To Be or not To Be....Minimalist

farmhouse style, family room, rustic, traditional, vintage, decor style


There seems to have been a lot of recent blog posts about being minimalist your deocr style, your wardrobe, even your house size. And, though I am not a trendy type of person, I kind of like this idea.

After all, I've always been a chucker.

Yep, ask my husband and kids. If it sat around too long, unused, it went into the donation bag or got sold in a garage sale. (Of course, that was back in the day....before we had Kijiji and Facebook buy and sell groups).

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign....

vintage, farmhouse, rustic, signs


I am really enjoying creating these. Why? Because each is unique. I love to use anything old, vintage, rustice, or classic...and I can do all of this with signs! 

Some have been custom designed for a customer based on a specific room in which it is to be hung. Others have been done 'just for fun', and have quickly found homes.

Broad Strokes and Big Brushes

Chalk painted writing secretary


It is a way to express yourself; your feelings, your appreciation of the world around you, and your style. It can take many forms, use different mediums and media. It is art. It is design. 

I have taken up a larger paintbrush recently, and anything that doesn't move has gotten a coat of paint. I love transforming things! I love taking the old and unloved, the ugly and forgotten, and turning it into a treasure.

Furniture, wood shelves. Old barn boards, skids.