How to Create a Winter Themed Hot Chocolate Bar

Now that Christmas has come and gone we are often left with the question of how to decorate until spring.  It’s not quite time to break out the Easter decor, and it’s still really cold in most of the country, so I decided this year to decorate some areas of my home with a snowy…

My Trick for Perfect Placement on a Gallery Wall

I love gallery walls when everything is in its perfect place.  I think I must be worse at deciding on the perfect place than most because I never get it right the first time.  However, I have found something that works for me.  At least, it works when the wall has to be painted anyway. …

Tiny Updates Major Impact

Sometimes while shopping for that perfect piece, you find exactly what you are looking for, well almost exactly.  If it were just a little different it would be perfect.  Sometimes you don’t have to live with almost perfect.  Many times, simple changes can transition a piece from close enough to just what you were looking…

How to Apply Gold Leaf

Gold Leaf How To:   Gold leafing, or gilding, can add an elegant look to many projects and it’s much easier to do than it seems. I want to walk you through the steps I used to add a gold leafing to these otherwise plain white candlesticks. When I first decided to update these candlesticks…

Updating an Orange-y Oak to a modern whitewash

How to Transform Orange-y Oak to a Modern Whitewash I found this cute little sign that is perfect for my command center – above the weekly calendar. I love this piece, and it’s placement, because we should all try to remember to enjoy every moment of everyday – not just the big moments or the…

Updating the look of candlesticks

How to update outdated candlesticks I have had these candle sticks for years and while I still love the shape and texture of them, the dark colors look outdated. I knew I wanted to give them an update but until I found these blush, white, and greige candles I wasn’t sure exactly how I planned…