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Most Recent Blog Posts


The Entryway is Finally Finished!

Just over a year ago I shared our entryway in our fall home tour. It wasn’t finished. Sure there was new tile, some new paint and new door hardware. But the doors and wood paneling were just primed. Primer doesn’t take wear and tear real well. Which makes for a lot of scuffs, scratches and knot stains…. 

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Friday Love List

Well this has been a week. My baby (the oldest) turned 13. My parents visited. We had many ball games. And I’m tired. I’m not one of those people who says that often. But this week I am. I need a nap.  Or some retail therapy. Fortunately I get to go shopping with a friend… 

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Rhoda’s Southern Ikea Kitchen

Rhoda gutted the kitchen in her 1979 split level fixer upper and added new Ikea cabinets on a tight budget. Read about how she transformed this yucky space into a light and bright kitchen that she now loves. Visit Southern Hospitality for more of Rhoda’s Southern Ikea Kitchen.

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Gold Glitter Ampersand Canvas Art

Okay, I have to say this is one of my favorites in our recent plethora of gold projects! I don’t know what it is about the lowly ampersand, but I just love it! Its shape, its presence. Love! Anyway, we figured we were glittering up a storm already, so why not create a little art… 

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Gold Glitter Mason Jars

So what did you think of our Gold Sharpie Bowls yesterday? So fun! Are your ready for another Gold project today? How about… Gold Glitter Mason Jars   Supplies Mason jar(s) primer gold spray paint (I used Krylon Metallics in Gold) painter’s tape glue (I used Mod Podge) foam brush glitter Instructions   1. Prime and… 

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Gender Neutral Nursery

This tiny room was boring and outdated before Allison got started on it. She added lots of interest and light by installing a white wood plank wall. She painted trim to match the wall and the walls a pretty yellow. The rest of the room updates were done on a budget to keep costs down…. 

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Gold Sharpie Bowls (Animal Prints)

They’re all over blog land – ceramic bowls, plates and mugs decorated with a basic black Sharpie. We even created a Sharpie Bowl of our own awhile back. This time we’ve upped our game. We’ve created, not one, not two, but THREE ceramic Sharpie bowls. WITH A GOLD SHARPIE! Gold Sharpie Bowls Supplies ceramic bowls… 

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May 2013 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! You know that saying “better late than never”? Yeah. Let’s just apply that to this post. Never mind that it’s… 

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A Half Bath Laundry Room Reveal

Jessica took an outdated, tuscan style bathroom and transformed it into a classic, clean space with modern touches. She removed a laundry closet, added cabinets, and counter and opened up the space without adding square footage. Visit Home With Baxter for more of Jessica’s Half Bath Laundry Room Reveal.    


Friday Love List

Good Friday morning afternoon! I so meant for this post to be done this morning, but time just got away from me! Does anyone else find that they have a much longer to do list than time to complete it? Ugh. One of my pet peeves for sure. Oh well, I might as well get… 

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Lesli’s Lived-In Living Rooms

Lesli says her family “LIVES in our Living rooms”…two 18′ x 18′ rooms joined by 8 foot pocket doors. Lesli’s decorating is kind of an eclectic sin on a traditional base. The colors she uses are greige, pink and blue…ocean inspired…but like the boardwalk part of the ocean where the excitement is happening! Visit My… 

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How To Stencil A Wall

I am a huge fan of high impact feature walls in decorating. Wallpaper is one way to get that impressive effect – but stenciling can be just as effective for much less money, not to mention that stenciling is less of a long-term commitment (because it can just be painted over)! Our last house saw… 

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Julie’s Dining Room

Julie transformed her whole dining room just by redoing the fabric on the dining chairs! Visit Love My Simple Home for more of Julie’s Dining Room.