Tag Archives: juxtaposed patterns

[DIY] Chair Makeover

Makeover an old chair by reupholstering it. It's easier than it looks. [DIY]

Makeover an old chair by reupholstering it. It’s easier than it looks. [DIY]


I knew I always liked Queen Elizabeth I. She brought stability to the kingdom, drama to the stage, and stuffing to chairs. That’s right, the first signs of comfort in chairs came during her reign, creating one of London’s oldest guilds, The Upholsterers’ Company.  Just think, those upholsterers didn’t even have a staple gun!  Continue reading

our first home: finding inspiration for the dining room

Find something to inspire your room.

Find something to inspire your room. This lamp inspired my dining room.

A lamp inspired my dining room. Actually, it was a pair of lamps I found at a second-hand store in Jacksonville Beach. They are a beautiful pale, matte blue porcelain with  intricate gold flowers painted on them. They were delicate and strong at the same time, and in the midst of a menagerie of things they caught my eye.  Continue reading

our first home: finishing the kitchen

Ginger Jar

I don’t want to work in a busy brown kitchen.

Before, our kitchen was brown… a busy brown. The only thing I liked was that the cabinets, at one time, were white. They were now “patinaed” to a yellowed cream.  As mentioned, I “pinned” a lot of kitchen ideas and knew the components I wanted to incorporate into my style.. my “adjectives” were: farmhouse, clean, comfortable, and glam. I tried to keep the last adjective a secret from my husband Matt. I knew I couldn’t adequately explain how “glam” fit into the kitchen vision. Continue reading