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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…

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 Restoration Update

Ever feel over your head? I sure do! There seem to be thousands of choices, as we remodel this place. I want it all done yesterday, which can sometimes be a problem! The exterior really needed a paint job, so that was a major decision. Choosing paint colors can be so daunting! I really like…

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…

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

When it comes to painting furniture, I often find myself, knee-deep, stuck in my comfort zone. . How about you? I play it safe, sticking to the same grays, beiges and aquas. I think I need to choose neutrals that will appeal to the most people. But I have to remind myself about the hot…