I know, I know… snoozefest. But they are so pretty! The floors are finished and stained now but it was too dark to take photos last night. And this morning, they were back to finish some other work and covered the floors with paper before I could snap a pic. Don’t they know that their speediness is prohibiting some riveting play-by-play documentation? And in other […]
So where were we? Oh yes, back in the fall of 2012. Baby off to college 16 hours away. Sob-fest, breakdown. Must keep busy. My plan A…Interior Design degree…fail My plan B…Pottery Barn career…fail The funny thing about “plans” is…sometimes your plans aren’t the best plans and a fail isn’t truly a fail. I need that tattooed on my forehead. Sometimes a fail is just […]
As you may remember, my first-born precious angel went away to college this past fall. It’s easy to write about now, because he’s sitting in the next room…home for the summer. That experience was the most gut-wrenching of my life. I had a really, really, really hard time. The thought of going through it twice more…well, I’ve got three more years thankfully. To maintain my […]
Over the winter, this is what our kitchen table looked like Those metal chairs were a dumb, dumb, dumb decision. I needed side chairs in a pinch and the price was right, but I knew from the get-go that they weren’t working. So I finally did something about it. Isn’t that SO much better? Now before you go thinking it’s all sunshine and lollipops, let […]
Welcome to Maple & Magnolia. The place where I share my passion for decorating, thrifting, antiquing, diy projects and furniture restoration.
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