Our Home ~

New Look for our Dining Room

Happy Memorial Day Friends ~

For the past 2 weeks Pete has been working on putting up bead board wallpaper in our Dining Room & his office (Soon to be redecorated) post will be in late September.

Our Dining Room looked really nice before, but I brought the hutch back – I didn’t want to put it on the dark blue wall – dark wall – dark hutch – not so good.  With that being said Pete wallpapered, and put up chair rail molding.  I can’t believe the difference.  It makes the room look bigger which is great, because it’s not that big of a room.

The Before & the After ~

More of the After ~Dining Room 4Dining Room 5Dining Room 2Dining Room 3

As you can see we have not put the switch plates back yet.  We painted the wallpaper, and it is recommended to let it dry for a week before putting the plates back on.

The bead board wallpaper is ~ Martha Stewart ~ Home Depot

Chair rail also ~ Home Depot

The chair rail look like 6″ because he used 1-1/4″ molding on top & bottom and 3+” in the middle is the wall.  After painting it all white it appears to be 6″ molding.  Good trick I think.

Hoping your Memorial Day was wonderful.

Much Love,


Our Home ~

Coastal Farmhouse Office/TV Room

Good Morning my friends ~

Today I am sharing my inspiration board for the new Office/TV Room we will be doing this fall.

We decided to do a coastal farmhouse look in this room ~ very different from anything I have ever done before.

We will be selling Pete’s desk.  It’s just too big for the new space.

We will be using this space for a TV Room/office/3rd bedroom ~ It’s a lot for one room, but I know we can pull it off.

We will be using a queen sleeper sofa

We are keeping it light and airy ~ like at a beach house.


For the floor, we found a great product ~ vinyl plank flooring at Home Depot.

Looked at a few YouTube videos, and it looks pretty simple ~

Hopefully it goes well for Pete.

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Very beach like. I’d say ~

Here is the rug we choose ~

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Quite nautical  – I love it.

Just a few pillows ~ Can’t have a couch without pillows I always say.

Now this is Coastal if I ever saw coastal.

Everything will be purchase at Wayfair ~ They have the best prices, and great merchandise.

Can’t wait to start this project, but first I will enjoy the summer.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,



p.s. Pictures to come in late October.





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The little bench

Good Morning Friends ~

I have had a few different designs by our front door.

Living in a condo has many many rules.  I know that they are necessary, but that doesn’t mean I have to like them.

There are 2 closets on either side of the entryway, and the BOD needs to be able to get into these closets without anything in the way.

So that being said I have tried and have failed 2x’s with my decor.

So we purchased this cute little bench, which by the way I love.



As I have said in my resent post it takes me a few tried before I get it right.  This was no different.  We get lots of wind in this little courtyard and the pillows kept falling over.  I went onto Pinterest looking for ideas, and came up with this one.  Finding this watering can was the answer.  It keeps the pillows in place by it’s long spout.

And, ……. the best part I only need this flower arrangement ~ any more flowers would be too much for this small space.

Just a few more pics of the little outdoor space.

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Pillow with flowers ~ Pottery Barn

Green & Cream pillow ~ Home Goods

Watering Can ~ Home Goods

Bench ~ Hobby Lobby

Flowers ~ Local florist

Have a wonderful sunny day.

Much love,