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  1. Great ideas! Love the craft room and the framed mirror- never thought to do so. Keep ’em up! 🙂

  2. Jeanie Watkins says:

    Just found your site and love it. Thanks for some great ideas and happy blogging!

  3. So glad I found your website from a pinterest link! Love your well-documented tutorials & ideas

  4. HI! LOVE LOVE all your ideas.. I have a question for you on the banister project. My banisters are all white painted. What do you suggest I do about redoing the tops since they are also white?? Not sure if the stain will work by itself?

    • Hi, Misty, you are right, the Polyshades wouldn’t work well over white painted wood. I would suggest you paint the railings black. My sister did that and it looks fantastic with stained wood floors.

  5. Such wonderful ideas!! You really lit a candle under me, thank you!

  6. Julie Florence says:

    Can you tell me the name of the color of the Glidden black paint you used on the bookshelf you redone? I can tell from the pic that you used a satin finish but can’t make out the color name.

    BTW, I am really loving your blog. I found it last night looking for some DIY projects for black distressed furniture. Stayed up way too late last night reading it and have not wanted to put it down. You have really got my head spinning with ideas, since I am a DIY’fer my self. We moved in an older home a year ago this month. Just finished glazing the kitchen cabinets and tiling the back splash.

    Also, way back in my mind thinking about the blogging idea.

    Thanks for your inspiration!

    • Hi, Julie, missed your comment earlier. Sorry but I don’t have the black paint color for that bookshelf, but any dark black paint would work. Just take a look at the stores & ask them what their most popular black is.

  7. Connie Toole says:

    Hi Rhoda, your personal story was so inspiring ! Praising the Lord with you that he has and will continue to be with you through this journey called life . I am wanting to redo my dining room. Have my typical cherry “matchy” dining room set , my walls are salmon , treatments are pretty green silk hung with fennels. Did recover chairs with green animal print a few years ago to give a little pop !! Tired of matchy, want a table maybe bottom and chairs sort of deep yellow destressed, top stay a mohogany, maybe end chairs upholstered, mohogany buffet on legs , any suggestions ??? Thought about going to Scott’s market, what do you think and should I go Thurs. or Fri. ?? Tks., Blessings to you , Connie

  8. I am looking for the crockpot candy recipe . Can you please forward.

  9. Hi Rhoda! I stumbled across your blog because of Pinterest. I knew Pinterest was great for something other than an addiction! My coffee table just broke, and I loved the idea I saw on Pinterest of a window/door for a coffee table. Is that elsewhere on your blog? I didn’t see it! Thanks! Marti B.

  10. Just discovered your blog. Loved reading about your story. It inspired me to continue to follow my dreams. God is still good. I too have been served many lemons, but you can’t get good lemonade without real lemons.

  11. love your blog and your ideas are so inspirational….can’t wait to distress an antique dresser I found at Goodwill. Ready to get started on some of your ideas…you have A BEAUTIFUL home !!

  12. I’m new to your blog page, but thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  13. You are truly gifted! I’ve gotten so many ideas and love your detailed instructions! I’m taking on a new project of creating a canapy bed look… Any suggestions?

  14. I am so impressed with your blog, your projects and your stories. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us. You have really motivated me to more forward with my dreams and desires. I am also in the Atlanta area and would love to met you in person as well as visit your lovely home. Your new subscriber!!!

  15. So happy I found your blog on pinterest ,I have been feeling so uninspired lately this was so refreshing. thank you

  16. Hi there! I just found your blog through another blog (Thistlewood Farm) and I LOVE it! I’m your newest follower and I can’t wait to spend countless HOURS going through more of your wonderful posts. The ones I’ve seen so far are fantastic!!! Have a great week! =D

  17. I love your website! Before and afters are so helpful. Have you do done any work with prettying up old gray concrete patio slabs? Mine is in pretty good shape, just ugly. I’d rather not break it up and haul it.

  18. Christan says:

    Where can i get that wallpaper on picture 518?

  19. Thanks for these Wonderful and Innovative ideas ……Love them all

  20. Hi there I love your website and your ideas. I’m so impressed your dad did a lot of jobs. I’m a fan of him, especially you guys just finished your screen porch. I love it. What kind of sheen did you use for the screen porch ceiling? Flat or semi- gloss?

  21. Danielle Turner says:

    Hi Rhoda- I love your DIY! I am currently working on my kids bathroom and need some advice. I have a black countertop and white cabinetry. I am going to frame the mirror but not sure what color should choose. I am going to use Ben Moore Wythw Blue on the walls. Any suggestions?? Thanks

    • HI, Danielle, I think you could go either way, but I would probably do a black frame, since that’s what I did in my guest bath with a black countertop. REally, either one will work, depends on how much you want to keep things light too.

      • Danielle Turner says:

        Thanks Rhoda!
        Last night someone suggested that I use a bright color to make it more kid friendly. She suggested I paint the frame orange and accent with orange rug and a few bath accessories. What do you think?

        • If it’s a kids bath, that could work out very well, so go with your gut. The great thing about paint is it can always be changed too.

  22. Hi Rhoda! Just found your site and I am so excited to paint my bathroom cabinets guess I just needed a fire lit under my feet. Your tutorial has been so helpful I am now ready to give it a try. Also, so excited for the tip on hanging two nail pictures. Really simply put. Looking forward to using this tip as well. Love all your DIY projects. Keep them coming.

  23. Kate Harrison says:

    Hi Rhoda

    I’m actually from the UK but lived in NC for a wee while so a friend recommended I came and took a look at your site, to bring back some (very) happy memories! I’m getting some great ideas, to remind me of my ‘other home from home’! Thank you 🙂

  24. caroline kamunyi says:

    Hello…I love your blog and the many ideas! Do you have the address for the hotel furniture liquidation store?

    • Hi, I believe the link is in the post, but it’s called Cash Hotel Liquidation in Forsyth, GA so you should be able to find it easily. Thanks!

  25. Very pretty DIY Rhoda. I didn’t know your blog and I love it!

  26. I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful photos, but lately every-thing is showing up in a two-inch space at the left side of the website. Don’t know if it’s your website or my computer.

    • HI, Susann, that started about 6 mos. ago for some readers and it seems to be those running ad blockers. If you can disable that, it should go back to normal. See if that might be the problem.

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