Distressing with Water

It’s been a while since I’ve done a furniture painting how-to, so I thought I’d share my new favorite way to distress a painted piece. If you are using chalk paint, like CeCe Caldwell‘s or Annie Sloan‘s, before waxing, you … Continue reading

Pins of the Week

Here are a few lovelies from this week.

What gorgeousness…Love the numbers, typography and textures all over this.  Those chandeliers…be still my heart.



I’m so doing this to the next bed I find.  I’m on the lookout!



Living in this bedroom would definitely make me happy.  There are some really great tips in this post.  Do you make your bed every day?  I do about 75% of the time.  I need to do it more often.



Have a beautiful weekend!

Pins of the Week

Happy weekend everyone!

Here are my pins that have really inspired me this week.  Make sure to follow me on Pinterest to see all that inspires me.  Share your favorite pins in the comments below with a link.



Love this look.


You could do this with any type of bottle. Easy.


I couldn’t help but share this one. Makes me laugh every time I see it. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

Beautiful and Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

It’s September and after Labor Day, which means it’s…

… my absolute favorite time to decorate.  I love adding the colors and textures which add some warmth in my home.

I’ve compiled several simple and beautiful Fall decorating ideas that I have come across lately.  I hope you enjoy them!


A wreath is a great way to start your Fall decorating.


I love this mantle decor.  Who says Fall has to be orange and red?  Love the white pumpkins and arrangement of silver trays.


I will definitely be making some stuffed pumpkins.  These are so cute.


Now this is just brilliant and super easy!


How pretty is this and so easy and inexpensive to do.


There’s a park near my Mom’s house that has tons of acorns.  Need to go and harvest a bunch from the ground.


Great centerpiece for any table.

I could go on forever.  So many projects, so little time.

What is inspiring you for your Fall decor this year?  Share a link with us in the comments.

Happy Fall, Y’all

Where have I been?

It seems like forever since I’ve posted and I truly have missed it.

As you can see, I’ve moved over here to WordPress.  It’s a bit scary and there are still lots of things to fix, like just a bazillion links, but bare with me for a bit while I learn.  I am liking it a lot though.

So…what’s been going on in my world?  Well, I quit my job working as an administrative assistant – no more cubicle for me!!!  And am now working full-time at Olde Salem Mercantile here in Salem, Virginia.  This is so right up my alley.

I get to help our customers find great items for their homes, work on store displays, and I can’t wait to have my own booth there too.  I’m working on building my inventory and clearing out all the projects I’ve neglected in my basement.  So, if you are in the area, come see me!

I’m also getting ready to welcome my first grandchild into the world.  It’s a boy!  My daughter is due on September 30 and we are getting really excited.  Baby showers are coming very soon and I’ll share some pics with you all.

Other than that, not much else exciting has been going on.  Just living life a little.

Thanks for sticking around and I’ll be posting much more…promise!

Hey, That’s my name…in a magazine!

I’m completely thrilled that one of my projects has made it’s way into a real, live, on the newsstand magazine!  That’s me, Gloria Fox of Roanoke, VA!  ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Thank you House Beautiful for including my furniture makeover tip in your June 2012 issue in 20 Makeover Ideas.

I’ve been anxiously waiting ever since I signed the photo release several months ago to see if I actually made it in the issue.  For the past week, I’ve been making daily trips to the store to see if the issue was out yet and yesterday…there it was!  I grabbed it up and holding my breath flipped through the magazine looking for my picture.  And there it was in a special fold-out section even!  I think I had to blink several times before I believed what I was seeing and I refrained from shouting to everybody in the store, “OMG that’s me!”

So, if you’re in the store make sure and pick up a copy, if I leave one available for you.  It’s a really great issue full of quick makeover ideas.

You can check out the full post on the makeover of that Roadside Rescue dresser here.