Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pinterest Parties in September

Hope you'll join us in September!



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hours this Week

We are having new windows installed this week.  These new windows will actually open and close!  Very exciting!

Anyway, we will OPEN Thursday at 11:00 with lots of Fall goodies and new treasures.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hope you are enjoying summer!

Please follow along on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for the newest arrivals, 
special events and our September Pinterest Parties.

If you are visiting the area, please visit us:

15 W Main St.
New Albany, OH 43054
free parking in the rear

Wednesday - Friday 11:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring in the Shop

We hope you'll pop in to enjoy some Spring inspiration, fresh finds and fun treasures.

Beautiful, handmade laser cut signs.

Greenery & garden goodies

Add spring in your house with these beautiful spring flowers

Little touches make a big impact

New scents in the shop (and your favorites)

Metal signs are here!

Our best selling clock, cotton stems and farmhouse decor

Handmade cuffs are fantastic!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Painting Trim part 2

Another project has been completed!  
2017 has been productive for us, however, we both are taking a pause before we tackle the next item on our list.

We painted part of the baseboard trim, trim and doors & windows in the newer part of the house.  
You can read about it HERE.

Today I'm excited to share the restyle of the old part of the house.

So much trim!

This bathroom was a dungeon, the white trim completely transforms this space.

We completed the trim, doors and baseboards on the first floor. 
 Five exterior doors, three pocket doors, the pantry and closet doors.

Our plan all along was to paint the doors the same color.  However, I changed that up!

Part 3 will address paint, primer and the doors.

Today, I am back in the shop and focused on all the new treasures, 
spring touches and restyled furniture.  
Hope you'll pop in.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Birthday Celebration

When I started my blog I begged my friends and family to follow along. 
So I interrupt all shop posts and DIY projects to celebrate my baby.

My sweet, kind hearted, stubborn and head strong baby is celebrating her birthday today.

age 10

age 6

Second & First Birthday

Freshman Homecoming 2016

Freshman Winter Formal 2017

We are proud of this beauty and excited for what lies ahead.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Painting Trim

Sharing a home DIY project we completed last weekend.

We have been in our farmhouse for 4+ years. It had an original part built in 1901 
and then an addition  in 2004.

There is a clear distinction between the two parts.  
The trim was beautifully crafted, but helped separate the areas.

Paint solved this issue.

Starting in the addition area, we tackled the most prominent area first.

We were blessed with 60 degree temps in January, so we tackled the 3 doors and 5 windows along with the baseboard trim.

It sucked.

But, it was so worth the back breaking work!

You can see how thick the base moulding is.

I have done everything to brighten this room.  I painted the fireplace, changed flooring, furniture, rugs and lighting.  The biggest impact is painting the trim.  Hands down!

All the sucky steps:

Washing the woodwork, vacuuming and continually keeping dogs out of the area.

Taping off

Oil based primer- stinks and adheres to everything, even your skin.  And the couch.

Then 2 coats of water based paint, with 4 hours of dry time in between.

Due to the size of our trim, we used both rollers and brushes.

We finished in 2 days and both could not stand up straight. 
It is a demanding job that challenges every muscle.

It's taken us 4 years to decide to do this. And we accomplished a lot in 2 days.

I love chalk paint.  I use it on furniture, cabinets, plastic, metal and brick.  Really everything.  And yes, I carry it in my shop and instruct people on how to restyle with chalk paint.
With two dogs, two kids - and usually more in the house, we focused on durability and finish.  
Sanding was not an option, as I was not confident I knew what was originally used on the trim and assumed it had harsh chemicals.

I am thrilled with our choices.

Oil Based Primer from Home Depot
Sherwin Williams Pure White for trim

Next up…the old part of the house.