color splash & ombre vanity

This was supposed to be the Easter post because the vanity looks a lot like an Easter egg. Plans of mice and men…..   This project was as fun as it was colorful. I learned a lot about layering color and ombre.  I used my thrift store blender to make chalk paint out of some … Continue reading color splash & ombre vanity

tool tip: tooth picks

tool tip day on the nut house co.

Tooth picks, yeah wooden tooth picks! Besides, getting gunky stuff out of tiny cracks in hardware safely without scratching, wood tooth picks have other non-dental uses. Hubby uses them to repair worn out holes in wood.  You know when that screw just doesn’t seem to tighten up? Or that screw seems to always back out … Continue reading tool tip: tooth picks

is 2017 over yet?: or the best of 2017

Last January, visions of beautiful rooms filled my dreams. An idea of what could “be” now that my loving grandkids had hit the road or at least moved down the road was finally going to be more attainable. Okay, so all my dreams haven’t come true. There is a still ton to do on the … Continue reading is 2017 over yet?: or the best of 2017

stain review and papa’s humidor

  papa Next to a huge leather wing-back chair covered in a wool horse blanket sits a small humidor with a can of pipe tobacco and pipes. We have memories of Papa Mutt sitting in his favorite chair watching many of old western movies and telling tales of old Hollywood and rodeos. My husbands grandfather … Continue reading stain review and papa’s humidor

salvaged cabinet continues

The "crappy cabinet" continues to be worked on. As usual,  just when I think it's near the finish line. BAM! Extra steps are needed to get to that finish line. Hubby is very good about pointing out the flaws in my "quick and easy" plans. To be fair to both of us, sometimes you just can't know some … Continue reading salvaged cabinet continues