saying goodbye to the nursery

Lena turned two yesterday. She’s the youngest of our three, so there is a definite finality with this birthday. I’m excited for what’s next, but I also hate saying goodbye to her baby days. So, this blog is devoted to saying goodbye to the last of my nurseries. But, it’s also a way to welcome […]

painting bathroom cabinets

We have HUGE news in the Davis home…my husband said he was “fine” with me painting the kitchen cabinets! After confirming that I wasn’t dreaming, I immediately got ready to paint! However, I know painting kitchen cabinets is an enormous undertaking. I’ve heard horror stories from people who have done it. So, I decided to […]

Turn Glass into “Pottery”

A few months ago in Martha Stewart Living magazine, I saw a spread on white dishes. They were so clean and beautiful, and the image stuck with me. When we built our house over 8 years ago, we went with white appliances because they were more affordable. Unfortunately (?) those white appliances are still going […]

pretty paper picture mats

An easy way to add excitement to the mats in your frames is by covering them with wrapping or scrapbook paper. Since I used a large scale frame mat (the mat holds an 11×14 picture), I used flat sheets of wrapping paper found at a local stationery store. For this project you will need: *a […]

my spray painted home

I’ve been spray painting for over a decade now. I’ve gone through a lot of cans of spray paint, and I am a little embarrassed to admit how many cans I have sitting in my basement right now. I may be (somewhat obsessed), but I’m grateful for whoever invented spray paint. It’s the easiest and […]

mod podging memories

I discovered “mod podging” (or decopodge) in college.  Maybe we were weird (I prefer to think we were trendsetters), but my friends and I would mod podge whatever we could get our hands on – frames, boxes, photo albums –  you name it.  It was an inexpensive but sentimental gift.  I ran across this beauty […]

color theory confusion

Apparently I should have payed a little closer attention in my color theory class in college.  But then again, it was a long time ago. I have my kitchen walls painted in Pittsburgh Paint’s “Toffee Crunch” and my family room is painted in Valspar’s “Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige.”   My husband was out of town, […]

a (fabric inspired) bathroom update

Isn’t fabric fun? It’s so fun that it can inspire a complete bathroom update. This was my kids/guest bathroom.  I was attempting to make if fun while keeping some sophistication.  I didn’t succeed. While on pinterest one day, I noticed a pin for a bathtub/shower valance: http://www.gusandlula.com/2012/04/short-tutorial.html It got my wheels turning, and it just so […]

updated silhouettes

Silhouettes or cutting portraits (generally in profile) from black card became popular in the mid-18th century.  I’ve updated the idea a little by placing my family’s silhouettes on fun papers and while keeping a classic oval frame.  I also added a cute little initial to each silhouette. I took the pictures with my iPhone, blew […]

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