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Plans for redecorating the Foyer

March and April were super busy months. So instead of going on vacation during spring break we decided to tackle our to do list. We did a lot of  planning and preparing, so our home improvement projects would go smoothly. In March of last year I was vacationing in beautiful Honolulu Hawaii. As I was preparing this post I was reminiscing about the  spectacular Hawaiian scenery. The color of the water, sky and sand were absolutely AMAZING! And the orange glow of the sunsets were breathtaking . I loved Hawaii and I knew that I could get used to being an Island girl, but that wasn't happening. So when the time came for me to redecorate my foyer I decided if I can't go to the island; I would bring the island to me. So the first thing I did was shop my house for pieces that I could use in the design. I decided I would meld the styles that I liked together; which happen to be African, Asian, and Indian, with splashes of tropical décor. I think this will give my foyer/home an Island f

In Memory of My Friend John

Where do I begin? I met John when I was in the process of decorating my second home. John owned a thrift store and I was introduced to him by a close friend. I had purchased a few items from John here and there, but when I purchased my current home, I became a weekly customer. I can actually remember the first thing I bought from John's Shop, it was a  pair of Broyhill Chests. The chests were my first decorative paint project and they turned out great. I loved going to John's shop so much so, that we had given it a nickname "John Junk" . But it needed to be spoken with a French accent to get the full affect. lol! And sometimes when we didn't find anything, we would sit and chat under the big Oak Tree. Over the course of several years the Shop moved twice, so we didn't get to see John as much. And eventually we lost  complete contact with him. Have you seen John? This had become the million dollar question for quite sometime. And earlier this year my questione

Since I've been Gone

Hi all and Happy Tuesday to everyone. I am finally back after an extra long reprieve. When life happens you gotta roll with the punches, and keep it moving. Lots of things have happened since I've been gone. Let's see, we revamped the entry, painted walls and furniture, laid tile in the master bath and built a farmhouse table just to name a few. I will be sharing those projects as the weeks progress. But first things first. In my last post I was in hot pursuit of completing Hubby's Master closet #1 . However, we ran into a snag because we didn't see eye to eye, on the chest of drawers that would be used for the space. I wanted to find a chest of drawers similar to the one I had in my closet , but Hubby had something else in mind. He wanted to transform this former bookcase into his storage unit and I was not on board with that idea, but I eventually caved in and told him to go for it. Besides it was free and it would be inside the closet.   The firs