Historic Remodel in Fort Mill, South Carolina

The town of Fort Mill was originally settled in the 1700’s, became incorporated in 1873, and this home was built sometime in the 1950’s.  It was remodeled in order to be put on the market.  It sold before it was ever listed.  Enjoy the before and after’s. Exterior – Before on the left and after…

Custom shutters make a HUGE statement

Custom shutters are not too difficult to make (I had to borrow a few tools from Kruft Contracting). And what an impact these can make.  Look around your neighborhood.  I’m willing to bet most of the shutters you see are vinyl ones that come from a big box store, and only come in a few…

Brass is baaaaack…but in a cool way.

Metallics are popping up all over the place in home decor.  Add a little fun!  An antiqued brass or a burnished brass, above left is called “champagne bronze.”  It just sounds like a party, right?  And on the right you see a touch of copper to spice up regular ole chrome. My daughter, Lily, once…

Outdoor curtains – a great solution

When the porch ceiling is super high, instead of buying outdoor fabric and then paying someone a small fortune to sew them, try this instead.  Go to Lowes or your local hardware store, and buy big canvas drop-clothes in the paint section, and hang instead.  This will cost you about $30.  Will they mildew? Eventually,…

Commitment phobic when it comes to wallpaper…

I know wallpaper is back, and I know there are some really cool options out there, and I also know it looks great in YOUR home, but I can’t bring myself to do it. There were so many, many hours spent in the last decade or so, tearing it down, scraping it with razor blades,…

Amazing flea market finds…

So in Charlotte, every month we have a giant, amazing Antique Flea Market at the Metrolina.  It has been my go to place for years and years for finding cool, unique stuff.  Like the picture above.  The barnwood state sign is by a guy out of Franklin, Kentucky – company is called Born in a…