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Milk Paint Monday

Greetings, to another week! I have lots of brilliant ideas. You too? My latest brilliant idea is to feature a different milk painted project, each week. We’ll share some tips and tell you what works and what doesn’t. At least that’s the plan! We’re replacing all of the old hollow-core interior doors upstairs, at the…

News from The Treasured Home

Greetings! I hope you’re doing well, this Wednesday! If you have admired this beautiful, antique beveled mirror, the marble topped console table, or Patti’s two stunning antique chairs, great news! They’ve all had their price tags trimmed substantially! Speaking of Patti, she just joined the ranks of Bionic Women! Today, she had knee replacement surgery…

Our First Christmas, on Hurricane Bay

As they say, Home is where the heart is. This was our first Christmas, celebrated in the home we’re restoring on Lake Tahoe. If you’re looking for beautifully finished rooms, this is not the place! Not one room is finished, but we relished the chance to spend time with our son and daughter. We sat…

Before and After, Using Gesso

I was so lucky to get my hands on this table! What a treat! The Furniture Angels are being very kind to me! I knew that this would be the perfect piece to use gesso on. As is usually often the case, I neglected to take a “before” picture of this little treasure. This photo…

Diary of a Thrift Store Bed (Or, How to paint a piece of furniture)

Last Week: while meeting with Town & Country flooring, in Truckee, to order flooring for the Tahoe house, we sought out a couple of thrift stores. You can’t make a trip anywhere, without doing this, can you? The first stop was disappointing, but the Hospice Thrift Store, in Truckee, had a pine bed, for $28,…

Lake Tahoe in the Fall

In the past, there were just two seasons, at Lake Tahoe. Summer, for boating and warm weather at the beach. Winter, for snow skiing. Simple as that! Now that we’re at the lake so much, we’re finding that fall is really drop-dead-gorgeous! Who says we don’t have beautiful fall color? This is a photo of…

Meet “Blanche”, Our New Dresser!

Let me make the introductions! This is Blanche. She just completed her make-over, here at The Treasured Home. She’s Southern, as you might expect, with a name like “Blanche”. She talks with a bit of a twang. I’ve always wished I was Southern. Then, I could say things Southern women say, in that Southern way.…

Ivan, the Restored Ice Box, Has Arrived!

Let me make the introductions! Meet Ivan. The Manly-Man…errr, The Ice Box. Age: Unknown. Probably born somewhere between the mid 1800’s, and 1930, when electric units, put the likes of Ivan, out of circulation. The women cried! Ivan, most likely, lived in on the right side of the tracks, where fine ice boxes were made…

Works In Progress

What a week! We’ve been busy and I want to share just a few projects we’re working on. This bistro table used to be a cherry finish, that has been updated, using Amy Howard’s Graphite One Step paint. One of my top favorites! The three pieces, including the stools, painted in Linen and recovered, in…

Updating a Brick Fireplace for Less Than $20!

Well, hello there! Today, I thought I would give you a peek inside the new Tahoe house! Remember, I told you about the curse of wallpaper, from the 80’s? Well, here’s a shot of the wallpaper, in the largest bedroom, upstairs. But, let’s forget about the rolls and rolls of wallpaper that need to be…

Paint Therapy Thursdays!

Greetings, Paint Lovers!, If you’ve taken a furniture painting class, at The Treasured Home, but would like the support and camaraderie of painting in our studio, it’s yours to enjoy, each Thursday, starting August 14th! Use our paint products and get support, when you need it, all for $25/hour, with a one hour minimum. We’re…