Spring Entryway Decorations

The sunshine and warmer temps have definitely been inspiring. Our bright and happy Easter and Spring decorations have carried throughout the house. Here are a few pictures of the entryway.Click any photo if you want to see it bigger!//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsI don't think I've shared a photo of this table yet. It was originally a dark cherry…

Barn Wood China Cabinet: Before & After

I like refinishing hutches. I have a whole folder on our hard drive dedicated to before and after pictures of hutches that we've done. They are straight forward, and they sell really well for us. (BONUS!)So I don't know why it is that we hate china cabinets. But both Ken and I do. Somehow those…

Barn Wood: The wood that almost wasn’t.

The area we live in, a suburb of Atlanta, has changed a lot in the past 25 years. Like, a LOT. It’s not the same place it was when Ken and I grew up. There aren't many open fields left. It’s mostly businesses and neighborhoods and concrete. And more people. And it wasn't. Before. Atlanta…

Reclaimed & Repurposed Window Frames

I finally got some more window frames listed onto Etsy. Selling stuff on Etsy is super time consuming, so my online shop gets neglected. My space in the The Old Hardware Store is full, so Etsy is feelin' some love this week.These can be used for soooo many different things. Hanging jewelry, sunglasses, keys, photos.…

Furniture Disaster. Personal Disaster?

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsWe recently found some furniture that we decided to refinish (stain) and keep, rather than sell. I prefer to paint furniture. I have done my share of sanding, but to me painting is second nature. I know exactly how the paint will behave and turn out. The paint and I have an agreement that way. We…

Before & After: Painted Wood Hutch

I'm so thankful for Spring. It really makes a big difference in my motivation. When it starts to really get cold again this fall, I'm going to give myself permission to forget about painting furniture until spring comes again. No expectations for myself to work in the cold, blah weather means no guilt for not…

Use a Screen Door for an Organizer, Room Divider, or Craft Show Display

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsI wanted to share this screen door that we use a lot. Over time this has evolved into something that I've changed to be functional and beautiful.I currently use something similar in my antiques booth to display items on, but here you can see that you can create a home organizational piece with a screen door.…