Blog Archive

Monday, February 19, 2018

A New Look in the Dining Room for Spring


There's been a lot of painting,  cleaning, and moving furniture around in the formal dining room to give it a fresh look for spring.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Transformation from Ballet to Boho Bedroom


I knew the day would come that Ky had outgrown her ballet themed bedroom,    but I never dreamed it would come so soon!    It's been ballet themed for about 4 years,  but now she's informed me that she's a pre teen.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Fresh Coat of Paint and Desert Rose Dishes


The display cabinet in the formal living/dining room used to be stained oak and filled with  my Mothers wedding china.   

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Reality of My Everyday Life



I very seldom show the "behind the scenes" reality of my everyday life.      I post pictures that show the finished product of my creativity..........not a thing out of place.       That is NOT how we actually live though.     The house gets messy at times......really really messy!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

No Matter How long the Winter, Spring is sure to Follow


No Matter how long the Winter,   spring is sure to follow!      I keep telling myself that!   

 I really shouldn't complain since we have pretty mild weather here in Eastern New Mexico.    We are expecting 50's and 60's all next week.   

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Flower Market Mantel


It shouldn't be a secret to anyone that I love,  love,  love flowers.    I pretty much love all flowers but roses are my favorite. 

 My inspiration for this mantel was the fact that I decided to take down the Christmas tree in the formal living room.....it had been up about 3 years.     It was covered    ( er decorated with flowers,  lol)    and I didn't know what to do with all of them.....that's part of the reason it's been up so long.      So,  I decided to open up a flower market in the master bedroom.

I found a white enamel Welcome and Closed sign at Michael's the other day and thought it would be perfect for my flower market mantel.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How to get the Most out of Your Decorating Dollars


Nothing to see here........that is...... nothing new!   
  Everything I used to give the guest room a fresh look has been used over and over and over.......you get the idea!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Farmhouse Barn Doors in the Hallway


I wish I had barn doors everywhere in the house,    but for now,     I'll settle for some faux doors in the hallway.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Styling a Vintage Dough Bowl


This vintage dough bowl belonged to my mom,  so it's been in the family a long time.      I haven't used it in a couple of years,   it's just been being used to hold my ever growing collection of dried flowers from the yard.     I've had it stored in  the big space under the armoire that sits in the corner of the sun room.    

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Installing Beefy Chunky Moulding and More Changes in the Entry


I was taking some photo's in the entry for a blog post the other day and like I usually do.........trying to avoid getting the dated wallpaper border in the photo.         Then it struck me like a bolt of lighting.....DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Farmhouse Halltree


This hall tree has been in the garage for many years......it belonged to my mother.     I have been very reluctant to paint it since it belonged to her.     I tried to give it to my daughter....grand daughter ......just about all my close relatives that would like it because it belonged to my mother.    No takers!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Repurposing a Metal Sign


I recently freshened the hall bath by taking down all the coastal decor and replacing it with Farmhouse decor.     Since I was already working on the bathroom,   I decided to take the time to clean and oragnaize the cabinets in there as well.      I hadn't looked on the top shelf of one of the cabinets in a long long time.    I found lots of stuff way up there that I forgot  that I even had.....does that ever happen to you?

Monday, January 29, 2018

Watercolor Valentine Gallery


The empty window frames that H put up in the hallway have been so versatile!      I can change out my decor in just a matter of  minutes......about 15 to be exact!