Cushions, Lakehouse

Bedroom Benches

I've had these Target benches for over ten years. They were first used as an ottoman in our first lakehouse and then as ottomans in our current lake house. As with most of my furniture, they made the rounds to different rooms when I got the itch to move things around. They would eventually make… Continue reading Bedroom Benches

Lakehouse

I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

One of the bright spots in maintaining social distancing, is that I've been able to spend the last month at our lakehouse. For the last several years we have not stayed put in one house for that long. We are used to packing up every weekend and going back and forth from a townhome in… Continue reading I Will Plant (& Transplant) You a Lilac Tree

Lakehouse, Organization, Slipcovers

He Shed…She Shed

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the room above the garage was filled with all of our Christmas decorations, water toys, and stuff we just needed to go through and purge.  It was pretty much out of sight, out of mind. Our goal was always to have a space that I could… Continue reading He Shed…She Shed

Decorating, Lakehouse

Into the light…a master bath makeover

When we bought our lake house three years ago, the master bathroom was definitely a room that I was anxious to make some changes to. What initially seemed like a sophisticated master bath soon felt like walking into a dark heavy space with the dark wood shades, brown curtain panels, brown tiled shower, dark wood… Continue reading Into the light…a master bath makeover

Cushions, Lakehouse, Slipcovers

Lake Stools Makeovers

A couple of years ago I purchased these fixer upper stools from the “Joyous Junque”  yard sale at the Catholic Church in Moneta Virginia.  I think I paid $20 a piece for them, my small part of the over $50,000 they raise and donate to various charities annually (click link above to read their incredible… Continue reading Lake Stools Makeovers

Decorating, Lakehouse, Slipcovers

Home Alone

When my husband told me he was going to New Orleans for a week for a conference, I had two choices. I could go with him and kill time around the city (been there, done that), or I could spend the week at the lake house catching up with projects and cleaning that were either… Continue reading Home Alone

Decorating, Lakehouse

Master Mini Makeover

It's been almost a year since I updated the basement master bathroom (see Bathroom Rejuvenation     to refresh your memory). I typically put home projects on hold during the summer and get busy during the winter months on house projects.   One of my projects this past winter was to redo the basement master bedroom… Continue reading Master Mini Makeover

Decorating, Lakehouse, Sewing, Slipcovers

Bonus Chairs in Boucle’

I found these two chairs and ottoman for $100 with the intention of slipcovering them for my  soon to be finished bonus room/workroom/she-shed/study/escape room at the lake.  I was looking for matching club chairs that wouldn't be too big but would be comfortable enough to snuggle up on and were in good condition. Almost immediately after I got… Continue reading Bonus Chairs in Boucle’

Decorating, Lakehouse, Sewing, Slipcovers

Wings & the Test of Time

I never considered myself the “wingback” type, but for an affordable $35 it seemed like a good buy and would help fill an empty room in our new home twenty one years ago.  The seam on the pink cushion is busted but other than that it doesn’t look much different today than back then.   The chair served… Continue reading Wings & the Test of Time