Cross Country Remodel Madness!

I am so excited for You to see Our Cross Country Remodel. In the Vacation House. A Mix of Wood and Recycled Glass and Tin and Madness. Mostly Madness. The Idea Sounded Simple Enough.  In July. Create a Small Bar Area Big Enough for 2. On the End Counter in a Galley Kitchen.   Room for 2 Bar […]

The One Day Kitchen Remodel…Really!

Ahh…Christmas Vacation in the Mermaid House. In Sunny, Warm Florida. Sun, Sand, Shells, Shark Teeth, Boats, Shopping, Shrimp for Days and a Kitchen Remodel. A Kitchen Remodel!?! Yes.  One Day to Transform the Kitchen. With a Company that I found On-Line.   Trend Transformations. We are putting in Recycled Glass Countertops. The Color – White Star  […]

Exotic Woods. Oh Me. Oh My.

A Plan to Make Kitchen Magic. In Wood. In Our Little House in Florida. When We First Met the Florida Kitchen, She Looked Like This…  With Clean Up, a Tin Backsplash and Paint She Morphed to This… She’s Ready for a Simple UpGrade.  Nothing Crazy or Expensive.  New Laminate Countertops.  In White. Then I Had an Idea…For […]

A Home of One’s Own

A Home of One’s Own.  We are so thankful for this opportunity. We enjoy being stewards of a home in Florida.  We don’t get much time here, but we love that the tenants are enjoying the home and plan to return year after year.  For this trip, we did some minor repairs and then had […]

Dear Mermaid House

Dear Mermaid House, we love you, it’s true, Our House filled with beautiful shades of blue. Two years ago today we were handed the keys, With two years of payments and new septic fees. Snowbirds love you, all your quirks they know, We are just beginning to see your show. The Gulf is close as […]

Mermaid House reveal…

 With $4,000 for the paint, back-splash tin and contents, 4 days to complete, 1 husband, 1 wife and 2 kids, we designed and decorated The Mermaid House. Please come on in and take a look…   

Let’s fill the house…

 Just sit right back And you’ll hear a tale A tale of a fateful trip, That started from this tropic port, Aboard this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailin’ man, The Skipper brave and sure, Five passengers set sail that day, For a three hour tour, A three hour tour. “The Ballad of […]

Walls, Ceilings and Doors, oh my…

Dear Sherwin-Williams:  Hi…We have exactly this morning to decide on the colors, the look of this little house…”The Mermaid House”…by this afternoon, the painting will be complete. Every wall, ceiling, and door.  Good bye to day-glow yellow and gold.  Good bye to floral wallpaper and beach ceiling borders.  Good bye to ivory trim.  So, Mr. […]

Day-glow Yellow Walls and a Greek Goddess by the Pool…really?

Here are our first views of the new for us (1980’s) vacation home (1152 square feet, 2 beds/2baths)…this will be a perfect mid-century modern beach cottage…can’t you see it?!  Take a look and let’s make some magic!