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The Dump From garage sale to gorgeous, from drab to fab. I see the beauty in everything that can be restored Even some that just needed to be updated.

For 20 plus years, I have refurbished, restored and brought back to life items that have seen better days. I am always looking for items that I can restore into an Urban chic, traditional or contemporary piece. Grandma's hutch that you can't just get rid of, refurbish it. I am also an artist,which I consider myself an to be an 'expressionist' artist. Using different styles of painting, layering an

For 20 plus years, I have refurbished, restored and brought back to life items that have seen better days. I am always looking for items that I can restore into an Urban chic, traditional or contemporary piece. Grandma's hutch that you can't just get rid of, refurbish it. I am also an artist,which I consider myself an to be an 'expressionist' artist. Using different styles of painting, layering an

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Introducing my new, hand painted, unique, one of a kind earrings made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. These are light...
01/01/2019

Introducing my new, hand painted, unique, one of a kind earrings made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. These are light weight and fool everyone to think they are metal or leather when wearing them.

$10 each, will ship for $1.00. Payment must be made in advance through PayPal or Facebook.

My new project that I absolutely love- making earrings out of recycled rubber. All hand painted, one of a kind and uniqu...
11/26/2018

My new project that I absolutely love- making earrings out of recycled rubber. All hand painted, one of a kind and unique! $8-$12

“Where’d you get those earrings!”

2018 bazaar items!
11/26/2018

2018 bazaar items!

Loving the MCM Before and after
05/13/2018

Loving the MCM

Before and after

Wow wow wow! What a transformation. This was a commissioned job that I enjoyed doing so much. Met some of the nicest peo...
04/22/2018

Wow wow wow! What a transformation. This was a commissioned job that I enjoyed doing so much. Met some of the nicest people. Hope you enjoy your NEW bedroom!

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04/22/2018

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Love my new centerpiece- think I’m going to have to stock up on these!
03/25/2018

Love my new centerpiece- think I’m going to have to stock up on these!

03/21/2018

MARCH 21, 2018 ·

4 Must Have Elements for Farmhouse Design
CORE DESIGN STYLES· DESIGN ADVICE

Farmhouse design style is next up in the design style series here on the blog. We all know how popular farmhouse design has become since the premiere of Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines, but why is it so popular?
There is much more to farmhouse design than just Joanna Gaines and it wouldn’t have become so popular if there wasn’t something extremely pleasing about the look. Farmhouse style is all about a simple lifestyle, so let’s talk about the elements of farmhouse design.
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NEUTRALS IN FARMHOUSE DESIGN
Neutral. Neutral. Neutral and more neutral. That doesn’t have to be as boring as it sounds because farmhouse design is anything but boring. Bright white, light grays, light green/gray, even a pale buttery yellow could be considered neutral. When combined with natural wood elements a wonderful contrast happens that is distinctly farmhouse.
Neutrals in farmhouse design are used for wall color, furniture, upholstery, and accessories. I know that sounds like everything, but small pops of color in muted shades and texture added to the space will add visual interest.

A neutral wall color helps brighten everything up. It’s light and airy and makes a wonderful foundation for adding texture to the space. It is also so much easier to change accessories around if your foundation is neutral, so for that I give farmhouse style an A+.

Photo by Morgan McMurphy Renovation & Design – Browse living room ideas
I see lots of white couches and chairs in farmhouse style spaces. You may think there is just no way you could ever have a white couch, but the trick is to use white slipcovers. When they get dirty you just take them off and throw them in the washing machine with some bleach and they are as good as new. Simple and functional is the name of the game.
Accessories bring color and texture to the space. Color should be limited to muted colors for a true farmhouse feel. Texture is the way an item feels, but it also creates light and shadow and interest when you look at it. Accessories with texture add dimension to an otherwise bland space.
REPURPOSED AND DISTRESSED IN FARMHOUSE DESIGN

Photo by Vertical Construction Group LLC – Discover kitchen design ideas
Repurposing is another key element of farmhouse design. Using old items for another purpose is what repurposing is all about. Making a coffee table from an old shutter, a picture frame from an old window, or making an old farmhouse table into an island has repurpose written all over it. The older and more worn the better. Intentionally making use of old items for a new purpose keeps them out of the landfill and gives the space farmhouse character.
Farmhouse style embraces the old and the well worn. Distressed paint finishes are a perfect way to add a touch of farmhouse to a space. A piece of furniture in all of it’s old worn glory says loved and well used. This look can be achieved on a piece that is painted by using sand paper to gently sand the edges to reveal what is underneath.
Rough, unfinished wood and rusty or galvanized metals speak to farmhouse style. The older and rougher the better. An old unfinished farmhouse dining table, reclaimed wood floors, or rustic metal baskets bring farmhouse design to life. These elements of the design add warmth and character making the space feel cozy and lived in.

Architectural salvage will add tons of character to a space. Old barn doors, corbels, old windows, shiplap, anything that was once used as building material is perfect for farmhouse design. Use an old barn door for the pantry, old windows as cabinet doors, or corbels as the base for open shelving in the kitchen. Use shiplap on any wall to make a design! NATURAL ELEMENTS IN FARMHOUSE DESIGN
Natural elements are an integral part of farmhouse design. Bringing the outdoors in is the objective and natural elements help to add texture and interest to the space.
An old birch stump as an end table, deer antlers as part of a vignette on the coffee table, wildflowers and branches from the yard, or an indoor herb garden all speak to farmhouse style and add warmth and interest to the space. COZY AND INVITING FOR FARMHOUSE DESIGN
Above all else, farmhouse design is cozy and inviting. It should make you want to curl up on the couch with a soft throw and drink a cup of cocoa with your family.

Group your furniture in such a way that inspires conversation, make your bed comfy with plenty of pillows and a down comforter. Add farmhouse charm by making over your head board like I did mine using drop cloth fabric. Fill your space with fresh wildflowers to compliment your farmhouse style.

What a transformation!
03/19/2018

What a transformation!

Isn’t this stunning?? (SOLD)
03/19/2018

Isn’t this stunning?? (SOLD)

This one is a beauty! Love that gray blue with the dark walnut stained top!  $325
03/12/2018

This one is a beauty! Love that gray blue with the dark walnut stained top! $325

Love love love this, if I had room, I’d keep it! Gray with black distressing console table, perfect for an entry, bathro...
03/07/2018

Love love love this, if I had room, I’d keep it! Gray with black distressing console table, perfect for an entry, bathroom, living room or office.

41 1/4” wide, 16” deep 32” height

This ginormous entry table came out so gorgeous! Love love love! 74 1/2” long, 31” High, 21 1/2” wide. $225
03/04/2018

This ginormous entry table came out so gorgeous! Love love love!

74 1/2” long, 31” High, 21 1/2” wide. $225

Cabinet Before/after. 30 3/4” long, 14 1/2” wide, 29” high. $139
03/04/2018

Cabinet

Before/after.

30 3/4” long, 14 1/2” wide, 29” high.

$139

Wow! Loving this transformation! Added shiplap to the back, and new wood stained dark walnut. Painted white for a fresh ...
03/04/2018

Wow! Loving this transformation!

Added shiplap to the back, and new wood stained dark walnut. Painted white for a fresh modern Farmhouse look.

03/03/2018
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Dedicated to those trying to find their passion...

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That thing you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you do when you're all alone and there's no-one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That's it. That's your thing. That's the thing you must, must do.

Home sign, $38. Bench $125
02/22/2018

Home sign, $38. Bench $125

FARMHOUSE sign
02/22/2018

FARMHOUSE sign

Fresh cut P***y Willows- perfect for your Spring/Summer decorating.
02/20/2018

Fresh cut P***y Willows- perfect for your Spring/Summer decorating.

Tips
02/20/2018

Tips

Oh goodness! My new favorite! Before and after:
02/04/2018

Oh goodness! My new favorite!

Before and after:

Before and after:Out dated to modern elegant country. Top stained in espresso, base cream and antiqued. The legs are pai...
02/04/2018

Before and after:

Out dated to modern elegant country. Top stained in espresso, base cream and antiqued. The legs are painted black. Dovetailed drawers. Polyurethane for protection. Use as a dresser or buffet! I think this is my new favorite!

Found a few more!
02/03/2018

Found a few more!

Album art #2
02/03/2018

Album art #2

I am painting art again. See anything you like?
02/03/2018

I am painting art again. See anything you like?

01/22/2018

For those that follow the trend- this is the trend for 2018.

Another High Point Spring Market is in the books and once again I made my annual pilgrimage to see all the new introductions, trends and colors so that I can report back to you what is new in the world of furniture, accessories and lighting.
So as not to overwhelm you (like I was going through thousands of images) I will break this trend report into several posts. Since color, or I should say lack of color, was such a big story at market I am devoting this entire first post to color. Tuesday’s blog will feature the first half of eight trends spotted and I will follow that up with the final four trends. As usual there are more pictures than words so sit back, grab a coffee or wine and enjoy Color trends from High Point Market.
These are the four color trends I saw at Market with the fifth being “one to watch”.
Warm Neutrals
Black and White
Blush
Jewel Tones
Terracotta
1.Warm neutrals dominated Spring Market, and I mean…as in there was hardly any color in the majority of the showrooms!
It looks like the tide has finally turned for the cool blue grays. Those sophisticated cool grays that were everywhere just two short years ago have now been warmed up and replaced by warmer tones of gray, taupe and even brown.

Guy Chaddock Monterey collection: Linda Holt Photo
Showroom after showroom was filled with these warm neutrals. It’s as if they all followed in step with Sherwin Williams color of the year Poised Taupe.

Taupe and gray, gray and taupe was all over Market.

Linda Holt Photo
At one point while finishing up a tour of one of the better known showrooms (which shall remain anonymous) my color loving friend Kelly Rogers turned to me and said she felt depressed. I was feeling the exact same way! The absence of any real color was actually affecting our mood.

Linda Holt Photo
The rooms by themselves were all lovely and beautifully styled but for someone like myself who loves color it was getting very hard to take.

Mary McDonald for Chaddock: Linda Holt Photo
A lot of the new wood furniture introductions had a gray brown stain that was taupe colored as well.

Linda Holt Photo
Below is a better representation of this gray brown stain. The wood is stained but the grain is allowed to show through. (I have no idea what that pink spot is but it would have taken way too long to remove it so please just disregard).

Linda Holt Photo
2.Black and White: Warm grays and taupe not your vibe? Well black and white was also trending at Market.

Linda Holt

The Dump's cover photo
01/15/2018

The Dump's cover photo

Out with the old, in with the new! Reorganized my space at Fabulous Flippin Treasures with new art, furniture pieces, an...
01/15/2018

Out with the old, in with the new! Reorganized my space at Fabulous Flippin Treasures with new art, furniture pieces, and decor!

Picked up these cool horse pictures yesterday at the Goodwill in Tacoma. The horses are made of cement and I knew I coul...
01/11/2018

Picked up these cool horse pictures yesterday at the Goodwill in Tacoma. The horses are made of cement and I knew I could do something with the brown background and gold frame. So here they are. It was Larry’s idea to put rope around the trim. It’s going to be hard to part with these!! Top pic is before!

I love all the detail in this piece. Painted it in gray and finished in white wax. Wouldn’t this be cute in a bathroom w...
01/08/2018

I love all the detail in this piece. Painted it in gray and finished in white wax. Wouldn’t this be cute in a bathroom with a basket of towels?

Finished some tables this weekend- on a roll!
01/08/2018

Finished some tables this weekend- on a roll!

Let the furniture transformations begin! I picked up 4 new pieces to transform into modern country, but elegant pieces.
01/06/2018

Let the furniture transformations begin! I picked up 4 new pieces to transform into modern country, but elegant pieces.

Felt good to get the paint and brushes out. I picked up this outdated gold and blue piece of art awhile ago. Today, I tr...
01/02/2018

Felt good to get the paint and brushes out. I picked up this outdated gold and blue piece of art awhile ago. Today, I transformed it into a contemporary traditional piece of art that we will enjoy for awhile.
Left- before Right- after

Finished another project that I had picked up and was put on hold. I took the top off, and had a top made. Painted, new ...
01/02/2018

Finished another project that I had picked up and was put on hold. I took the top off, and had a top made. Painted, new fabric, same plates and chargers, painted them. I’m on a roll!

Just sharing our house for Christmas! So festive!!
11/29/2017

Just sharing our house for Christmas! So festive!!

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