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Paint Grain Sack Stripes

Sometimes you can luck out and find beautiful authentic grain sacks buried in a barn in Alabama … …and sometimes you can’t. Or maybe you don’t want to ruin perfectly good French grain sack even though you really want the look of grain sack. How to Paint Grain Sack Stripes Supplies canvas or other similar… 

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Country Cottage Style Bathroom

Welcome to Anne’s “Impossibilities Challenge”! Anne completely tore apart the old, ugly bathroom in her 1930s bungalow and remodeled it, BY HERSELF! and on a budget. Anne wanted a bright, happy cottage look and that’s what she got. Visit DesignDreams by Anne for her Country Cottage Style Bathroom.

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Everyone’s Favorite Guacamole

One of my favorite foods in the whole world is fresh Guacamole! I just happen to know it’s a favorite of many of you too. I’ve been making homemade guacamole for awhile now. Last week I finally remembered to take photos so I could share the recipe with you. It’s totally a favorite around here!… 

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Jenna’s Eclectic Bold Home Office Family Room!

The biggest change to this room was the color update. Before it was drab, but the blue and white helped make it fresh and more modern. Also by revamping some of the old furniture pieces in the room, such as the coffee table, bookcase, and desk chair, the space took on an entire new aesthetic… 

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Soccer Bedroom

Helen created a soccer themed boys bedroom using black and white striped jersey bedding, wall decals, and framed wall art. Visit Seaside Interiors for more of Helen’s son’s Soccer Bedroom.

Elegant Powder Room

This was a builder basic powder room. Despite it’s large size, it was boring and bland. With an antique dresser repurposed into a vanity and some graphic wallpaper Lisa and her husband changed the entire feel of the space. Visit Lisa Goulet Design for more of Lisa’s Elegant Powder Room.

Moody Modern Bathroom

Much like Katie’s kitchen, this bathroom was straight out of the 80’s; puffy wall paper, shiny gold accents, light wood, tile counters and old cream CARPET! Katie (and her Dad!) literally gutted the room and nothing is original. She painted every inch; (walls are a rich navy blue), installed herringbone tile floors, installed new shaker… 

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April in Review

Each month we review the previous month, just in case you missed any epic posts or pithy writing! Ahem. Really, it’s just in case you’re new here or missed a project we think you’d like! April in Review We began the month with a paint project to spruce up our stairs then we shared some loveliness… 

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Happy DIY Kitchen

This room was originally a 1980’s traditional kitchen, wood and tile everywhere! Katie totally overhauled this space on a {DIY} budget. She painted the cabinets herself, going from light wood to White Dove, added sleek IKEA drawer pulls, installed new stainless steel sink and faucet. Katie installed marble mosaic back-splash and hired professionals for our… 

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Family Photos

This weekend we got to be the stars of our very own photo shoot. Kinda sorta. Dean and I are really bad at making sure we get family photos done regularly. I think the last ones were several years ago, like when Megan was a baby. Bad parents, I know. Anyway, we bypassed Walmart and… 

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Light, Bright Traditional Bathroom

This bathroom is tiny but Heather has tried to keep it airy, light and bright with the decor. She used repositionable wall decals to give the space a touch of nature. Green damask towels in pretty green and white and a basket of starfish and capiz balls add a spa like feel to this bathroom…. 

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Country Kitchen Restoration

Cindy and Gary’s home is 113 years old. They began restoring and renovating 10 years ago while living there so they gutted one room at a time: rewiring plumbing, insulating, replaced windows and doors etc. Cindy says, “It is our passion to restore this home to its former beauty.” Visit Glass Slipper Restorations for more… 

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Chalkboard Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen

Angela’s home had standard builder grade oak cabinets when she purchased it. With some paint she completely transformed the look for less than $300. New hardware, a faucet, blinds and paint are all Angela used! Visit The Blooming Hydrangea for more of Angela’s Chalkboard Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen.

Southern Screened Porch

Christy built her home in 2004 so this porch was a blank slate. It has evolved over the years with the addition of vintage restored iron furniture, thrift and consignment store finds, and added treasures along the way. It is a family and friend favorite! Nothing beats a southern styled screened porch! Visit Our Southern… 

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4 Burlap Projects

Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? We were incredibly busy, but it was a fun couple of days! We shopped (for summer sports equipment and clothes), we ate out (a lot!), we celebrated a friend’s birthday, we worshiped and we had family photos taken by a fabulous photographer (we’ll show you those later)! In the meantime,… 

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Budget Media Room

Leslie cleared the room of toys and unusable furniture and replaced with “new” things collected over several months from thrift stores, Craig’s List etc. The big item in the room, the sectional was bartered for painting services. It truly is a room on a budget. Visit Paper Daisy Designs for more of Leslie’s Budget Media… 

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Shabby Chic Laundry and Mud Room Combo

Anne took a bare bones space and turned it into a pretty, bright, functional laundry and mudroom combo with a garden theme and inexpensive storage! Visit DesignDreams by Anne for more of her Shabby Chic Laundry and Mud Room Combo.