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“So there was this old dresser……”I wonder how many bloggers start posts like that, another story of a furniture transformation achieved with a couple coats of paint, some elbow grease…and a little Annie Sloan wax, of course.Of course.This post isn’t about a dresser.  Well, kinda.  It all started when I found a certain hutch on CL (is it okay to abbreviate Craigslist with CL now?  I think everyone knows what CL means, but perhaps that’s presumptuous of me?), and the lady selling the hutch also had an old dresser for sale which included two tall, tacky mirrors that looked like this.I knew right away this wasn’t a whole lot of beauty to work with, but I held onto both mirrors the last few months as I brainstormed what to do because the thing is, who doesn’t love a mirror?  They can go anywhere, they reflect light, they add movement……..and even…

I started today with such high hopes.  So many tasks I needed to do, so many projects I wanted to do, and an entire day before me.I hardly knew where to start.  However, with piles of family laundry strewn throughout the house, starting here was a no-brainer:After washing and drying a couple loads, I retrieved the mail on the way back from the kids’ make-up piano lesson.  After a quick lunch, our dining room table then looked like this:Of course, while the kids were at piano, I managed to stain a few more of my sitting room shelves and call my sister-in-law to say hi.  The other end of the dining room table then looked like this:Meanwhile, with everyone home today, our kitchen has become Grand Central Station.  You all know what that means.  A floor that looks like this:Around 1:30, I was so tired and unmotivated I placed a “Please…

Hello friends!  I know it seems I’ve been out of the loop for awhile, but just like “Objects in Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear,” I will claim the following:”Projects Are Completed Even When Not Appearing in Blog” 🙂 We are just coming off a four-day weekend.  Between sledding with my kids in the dark on a huge bumpy hill (quite a thrill), hiding behind tall boots in my closet for an eternity playing Sardines in the house (best hiding place ever), and spending time with friends from church, I was able to complete a gallery wall in our hallway featuring photos from a shoot we took in Maui a couple months ago.  We could not have been happier with the results of the photoshoot:  sunset, Hawaiian beach, tanned family, laughter….it couldn’t have been better.Here’s the completed wall:I’ve been tossing in doses of turquoise lately and loving the results.  Such a happy…