Well, technically, it’s not a mantel. But whose going to tell the decor police on me.. and its the closest thing I have to a mantel in this current apartment. Without necessarily trying too, a few of my Christmas decorations this year seem to have a natural look to them (you’ll see in my Grapes wreath post coming soon!) so my mantel is no exception. Loving bright red, lime green, and gold… my mantel was as simple as a green… Read more »

Walking through Anthropologie, which always seems to be a source of inspiration, and this little stand caught my eye. I loved the contrast with the wooden board and the metal in the letter and the base of the stand. As delightful as theirs was, I decided making my own, slightly different version would be fun! So with that, I started with these products: {1} I had originally planned on staining the top board with the MinWax Wood Finish in Ebony,… Read more »


I bought this shelf a while ago at Marshalls knowing that I was going to “edit” later…and browsing through Michaels today, I stumbled upon AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff. I remembered a Centsational Girl posting where she used this to paint pumpkins, but instead of pumpkins (which I hand-painted mine this year) I thought about my shelf. So with a little rub and buff, I made quite a transformation on my shelf.


I’ve always had a love for pedestal tables…maybe it stems from eating many, many dinners from a loved, round pedestal table. But pictures live these have always inspired me. {via Wynwood Furniture, Country Living, Pottery Barn, Decor Pad} So when I saw this beauty on Craigslist, I immediately imagined her in a crisp, beautiful white. And then, to my wonderful surprise, when I went to buy her, I saw her detail up close. Love! So I sanded, painted (with a… Read more »