Archive of ‘painted furniture’ category

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Renovation Makeover on a Budget

Kitchen Remodel on a budget I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And so the cottage renovation began. And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the […] Read more…

Building a fixer upper style reclaimed wood Farm Table

As most of you know I come from a big Italian family.  My sister, her family and my niece and nephew live on our street. My aunt lives one street over from us.  And my parents live within walking distance from us. In addition to having cousins and other family members so close it’s a given we […] Read more…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

Ohio To Honeoye Who would think that this pile would become an awesome DIY headboard? As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an […] Read more…

Teen cottage bedroom decor: Style, functionality and happy colors

Peace, Love and Sandy Feet! That’s what lake life is all about, right? When you live on the lake you need all the sleeping spaces you can get for your visitors. Here’s another peek into my daughter Chloe’s room where nothing really matches but it all seems to go together! Fun graphic colors and whimsical […] Read more…

Makin’ Waves at Itsy Bitsy Cottage: nautical bathroom remodel

The Bathroom Comes First I’m so happy to be sharing the first room finished at the Itsy-Bitsy Cottage! Come and see our new nautical bathroom and get inspired! This 9′ x 9′ square bathroom is quite large considering that the entire cottage including the front porch is only 744 ft.² In addition to the toilet, […] Read more…

40, Fabulous and a Fresh: Decorating a Neutral Home!

I am so excited tis hare how you can transform your builder spec home into a stunning neutral home that is anything but cookie cutter. My client Stacey, her husband Tom and their two children live in a builder spec home built in the 70’s but it is anything but ordinary. Stacey has a wonderful ability […] Read more…

Upcycling old suitcases and adding storage: A Table that Travels

Uses for Old Suitcases There are so many creative possibilities for old suitcases! Recently my daughter Chloe was been looking for a new bedside table with ample storage for all her collections. Unlike me, she likes everything new, trendy and hip. All of which ends up costing a pretty penny. So when I came across […] Read more…

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