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Studio Updates

The Studio is coming along and today I wanted to share more updates with you.  Fireman and I were chuckling over our lunch break (me more so than him, I'm afraid) that when you observe room transformations online and on tv, the time frame from the Before to the After always seems to go so quickly. ...

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A Studio for Mom ~ Part 2

I'm back today with Part 2 of A Studio for Mom.  Yesterday I shared the history of this former theater room in our house and the process we went through to finally decide to make this space a studio for my creative endeavors and future growth.  Although I am entering unfamiliar territory ...

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A Studio for Mom ~ Part 1

After shuffling three children out the door at three different times this morning, I spent 30-45 minutes walking through the house finally putting things away from last weekend. Take down the birthday banner?  Check.  Put away string, scotch tape and push pins used to hang banner (stuffed ...

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: More Details

One of the most daunting projects on my Sixteen Days of Getting my House in Order was painting the kitchen cabinets.  I finished this week-long project early to mid October, so we've been living with white cabinetry for six weeks now. My overall six-week-in evaluation?  I cannot believe the ...

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Pink & Yellow Hutch

Hi ya'll ~ It's taken me awhile to reveal my pink and yellow hutch because I've been waiting to complete an important detail, specifically this: See that moulding detail way up top?  Originally, I acquired this hutch with that piece missing, as you can see here. I knew I'd need help from Mr. ...

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Alice in Wonderland Hutch

I'm so close to finishing my latest piece and am eager to reveal the whole thing, but it's missing a detail up top that's rather important.  Trouble is, I've been waiting for Mr. Wonderful to help me with a compound angle cut because I'm too intimidated to try it on my own. His schedule's been ...

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DIY Chalkpaint Recipe

It's late and I'm headed to bed, but I had to share with you a quick glimpse of the project I tackled tonight using my own homemade chalk paint. If this stuff is as good as it seems tonight, I could get very, VERY excited. Here's the piece I'm working on: After removing all the hardware, washing ...

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Oatmeal & French Roast Provencal Dresser

Why is naming things after food such a comforting delight? I finished painting a French Provencal dresser last week.  When the time came to describe it online, I discovered that serving up a little Oatmeal for the body and French Roast for the top elevated this dresser from ...

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Favorite Green & Apologies

PART ONE I've come to the conclusion I'm not a very good blogger.  I don't post consistently. Sometimes I don't respond when others graciously visit my blog and leave supportive, kind comments. I throw ideas around, but then don't always follow through in a later post. And I'm ...

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Two Nightstands

My husband's folks boarded a plane this morning back to Middleton, ID, after a week-long visit to Alaska.  What a special time.  While here, my father-in-love helped Mr. Wonderful install a new pump to our hot water heater which brings almost-instant hot water.  We've lived in our ...

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