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The First Impression:

I longed for a shiny black door.  Click here to see how I got one using latex paint...

Our Foyer:

The ceiling medallion on the right is painted with my dining room paint and then I sponged stain on top.

This chair was found on the side of the road and featured in One King Lane's furniture guide.  

I turned this narrow hallway into functional mudroom.

Our Family Room:  

There are some big changes happening in this room right now. I will be sharing soon!

This room was featured on CNN Living in Spring 2013. 

Back Patios:

Our Dining Room:

Our Kitchen:

An outdated chandelier gets a new look with rope and a hot glue gun. 

Here's the tutorial.  Give rope a chance!

And More Recently: 

I finally got on the bandwagon and painted our kitchen cabinets.  Here's the step by step Tutorial.

It's whiter and brighter... Such a difference! 


A roll of craft paper on the back of the cabinet makes my collection of white porcelain POP.

Powder Room:

A dramatic Powder Room reveal is one of my most favorite makeovers.

My Office:

Featured on CNN Living  in 2013.

Master Bedroom:

Master Bath:

A Young Lady's Room:

Also featured on CNN Living.

Click here to see how I refreshed her room for under $40.

And updated again 2014--

Nautical Little Boy Room:

Calling all DECK-HANDS!  Also a CNN Living favorite.

Click here for some inexpensive great ideas for any kids room.

Super easy art--Framed flag and scrapbook paper!

Upstairs landing:

Mr. House ad I recently purchased a little cottage by the shore, after 6 months of gutting a kitchen and painting all that knotty pine...this is what we came up with.

For a complete tour including 'before's and after's' click here to see the amazing transformation!

Have you wondered if you can paint knotty pine?  Yes, you can!  Here's my tutorial and hopefully I can answer your questions.

A weekend project that took $2.99 and 10 minutes.

A dog bed fit for a KING:

Okay, so he doesn't have his own room, but I could certainly give him a fabulous one!
Click here to get the tutorial for Cooper's adorable "accommodations"... don't you just love his tweed cape?

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  1. What color are your living room walls painted?

  2. They are English Tan by Ralph Lauren's VINTAGE collection. Lenox Tan from Benjamin Moore is very close.

  3. Gorgeous houses!! I found you via CNN today. Congrats to you!

    Could you tell me what color paint you used on your Foyer and hallway walls?

    You have inspired me to make some changes!

  4. Thanks Susan!
    I am so excited about the CNN Living features!
    The foyer is Lenox Tan by Benjamin Moore.
    I am happy to inspire. ;)
    Good luck with your changes!
    Thanks for stopping by,

  5. I just found your page when trying to get paint color ideas and I love all your colors. I saw the paint color names for Living room and Foyer but can you tell me your Kitchen and master bedroom paint color used- absolutely love them!

    1. Hi! Thanks! The kitchen is Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe and the master is Oatmeal both are Valspar from Lowe's.


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