Transformation Thursday…

I have had a few people ask me what inspired me to start blogging again.  I have to say it was two different blogs I was following.

One is Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage.Photobucket

The other one is Tiffany at

Both these gals have great style.  Gina throws an awesome party on Thursdays.  Now this gal knows how to get things done.  Check out shabby creek cottage

on her blog and you will never run out of ideas.




Wait that’s my tree…

Our outdoor projects are coming along nicely.  My dear husband finished his little barn.  It is just waiting for some warm weather to be stained.  It turned out to be a really nice size.  I’ll have to get out and get some updated images for you to see.  If your following this blog I don’t think you will even recognize the chicken coop.  We decided to go over the outside instead of finishing the inside of it.  My dear hubby added a steeper roof line for the metal  roofing too.  He wanted it to be a bit more rustic so he went into the woods looking for a couple of trees he could use as posts.  He came back in ranting and raving about someone taking his trees.  I couldn’t imagine who would steal our trees.  When I looked at him bewildered he told me to come out and see.  I found some boots and followed him into our woods.  The evidence was clear.  Beavers  were clearing our land faster than we wanted them too.  It was amazing they have built-in measuring tapes.  The trees were gnawed into 8 foot lengths.

beaver damage

They had even started to drag them out to the pond.  With the warmer weather coming all projects were put on hold.  My dear husband revved up the 4 wheeler.  He was going after his trees!  No beavers were going to beat him at this game.  We started to think of ways to protect certain trees from the beavers.  We talked about using wire to wrap the trees in.  My daughter remembered a pin I had pinned on Pinterest and thought it would be a great way to protect the trees.

Still toying with this as a next project but I thought it was a cool idea she had to put the “ghost dresses” around the trees.  What do you think?  How are your projects going?



Light, light project update…

wall before being painted

We have more light in the living room now.  It is a pretty gloomy winter day and no one turned a light on this morning to see.  So the goal to lighten up the living room was achieved.   My dear husband is such a good painter.

light, light I need more light after

Two light days of work, for him, and the whole living room, hall and entry is all painted.  The other thing we came up with to let more light in was replacing the front door.  The solid door just wasn’t cutting it.  My dear hubby found a 2  leaded glass doors at one of his favorite lumber yards.  They sell new and used lumber.  He sent me a photo of both on my phone and I picked one out.

new front door adds more light

I think the pattern in the leaded glass fits where I’m trying to go design wise in this house.  Besides I love when I can reuse instead of buying new!  On to the next project.   What project do you have going on?



Light, light I need light!

Yes I need light. I’m just one of those people who do not do well without lots of light. The need for light is what brought this project on. For an introduction to my story see the “about” page. I left off on the “about” page with my hubby and I having a date to get paint samples.

It all starts with a few samples..

When I look at samples I lay them on the flooring the paint will be next to. I bring in the fabrics for the room and something I love at that moment. You guessed it I’m into peacock feathers. Have been for awhile now. So since I’m being pretty neutral in my wall color I know I will need lots of fun color to play with. Hence the peacock feather.  The winning color is…Pecanwood.  I bought 2 gallons of Dutch Boy paint in an eggshell finish.  Next prep the walls for paint.  The previous owner had a lot of things on the walls so spackling we will go!

So dark I need light!