Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shabby Chic Horse Barn? Why yes, I think it's lovely!

We used to have horse. Four horses to be exact. My husband built the barn himself. It didn't look like this barn. And now, seeing this, I told him I miss our horses. He eyed me suspiciously. "We haven't had horses in 10 years. What's up with that?" I showed him this picture. He rolled his eyes. "We have a dog. Buy her a doghouse and decorate it." He just doesn't get it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Knock off from the Lettered Cottage

The Lettered Cottage is my all time favorite blog. Layla and Kevin are the most talented couple I know. I love what they do with salvaged wood. So...I tried my hand at making the planked American flags I saw in her post on mantels displays. Here's how mine turned out. I should have displayed them pretty. I haven't decided what to do with them! Maybe sell them on Etsy?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Camp House Re-do

Many months ago I did a staging and decorating job for some clients who wanted to rent out the little apartment above their horse stables as a vacation get-a-way. The cabin is on their property which backs up to the lake and renter's would have full use of the stables and riding trails around the house for an equestrian vacation. The stables/camp house is also located in a huge college football town so we wanted to target that group of would be lodgers as well. The kitchen was painted a blue color that wasn't unattractive in itself but was dirty and badly in need of a paint job. We had no idea what color was used originally, so decided to paint the entire kitchen white. We were working with a very limited budget, so the owner got a lot of the decorations from thrift stores and I brought in many as well. I'm posting the before and after photos for you to see.

Next post we'll look at the living room and bedrooms!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I've added more Decorating Books!


I've been watching too many episodes of Hoarders I guess. I'm cleaning out bookshelves and you can be the benefactor of my former addiction - buying every new decorating book that comes on the market! I've listed even more. here are the links: (plus all the other links in my previous post!) I think there are 7 auctions of books and magazines going right now. I have many more magazines to list....but it will probably be next week

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great deal on Home Decorating Books!

I am selling the majority of my decorating books. (golden retriever not included!) Many of them are new titles and brand new condition. Please check them out on Ebay at:

Selling My Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazines.

Listed on Ebay right now through Sunday is my collection of these wonderful magazines in excellent condition!
Here is the link:
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