May 24, 2015

 The love of a family truly is one of life's greatest blessings!


I was in search of something to make a sign for my son and his wife for Christmas a few years ago. I was perusing one of the local salvage places when I came across an old door. Sorry I don't have any bef...

May 20, 2015

    Journal excerpt.......


Location: The Old Rectory, Leire, England

In search of some sort of clarification, my gaze traveled forward. As I witnessed the Lady of the Manor take her rightful place in the front passenger side, she ever so neatly remove...

May 13, 2015

Journal excerpt....

Location: The Old Rectory, Leire, England


It was still predawn and there I was with my usual chipper, sunny morning personality intact, standing amongst the assembled luggage, eagerly awaiting to be collected. (OK, so I...

May 8, 2015

Talk about a challenge! There were so many different design ideas I had for this bathroom to make it feel more airy and spacious, but in the end they would not have fit within the budget set for this space. Trying to get the most value possible and still stay within a...

May 1, 2015

Last year we decided to try flipping real estate. While it is a ton of work, it can be very rewarding. My job is to help with the designing, which walls to tear out, which to let well enough alone, rearranging bathrooms, kitchens, picking out door get the...

April 22, 2015

Since my love of antiques and desire to create appear to have come from past adventures with my Dad, it seems only fitting that the first project I share with you was inspired by his old maps and National Geographic collection.



My daughter-in-law had mentioned sh...

April 15, 2015




Have you ever dreamt about doing something for so long and thought it would never be realized? Or had an idea in your head but didn't quite know how to bring it to life? Have others told you you'd be great at something but you just assumed it was beyond your ca...

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I'm a designer wanna be with zero formal training and a whole lot of desire to create beautiful spaces. I love to turn old into new, to renovate, repurpose, repaint and am not afraid to re-evaluate when I step back to review and wonder "what the heck? I'm going to have to rethink this one!" Come join me in my DIY adventures. I may even share a journey or two! Thanks so much for stopping by. Y'all come back now, y'hear!

Hello, I'm Danna
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