A Thanksgiving Tablescape

img_6197Last year we hosted our first Thanksgiving dinner at our house. We had never prepared a turkey before last year but since we had figured it out then, we decided that we could do it again! My husband is a great cook and is always willing to take on the majority of the cooking which allows me to really enjoy the decorating. When I created my Thanksgiving tablescape last year, I shared it on here so I decided to share this years too! Continue reading

Finding New in the Old

I love the idea of giving new life to an old item and have been an avid painter over the years. I discovered chalk paint last summer and went to town chalk painting anything and everything I could get my hands onto. Before that I used regular paint to revamp old furniture. I’ve also been one to do a quick recover on dining chairs to freshen them up. I love giving a personal, unique touch to an item and the amount you can save doing some work is great. Plus, you can’t beat having a real wood product over the cheap materials that are being used today. Here are a few of my bigger projects from over the years.  Continue reading