Thursday, November 29, 2012


 Poinsettias... some people love them and some  not so much. I happen to be one of them who love them, especially red ones! I have them in every room.
 Look what it was doing here yesterday :)
 Seeing that made me play around in picmonkey way too long!! 
Snowflakes anyone...
 My favorite little pillow I bought from Ann's shop last year.
 Look at this cute little faux one.

  I even have a hooked poinsettia rug that I use in our powder room.
 I still need a few more smaller ones for a centerpiece I want to do on our kitchen table. 
Do you like to decorate with poinsettias? What color do you like?

No Minimalist Here
At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

~The Nativity~

 What better way to start the Christmas season off  then by displaying the Nativity,  after all "He is the reason for the Season".
My husband started to collect this Lennox Nativity for us before we were even married. We have the whole set. This is only a quarter of it! I wanted to display it on my blue chest this year so I only grabbed a few pieces, but I love the way it looks!


 I've been  "Decking the Halls" all weekend how about you? Now I just have to get my room cleaned, since that was the dumping grounds for all the empty bins!
                          Have a great week!
Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life 
The Dedicated House
Coastal Charm  
No Minimalist Here
Savvy Southern Style 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Inspirational Christmas Mantels

Hi friends, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
Let the Christmas decorating begin! I know a lot of you have already started, so I have some catching up to do! That's how I'm spending my weekend, going through all the bins and pulling out all my decorations.
Here's some pretty Christmas mantels courtesy of BHG.

 Have a great weekend & Happy Decorating!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

~Thanksgiving Wishes~

 Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lucketts Green/The Reveal

 Hi friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The desk is done and is finally in it's new home!!
 Remember the Before...
 Not only was this my first Craigslist purchase but also my first time using milk paint.
MMS Lucketts green is such a pretty color and I love it even more when the dark wax is applied.
I wanted antique looking knobs, I found these online at my
 I didn't want this piece super chippy, so I added the bonding agent when I mixed the paint. I did however do a few small areas without it just to see what would happen and I was happy with the result. I also needed a spot to hide the tower, so the hubs removed the two draws that were here and it was a perfect fit!
I sanded the old finish off the top using my electric hand sander, and restained it in a dark walnut.
 A Before & After...

 Love how this piece turned out!
 Now I just have to find a small antique chair and a small lamp, have the hubby hook my new computer up and this will be my new spot to blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll Thru Life
Savvy Southern Style
Under The Table And Dreaming
Cowgirl Up Party 
Elizabeth & Co.
No Minimalist Here
The Dedicated House 
Miss Mustard Seed

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A sneak peek

 Well folks it's exactly one week today that I started this desk makeover and I'm still NOT finished!! It's NEVER taken me this long to redo a piece a furniture!
Here's a little peek...
...this was my first time using milk paint. I used MMS Lucketts Green along with the dark antiquing wax.
I added the bonding agent because I wasn't going for the super chippy look on this piece, just lightly distressed. But, I was curious to try a drawer without it just to see what would happen. The top drawer is the one I painted without adding the bonding agent, it didn't chip too much.
As for the top of the desk, I used my little electric hand sander to remove the old finish and I stained it dark walnut. Ignore the streaks I took this pic right after I stained it. 
 And here's a peek of the new hardware.

 I should have a full reveal in a few days! 
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!

Monday, November 5, 2012

What I'll be working on this week

Remember when I mentioned I was on the hunt for a desk for our new computer? Well I finally found one on Craigslist. It was the perfect size and for $100 it was the perfect price too! It's solid maple and it weighs a ton!!
 It's getting a whole new look, and that includes a few cosmetic changes too.
 I'm using MMS milk paint for the first time, the color I picked is Lucketts Green.
 First up, filling in all the holes and getting all the drawers painted.
 I was hoping this was going to be a makeover that only took a day or two. NOT HAPPENING! I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend, I'll keep you posted!

What projects are you working on this week?

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