A Simple way to Create a Christmas Centerpiece

Amazing friends, hello! On Tuesday I shared our kitchen decked out for Christmas. You can see it HERE if you missed it. It was fun since our kitchen got a pretty major facelift this Summer! I had originally planned to share our Christmas kitchen on Tuesday AND share how easy it was to put our island centerpiece together, but of course I took too many photos to share for one post, so I'm back to share that today!  I'm also sharing the centerpiece I put together for our coffee table today as … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

Hello beautiful Friends!! Today I am excited to be taking part in the Seasonal Simplicity Series Christmas Tours hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from the The Happy Housie. If you are coming over from Willow Street Interiors, wasn't her kitchen gorgeous?? And welcome! Today I am excited to share my kitchen! If you follow me, you know that last year my kitchen still looked like this: And so of course, I didn't do much to decorate it. We had just moved in at the end of the Summer and … [Read more...]

How to Paint Unfinished Wood Furniture

Hello amazing friends! I'm here today with my Furniture Fixer Upper gal pals bringing you a brand new furniture makeover! Be sure to look for five more awesome makeovers from my friends at the bottom. My Dad used to make these wood tables back in the day when he, my Mom, and I did several craft markets each year: My Mom would paint scenes on them and they sold like hotcakes. They had a few leftover, and I painted one a couple of years ago and shared it HERE. My Mom has been sick … [Read more...]

Painted Christmas Village

Hello sweet friends! The Thanksgiving Holiday here in the US is over and that means the Christmas season has officially begun! I'm kicking it off with a super simple makeover. I found these mini Christmas village houses at the thrift store for $6 for a set of six: It's no secret that I love all things Christmas village. You can visit my treasured Christmas Village collection HERE if you like. One of these didn't really match the others so it's not … [Read more...]

Booth Update November 2018

Whose up for a little field trip today?? But first, let me say congratulations to Janet from Maine for winning my blogiversary giveaway! She has been notified and her package is on the way. Thank you to everyone who entered! Alrighty now let's go visit my booth, shall we? If you're new around here, I have a booth at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach where I sell all my made-over treasures. Sweet friends, the last time we took a trip to my booth was in the Spring (see … [Read more...]

Chair Parts Repurposed

Hello awesome friends!! Thank you to everyone who entered my six-year blogiversary giveaway. I so appreciate every single kind word ya'll wrote to me!! You sure know how to make a gal feel good, and I feel so blessed to get to share what I love with such a kind, giving, and truly amazing group of people! I will be drawing the winner today, so keep an eye on your inbox!! I shared a photo of today's project piece on Tuesday: This was a $5 yard sale find from several years ago. You can … [Read more...]

Headboard Bench Update

Hello beautiful friends and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! Turning old or forgotten items into new treasures is my absolute favorite, and it is even more fun when I get to do it with some of my favorite treasure-maker friends! Be sure to look for links to their projects at the bottom. Today I am breathing new life into this headboard bench I picked up at a craft market about 15 years ago: This was long before I had ever attempted a headboard bench of my own. I was smitten with … [Read more...]

Six Year Blogiversary Giveaway!!

AMAZING friends!! If I don't say it often enough, ya'll are the best and I am SO grateful for each and every one of you! This week marks my sixth year of blogging and this would never have been possible without you. YOU make it possible for me to do what I love, and it is truly a pleasure to create, share, and hopefully inspire you each week! To say thank you, I am thrilled to offer this fun painting package giveaway: This awesome giveaway has all my favorite painting products … [Read more...]

Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box

Hello amazing friends! Today I am sharing a fun holiday craft! That's right...I just packed up Halloween and now I am already onto Christmas! That's because I'm joining along in the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by my friend, Krista from The Happy Housie. There are over 30 holiday craft projects on this tour, so just maybe it will be enough to put you in the holiday spirit too! Besides, if any of these ideas inspire you, you'll need time to execute them, right? My project started with … [Read more...]

Window turned Shadow Box

Hello my sweets! Yesterday was a busy day around the James house gearing up for one of our favorite nights of the year. We had such a great time, and at the end of the day, all the hard work we put into Halloween was so worth it! Here's my little man in his Minecraft costume: He had to pick a super bulky costume, but at least he made it up and down the whole street this time. He usually only makes it a few houses! And here is me and my date for the evening: Ha ha … [Read more...]