In my last post, I showed you an old mahogany dressing table John found at Neville’s Antiques and Collectibles in Wellington Bridge, Wexford; our favorite pickers place. It had been left out in the yard and it was rain-soaked and missing a top. After drying out in the workshop with a nearby heater, John started to work… Read More Redesign an Antique in Ireland- Demonstration Part II
I admit to being a collector, a picker, a lover of antiques and collectibles. I also collect multiple “things”. John’s new venture of handcrafting fine wood boxes reminded me of my collection. I started collecting boxes as a young girl growing up in upstate New York. In the summers, my parents would take us kids to places called… Read More MY BOX COLLECTION WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?
Last week I told you I would show you the finished coffee table and picture frames I painted in Boxwood green. In a past posting, I shared with you the old yellow oak oversized coffee table in the downstairs family room that needed a makeover. I loved the look of the table but hated that… Read More BOXWOOD TABLE AND A COLOR LESSON
Last week I commented on a Miss Mustard Seed post. Marion was painting a butler’s cabinet in her new home. Miss Mustard Seed makes/ sponsors [ not sure of the correct word here] milk paints in various colors, and has done so for a good many years. You are probably familiar with her products. She had her milk… Read More Miss Mustard Seed Boxwood- a Paint
This summer has been one of our best sale summers. In one week we sold the two vintage school desks. Cast iron base with pencil slots and inkwell holders. A couple planned on using them as end tables in their family room That was Monday. On Friday we had a lady call looking for a small… Read More Boom Summer for Sales
I think I said I was pretty much done with the house remodeling….wrong again. Now I have gone back to the living room. If anyone tries to talk you into a corner fireplace really think it over. It is a funny place to design around. Usually, a fireplace is a focal point, a grounding point in… Read More Living Room Design – Floating Shelves vs Built Ins
I am cleaning up the back workroom. I need more room for my art craft supplies. We have old sewing machines, sewing machine bits and pieces like bobbins, feet, bobbins, shuttles, thread, and other parts all mixed up in boxes. John disassembled all the sewing machines to use the cast iron bases for his furniture redesigns. He actually… Read More SCAVENGER HUNT- VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES
Got a shout from John yesterday to come downstairs. He saw water staining on the downstairs bedroom drop ceiling tile. When he removed the tile water just poured out, and the insulation was soaking. After testing various scenarios,,, leaking pipe, where is it coming from? We determined the master bathroom shower was leaking. This shower is a large… Read More Shower Dilemma…Need Help. Cultured Marble vs Porcelain Tiles
Yesterday I was going thru my emails and came upon a post by a very creative person. You might well be familiar with the name Marian Parsons- the creator of Miss Mustard Seed. I have been following her for about ten years now, and she has been one of the most influential persons in my blog… Read More Something Lovely…Perhaps a new trend in 2018 decor I can live with. BUT NOT THE MAIN CONCEPT -WALLPAPER
I have been updating the house for about two years now. If you have been following me, you’ll remember I first put this condo up for sale three years ago when the housing market was pretty bad in my area. After two or three years of sporadic putting it on the market, I decided to invest… Read More Gold Granite. Gold the new chrome.