Gallery Wall in lieu of kitchen photos

by Edie Wadsworth on July 23, 2010

Our basement at the lakehouse has been officially declared ‘the Mancave’.   It has housed many {sweaty} boys this summer and has been sorely neglected—as in, I try my best NOT to ever go down there. And then there’s the dilemma of where to put all my art and photographs.   This house has no […]


Chalk Walls and Quirky

by Edie Wadsworth on March 4, 2010


I was over at Nester’s today,  visiting like I always do(virtually, of course),  and she’s talking about chalk boards.  I wasn’t even gonna post today but how can a woman who has 3 chalk WALLS in her house not post about them?  I may have an inner 8 year old doodler  in me that refused […]


Girls’ Bedroom Metamorphosis and a little Christmas Cheer

by Edie Wadsworth on November 30, 2009


This is what I see now when I walk out of my bedroom door. The little girls’ bedroom—freshly painted and freshened up. It makes me wanna dance a jig. Or to quote Pioneer Woman, it ‘makes my skirt fly up’. And it’s every girls’ favorite color: tiffany blue. I know, I know–I’m teaching ‘em early. […]


Projects Unfinished and Children Unplugged

by Edie Wadsworth on November 23, 2009


painting my bedroom/bathroom/bedroom ceilings (and don’t you love the lamp that I rescued from my own yard sale and painted blue?) Last week, I started 37 projects. That’s kinda how I roll. And I should have learned by now that when I do that, I end up sick. So, now I have 37 half finished […]


The Story

by Edie Wadsworth on November 15, 2009


I find that there’s a certain sense in which things are more than they appear. On the surface, I’m just painting another room. But then the emotions rush in and I wonder if this color therapy is one of many ways the creative heart heals itself. Am I forging a safe cocoon where the boundaries […]


The Making of a Craft Studio

by Edie Wadsworth on September 22, 2009

It is with great pleasure I give you: Studio 8 She had a sinewy mind, capable of violent enthusiasms and possessed a driving energy to make and do. Sometimes, it seemed as if the wrong soul had been placed inside that slight body, for she pushed herself to her limits and beyond, and was often […]


Studio 8

by Edie Wadsworth on September 5, 2009

I am riddled with vices. Idleness is not one of them. So, as I adjust to less domestic responsibility and try to figure out how to cook for only four, I’m renovating our guest room. Actually, I’m converting the guest room to a creative studio aka craft room aka woman-cave. I’ve been ripping up carpet […]


Duchess of Windsor Dining Room :: Deconstructed

by Edie Wadsworth on August 27, 2009

This room was inspired by a photo from Cottage Living which you can see here, and by my love for all things vintage. And the more I live with it, the more I love it. My favorite seat in the room is this comfy chair that I bought at a thrift store for $2 and […]


Color Trends, Big Hair, and Blue Eye Shadow

by Edie Wadsworth on August 24, 2009

You can ask my sister, I’ve never been one to pass up a good trend. In 1987, I had big hair. In 1993, I wore stirrup pants. In 1999, I bought a Suburban—- and in 2008, I started a blog. With age comes the wisdom to know when ‘trendy’ touches on ‘why is that forty […]


~~DIY French Painting Technique~~

by Edie Wadsworth on July 24, 2009

What you’ll need: 1. An inspiration photo2. Deep Turquoise paint from the Laura Ashley collection at Lowe’s. I used Latex semi-gloss and did not prime or sand. More on that later. 3. A candle—any candle—even a candle from last year’s Advent wreath. 4. Sponge roller to paint with—so that you won’t have those pesky brush […]


Price My Space

by Edie Wadsworth on July 11, 2009

I’m joining the Nester’s Price My Space party with my newly redecorranged breakfast room. (I just moved stuff around, nothing new here). Slightly damaged armoire that I bought 8 years ago for $150 at a local furniture sale. I love this beastly mammoth and just moved it from my dining room by myself (in a […]


“No sooner doth the truth come into the soul’s sight, but the soul knows her to be her first and oldest aquaintance.” I should first tell you that I am still working on the ‘beauty’ post. I get hamstrung by reading a lot of great writers and then feel completely inadequate with my own summation […]


Room Makeover: from Garage to Schoolroom

by Edie Wadsworth on June 29, 2009

When I decided to homeschool, I knew right away where the homeschool room would be;  the GARAGE!  I had already,  four years earlier, painted the floor and the walls and converted it into a playroom, so the transition to ‘schoolroom’ was inevitable.   I bought bookshelves and the most darling sofa EVER from IKEA and […]


Painted Patio Furniture: "Blue and Improved"

by Edie Wadsworth on June 22, 2009

Edited to add:  I recently did a link party for patio furniture and I thought it’d be fun to add it to Kelly’s party too.   Hope you enjoy the links.   Thanks for visiting! Welcome to my 2nd Linky Party which I shall call ‘Painted Patio Furniture: Blue and Improved’.   This patio set […]


Lamps are a girl’s best friend

by Edie Wadsworth on May 28, 2009

I’ve said it before, but I have a strict policy in my house. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TURN ON OVERHEAD LIGHTS. My children faithfully abide by the rules ’cause if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy’. Nothing puts me in a worse mood than someone turning on my Walmart-style flourescent light in the kitchen. […]

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