Aloe is too big for her britches…

This aloe plant has seriously outgrown her current home.  It is time to re-pot  and move into larger digs. I selected a pot that had drainage holes, and was rather large.  This will allow enough room as the plant grows and the roots won't be crowded. I am not a plant expert - just a lover of plants that are easily cared for.  This is what I did, following left to right: Loosened the root base from the old pot. This particular ... read more

Let there be light…

Brass lamp makeover

My husband and I were out running errands as we drove by Goodwill. I begged like a child to please, please, please stop and go in. John is a good sport but he has his limitations. I was peppered with questions in rapid fire succession- Do we have to go today?               YES! What are you looking for?            I'll know it when I see it. How long will this take?               Oh, not long :) He relented - I told you he was a good ... read more

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

In the Kitchen with Ms. Padmore

Vicki and Jennifer

If you are like us then you too are probably obsessed with Downton Abbey.  We got a late start on watching it, but when we finally did watch, we just couldn't stop, literally. For my mom's birthday this year I thought it would be a great idea to give her a Downton Abbey themed cooking class that we could do together. With the help of a friend, I found that Vino Venue had an upcoming class and I signed us up immediately.  Having never done a ... 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