A New Cottage Blue Color In the Kitchen

cottage tea cups, Lilly of the valley

I've been ready for a color change in the kitchen for the longest time.  I procrastinate about it because I have the hardest time picking our the "perfect" color.  In our upstairs bedroom at one point I've had 8 different sample colors on the walls.  Sometimes I want to go back to the days of […]

A Bit Of Spring In The Kitchen

Virginia Bluebells

I'll be honest with you all I've struggle to bring myself in from my garden this past week :-}.  After a long hard winter my garden is where I want to be...but since it rained today I'm sitting out on the back porch typing up this post.   Yesterday, as the sun shinned,  I cut a […]

Charmer’s Kitchen Rugs

Pottery Barn Chenille Rug

With the colder weather setting in, and with all the Charmer's floors are wood, it gets pretty cold on our feet. Actually the Charmer leans to being a cold home...it was built without any installation.  Being the thrift store diva that I am, I've been on the hunt for a few Charmer's kitchen rugs. I've […]

Patriotic Kitchen Nook

Patriotic Kitchen Nook

I think it's important to show our patriotism, especially during our current trying times. This year I really wanted to decorate to celebrate. I quickly and inexpensively pulled together my take on a patriotic kitchen nook. Since I haven't had our kitchen reveal yet I''m sharing our nook only. You know me by now,  every […]

Kitchen Updo: A Corner In My Kitchen

Corner In Our Kitchen

You're probably tired of me saying this, but it has been soooooooooooooooooo gorgeous outside.  I wake up at 6:00 a.m., grab a cup of tea and sit on the porch....then change and head out to the garden....to weed and embrace all the great things to do gardening wise. Another peak at our kitchen updo: A […]

Kitchen Updo: Chico’s Blouse Cottage Shirred Wall Lamps

Chico's Cottage Shirred Wall Lamps

Our beautiful weather continues....I wish it could stay this way forever! The kitchen updo has been a joy to work on and is almost finished, just a few tweaks before the reveal. Today I'm sharing how I up-cycled a pair of dark wall scones to cottage charm. Chico's Blouse Cottage Shirred Wall Lamps...a very easy, […]

Kitchen Updo: Vintagizing Our Windows

Vintage Wood Windows

The weather has been absolutely beautiful in Northern IL. I've been spending all my time in the garden and not a lot of time on our kitchen project.  But I don't think I've enjoyed a project as much as I have updating our kitchen.  It's been a project that's been so much fun and has […]

Kitchen Updo: Ralph Lauren Tiered Ruffled Skirt Chair Covers

Ralph Lauren Tiered Ruffled Shirt Chair Cushions

Our kitchen updo is really coming along and I"m so happy with how it's turning out.  So far we've shared the Wine Crate Plate Holder Vignette,  Backspash redo.  and the Chippy Cottage Railing. Today I'm sharing the kitchen updo: Ralph Lauren Tiered Ruffled Skirt Chair Cushions. The vision for our chair cushions hit me when I […]

Kitchen Updo…Chippy Cottage Railing

Chippy Cottage Railing

Our kitchen updo is coming along...slow..ly. But if there is anything I learned from last year is to enjoy the journey. Today I want to share with you our Kitchen Updo...Chippy Cottage Railing. I found a chippy cottage railing over two years ago..... just before I got sick, and it's been sitting in our basement […]

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 […]