My name is Angela. I am a stay-at-home mom with two girls.  I started this journey after graduating from Texas A&M and marrying my best friend, Scott. We lived in Dallas for a year, then found our way to Pennsylvania for a job opportunity. We lived there for about 4 years, until Scott got transferred to Indianapolis, IN. We moved here at the end of 2008.



I have always had a passion for Interior Design and had started that path in college, until I changed direction and majored in History. During my time in college my love of design and history, took me to Europe twice! I spent two summers soaking up the history and architecture. Finances don’t always allow for all the ideas I have, you can just ask Scott, so I have to improvise most of the time.

My improvising has taken me on a new journey of self-discovery! You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, if you want something bad enough. I hope that as you read my blog you will be inspired to find new ways of using unique items and make your home and life something you are proud to share!


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Cindy Martin April 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi Angela,
Enjoyed your blog. I am going to be trying that wax paper tutorial. I have tried a few transfer methods and they haven’t been the results I had hoped for. This looks easy and fun.
I just became one of your linky followers. I am hoping you will get a chance to stop by my blog for a visit as I am new to blogging too.


Angela April 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Sarah Willey August 15, 2012 at 2:28 am

Hi Angela,

Had it not been a lucky path that lead to your wax paper transfer post, I wouldn’t have followed through with my amazing signs. I referenced you in one of my posts, as you were my saving grace. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!



Angela August 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Sarah, I’m so glad it worked!!! Thank you!


Revi August 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Hey, Texas girl!
I just found you via Eclectically Vintage, and am now following via email. From Texas. :)
Love your style!


Angela November 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Thanks Revi!!


Tanya Miles August 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hi!~ I just came across your blog by chance, and am SO glad I did. You have several projects laid out on here that I have been wanting to try! YAY!
I, too, am a Texas girl that got “transferred” to Indianapolis, by way of my husband’s job. Glad to know another bit of the South is up here with me! :)


Angela November 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Tanya, thanks for stopping by!! I’ve lived on the East Coast and Indy feels a lot more like Texas to me. I really like it here!


Stephen Mann November 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Hi Angela, I want to thank you for your web site and for your inganewity! My father was an accomplished artist and I am a woodworker. I will use your idea to put some of his drawings onto some wooden pieces.

How can i send you some of his drawing to look at to get an idea of what i’m talking about?

Please let me know.

Happy Thaanksgiving


Angela November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Steve, that’s great! You can send it to unexpectedelegance@gmail.com.


Angela lerew February 28, 2013 at 1:13 am

Found u when I was googling myself, Angela Lerew! Then I read your blog and laughed out loud with my husband, Scott Lerew? What are the odds, to top it off I am from Lafayette, Indiana. My husband and yours are probably related, all his relatives are from Dillsburg, PA and the surrounding area. Would love to touch base with you just for fun. We live in the Wake Forest, NC area. I will also send this to your email so you have mine to respond.

Take care


Angela March 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Angie, I will send you an e-mail!


Pamela Volkl July 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Hi Angela, I am enjoying your info so much on so many subject areas! I am getting ready to try your tutorial instructions on wax paper transfer. I am thinking I should put the wax paper upside down (wax side down) in my paper feed tray. Does this sound right to you? I think as it feeds into the printer it goes over a roller and comes out wax side up. Tell me what you think…. Thanks!!!


Angela July 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Pamela, it will all depend on how your printer prints. I would run a test piece through it with a mark to see what side it prints on first. And yes, you just want to make sure the wax surface gets the ink! :)


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