Happy Valentine’s Day

We just wanted to take a minute to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day with the “holiday” taking place this week.   While there is a historical basis for this holiday, most people really believe that the Hallmark Card Company is really the driving force behind the February love fest. J   For many of…

Turn #Balusters Into #Candlesticks

With their elaborate turnings and striking height, vintage wood balusters—long parted from the staircases they adorned—make for stately candleholders set up on a hearth. Just as elegant is how little the project can cost: These spindles were found at a salvage yard for $4 and $5 apiece. The shapely holders, evocative of classic candlesticks cast in…

#AdoptASenior

This Valentine’s Day Neighbor Love wants to brighten the day of a WHOLE BUNCH of folks. Adopt-a-Senior Valentine is a GREAT way to let a valuable senior know that someone still loves them. The Valentine’s party has gift giving bags for seniors at four nursing homes in Metro Atlanta. The total goal is to bless 700 seniors with gift bags this Valentine’s…

Wood-Veneer #PendantLight

A plain shade goes from humdrum to handsome when wrapped in lightweight wood grain. Veneer sheets, like the rotary-cut ash here, are sold at woodworker supply stores for finishing furniture (about $35 for a 2-by-8-foot piece). You’ll also need a socket cord and an inexpensive 12-inch drum shade to fashion the fixture. With a utility…

Sweet Dreams

Thinking of remodeling your master bedrooms?…Try this idea. The master bedroom featured here is complete with window seats, decorative columns, and built in storage and bookcases, each painted a crisp, solid white. The bed itself is the focal point of the room, and the built-in headboard provides privacy, as well as a perfect space to display pictures. Built…

Why Is February So Short?

  It’s a good question and one that most of us probably don’t know the answer to.   So, to get February off on the right foot, I decided to do a little research about the topic and found an interesting and easy-to-read explanation of why February is so short.   It has some to…

#HomeTheater With A Stage

This theater boasts a stage large enough to host classical-music concerts for a charity or fundraiser of your choice. At the very front of the theater, there is a red main-stage curtain that opens for live events. For movie presentations, the main-stage and Roman screen draperies open to reveal the 16-foot-wide screen at the command…