before and after furniture makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk paint

Jenny Louise Marie Do you have any furniture that needs to be rescued?  By rescued I mean refinished, remodeled, given new life, updated, made presentable?  Surely we all have some type of unsightly or dated furnishing.  It’s not just me is it?   It might be tempting to get rid of it and replace it with something newer; however, I think many pieces (dare I say, all furniture?) can be rescued from the junk pile  with just a little bit of effort.  Okay, some pieces will require more effort, but you get the idea. I have such a piece.  It is dated (white wash finish)Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I am glad you stopped by today.  So, I was thinking recently that I was ready to start making my mark on my home.  We built our home about a year ago and since that time it just felt too new and perfect to make any real changes (except for the one I wrote about here).  However, after a year I guess the newness has worn off enough for me to begin tweaking things and adding my personal touch. So, what to start with?… There are certainly lots of things I’d like to do, but what should I tackle first?Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie So, truth be told – I do not have many purely original ideas. However, I am great at copying borrowing ideas that I like from those of you who are brilliantly creative. #wishiwaslikeyou #thankyoupinterest Two years ago, my husband finally hit on a good gift for me. He tries but there have definitely been some hits and misses in the gift-giving department.   It was Silhouette Cameo.  When I unwrapped that Cameo I wasn’t even sure what it would do, but I am a crafty person so I knew I was going to love figuring it out. I am certain I am stillRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re anything like me you like to have a lovely home.  You enjoy decorating it and giving your home your special stamp and personality.  However, you are also on a budget and the sky is definitely not the limit.  Perhaps you’d like to make simple updates to some of your furniture.   Or maybe  you like to find garage sale or thrift store items and then breathe new life into them. If so, then I have 3 words for you.  Annie.  Sloan.  Paint. Oh, Annie Sloan, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  At least I think that’sRead More →