Friday, March 28, 2014

shop talk with coastal charm...

I am excited to be a guest over at Coastal Charm today where Linda has started a new weekly series called
Shop Talk.

Thank you Linda for letting me share a little bit of my story of being a Shop Girl at the Wrentham Country Store!
We may be a small shop but we are full of big ideas on how to reuse vintage and repurposed items!

Click here to visit Coastal Charm and browse some of my displays!

Thanks for stopping by ~ have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Popping in today to say thank you for all the ideas and suggestions for the finish on my new~old desk top in my den!
I am still undecided...

I am still trying to keep costs down for all the makeover projects I have been doing this past Fall and Winter, trying to use what I have.
Unless of course I come across something wonderful that would look perfect in one of the made over rooms!
Anyway, I took out a piece that was next to the desk that held the printer and all the computer related stuff.
We relocated the printer and I didn't want to put another piece in but I had to hide all the wires.
Shopping my own house, this is what I came up with...

The window used to be in the living room, the small chest was in my master bedroom before the makeover and the other pieces were on a shelf over the computer which I haven't decided if it is going back up or not.
I am loving the grey, white, cream and natural wood combination.
I am not sure if this vignette will stay or not, just doing a little tinkering.
What do you think?

Speaking of tinkering, I am sure you have heard that my friend Elyse of Tinkered Treasures has penned a second book due out soon!!

There is a whole blog tour going on to celebrate with tutorials, giveaways and more!
Check out her blog for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joining Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday.

Friday, March 7, 2014

projects and spring break...

The project for last weekend I told you about in my last post ended up being the first project of this weekend.
Did that make sense?
Jim ending up working last Saturday and, well, we started another new project on Sunday.

There is so much going on around here I don't know if I am coming or going.
Between finishing up the den and starting the living room new project, as well as working on all the pieces for the fourth annual At Home With White Show at the Wrentham Country Store I seem to be up to my new short haircut in paint!
By the way...are you planning on coming to the show?

Jim surprised me today with the new desktop from all the old wonderfully weathered wood he found curbside a while ago.
I wanted to leave as is but it wasn't practical or smooth or splinter free.
Details, details.
However, he did a beautiful job and I love it...

I wanted a new desk for the room but Jim liked the old one.
So with a new~old top I am happy now. 
I am still undecided if I will paint the bottom, white/grey wash the top or leave as is and just seal the wood.
Your thoughts?

There is still a lot to do here in the den.
Then there is the new project, as well as putting together my outside space and inside space for the White Show on April 12th and 13th.

What's a girl to do with all this on her plate?
Enjoy a week with her son who is home on spring break!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


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