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
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
Now for the continuing story of my house remodel project. We started two years ago after deciding not to sell the place. It needed upgrading and we started with new paint, new carpet, kitchen remodel, mini bath redo, upgrading lighting, garden redos. We have been working at it for over two years now and we thought we were… Read More Shower dilemma continues. The house remodeling project that never ends
Paper I am from east-coast and remember woods full of the black and white birch tree stand I love. When we moved to our current house I bought a birch tree- they come in set or stands of three or more stems. Well, this is a different birch out here in the midwest- Ohio to be exact-… Read More PAPER BIRCH- EVER HEAR OF IT?
We have a collection of Antiques in Ireland. Periodically we bring some items over to Ohio for the enjoyment of our USA customers. One unique item is a fireplace tile. The old cast iron fireplaces of the Victorian home had pretty tiles lining the outside of the insert of the fireplace. The tiles would match or… Read More Craven Dunhill Pottery Fireplace Tile- Antique- Victorian- Art Noveau
I have recently embarked on the genealogy DNA searches. I got my results back from 23 and Me just recently, and I did get some unexpected results. I did confirm my roots are from Ireland and Great Britain. Years ago I went to Ireland to locate my grandmother, Delia Ryan’s, birth records to obtain Irish citizenship under this unique… Read More IRISH ART A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND FOR YOUR HOME
Well, I am finally back in Ohio. I’m still working on getting the condo back in working order. Probably take months to do this but that’s the fun, isn’t it? There are always a few problems when I get back. This time I needed to get a new dishwasher and to spend some time working on furniture… Read More CONDO LIVING. NEED HELP…IS THIS A CRAZY IDEA OR WHAT?
Remember the old mahogany hutch John found and was cleaning up? It was at the end of the WabiSAbi post. See my past post here. Well, he finished the cabinet and we put it on DoneDeal…the Irish equivalent of Craigs List. It looks great! Here is the bottom piece after a deep cleaning. I thought it might be… Read More New Refurbished Kitchen Hutch Completed
HOME TRENDS FOR 2018. Not sure I’m ready for brass again- I just got rid of most of it! While recently reading about new home styles for 2018 I came across an article. As I read it, a smile came to my lips, then a grin, and then WHOOPIE escaped! At last- a perfect definition of my eclectic… Read More AT LONG LAST- MY STYLE DEFINED- WABI SABI
I find I love a more naturalist form than a heavily designed produced form in many things. If you come to the house you can easily see I am not a minimalist at all. I love all my bits and pieces and I do tend to fill a room with “stuff” that has meaning for me. My stuff… Read More 6 STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE NATURAL TWIG WREATHS