Before and After Living Room, adding built-ins

My client came to me looking for new paint colors for their living and dining room.  They wanted to get rid of some the 'stuff' collected over the years, replace the furniture with smaller scale furniture and keep it a comfortable place for hanging out with family and friends.

The room felt dark to me, whether during the day or night.  I recommended adding some ceiling lights. The 2 downlights in the before picture didn't align with anything in the room, My client removed them and added 4 new slightly smaller recessed downlights. One pair centered above the fireplace and the other is more centered over the bookshelf (even though is looks a little off in the picture).

I recommended adding built-ins to display their photos and items they have through out the space. Changing them seasonally is a way to keep it interesting and not have to get rid of everything.  My client is a carpenter/handy man so he was able to do all the work himself and got it done quickly!

I chose a soft warm white for the millwork, not too bright so it worked with the warm colors in the house. 


Glad to see my clients are enjoying their fireplace, even though there's no where to sit yet! 

Furniture will be in the next few weeks.

The green tape to mark where artwork will be.

My Lotions & Hand Salves

I now have a new Etsy shop to purchase my hand made lotions & hand salve!
I only use Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and/or Cocoa Butter, as well as local beeswax combined with Essential Oils.

After many winters of dry, cracked and sometimes bleeding hands, I started investigating on what will heal my hands. I have tried many lotions on the market and nothing helped, they were just a temporary fix.

I discovered that these natural raw ingredients were best for my skin with many nutrients to keep skin healthy and strong. It is important to use organic & unrefined as most ingredients in the products at your local stores are not. The shea butter or coconut oil used in those products is extracted using chemicals because its faster, easier and cheaper, which takes away much of the nutrients as well as adds chemicals to them, such as hexane.

I'm sure you will love these lotions & salves as much as I do.  Its safe for kids too! 
Save your tins & containers!

Please Recycle 
 You can send your tin/container back to me for a discount on your next order or hold on to it for your next lotion bar, which will be less without the tin.  See my etsy items for details.

 All the local raw honey & beeswax I use is purchased from Buzz 10 Honey. Owner, Susan Robinson, practices organic/natural treatments for her hives.