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Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to make a Birdhouse Lamp

Haven, Flat, House, Home.
Whatever the word you use, it has meaning to you.

When I think of the word home I think of Design and Family.

I love creating in my home. When I do I like to share it here on my blog. Many times I will give you a step by step tutorial that can help you produce it yourself. I have done a few things with birds before like Turning a birdcage into a chandelier.

Today I will teach you How to make a birdhouse lamp.
This is one of my favorite projects to date. It just looks so cute. All it took was a really cool lamp I picked up at Old Time Pottery. It is one of those fill lamps.


Home was the inspiration!

If you want to learn how to make a birdhouse lamp, You can get all the details over at 

And speaking of home....
This event will be great for the collector or designer in you!
Remember there is still time to enter to win tickets for the Country Living Fair!

Hope to see you there!



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Friday, April 10, 2015

Country Living Fair 2015 Giveaway


I am so excited to be going to the Country Living Fair again this year. I am even more excited that it will be held in Lebanon, Tennessee! I had a chance to go to the Atlanta,GA Country Living Fair right before I opened my store, Dreamingincolor. Talk about inspiration! There was so much to see and what great items to purchase. I wrote about it here.


One of the many highlights was getting to meet Cari from Cash and Cari on HGTV. Such an eye for vintage and design.


She will be featured again at the Country Living Fair next weekend. The infamous American Picker Mike Wolfe will be there too. I hope to meet him. I have to say I watch all the shows sometimes twice. I am weird like that. Ha!

For all that don't know, Mike has a place in downtown Nashville at Marathon Village called Antique Archaeology.



There is so much art and vintage in one place. I will be going with a group of friends and bloggers. I hope to buy some neat things for the store too.


So why am I telling you about this?

I am giving away two yes 2, 3-day passes to next weekend's Country Living Fair in Lebanon, TN!!
April 24th-26th

Just click on the Rafflecopter to enter below. Don't forget to leave a comment!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

French Chest Country Chic Paint

Whether you are new to this site or not you will notice real fast what I do around here!
Color and design is a passion of mine and has been for as long as I can remember.
I love to paint and that lends to the design work. One of the reasons I started carrying Country Chic Paint in my store Dreamingincolor, is because of the wonderful colors and packaging design. The way it can be manipulated, as an artist, is a strong point too, not to mention NO VOC's!

This week Country Chic Paints introduced its new 2015 Limited Edition spring colors. I used one of the new colors on the drawers of this chest. Pink lemonade. Pink Lemonade is a light coral/pink color. It looks great paired with Midnight Sky.


I also kept the original color on the pulls. They really are the jewelry on this piece.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Easter is around the corner. Want something different for your table?

Try this Easter Centerpiece I made for Old Time Pottery!

This Easter Centerpiece is a decoration that both the adults and children will enjoy. It is a twist with a little think outside the box action. I like using different objects to create with. 

While shopping at Old Time Pottery, I fell in love with a wire vase. I picked it up, placed it in my cart, and began thinking of a different way to use it. I love the texture and and twist of wire. I decided it would make a great bunny. This led to the Easter Centerpiece creation!



I started with a few supplies from Old Time Pottery
Head on over to get all the details!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Painted Hutches




Painted hutches come in all styles and colors. The more creative you can get with paint and finishes the better. 
I like to add details. I replace glass sometimes with chicken wire, paint existing hardware, add fabric or paint images on the back. Doing this can take a boring outdated piece of furniture and bring it into a new more fashionable look.

I recently created another one for the store by doing some of the above.

I wanted to show you some of the ones I have done in the past and what I did to achieve the look. Click on the highlighted title below pictures to see how it was done.


French Farmhouse Hutch

This one I had a lot of work to do but it was so worth it!

More.....

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Favorite Things


Since the beginning of the year, I have been swamped with custom orders and furniture sales. I am not complaining by any means. This is what I love.
Though it leaves little time for anything else.

There are some many things I enjoy doing. I am lucky enough to do most of them. One of my favorite things to do is blog and unfortunately time has taken me away from doing it as often as I used to. I must have tons of content stored away I can share with you but days start early now and end too soon.

I am still trying to get into that groove again.

I am going to try a little series of My Favorite Things.

This way I can share with you my favorite pieces of furniture, new products or something that has inspired me.

I will start with a piece of furniture since that is something I truly enjoy. AND I didn't paint this one.

Are you ready?


This piece is original. I love so many qualities in this piece. First of all...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bunny Topiary



I was so inspired by the Antique and Garden Show with that gorgeous moss chair that it got me wanting to create something with moss.

I love creating with chicken wire. I have done a few projects like this painted hutch and the dressform. This is the first time I used moss with it.

I learned a few things and now I have a new thing to show you. I give you all the details on how to make it over at Old Time Pottery's blog. Go check it out! Let me know what you think. I bet you can come up with all types of ideas for this project.


Oh and that umbrella is another project I did. You can find it here! 
Happy Spring!! It can't come soon enough for me!!


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