Remember a Little Industrial Farmhouse?

Remember a Little Industrial Farmhouse?

 

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Remember this room?

Remember all that industrial farmhouse glory?

I designed it over a year ago and it’s still one of my favorites.

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How to Transform a Builder’s Door

How to Transform a Builder’s Door

 

how to transform a builder's door

Sometimes I send my husband sweet e-mails at work.

Full of encouragement and hearts and hands clapping a smiley faces.

And sometimes I get a conversation that starts like this:

Him:  “Why did you send me an e-mail that ended with a chin?”

Me:  (dumbfounded) “What?  A chin? I sent you a smiley face.”

Him:  “I know.  I saw that.  But the smiley face had a chin.”

Me:  (starting blankly)

Him:  (helpfully drawing it out on a piece of paper) “It looked like this.”

I laughed out loud.

I couldn’t help it.

Me:  (after I finally stopped laughing) “That’s a heart.”

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

And now….here’s how my heart and I transformed a builder’s door from ordinary to extraordinary.Continue reading



Four Simple Handmade Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Four Simple Handmade Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

 

handmade Valentine gift ideas

I know what you’re thinking.

If we were having coffee right now you would be rolling your eyes at me and saying…

Seriously.

Valentine’s Day is two days away.

Ain’t nobody got time to make a Valentine’s Day present.

I know….right?

That’s why these ideas are for next year’s Valentine’s Day.

Or Saint Patrick’s Day.

Or Ground Hog Day.

Or Go Fly a Kite Day.

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Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers

Creative Ideas for Storage Containers Yesterday I ate my cereal with a fork.

And it wasn’t because I thought it might taste better that way.  I ate my cereal with a fork and oddly tried to scrape up the milk at the end with the prongs because the sink was full of unwashed dishes.  Bowls and plates and cups and mugs….

…..and spoons.

Stacked to the ceiling.

I almost took a picture of my dirty dish leaning tower of pisa.

But that might be grounds for un-friendom.

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You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

You Won’t Believe What Showed Up On the Doorstep

 
tobacco wood ceiling showhouse

Remember this incredible, wonderful, amazing ceiling?

I know….right?

It’s made completely out of reclaimed tobacco wood sticks from an old Tennessee barn.

Are you sighing and gazing up at your ceiling and wishing that you could blink twice and tobacco wood would simply appear up there?

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IKEA Dresser Hack

IKEA Dresser Hack

 

IKEA Dresser Hack

This post is brought to you by the snow….

….and a really good cup of coffee.

Yesterday I was working on this project.  It was early in morning and the sun was rising.  I was humming the Glade commercial and painting and organizing in between sips of the perfect cup of coffee.

And just as I thought the morning couldn’t get any more perfect, I looked outside the window.

There it was.

The first snowfall of 2015.

Big fluffy flakes floating down and covering the grass in front of the gatehouse.

I paused and walked to the window and took a sip of coffee and closed my eyes.  I wanted to remember this moment for the next few months of winter when I stop gazing in awe….

….when I start rolling my eyes at the snow. :)

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Painted Plywood Sub-floor:  State of the Floor Address

Painted Plywood Sub-floor: State of the Floor Address

 

Painted Sub Floor

Three and a half years ago we painted the plywood sub floor.

Yep.

This floor.  That’s right.  It’s just the floor that was under our carpet.

We just pulled up the carpet and primed it and painted it.

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What’s That on Your Bench?

What’s That on Your Bench?

 

Farmhouse Mantel

Did anyone else watch the National Championship last night?

I wasn’t going to.

I mean….I didn’t really know either of the teams and I had projects to work on and after all….I had Downton Abbey taped.

And then my husband was watching the game and cheering for Ohio State and he told me the amazing story of the Ohio State third-string quarterback and how he had been the starting quarterback for only two games this year after the first and second string quarterbacks got hurt…..

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