Master Bedroom Design Reveal

      If you follow me on Facebook, then you already know there’s a ‘’Reveal” coming.  After 2 months of renovation here & in their Ensuite, this stunning Master Bedroom was completed and given back to my clients.   This project was a pretty major overhaul – you can see here where we started.....when the … [Read more...]

Year in Review 2012

There’s such a mix of emotions at the brink of a New Year, isn't there?  Excitement and anticipation about what the new year will hold, and a bit reflective and thoughtful about what the past year held. As I look through the Musings posts for 2012, not only is my exhaustion validated, but there’s a ton o’ satisfaction in the projects … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom MakeOver

  This is the story of how a dreary & sad guest bedroom (that clearly didn’t even deserve sheets, poor dear) became brilliant and dazzling.  It was actually even drearier than this ‘Before’ pic, because before ‘Before’, it was still Builder Beige with bad carpet.           And … [Read more...]

Dressers & Baking….

  This story is about dressers.  And baking – Baking & Dressers.  And Sacrifice. So, first, have I ever told you about my friend Dawn’s baking?  As in, her world-class, amazingly delicious baking?  Cobblers, crisps, brownies, blondies, cookies & cakes – that just show up at my door.  I cannot, (and … [Read more...]

Mirror Top DIY

  Mirror topped furniture is like instant pizzazz....it’s glam, it’s elegant. It works in just about any decorating style. I’ll be honest though, I’m kind of over fully mirrored tables  - mainly because almost every single one I've seen in shops was broken or cracked.  So it hadn’t even made it out of the store and it … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror (or Door) on the Wall

  I'm loving beautiful old doors....All the carved details, weathered finishes, and architectural elements are amazing You don’t even need to do anything with them – just lean them against the wall: fullbloomcottage theparisapartment But you CAN do some really cool projects with old doors, like these: Mount bedside sconces on … [Read more...]

Vintage Lighting….and a Tutorial

  I’ve owned up to my fixation love affair with Vintage lighting a few times, here and on Facebook. I don’t understand it any better than you do, it just IS. The fact that I have more lighting than lighting outlets is actually the bigger problem. Anyhow. Sometimes you get lucky and find a Vintage Light that requires no work at all … [Read more...]

Vanity, Serendipity, & Anaglypta

  Welcome to this very tiny space between the Master Bedroom & the EnSuite bath. I’m pretty sure that at some point in history this was a regular closet, the ‘his’ side, because it’s opposite the door to the walk in closet.  Some previous owner probably removed sliding doors and created a vanity/dressing area space. This is how it … [Read more...]

Upholstered Headboard Tutorial

  So first off,  2 things: 1. Thanks.  Big, huge, sloppy thanks.  You have no idea how much I love every single one of you who subscribes/reads my Musings & leaves comments, & pins my projects, & connects with me on FB & Pinterest.  Seriously, it blows my mind. From down-deep-where-I-live, thank you. 2. … [Read more...]

I LOVE Accomplishment

  The planets have definitely aligned lately, The Mister & I have been able to complete quite a few of the quick-ish projects for the Master Bedroom.  I’m walking you through several all in one post, either A) because the Tutorial is very brief, or B) because I followed someone elses … [Read more...]