A Customer’s Kitchen Cabinet Success Story

I love it when customers send me pictures of their success stories!    Quite a make-over, right?  There’s nothing more timeless than a white kitchen! Or, in this case Amy Howard’s Bauhaus Buff!  Bravo!  Job well done! This is a wonderful example of what you can do to transform the heart of your home, while…

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…

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…

Trader Joe’s Deal Alert (for our kitchen table)

Well, it all started when I got these sweet blue-and-white china plates. I found them last weekend at an estate sale, for two dollars each. Then, yesterday, I was at Trader Joe’s, And found these darling topiaries, for $6.99 each! By the way I sell the crusty urns (reproduction) at the shop. As you can…

New Window Seat Slipcovers

Greetings! Happy weekend!, For some time, I’ve been thinking about recovering our kitchen window seat cushions. They were here when we moved in, ten years ago. It wasn’t a fabric I would have chosen but the best part about it, was that spots could never be found! Or, could it be that our friends and…

Saturday Morning In Mid-Town

This morning, the girls were on the road, at 7:15 a.m.! While cutting into my beauty sleep, it was all for a good cause! Searching for tomorrow’s treasures, that’s what we do! Today’s loot includes pillow fabric, that makes me happy, including what I think you’d call a toile. Very frenchy! Next to the vintage…

Our San Francisco Condo in Transition

Well, hopefully this post will appear more organized than I feel right now. Over the weekend, we moved, sold, packed up and cleaned our 2nd home, in San Francisco. Now we’re trying to find a place to put everything. I shouldn’t be complaining, because Mr. Wonderful did all the hard stuff. Fortunately, we have storage…

Open Kitchen Cabinets – A Huge Money Saver and a Great Look

Updating a kitchen can cost a “boat load” of money, if you’re not careful. I’ve heard stories of the $100,000 kitchen and beyond. In many cases, homeowners update their homes far more than they’ll ever recoup when they go to sell, which is unfortunate. Then, there are those that never plan to sell and can…

Craving A Farm Sink In The Big City

While I’m really not complaining about our dear kitchen sink, if I had my hand in on our kitchen’s design, early on, I would have asked for a farm sink. While our sink is tucked nicely into a corner, with views of our backyard, it would be impossible to slip in a farm sink without…

Kitchen Window-Seat Love

One of my favorite things about our home is our large, eat-in kitchen. It’s probably one of the things that really sold me on the home, nine years ago. I really enjoy the window seat…especially changing the pillows to fit each season. This was the very last bunch of hydrangeas I could gather from the…