of everyone first.  He was smart, funny, caring, full of great wisdom, nonjudgmental, thoughtful...

March 30, 2017

Pantone, Inc. began in the 1950s as a commercial printing company and later became best known for its Pantone Matching System --- a proprietary color space used primarily in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics.   The Matching System created a way to...

March 17, 2017

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought it would be fun to highlight different ways to decorate with the color Green.  This has always been one of my favorite colors.  Not only because it's a great hue that brings you back to nature, it's also a really nice neutral th...

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