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The Thanksgiving Surprise Part 2

I have had a few questions about my parents' ranch house and what we call the bunk house. The bunk house kind of turned out to be more than just a place with extra beds. I guess if you are going to do something you may as well do it right. The houses...
by The Frosted Gardner on Dec 4, 2011

The Thanksgiving Surprise Part 1

Just before Thanksgiving I mentioned that our family was heading up to my parents' ranch house for the holiday. We were all anxious to see the new barn that was built. Well we were in for a much bigger surprise than just the barn. My family was the f...
by The Frosted Gardner on Dec 2, 2011

The New Barn

I mentioned earlier this week that we were heading up to my parent's ranch house for the Thanksgiving holiday. I was excited to see their new barn and after talking to my mom I knew that my Dad was anxious for all of us to get up there as well! Littl...
by The Frosted Gardner on Nov 26, 2011

A Magical Celebration

We are back from vacation at Disneyland and California Adventure. We had a lovely time sipping sodas with Sleeping Beauty, exchanging jokes with the Mad Hatter, dancing and jumping with Rapunzel, and clapping and singing with Micky Mouse. That Walt D...
by The Frosted Gardner on Oct 1, 2011

Five Years Ago

Five years ago this evening I was in my kitchen. My home was quiet. But that was nothing unusual. I lived alone. I had lived alone for four years. My house was spotless. Everything neat and tidy and in its place I must admit. The television was quiet...
by The Frosted Gardner on Sep 19, 2011

We Will Never Forget

We have talked about where we were.We have expressed feelings of disbelief and uncertainty.We have answered questions from kids . . . some who recall the event and some who do not.We have watched the memorial coverage.We have watched old footage from...
by The Frosted Gardner on Sep 11, 2011

Grandma's Buffet - Before & After

Look how filthy dirty this old buffet is and the years of dust it has been collecting! This is my grandma's old buffet that I distinctly remember sitting on her red shag carpet in her basement. She moved out of her home several years ago and my dad...
by The Frosted Gardner on Aug 15, 2011

Vote For Mitch - Student Body Office

Sit back and relax ladies because you are in for a special treat today. I will forewarn you that this post has nothing to do with furniture or home decor. But you will not want to miss this because someday this kid is going to be on tv. I would like...
by The Frosted Gardner on Apr 28, 2011

The Ranch House - Twin Bedroom

We spent time this Easter weekend with my family at my parent's ranch house in Idaho. It is about a two hour drive from home but well worth it because the house sits in the middle of rolling hills and a resevoir just down the lane. This is the twin b...
by The Frosted Gardner on Apr 24, 2011

The Cash Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before This little dresser is for my new little nephew.Let me just go ahead and introduce this little guy. This is baby Cash. He is alot cute. And is a special little one. It is safe to say that both families are in love with him. Mike and I were exc...
by The Frosted Gardner on Mar 10, 2011

Why We Name Our Pieces

I get asked from many people how we name our pieces and why we name our pieces.Most of our pieces are named after family members and friends. Or if we do a custom project we name it after our client. So why do we name them? Case in point.Mike and I h...
by The Frosted Gardner on Feb 27, 2011

The Amiyah Hutch & KSL

Today I had planned to post before & after pictures of the beautiful Amiyah Hutch but due to some misfortunes it will not take place until tomorrow! We had opted to paint the interior in a slight grey and the exterior in our vintage white. Well t...
by The Frosted Gardner on Jan 18, 2011

The Winds of Change

My Change.As I describe the transition upon me there are those of you out there that may think - oh that is all? And that is okay. And frankly I wish I felt the same.But that is not me.I cling to what I know.I am comfortable where I am.I treasure my...
by The Frosted Gardner on Jan 12, 2011

What Can You Make With Play Dough?

I bought some moon dough for our little one for Christmas. Big mistake! That stuff is super messy and crumbly. Attention all MOMS: avoid this product at all costs.I sure wish someone would have warned me.So to avoid answering questions about where th...
by The Frosted Gardner on Dec 29, 2010

Lets Have Cake!

Who doesn't love cake along with a good tea party? Here is our little one showing off her cake creation yesterday and I don't think she could be more proud! It is a bit hard to see all of her details but there are five candles on top with a nice drap...
by The Frosted Gardner on Dec 10, 2010

Happy Halloween!

H a p p y H a l l o w e e n Here in Utah when Halloween falls on a Sunday we celebrate on the Saturday evening before. So we have done our costuming, running, trick or treating, and candy eating. We spent a few hours up at my parents so our little o...
by The Frosted Gardner on Oct 31, 2010

Piano Playing Singing Dancer

We have a piano playing (old typerwriter!) singing dancing girl at our house. She decided it was time for a talent show and took her seat and played that typewriter like there was no tomorrow and sang and sang while sitting in her big sister's dress...
by The Frosted Gardner on Oct 21, 2010

The Warr Family Home

The Warr family was getting ready to move into their new home this past spring so they paid us a visit. Dustin was kind enough to send me these pictures once they got settled and had moved in all of their Frosted Gardner pieces. They walked away with...
by The Frosted Gardner on Aug 7, 2010

Mark Nordgren

Mark Nordgren founded Bella Faux Finishes in 2005. The inspiration came from a vacation in Las Vegas. I saw an incredible finish on one of the walls and asked what it was; they said it was Venetian Plaster. I fell in love with this effect. When we go...
by House of Faux on Feb 15, 2010


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