Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Posted by Debbie Pearl at 5:00 AM
Monday, May 18, 2015
- You still need to prime in kitchen..I recommend using primer no matter what so even with chalk there is that extra step.
- Your must use a top coat with chalk paint. That costs money and time. You would need two coats to ensure coverage and you have to worry about drips.
- Now that you have it top coated, if you ever have nicks you need to paint and topcoat again.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Here are all your taped lines.
Posted by Debbie Pearl at 10:15 AM
Monday, February 2, 2015
|Here is the enclosed side porch off of the kitchen. |
French doors lead to the garden.
I am hoping to make this my studio by summer.
|The Country kitchen. |
Just off of the mudroom and laundry.
We start updates in two weeks, so I am looking forward to sharing the changes.
|Another angle of the kitchen. |
How about that for an accent wall?
|The dining room that we will use as a sitting room.|
Friday, May 16, 2014
- (a &b) Every student needs a back pack or satchel and these two are both stylish and sturdy. Handcrafted and beautiful from Leizi Studio.
- I love this bracelet for its simple and powerful statement, "Make History", as well as for its sleek style. Designed by Amy Waltz at Amy Waltz. Her jewelry is not only beautiful, but also empowering.
- I had a t-shirt quilt similar to this made for my husband after college and he loved it. And he is hard to buy for. Trust me, a graduate will love this. JJs Quilting.
- This necklace is designed with the perfect sentiments for the graduate. Visit White Lilllie Designs to find even more special charms and quotes to inspire your graduate.
- How fun is the title of this notebook/journal which is also personalized. I can't even tell you how many other cool sayings are available. Check them out at Zany. I have already ordered one for my son with a Steve Jobs quote. Slip some money inside for a unique money holder.
- Of course a bottle opener is best suited to a college graduate. But I love this design. It is simple, on a handy key chain and customizable with dates and words of your choice on both sides. Love the typography too. Find it at Tomi's Treasures.
- A monogram makes even something ordinary special. And these towels won't end up lost. Choose one from Embroidery by Sharon.
- Maps are such a classic way to personalize a gift and they make a cuff link suddenly interesting. Choose their college town or where they are headed after graduation. Design yours at Bookity.
- Dorm caddies from Studio Four Designs. Every student needs one of these for the dorm and at only $20 each, they are super cute. Fill with essentials to make the perfect gift.
- This item is from my own shop. A custom mile marker sign. A friend of mine requested this for her son's graduation and I think it makes a great gift. Custom made at Tweak and Style.
- I think these luggage tags are classic and so affordable at only $7.99. So many other cute styles available at Village Vinyl. Want to add a little more to your gift. Add new luggage with the tags.
Posted by Debbie Pearl at 4:53 AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A Barn and an Anvil Stole my Heart...The Wilson Green Farm Tour
However, by middle school we had started to send our boys to a private school. A great school, but not a great drive. It was a 45 minute commute each way. That's 1.5 hours round trip. And that was a lot of time and gas.
So, we would day dream about moving closer to the school. We would day dream about just making a change.
I longed for something different. I had visions of front porches, plaster walls and private gardens. But, the market was moving quickly and I didn't know what we would find. Or, what we could afford.
All I kept telling my husband was that it had to be "something special." That didn't mean big. It didn't necessarily mean expensive. It simply meant a home that had charm and character. A home with spaces to sit and dream. I didn't want anything to do with typical.
And along came Wilson Green Farmhouse.
The funny thing was I had our wonderful realtor Donna take us to Wilson Green, but I hadn't told my husband. I had shown him online pictures and he wasn't interested in seeing it. The interior design wasn't really our style and it didn't translate well to pictures. But, now that we were already out seeing other houses, he agreed to look, reluctantly. We walked through with the owner as she showed us around the home and like me, he fell in love. Donna fell in love with it too. And she made certain the not real cow conveyed with the home.
Now many people don't get old homes. They are work, they are quirky. But to all of us that love to touch the walls of an old home that have surrounded families for generations, they are the only places that really feel like a home.
After moving in, many friends have expressed their love of old homes, how they always wanted to live in something old. I want you to go ahead and dream. Hold whatever you truly want in your heart and it will come to you. Your old home will find you too!