Made It My Own with Annie Sloan

Graphite Chair with Paris Noir seat

I partnered with Unfolded, a distributor of Annie Sloan for this post. It is no secret that I love Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.  I’ve painted with this paint for four years and it has made over many pieces in my home and in friends’ homes.  Did you know that Chalk Paint® turned…

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Living Room Furniture Moving Party

Chesterfield and fur throw

About two weekends ago we hosted Matthew Mead and a few other friends who were in his magazines last fall – Sandra, Michelle and Amy.  All such wonderful and creative people; so much fun to be around. It was a nice intimate gathering and I planned a lovely party on our back deck click here…

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My Coastal She Shed Reveal and Sources

A mini coastal cottage in my backyard

I partnered with The Home Depot on this project. Ah, you guys, thank you all so much for all the lovely comments and feedback on the post over on Home Depot’s Apron blog.  If you missed it you can click here. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on colors and items in the space…

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Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (132)

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you’re having a brilliant weekend.  It was Luke’s birthday on Friday so we’ve been celebrating the WHOLE weekend I’m so excited that it is time for our weekly link party!  Hooray! It has been a busy week over here. Did you miss any posts? This Week on Finding Silver Pennies A…

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My Coastal She Shed on The Home Depot

A Coastal She Shed by Finding Silver Pennies

I partnered with The Home Depot on this project. Wow!  I have some amazing, amazing news! This is the kind of news that makes you want to sing from the mountain tops… to dance the funky chicken… to sip fine champagne (or prosecco cocktails)… or cry happy tears. I did two out of the four…

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How to Build an Outdoor Cedar Bench

How to Build This Outdoor Set

How to build an outdoor cedar bench…. FINALLY!!!! I know it has been yonks since I shared our deck refresh here and how to build an outdoor cedar dining table here. But we’ve been a little bit busy between working on the She Shed (here) and our family trip to Spain (here and here). Anyway,…

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Vitamin Sea I Scituate Harbor

Scituate Lighthouse a peaceful view

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.” – Unknown We live so close to the sea.  We can walk to this lighthouse from our home.  I know I shared highlights from Scituate last…

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Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (131)

So far it has been a fun filled weekend here at the Silver Pennies house.  Lots of summer fun with friends and more to come today, but first, let’s party!  Time for our weekly link party, an event I look forward to every week! Did you miss anything this week?  If so, here’s what’s been…

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Shrimp on the Barbie I Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Easy summer dinner of spicy shrimp

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying new food.  While we were away the boys tried so many new things.  John found out he loves pistachios, gerkins and paella while Conor LOVED the shrimp his aunt cooked on the BBQ. Luke’s brother’s family moved to Australia a few years back and they are…

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So Distressing – 6 Ways to Distress Furniture


Sometimes you just need to let your frustrations out and I do this with furniture. Specifically distressing furniture. I love a good chippy piece or some light distressing depending on my mood.  There are a few ways to achieve this look and I thought today I’d share a couple of techniques. Milk Paint The Jameson…

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