Tried & True  DIY Sideboard with Metallic Spray Paint Accents

Hello, and Happy Spring!  During spring cleaning I visited some of the treasures in my basement–diamonds in the rough that just need a little TLC to have a new life. Today my grandparents’ cabinets are coming upstairs for some new paint and sparkle!  

Well, OK, maybe you can see how my husband might want these out on the curb…




Friend Feature  Stairwell Before & After with Julia Rothman Wallpaper

Hello Friends! I am so excited to show off my new stairwell!  I found this wallpaper by artist Julia Rothman about two years ago, and after collecting rolls of it for birthdays and Christmas, it is finally finished!


In our old house, the hallways and stairwells flow together, so I decided to keep the wallpaper just in the stairwell “chute” since it is hard to find an ending place.  It really feels like you are ascending into the sky as you go up the stairs, and you catch just a glimpse of it from below that piques your curiosity.   (more…)  

Tried & True  Before & After with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

A good friend recently introduced me to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and all of its amazing qualities.  So I experimented this weekend with a few pieces that I am excited to share with you.  Before I get to the “before and after“—-do you know about this amazing stuff?


This is Maison Decor, the cute shop in Boston’s South End where I bought 5 colors and the amazing wax finishes last week.  Warning:  it is very hard to choose from the 30 classic colors they offer!  You can find a distributor near you here. (more…)