A Christmas tree box is all the rage this year, and I was so excited to make one. We have three adorable rescue kitties, and a tree skirt is always doomed under our tree. So, hubby and I made this large box from his contractor wood scraps and my leftover project stencil, paint, and stain. When the holidays are over, it will be repurposed as a planter or even a firewood box in the den.Continue reading
A couple of Saturdays ago I got up and decided out of the blue to do a tiny powder room update. How tiny is our bathroom? If anyone gains a pound, they’re out of luck. Imagine a laundry room as you come in the back door in our 70s ranch home. Now image a bathroom within it. There you go. I never appreciated this oddity until we had little girls running in and out of the house. And adults on the deck who had been drinking beer while babysitting barbeque.Continue reading
What a treat to live just 20 minutes from the High Point Furniture Market. I have been doing custom decorative finishes in showrooms, styling, buying, selling, and attending the markets in April and October for over 20 years. Of course, this October market was extremely different due to the pandemic. No international buyers, mostly designers, very quiet. Perfect for taking photos and standing in one place, deep in décor-pondering thoughts. Perfect to visit the Noir Furniture showroom.Continue reading
What in the world is this mess, you ask? It is our ugly paneled den wall – see the tiny bit of paneling showing through – that has been coated with a joint compound plaster finish, then painted twice over time. It might have looked good if the grooves in the paneling had been filled in properly. But no, someone named me did not know better ages ago before I became a professional, trained, decorative painter. (On the right you can see where we began sanding off the joint compound.)Continue reading
Do you have a deck that has seen better days? Or, have you built a new one that you want to paint or stain? Want to do it fast?
IF YOU SUFFER FROM FEAR OF SPRAYERS, THIS POST IS FOR YOU.
I know, it can be intimidating! That big box. With scary parts!Continue reading