Posts Tagged ‘open house’


make me pretty – our old house for sale

November 4, 2014

As happy as I am in our new house I am really sad to let go of our first home. This is the house that my husband and I bought about a year before we got married. We brought three babies home to this house!


















It is also hard to let go of all the work we put into the house. When I look at the pictures of the house when we bought it, compared to how it looks now, I know we really put in a lot of effort.

Here are some before pictures:

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Wow, that yellow!

Over the years, we painted every room, pulled up carpet upstairs and refinished the wood floors, pulled up carpet (burgundy!!) in the basement and put down tile, pulled up linoleum in the kitchen and sanded the original floor and painted a checkerboard pattern, pulled up linoleum in the first floor bathroom and put down slate tile, created a raised bed garden in the backyard and planted all kinds of pretty stuff, gutted the upstairs bathroom and pushed the wall back to make it bigger, added a full size closet to the master bedroom, installed a spiral staircase to the attic which we turned into a playroom, installed a built in desk under the basement stairs, built a railing and gate around the front porch, and refinished the wood floors on the first floor. I am exhausted just reading this list!

Here are some afters:


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Get all the details here or come to the open house, this Sunday, November 9th from 1 -3 pm.

2120 Rosewood Ave.



open house art party

May 20, 2011

Thanks to everyone who made it over last Saturday. It was super fun to meet a lot of you that I have only known online. For those of you who couldn’t make it – here is a little peak at what you missed.

I completely emptied out my living room and turned it into a gallery for a day. I enlisted my neighbor and friend, Doug Thompson, a fabulous painter, to go in on the party with me. And thank goodness. I think our work combined made a much bigger impact than either of us could have had alone.

My wonderful husband not only put up with all of my manic crazyness leading up to the event. He also cooked all of the food for the party. With items like deconstructed roasted garlic white bean dip and homemade BBQ kale chips, the kitchen was the place to be. The watermelon agua fresca was a huge hit, as well as the horchata. Oh, and lets not forget the grilled ramen demonstration which was the main ingredient in the banh mi cabbage rolls.

One more food note, Heidi, the cupcakes rocked. Everyone was begging me for the leftovers!

Poor Emerson had caught his brothers cold and was running a fever all day but he was such a good sport! Thank goodness for the baby bjorn!

Overall I think the party was a success. Doug and I both sold some pieces, we met some new people and got our names out there. Will I be having another art party? Maybe in 6 months. It was a lot of work but I love the idea of teaming up with other artists, maybe getting some live music? Got any ideas?

PS – A big thank you to my friend Leslie and her friends who helped me pull out all my furniture from the basement while I was holding a sleeping baby. You are the best!


want to come over and see my furniture?

April 20, 2011

I’m throwing a party on May 14th. A kind of open house art party so people can come see my work in person. I am hoping to get a couple more local stores to carry my stuff and just get the word out that cool vintage furniture is being made pretty over here.

If you live near by I would like to invite you to come over. It should be a fun time. Walk around and look at my furniture and home decor while drinking wine and food made my husband, RVAFoodie. Also on display will be the paintings of Doug Thompson.

Get all the details and rsvp here. i hope to see you there!