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Special Announcement from SVM!

Hello friends, it has been a while! I am sorry for the long silence but I've been very busy cranking out the art, home decor items, and furniture aplenty. Just as Spring is emerging here in beautiful Virginia, Art is emerging from my messy studio (but I know where everything is.) It is most definitely a [...]

2017-04-13T01:09:44+00:00 Categories: Art, Creative, DIY|Tags: , |0 Comments

Antique Vanity Makeover!

You haven't heard from me in a while. I'm sorry. However, I've been very productive in the studio! I would show you pictures of it but right now it's a total mess with projects I have going on. I've been acquiring (hoarder vocabulary) a lot of furniture lately and having fun giving all of it [...]

2017-04-13T00:47:58+00:00 Categories: DIY, Furniture|Tags: , |8 Comments

Steady Craftin’ with My Friend, The Crafsman

I have a new man in my life! Want to hear about him??? Ok, ok, it's not what you're thinking. I am still happily married to the hubs. However, I do have a new DIY man to tell you about: The Crafsman! Click on the image to purchase a Steady Craftin Trucker Hat! [...]

2017-01-25T02:58:28+00:00 Categories: Art, Creative, Design, DIY, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Embellishing with Appliques and Onlays

If you love beautiful things like I do, then you want to see it all around you.  The furniture that I love the most, and makes me say "Ooh la la!" is loaded with rich embellishments and elements of a French Country influence. Work that shines with opulence, and home decor that [...]

Fabulous Fall Friday Finds

I love Fall, and here in Virginia it is absolutely beautiful. If you don't believe me, check out the picture my daughter took above of the Rappahannock River near our house. (She has a great eye, am I right?)  I'm ready for it to cool off, cozy up to my loved ones under my favorite [...]

2016-10-27T22:19:22+00:00 Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

A Furniture Makeover Using Chalk Paint

(This post contains affiliate links; read my full disclosure here.) My Mom has never liked her mother's antique secretary, but when my grandmother died, my Mom reluctantly took it into her home since no one else wanted it. She's been asking me for years if I will take it and I finally got around to [...]

2016-10-27T23:27:12+00:00 Categories: Creative, DIY, Home Decor|4 Comments

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