Painting a Rental

virtual redesign from The Lettered Cottage {A glimpse of what could be :: the ultimate motivation} Remember how last week I was all “Help me with my wall?”.   The real issue is that my furniture just isn’t quite the right fit for this house.  I’m not moving, and I’m not buying new furniture.  However, I’m […]

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Bird Watching :: Non Housey Peeps

I’m busy working with a few tools: So while I’m wrapped up in something super housey, I thought it would be fun to quickly highlight some other great things going on the the internets: Money Saving Mom has a series going on called 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget, it’s a must read. Simple […]

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White Slipcovers

The Albans House family room design by the talented Joni Webb Joni’s own home. Today I thought I’d ask you your opinion on white slipcovers and while I was quickly searching for a photo I knew I wouldn’t need to search further than Cote de Texas.  Lo and behold, if Joni didn’t have a new […]

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Bird Watching

Kimm at Reinvented talks about the Top Five Budget Decor Rules {eg: Think outside the Barn}. All this week, Beckie at Infarrantly Creative has been posting about how to reupholster chairs. Makes me want to do it. Someone just recently emailed me about these drapes available at Country Curtains~they are very similar to the silk […]

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Using Chalkboard in Your Home :: A Linky

Remember my chalkboard fireplace surround with the drawn on bricks? I still love it. Well, I had this little cabinet.  Just imagine a big pink rose painted where the blue paint is.  Yeah.  Then I added a pretty clothes pin. My mom added chalkboard onto the inside of the cabinet–it’s the peel and stick kind […]

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Tweaking a Room:: Just Not Feeling It

I love this photo, the mix of the fabrics, colors, materials–it makes my house look so cozy.  But here’s the cold, hard truth… I’ve got this wall in our family room that I’m not crazy about.  Actually, I have two walls out of 4 in this room that I’m not crazy about.  It feels obvious […]

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