A Father’s Day Office Makeover!

This year for Father's Day I wanted to give John an extreme office makeover!! It is the last room in the house to be redone and probably the one that needs it the most! My husband works from home, and his office has been basically off limits to decorate because he doesn't want me to touch or move his many stacks! Like most husbands, he hates the chaos of a room redo. Poor thing being married to someone who loves to redo!! To keep the peace, I have always stayed out of his office/man cave! ...

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Transforming Stained Wooden Surfaces Without Stripping Them!

Whether we start with raw wood, a stained surface, or painted pieces, I am amazed at how wood surfaces can be glazed, finished and altered to reveal stunning outcomes and transformations!! In this home designed by Eleanor Cummings and featured in Segreto: Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, the sheetrock surfaces were plastered, but the beams here are reclaimed and stunning! Many people like that aged, reclaimed look but either can't find beams they are in love with or need ...

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Antique Shops & Designers’ New Issue!

The new Antique Shops & Designers magazine is out, and this issue is better than the last!! The family team, who puts this artful publication together, created a fall cover that is merveilleux! (marvelous) My favorite article this issue is a glimpse into their own country retreat!! After thirty years of escaping to the Hill Country, mother and daughter Dot and Dana  decided it was time to build ‘The Barn’;  a dream come true for themselves and their respective families to get ...

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