old to new – midcentury cabinet

I'm loving my "new" piece of furniture!During my sanity break a couple of weeks ago, I picked up this little mid-century modern wine cabinet at a thrift store. The formica was beat up everywhere and it needed help but it was only $18 so I brought it home. I got the look from the hubby who thought I was insane when he unloaded it from the car. He said it was "interesting" and it was going to be a good piece for me to "practice" on. He walked away and I may or may not have stuck my tongue out at … [Read more...]

time for fall – grapevine wreath

I tried to not waste any time going from Halloween to "Fall" decor. South Florida really has no Fall but I should probably retire the bat wreath for a something a bit more in line with Thanksgiving. When I was wandering around Micheal's right before Halloween they were having a super sale and I had a great coupon to go along with it. I bought these three mini grapevine wreaths and fake flower/seed things for under $4. Score!So I didn't find a huge wreath but that doesn't mean it can't look good … [Read more...]

my next victims – succulent garden

I bought these little glass hanging planters/candle holders when we first bought the house and they've been sitting in storage since. On my last trip to Home Depot I picked up this assortment of succulents determined to put the glass holders to use. As I was walking towards the hubby in the store, plants in hand and all excited for what I was going to do with them, he says "You are going to kill more plants?" He has no faith in my ability to keep a plant alive. Thanks, babe. I know I do not have … [Read more...]

the making of a craft room – hollow door desk

After I revealed my craft room a few weeks ago, I had a lot of questions on the furniture and organization. I'm going to share a few of the things I did to help anyone looking to make their own space. We did the room on the cheap. IKEA and Home Depot were my friends during the process. Customizing a room or space for your office or craft room does not need to be expensive.  When I first started the room my desk was much shorter and there was a lot of unused space in the room. I love a lot of … [Read more...]

craft room design – revealing my favorite place

I revealed my craft room/office when it was about 90% complete back in March. It was one of the first rooms we tried to finish so I would have my dedicated space for crafting, studying and working from home. I’ve been making tweaks to it since but I finally have our most recent updates to share. I spent a lot of time thinking of what my craft room design would be, but ultimately, I wanted an airy space with a bright color and a combination of light and dark furniture. It is playful but … [Read more...]

bar plans

We have this strange space that flows from our dining room to our family room that we call our bar.  It has already gone through a pretty big renovation. The picture on the left shows the area from our dining room to the bar when we closed on the house. The wall was covered in paneling and had a built-in wine cabinet. On the right you see the photo a few weeks after closing. We tore down the paneling and discovered a 1950/60s retro wallpaper mural. This is a crazy house and we have the … [Read more...]