From Traditional to Casually Comfortable

From Traditional to Casually Comfortable

Pardon my absence from this place – I have been juggling projects and family needs, so this writing falls a little lower on the list. However, I have a lovely project to share with you today; it’s perfect for the nesting instinct that seems to kick in in the fall. My client is renovating their … Continue reading

Ordinary to Extraordinary

Ordinary to Extraordinary

I get a lot of fun projects, but it is especially meaningful to do a project for a friend.  In this case, you can follow along with her family’s remarkable and inspiring story here. She is also a FABULOUS baker – be sure to check out her delicious and beautiful creations here! The chair that … Continue reading

I Won’t Be Quitting My Day Job…

I Won’t Be Quitting My Day Job…

So, the story starts with my “need” to find a different kitchen table. Our IKEA table was getting chipped and worn and was looking more shabby than chic. I was trolling Craigslist on a regular basis and happily found a “new” table – a vintage-ish curvy French style for… $15!!! And the size was just … Continue reading

Rice Family Rock Tour 2014

Rice Family Rock Tour 2014

I promised a review of our summer vacation, so here it goes – presenting the… Rice Family Rock Tour Our trip gained it’s nickname from the dominant landscape that we encountered as we traveled through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. We usually take a portion of our vacation in the Rockies of Colorado, so … Continue reading

Designer Couch 2.0

Designer Couch 2.0

If you have been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have gathered that we have been out of town. We enjoyed an 11-day road trip through much of the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon and other spectacular sights. It was a GREAT trip; I will try to share more about it in another … Continue reading

Fresh Couch

Fresh Couch

Hi there! I’m just wrapping up a couple of projects before I take a vacation break. And I LOVE how this one turned out :) Remember these projects? Matelasse Wing Chairs Dining Room Chairs Well, this time we worked on the couch in this client’s formal living room (I have to say that she has … Continue reading

Grain Sack Desk Chair Slipcover

Grain Sack Desk Chair Slipcover

Here is a simple project with a great fabric. My client sent the chair and the fabric and said “Surprise me!”  That’s just all kinds of fun :) Here is the chair before; a simple upholstered desk chair with arms… And here is the After… The fabric is grain sack fabric purchased from Decor Steals, … Continue reading

Old World Couch

Old World Couch

Summer has officially started at our house. The boys had their first day off from school yesterday, which is why this post did not get posted yesterday. We started the day with oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup, which, I have to say, were quite yummy (I think, because part way through making them, … Continue reading