new look

A while ago I posted this chair before & after.  This is one of two chairs I found at the bargain prize of $30 each. I refinished them and gave them new cushions.  They still look good but needed a lighter look.  The fabric I originally chose is a bit dark for the room.  So I got my sewing machine and started the project.

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I decided to go lighter and solid, this way I could use prints on the accent cushion covers and change them as I please.  I love changing the house decor constantly and changing just the covers will be a lot easier.

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This is the new look.  The after photos show the 2nd chair which is a rocking chair.  They both are very comfortable.  It will be hard to replaced them.  I am happy with the way they turned out 🙂




Our foyer and den have been under construction for quite a while.  The reasons range between not being in the budget, to the arrival of new baby, to there is not enough hours in a day.  Well, I had the idea that between baby naps I could get a stab at it and little by little it would get done.  So, I decided to plaster.

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My respect to plastering professionals has grown tremendously.  Plastering is hard!  It takes a lot of practice to get it right.  It is not just putting mud and taping; it is the sanding.  Oh the sanding!  I had to do a lot of that to get the walls smooth.  And just when I thought it was perfect and I primed the walls for painting it wasn’t.  I had to put more mud, do more sanding, and use a lamp for a closer look.


I got better!

My advise for you is take your time and use a light to look for those imperfections.  Trust me, they are there.

this is not a door

I have been working on my office nook .  I already added cabinets top and bottom, but needed the top surface for the desk.  I wanted it to be wood but the nook is not very deep and I would have to get a custom fit piece for the area.  I didn’t want to spend too much on it, so I decided to take a different approach.  I bought a door, trim and stain.  The result: a  fabulous desk top for less than $30.







adding colors



I have been doing a lot of planting around the house. Everything looked so green that I thought it was about time to add some color, so I  did.  There is still a lot to go, but I am happy to see the flowers I planted a week ago blooming so beautifully. 

back to life

I know it has been a while since my last post; but being a mom for a second time wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.   I am back now all recovered! andworking on making my bags so I can put out a collection.  This is a preview of one of them.






whimsical decor

This is an easy way to add some fun to your decor.


For this project I used blue, green and white foam sheets, and a round shape object.  You can make it your own by choosing a different shape and/ or different colors.  It all depends on your color theme.  I used foam sheets, but you can use paper as well. Since my pieces are intended to be play with by my kids; foam seemed to be more durable.   I used a circle template to choose the size circle I wanted; you can used any other shape to create your piece.  I also cut the circles by hand to leave the edges rough.
I added a ribbon and a tea light to create a nice glow at night.  Enjoy!