Carytown Inspiration for Home & Life

Hello All! I took my son to the city this morning, by his request. We live near Richmond, VA and one of our favorite streets to stroll here is Cary Street. Always amazing inspiration here – always! This town was shattered during the Civil War but the original remaining buildings downtown are really something to…

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Colonial Architecture and Crowded Gardens

While I grew up in Utah and love the mountains and rustic aspect of the West, I have always been drawn to Southern or East Coast style when it comes to houses. I used to watch HGTV a lot when we built our first house in the the late 1990’s and the cottage gardens were…

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Sleep Like A Baby ~ OK!

Hello my friends! I am pretty excited to show you my bedroom today. After living in our home for a couple of months now, I finally feel like I am getting used to how we “live” here. At first I placed furniture and accessories in a similar way that we had it at our last…

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Chicken Wire & Screen Door Display

A few months ago we had some neighbors that were moving out of their house. On garbage day they put this old screen door out at the curb to be hauled away. After asking them if I could re purpose it I brought it home and it sat on the side of my house all…

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Paint Therapy

First of all Thank You for your sweet comforting words and prayers. This blog started as just a way to show my projects but it has become much more personal. I never expected to make friendships here but what a sweet blessing it is to have support from around the world. Thank you! Painting and decorating…

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Foyer Storage for Shoes, Bags and Keys

When I want my family to put their own things away – it’s got to be pretty convenient for them or they won’t do it. How hard can it be to throw shoes in a wooden box? It worked for a while but my kids’ shoe sizes change so often that our shoes piled up…

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Homework Room

This room isn’t a beautiful place but I created it to help keep us organized this school year. I have been using this dining area as my own office and craft room. The kids were doing homework at the kitchen table last year but it wasn’t working out great. Once we were ready for dinner –…

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Old Door Foyer Display

I repainted this old door in Providence Olive by Benjamin Moore. To make the door still look it’s old age I applied ebony stain in the creases. Even if the stain drips (as shown) baby oil will help blend that in. The oil helps move the stain around while you rub it in with an…

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Decorate with Barn Doors

A client/friend of mine has a beautiful home. The den off of her foyer reminds me of a men’s “smoking room” from the old days. It is masculine with leather recliners and a big TV for football night. The ceilings are tall so the art we used needed to be big. I found some barn…

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My Front Porch in August

(I found my camera after the move….finally!) I was really excited to have a big (to me) front porch in our new house. I sit out here all the time…. I purchased the rocking chairs at Lowes for $99 each. The lanterns are from Target and hung from chain and twine. Natural twig wreath from…

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A Vintage Door For My Garden

After the rain….  I took a walk through our yard. The bleeding hearts are in bloom under the deck among the lilies. Our wisteria vine is blooming like crazy. This vine is 6 years old and has given us very few blooms in all that time. Last fall my husband cut it down to almost nothing –…

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Barn Door Headboard

A bedroom I designed for Jake…  The headboard was made from old barn doors…. by me. (they are so heavy!) (he likes to hunt…can you tell?)more boy rooms here there were four doors when I purchased these– too see the other two CLICK HEREHERE you can view another recycled headboard.Linking with: Funky Junk Interiors – SNS #124

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