A Bump In The Bedroom…..

Hello Charming friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful patriotic weekend. The weather was perfect here….but we weren’t able to enjoy it because we’re still working our butts off -;  The exterior painting is about 95% done, and the gardens are in a bad need of  weeding.  If you find yourself with some extra time… We’ve also been working… Read More

Our Master Bedroom Reveal

Our master bedroom remodel took over 3 years to complete and about that long to finally share our master bedroom reveal today…..seriously this was the toughest task we took on in so many different ways. Last August I shared a Sneak Peak intending to do a reveal right after.  But I had to go back nearly 3 years worth to… Read More

Master Bedroom Construction Phase

Last Sunday I shared our master bedroom’s inspiration photo and the demolition phase, if you haven’t seen it click here. It took three years to complete our bedroom remodel and a whole lot of hard work. This morning I’m sharing the Construction Phase

Master Bedroom Demolition Phase

Its really been a long time coming to share our Master Bedroom remodel.  The remodel began nearly three years ago, just before I was sick and had surgery.  Today I’m sharing the master bedroom demolition phase. We moved our mattresses into my dressing room during the construction, thinking it would only be for three months, at the longest

The Deck Reveal!

Well it’s been a loooooooooong time coming! The deck reveal is finally being shared! It started when we decided to cover the patio–we had a Pergola built in 1999– and enjoyed it so much, here.  But with Illinois weather, ever changing, we wanted to be able to sit outdoors rain or shine!  Our deck is good size (at least in… Read More

Harriet Hoosier On Our Deck

Before our kitchen was remodeled Harriet Hoosier was a vital piece. She provided a great deal of storage in our dysfunctional layout. To be honest it always pains me to share this photo…cause it’s really u.g.l.y! Prepare yourself for ugliness… OK, take a few minutes to compose yourselves…I know it was quite a shock!  If you want to see the… Read More

Our Deck Remodel

I hope all of you had a really nice Labor day weekend.  We laid low pretty much but did have some friends over for dinner Saturday night. I didn’t go out much because it’s been so humid and heavy outside. I don’t do humid….it completely depletes me of all energy! The Charmer’s deck was added about 17 years ago (was… Read More

Kitchen Updo: Backsplash

You might not know that Mr. Charmer and I have been in the process of doing a kitchen updo!   A major renovation was done several years back but it was time for a quick new look. Doing this project I’ve realized updo’s are never quick and become more involved than planned. Last week I shared a sneak peak and the… Read More

Another Two Toned Buffet!

Smiles Everyone, About two weeks ago I shared our new Two Toned Buffet,  I also mentioned that there was another buffet sitting in the garage! I just love buffets, and when I spot a cutey I just can’t help myself. But my home isn’t big enough to hold two, so there was only one thing left to do – move… Read More

Hello Cutie – A Two Toned Looker!

Smiles Everyone, Been a busy bee transforming the Charmer in to a cottage dream… Actually I move more like a tortoise –  since retiring lost my drive. Slow and easy is more like it! This is our current buffet! Our last two buffets went bye bye – sold at my booth! The last one, so loved her legs. But she… Read More

Take an Ugly Bookcase To Cottage Charm!

Smiles, I’m still in the process of transforming our living area to a cottage style, hubs and I have been working on changing an old ugly bookcase in to a cottage one on a very frugal tight budget! Here’s how the bookcase looked before we started (before room painted).. Yikes, that’s an ugly bookcase don’t ya think? It’s missing a… Read More