kitchen

Four-Sided Glass Pendant Light from World Market…

I’ve been eyeing the Eldridge Pendant from Ballard Designs for a while. I love everything about it from the clean lines, to the antique bronze finish, to the clear glass shade. It has a simple design that makes quite the statement piece and would be a great addition to my kitchen. It is a bit pricey so…

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bentwood chairs by Thonet…

I had a bit of a furniture adventure over the weekend. We were visiting family near Rhinebeck, New York and enjoying the beautiful weather. We decided to take the kids to a farm for some fall fun and on the way there I spotted some chairs being sold from the corner of my eye. If…

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house tour {the kitchen}

The next installation of my house tour is here. Today I’m sharing my kitchen with you. First I’ll give you some background. This is the original kitchen in my 1950’s home. The wood cabinets are in good condition but all the doors are different sizes. They had been painted white and all the hardware was…

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No-sew hanging valance tutorial

My kitchen has one window and is boxed in by cabinets on either side. It is the only source of light in my kitchen at this point, so in deciding what I was going to do for a window treatment, I knew I didn’t want anything too “heavy.” I had fallen in love with this…

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Finding an idea where you least expect it

I get ideas from almost anything. Catalogs, magazines, blogs, Pinterest, and HGTV to name a few. Sometimes I see a room or an idea and it gets me thinking. I’ve even gotten an idea from a childrens’ book once. A while back I was watching “Modern Family” and found that instead of laughing, I was…

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