Shedding Light on Lighting Fixtures

Family Room Lighting Fixture

Since we moved into our house (a little over a year ago), I have slowly been updating the light fixtures - I haven't wanted to replace the old until I found something new that I really LOVED!  Nothing is really wrong with any of the fixtures, but most are outdated and don't fit with the decor.  … [Read more...]

A Favorite Summer Space

Summer Spaces

When I think of summer, the first thought that comes to mind is the outdoors -- the beautiful great outdoors!  After a long winter of being cooped up in the house, I'm always ready to spend my summer days soaking up the sun and enjoying my time outside. One of my favorite Summer Spaces is "nana's … [Read more...]

DIY: Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

Last week I shared my latest DIY: How-to Stencil project where I transformed one of the walls in my foyer. Did you happen to notice the cabinet in the pictures? It's new.  Well not really "new" in the sense of just bought, but new to the place it now sits.  AND it just got a huge … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Stencil & Review of Cutting Edge Stencils

Before Stenciling

Sometimes (actually most of the time) going into a project, I never know what the result will be.  Because most of my projects are real experiments - - that's why I call my home, My Experimental Playground - - I'm always a little scared "in the moment" anticipating a complete fail (which there have … [Read more...]

DIY: Faux Roman Shade

Faux Roman Shade

You might think I've gone drop cloth crazy (which I have), but this material is truly simple, affordable, and stylish!  Plus it's also durable, chic, and a great neutral palette for any accent color.   Lately I've been transforming my interiors to look a little more casual. With updated fabrics on … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel with Frappe Accents

Fireplace Mantel

After many months, the warm weather FINALLY made it's arrival and over the past few weeks, I've been sprucing up for summer.  One area of my home that I've been focusing on is making some updates to the fireplace mantel. With a few simple switches and a couple DIY projects, it's looking much … [Read more...]