I have to admit, I've never really decorated my mantle for Easter. This year I was inspired by a challenge from some of the people I follow on Instagram. I knew instantly what I wanted to do - a Barn Door. The best part was that I had almost all the supplies I needed. My husband deconstructs pallets for us to use for various building materials. (If you've never taken apart a pallet before, fair warning, it's not for the faint of heart. It sounds like it would be easy enough.
I was inspired by a friend who had recently stenciled several walls in her house, like overnight. Seriously. I was in awe of how great it looked and stunned by how quickly she seemed to get it done. I thought, “Oooo, I could do that.” Let me tell you sweet friend, be very careful when you have that pie-in-the-sky thought of tackling a big project like stenciling the walls in your home. It could be a complete triumph or a complete flop. So lest, you think I’m being a tad over
Some pieces just speak to you. This Vintage Buffet was one of those gems. My heart raced when the previous owner told me she had originally had plans to cut off the legs and use it as a bench at the foot of her bed. I had to save this leggy buffet. It was filthy, broken and had been long forgotten in a basement. She was now about to get revitalized. It took me awhile to clean her up and make some needed repairs. I also had to removed a purple velvet liner in a shelf that was