Bright Green Lacquered Cabinet

DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Week Four – Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture Our DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget continues with Week Four- Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture choice. This has been a productive week for the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens . The quest to “Prettify the Privy” has rounded second with a

Lacquered Furniture - Green

Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two

Welcome back, friends to the Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two of the Prettify the Privy – Makeover. We’re humming along during this One Room Challenge extravaganza that is ponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. If this is your first time on my blog, you can easily catch up by reading week one’s blog post

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

We’ve determined my personal design style to be Chinosoutherie, a collision of the bold, colorful, eclectic Chinoiserie aesthetic with the elegant and classic style of the old south. Don’t look for my style in the design books, you will not find it. However, that does not dissuade us. This fall I didn’t back away from

Fresh New Fall Color Ideas for the Home

Fresh New Fall Color Ideas for the Home

Burgundy, pink, fuchsia, turquoise, aqua: these are all top of the mind colors for autumn, no? If not, welcome to my autumn and fall décor ideas for the home. I love the traditional orange, brown, and cream palate of fall décor. But, nature has more to offer, so why not expand our fall color palate?

DIY Grocery Store Flower Arrangement

Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement

You only need Three Flowers to Create a Beautiful DIY Arrangement that will last in your home for days. You can even grab flowers from the grocery store. I’ll show you how.

Everyday Tablescape Ideas

Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas

We do it everyday: set the table for dining. It is not that hard or expensive to add flare and fun to this otherwise mundane chore. Here are Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas that will not break the bank. One of my favorite areas to feed the need to create is on a dining table.

Simple DIY to Make Curtains Look Expensive

5 Steps to Customize Ready Made Drapes

Updated: 2/2/2020 This post shows 5 Steps to Customize Ready Made Drapes I’ve recently completed another Drapery DIY. As I’ve written before, if you can sew straight lines, you can make beautiful, simple drapes. But, if you don’t own a sewing machine, this post will explain 5 Steps to Customize Ready Made Drapes for a

Chinoiserie Chic Style

Lacquered Furniture DIY – Six Simple Steps

This post is a Lacquered Furniture DIY. I will share the Six Steps to achieve Beautiful Lacquered Furniture. I have recently completed two pieces and I’m over the moon excited with A) how Easy a DIY it was, and B) how beautifully they turned out. Spray painting is simple and easily applied to lots of

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments

Updated: 2-20-2020 This post contains directions on How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments. Ginger Jars are enjoying a magnificent comeback in décor, and I understand the appeal. They are so classically beautiful.  They can, however, boast a hefty price tag, especially if they are a fairly large in size. If you are

Palm Beach Preppy Decor

Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover

This post is about a Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover For two years, I’ve worked on updating my living room. Now, if you’d imagine a drum roll, please…..  Here is my Chinoiserie Inspired  Room Makeover. These posts of my home contain Chinoiserie Chic Style elements as well: Chinoiserie Dining Room, How to Lacquer Furniture , and

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