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    Hi! I'm Ruthie and I'm in love with every aspect of design. Everything from contemporary design to rustic decor to modern industrial builds! I don’t care what it is, I LOVE IT ALL!!

    I dream at night of my next project, whether its a new wall finish, building or painting a piece of furniture or tackling an entire room makeover. I ABSOLUTELY love metallics & shine and therefore try to incorporate a little “bling” in all that I do.

    I offer interior design consultation and custom refinishing work here in here AZ. Feel free to contact me for an estimate!


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So recently I had a friend who was desperately needing to get rid of her dining room set. She needed it out of her house ASAP! Ruthie to the rescue! When I saw the base of the table I was instantly in love! So immediately my wheels started turning.. The top had some damage, so […]

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  • Chris Schenk - LOVE love LOVE the set! The chairs really add to the rustic farmhouse look! Great job!!! Let me know if you ever come across some more chairs like these!!!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Hi…did you use chalk paint for the whole table? What kind of paint did you use? Where did you get your stencil?ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - I used it for the pedestals and with the stencil for the top. The top is stained. The stencil is from Hobby Lobby.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - looks beautiful, i have the same chairs…what type of paint did you use for the chairs and were theu sanded first..ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - Thanks! I lightly sanded and primed the chairs. I just used white spray paint for the chairs.ReplyCancel

Hello ALL! So after a couple of years using my old craft table, I finally got a NEW one! The one I had been using was fine, but the style of the table had too much of a modern look to it. So . . . instead of seeking one out, I waited to just stumble […]

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  • Julie - AWESOME!!! Ruthie does it Once again! It’s really really cool! You are a very talented lady!!!ReplyCancel

Hi all! It’s been TOO long . . . I know! Not to worry though, I have 4 new posts coming your way!!!! So I was petitioned to do another rustic makeover! Check out the last 2 in case you missed them! DRESSER FACELIFT  and ARMOIRE FACELIFT My friend Jenny had been given this piece of […]

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**SOLD** Hi everyone! This is my latest piece that I’ve been dying to share with you! So let me tell you how I came across this piece~ Remember the kitchen remodel I helped my sister with?? if not click here —> BIL & SIS Inspired Kitchen Well . . . when we  were desperately searching […]

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  • Suzanne - Wow! You continue to make giving pieces like this a great, new look so easy!! I pick up a paint brush and go, “So, WHAT do I do?” 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - LOL! Thanks Suzanne! Believe me that happens to me ALL THE TIME! One time my son came home while I was staring at this piece and he looked and me and then back at the piece and said “mom . . . how long have you been staring at it. . .” total moment of designers BLOCK! hahaha!ReplyCancel

Ok, so since I had all my power tools out. . . Why not tackle another wood project??? SO I DID JUST THAT! The baseboards weren’t even completely up from our flooring project and I decided to start my long awaited pallet wall! I had desperately been itching to decorate this space above my wine fridge […]

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  • Suzanne - I absolutely love this idea! Looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Julie bro - OMG I absolutely LOVE this!!! I want it in my house!!! I wonder where I could do it….any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • Julie Bro - Looking at this again when I had time to read it & really see how this was done it’s so awesome! You are such an artist! It gave me a vision of staggering the wood just like u did but leaving each piece of the “wall wood puzzle” a bit longer & having certain planks be raised out of the wall …I can’t really explain, I’d have to draw it for u or something. Such an amazing idea & the work you do is honestly the best I’ve ever seen! Someday if I ever have the money to pay you what you’re worth(a lot) I’m gunna pay you to do whatever you want on my house & make it your empty canvas! I LOVE the wall! You’re awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - Julie! You are soo sweet! I know exactly what you mean about the staggering planks and depths! We may do that behind the bar as well! Maybe you can come over and check out the process when we tackle that project?? Thanks again girly for the sweet comments!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - love this! What color stains did you use?ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - I used a variety of different color stains! Sorry I can’t remember which exact ones, but they were all minwaxReplyCancel

  • Jen - This looks fantastic. I was noticing that your wine fridge doesn’t appear to vent out the front. Have you had any issues with a freestanding unit built in that way?ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - no it has not been a problem. There’s plenty of space behind the fridge before the wall joins.ReplyCancel

  • Man Cave Ideas | MLB News with John Zimmerebner - […] I don’t need anything fancy, just a small drink bar is all I ask. Pic from Pinterest. Step by step directions from the House of Rumors blog. […]ReplyCancel