Sunday, December 5, 2021


Hi friends! 

Number Fifty-Three has gotten an upgrade! 

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

A Little Landscaping Update

The outside of my house has been a disaster since I bought it. Horribly overgrown landscaping, and in some places, no landscaping at all. 

The entire house needs to be painted. Some spots on the porch show signs of rot. 

There’s too much grass to maintain, so this year I decided to not mow the side yard and let it grow to a meadow. 

I set the goal of filling our yard waste bucket every week, which is extremely easy to do given the amount of work needed to clean things up. I filled one just cleaning up the patio area! (Anyone remember a couple years ago when I painted the garage black and found this awesome table and chairs for free on Facebook marketplace? —All it needed was a fresh coat of paint!)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Vintage Turkish Runner DIY

Hi everyone!

 I did a project this weekend that I have been wanting to do for a long time--like probably years, and that is to install a series of Turkish runners on my stairs.

My stairway in tight and narrow and has no pizazz at all and this project has changed all that and makes me so, so happy.  I've been pinning ideas like this for years and I am so thrilled with the results. (You can check out my inspiration board here.)

Monday, June 15, 2020

DIY Wallpaper Scroll Art

Hi friends!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to work on this fun project for my bedroom with the help of Photowall

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rustic, Antique Thrift Store Chair

I always have the intentions of getting better with my blog. When I blogged regularly it was literally the happiest time of my life.  I felt such fulfillment and loved recording a history of my projects and decor. 

Life got muddled and, if you follow me on social media, you know that this year I was diagnosed with cancer. I don’t want this to be a cancer blog, because home decor is my haven, but it is a big part of my life now. 

Last week, in between chemo infusions, I felt well enough to work on a project for the first time since January. It was heaven. I sanded this antique chair (along with the legs of some non antique chairs in my living room that I’ll share at a later date).