Saturday, April 28, 2012

Used Sports Equipment, DIY'ed into Walll Art

When we were building our home the REX Project, Reuse Everything eXperiment we ended up having some leftover wood flooring.  We also are never short of sporting equipment, due to our sports crazed kid, Chase.  So of course, with the way my mind ticks, why not combine them together and create wall art!  Final touch?  Chase adding his Coon hat.

Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY Wine Cork Chandelier

I bought a bag full of wine corks at a garage sale last summer for $10.00.  The home owner said it was a collection of 10 years of marriage.  It wasn't just a bag it was a one of those king size clear zipper bags...huge!  Here is my first DIY project made with three old wire flower wreaths, found in the bins at Goodwill.  Will be published in the May issue of 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pallet DIY for future Fitness

Grady, my trusty orange truck can sniff a freebie miles away!  Am scouring for side road pallets to DIY into a wall of small storage cubes at the new location of Fulcrum Fitness at Progress Ridge.  Can't wait to show you the finished product at the Grand Opening June 30th-July 1st weekend.   

Friday, April 20, 2012

HGTV, Country Living and Better Homes and Gardens, Home for Sale

This is where my career began.  My 1902 Country Style home.  I opened my antique store here, did my HGTV TV series here (Show, Country Style), and dozens of magazine shoots for Better Homes & Gardens, Country Sampler Decorating Ideas, it's been an amazing journey.

But time to close this door in my life and open a new one.  We are selling our home It hits the market any day now and I will re post with all the details.  Perfect to live and work location in the heart of an historical neighborhood in Portland Oregon.

Corner Lot, workshop, two private decks, stain glass doors and windows, wide plank wood flooring, Country English gardens...we have put so much love into this amazing home. I hope whoever makes it their home, will enjoy as much as our family has.!/geo:8535-se-13th-Ave-Portland-OR-97202/lat:45.46117799176731/lon:-122.65332341194153/zoom:18/page:0/ls_conversion:sqft/status:active/sold_days:180/pagination_size:100/sort_by:1/context:map/currentListingDetailId:12945488/currentListingDetailIndex:1/buffer_miles:0/geospatial:false/ptyp:1|2/

Monday, April 9, 2012

Salvage Ktichen


Kerri Hoyt-Pack and Dan Pack's inspiration remodeled salvage kitchen is beyond the best ever!  I had the honor to photo style and write about their home and family for The Oregonian Homes & Gardens. As you can see Kerri's decorating eye puts us all to shame.  It's drop dead gorgeous. 
And one big reason why?  Anne De Wolf, Designer of Arciform Two of the most talented women I know!!

Photo by Steve Cridland

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