Little House in Atlanta Part 1

Living Room - after

I recently purchased a little cottage in Ormewood Park of Atlanta and although we got a fairly decent deal for it, the home needed some work.  The first room we worked on was the Living Room, thinking it would be the lesser of two evils. As you can see, the walls were a mustard yellow, which just had to go, but we were lucky with the fact that this room had great bones.  It had crown moulding, a fireplace, hardwood floors, and a built ... read more

Painted Furniture Makeover – Splash of Color

Armchair - After

Before Jennifer and I ever even thought about creating a blog, we were always busy with our projects. Whether it was decorating our own homes or a friends, we just love decorating. We have painted lots of furniture, painted even more walls and have sewn curtains and pillows. Our favorite part when the project is complete, is to stand back and admire the transformation. Here are a few painted furniture makeovers with a splash of ... read more

Don’t Cast Me Aside…

Restored cast iron

Look at what we found at Goodwill... Not only is it a cast iron skillet, but it is a Lodge cast iron skillet!  Lodge has been making cast iron products since 1896.  It gets even better as the $2.52 price tag was  50% off. So, we got this Lodge 8 inch skillet for a grand total of $1.26 and it retails at Lodge for $17.95!!!  This skillet is in definite need of  2BC - 2 Bees Care. Have you ever used cast iron when you cook?  An old skillet is ... read more

Don’t judge a book by its cover…

Books

  Do you love looking through magazines? We do too. We especially like discovering creative uses for stylizing home interiors with books. We love using books in our decor and prefer using like-colored book covers. It's an easy, inexpensive way to style bookcases and tabletops. We recently discovered that there are several e-stores devoted to selling like-colored books. You can purchase sets of books in virtually any color that you ... read more

Tiffany…

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Last week Jennifer and I were out thrifting and came upon this adorable gem of a side table. She was a little beat up, her leatherette top was coming off, but we could still see the beauty that she was. Over the weekend we primed a few pieces of furniture, with our favored Zinsser Gold, and then chose this table to complete. We decided that the table had such great, classic lines, we would paint her Tiffany blue. I had leftover paint from a ... read more