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I shudder at the thought…

I shudder at the thought…

…of painting shutters. Or I did, before my genius husband made it easy with our little system! **I highly recommend buying or renting a sprayer to make the job 100x easier.** 1.  Remove shutters. Watch for wasps and bees. They like to live behind them. 😉 2.  Power wash or give them a good scrub-down. 3.  Stack … Continue reading

The Den AKA, My Office

The Den AKA, My Office

I recently went to a pre-market event at the Norwalk Furniture factory where they released 125 new fabrics for spring and unveiled their new designs before High Point Market later this month.  I must say it was quite an affirming experience! Tartan and plaid are in.  Go glamorous, grunge or mix them all together… it’s … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Jewelry Displeasy :)

Easy Peasy Jewelry Displeasy :)

Hi Everyone!  I threw this together in about five minutes and I loved the way it turned out. Imagine all of the other items you could wrap in wire and hang to display or organize your favorite jewelry, craft notions, you name it! All this took was: –  Reclaimed Wood (in this case, a 14″ … Continue reading

When One Door Closes…

When One Door Closes…

…You make a table!  That’s how the saying goes, right?  🙂 Exactly one year ago this week Mike and I bought a car load of salvaged items from Arhaus Furniture. (Gotta love referencing Instagram for info like this) See the wood door panels with the jute string? We paid $100 each for them. We liked … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday Part III

Throwback Thursday Part III

Flashback to our city home in Buffalo, NY.  We really loved some of the quirky touches that came with our 1926 foursquare in the historic neighborhood of Park Meadow.  A few things didn’t make the cut though. Two of which were the painted-on “runner” on the stairway landing and this eclectic-meets-rickety-main bath: The shower definitely … Continue reading

Loads of Fun!

Loads of Fun!

Let’s be honest. In many ways Pinterest is the devil.  Tempting us with desserts that call for a dozen candy bars, a can of chocolate frosting and a jar of peanut butter  with names like Better Than Sex Cake or Sin Brownies or whatever.  Fear not! I pinned a 3 Days to Six-Pack Abs article right after … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday Part II

Throwback Thursday Part II

Hi Everyone! Mike and I are between projects right now so every other Thursday I’ll post about one of our projects completed BRBBB (Before RustBeltBeautiful blog!) 😉 This week I would like to highlight our 1926 four-post home’s master bedroom closet makeover!  In addition to the closets, we refinished the floors,  added crown molding, a … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday and Happy Birthday

Throwback Thursday and Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear Rustbeltbeautiful.com, Happy Birthday to us! 🙂 Photo and banner from Esty Seller, Burlap Girl One year already. THANK YOU for sticking with me as I figure this whole blog thing out. Who am I kidding!? As I figure this whole LIFE thing out!  My … Continue reading

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

I mentioned before that Mike and I were in full beast mode getting our house together before the holidays. The very last thing we did (like the day before all the guests arrived) was paint the foyer, hang photos and upgrade our chandelier. What can I say, deadlines are very motivating! Remember this beauty of … Continue reading

Herb on the Mind

Herb on the Mind

NO, not that kind! Scientists and physicians have been pressing and preserving plants since the middle ages.  They used the collections in order to document the benefits and dosage of the specimens they kept- a primitive pharmacy. The earliest collections in the United States are believed to be from the mid 1700’s and are known … Continue reading