Updated shelves

You’ve seen this picture before. This is how my reading corner looked a few weeks ago. Then, I decided to change out my darker colors and lighten things up a bit. Notice that the back of my bookshelves are deep red? I painted them that color so the back of the shelves would recede (at […]

Late Winter Centerpiece

After a few days of above freezing weather I was feeling a bit of the Spring Fever. To help alleviate the symptoms, I’ve begun to add a few lighter touches to my home. First stop, dining room table. Remember my winter arrangement? As this table is our family’s main eating place, I have to make […]

Wrensday: Little Visitors to The Wren

We’ve had a couple of little visitors to Brown Wren Acres this week. Our daughter and two grandsons have come for the week while our SIL is at a conference. “J” is Papa’s little helper. Everywhere Papa goes, J will follow. Or in this case, Papa follows J. Please leave your boots at the door. […]

Sewing room tour

Several of you have emailed me to ask about how my sewing room is set up. I guess I never thought about showing it off because it’s not very cute or attractive. It’s a rather plain area with a hodge-podge of organizing tools. I’ve just used what I found here and there. Many of the […]

Recovering an ottoman

Yesterday, I showed you the new reading area I put together in my family room. Today I want to show you how I covered the ottoman. It’s really pretty easy, but I do recommend that you use a sewing machine. First, lay your fabric upside down over your ottoman. I used 1 1/2 yards of […]

Reading corner remake

I’m getting tired of all of the red in my house. Yes, red is my favorite color and yes, red warms up the house in winter, but I’m done. I’ve slowly been redoing my upholstry. This week it was a pair of chairs I got from Pier One and an ottoman. I needed something more […]

Tip of the week: lemon oil

You all know how much I love cleaning products. I’ve written about sparkle cleaner and microfiber mopping before. Well, here’s one of my favorite multi-taskers. Formby’s lemon oil treatment takes care of a lot of problems for me. It works really well on furniture but it also takes care of other things. My kitchen is […]