Shutters: Easy Architectural Detail

BHG I've always loved shutters. I think it is the architectural detail that makes a home unique and give it character, and shutters are a great way for anyone to add that special touch inside and out. The beauty of shutters is the wide variety … ** Read more **

Befores & Afters:
WOW! Budget Makeovers

PAINT AFTER Whether it is as simple as an updated paint job or an ingenious and clever way to conceal a flaw, I love that you can make a room or window or feature look entirely different and more than acceptable without a big fat wad of cash and an … ** Read more **

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 **