Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour
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Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour

The Preservation Resource Center is holding its annual Holiday Home Tour this weekend, December 14th and 15th!  It’s a fabulous way to get a glimpse at how “the other half” lives and tour some stunning mansions in New Orleans’ historic Garden District.  Last year, the PRC featured a newly renovated neighbor of mine.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

How-To: Kitchen Cabinet Chalk Paint Makeover
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How-To: Kitchen Cabinet Chalk Paint Makeover

They’re done!  They’re finally done! Our kitchen cabinets are refinished, upgraded and absolutely stunning.  The entire project included decorative molding, hidden hinges, undermount lighting, soft close drawer slides, shelves, organizational systems, hardware and of course… painting over the oak.  I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because I love the antique look and it doesn’t require … Continue reading

Trend Watch: Wine Bottle Chandeliers
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Trend Watch: Wine Bottle Chandeliers

Our friends Holly and Tim are incredible.  They just finished renovating a more than century old home in New Orleans’ historic Lower Garden District.  This place was down to the studs, covered in vines and utterly uninhabitable when they bought it.  Since then, they’ve turned the two-story Victorian into a showpiece with soaring ceilings, bold … Continue reading

How to Change Old Drawer Slides
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How to Change Old Drawer Slides

Count this on the short-list of home improvement projects that are actually easier than expected!  Drawer slides can make a huge difference in a kitchen.  Replacing sticky, outdated slides with ball-bearing, soft close, full extension slides will improve the functionality of your drawers (you can finally reach all those goodies in the back)!  It’s not … Continue reading

Ellen Biddle Shipman Townhouse Grabs a Pretty Penny in NYC
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Ellen Biddle Shipman Townhouse Grabs a Pretty Penny in NYC

Just $35 million!  What a steal! The New York Observer is reporting the Ellen Biddle Shipman Townhouse in New York’s fashionable Beekman Place neighborhood was snapped up for a cool $35 million.  Shipman is credited with shaping the neighborhood into the exclusive hot spot it is today.  And get this… the closing price apparently set … Continue reading

Demolition Day!
Before and After

Demolition Day!

You know how those home improvement shows always make demolition look so much fun?  Well, that’s because it is!  This weekend, Joey and I tore out our old faucet, plumbing, garbage disposal, sink and counters.  Aside from the minor water explosion when we accidentally turned on the no-longer-hooked-up dishwasher, the rest of the process was … Continue reading