Favorite Antique White Paint


Paint Colors Choosing a White Paint for an Older House I get a lot of inquiries about the antique white paint I used on many of the walls, trim and my white kitchen cabinets in my old house. I absolutely love this paint color, especially for an … ** Read more **

The Value of a Personal Retreat

If there is one thing I have enjoyed about this past week while recovering from my surgery, it has been slowing down! I have not had this many days in a row without my husband and kids, ever! Not in over 20 years! Don't misunderstand, I love being … ** Read more **

DIY: Crooked Pot Planter


Guest post submitted by Claudia at Dipity Road BEFORE: Simple Terra cotta pots and steel pole Dig a lil' hole, put pot in ground, and pound the pole into the ground. After stacking the pots add some dirt! AFTER: Voila' filled with bright … ** Read more **

Make Your Own Stenciled Wooden Sign


Guest DIY post contributed by Gina of The Shabby Chic Cottage I've been googling in my spare time for vintage wooden signs, and I found  one. I loved it so much I would have bought it, but alas, it was sold three years ago. It was simple enough … ** Read more **

Creating Ambience: Under Cabinet Lighting

under cabinet lighting

BH&G One of the most significant and relatively inexpensive things you can do to enhance the feel of your kitchen is to use under cabinet lighting. The options for under cabinet lighting range from lighting strips you plug in to an outlet, to … ** Read more **

White Kitchens I Love {5 Take Away Tips}

black and white kitchen

image: House Beautiful Kitchen Ideas Frustrated with looking at magazines for kitchen ideas because you don't know how to recreate the look on a budget? I think there is a lot to learn from glossy magazine photos!  Creating a beautiful room isn't … ** Read more **