Black Interior Doors

Upper Hall Black Interior Doors

    A couple years ago, the Mister & I ripped all the carpet off the stairs, added new treads, stained them dark walnut, poly’d them (3 coats), and painted the risers white.  The whole hallway was painted (Benjamin Moore) Revere Pewter, one of my all-time favorite neutrals. Every. Single. Spindle. was removed, primed, painted … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom MakeOver

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  [facebooksimplelike] 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 now....  New carpet & … [Read more...]

Dressers & Baking….

Long Dresser Oxford White

  [facebooksimplelike] 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 therefore, … [Read more...]

Paint it Black

Foyer After (2)

[facebooksimplelike] When I posted about the treasures we found to decorate our Outdoor Spaces, you may recall my disgrace about the peeling porch paint.  And if publicly humiliating myself is what it takes to motivate me, then so be it. I painted the porch.  SW Black Fox, rolled on 2 coats, took all of 20 minutes. And that led to a fresh coat … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror (or Door) on the Wall

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[facebooksimplelike] Look at all these beautiful old doors: Flickr 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 … [Read more...]

Bathroom MakeOver

DIY Crates Project

  I recently had a very special client with a vision for re-designing 2 bedrooms in her home; one was to be an actual bedroom, the other a TV room/lounge area.   Her wish was to create spaces that felt sort of 'cottage-y’ -  pretty & fresh, with a Cape Cod vibe.  She holds very special memories of summers there as a child, and wanted to … [Read more...]

Ladders & Ottomans, Oh My.

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[facebooksimplelike] Last week I told you about the old ladder turned blanket rack that I was going to be working on....I scored the old ladder on Kijiji.   I sanded off the ugly brown paint (well, most of it.  I tend to lose interest in these steps quickly). Then I just brushed on some very watered down white paint and wiped it off... It’s … [Read more...]

DIY Art – Pears

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First, a big shout out to Cassity at Remodelaholic who featured the Living Room Wainscot  Post – I’m loving that people are as rocked about this product as I am! Last week I mentioned that empty wooden frame hanging on my dining room wall. It was destined for greatness. And when you’re contemplating greatness, drywall mud almost always comes to … [Read more...]