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Spring Home Tour

For over a week we’ve been sharing little touches of spring at our house. First in the living room… Then in the dining room… And today, to complete the spring home tour, we’re going back into the living room to share a little bit of spring surrounding our electric fireplace… Featured items from Kirkland’s: Brown Cape… 

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Old Town Home’s Traditional Master Bedroom

From a dark and lifeless box, to a serene and relaxing space, see how Old Town Home transformed their traditional master bedroom. Projects included building custom closets (include one dedicated to shoes!), a hidden jewelry cabinet, new attic stairs, plaster, paint, and a whole lotta TLC. Click for more of Old Town Home’s Master Bedroom.

A Little Bit Industrial & A Little Bit Country Dining Room

Meg previously had a matching dining room set but she didn’t feel like it captured the personality of her home. She searched through classifieds, antique stores and thrift stores for industrial and well-built vintage pieces to transform. Meg painted and/or stripped almost everything in the room and custom built an industrial shelf to hold her… 

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Refined Rustic Bathroom

This bathroom used to be light pine. Bliss stained the mirror and the tree leg vanity a dark ebony as well as peg hooks on the back wall. The baseboard trim was painted white and she shopped the house for accessories. Her husband did a poured concrete vanity top. They used what we had to… 

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Rivit Media – Ad Network

  Rivit Media’s vision was simple: to bring together the most inspired members of the DIY and Crafting online publishing community and connect them to the key brand advertisers who want to reach the audience they deliver. The result is Rivit Media, the only ad network solely focused on the DIY and Crafting audience.

BlogHer Conferences

  BloghHer Conferences. In 2005, BlogHer Co-founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone held a conference to answer the question, “where are all the women who blog?” Today, BlogHer conferences bring together thousands of these women from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other. Join us!

Blogher Publishing Network

Blogher Publishing Network  with more than 3,000 blogs, is one of the largest and highest-quality publishing networks of blogs authored by women. Join Blogher publishing network and you’ll be paid a revenue share from ad campaigns that run on your blog as well as paid for participating in product review programs. You can also apply to write… 

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Glam Media – Ad Network

  Glam was founded in 2004 with the vision to create engaging experiences for consumers by packaging brand advertising with professional digital content. Glam currently operates across seven lifestyle verticals: Women’s Style, Home, Entertainment, Men’s Style, Wellness, Food and Parenting. Glam Media’s ad network is always looking for influential, inspiring voices to join our growing roster of Creators.

Cozy Eclectic Bedroom

Maria’s master bedroom has been ‘finished’ for about a year. Until she decided to make a few little changes after a recent trip to Ikea. A graphic black and white pillow and some new almost industrial lamps spice up her – almost – finished bedroom. Visit Our Lake Life for more of Maria’s Cozy Eclectic… 

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Our Lake Life’s Cozy Eclectic Master Bedroom

Since we’ve been working on our master bedroom lately, I thought it would be fun to share another take on a master bedroom… Our Lake Life’s cozy eclectic master bedroom. First of all meet Maria. She is the New Jersey career woman/mom/wife/blogger behind Our Lake Life. This is the view from her house…if you can believe… 

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Peaceful Guest Retreat

Would you believe this room used to be a teen boy’s room! Jennifer had to remove 17 year old wallpaper, scrape the popcorn off the ceiling and repaint everything. With bedding from TJ Maxx and furniture from a local shop, this room is now a peaceful guest retreat. Visit Decorating Ideas Made Easy for more… 

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Get the Look for Less | Breakfast Nook

Our old IN$TANT ROOM series is now Save or Splurge! We sort of figured that Save or Splurge makes a whole lot more sense – since it’s a  series in which we do a little virtual comparison shopping just to prove you can “get the look for less” and design a fab space on any budget – and not some magical recipe we’ve come… 

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Beckie’s Fab Craft Room

Before Beckie designed and built this space she had a tiny 10’ x 11’ foot room that she thought would be a good idea to paint pumpkin orange (egads!). It became more of a craft storage room than a place to create. Beckie desperately needed a place to actually work and store all of her supplies. What… 

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Fun Boy’s Bedroom

Last year, Sarah’s youngest son upgraded from his crib to a big boy bed, so she wanted to recreate his bedroom into a space that reflected him and his interests but that was not your typical kids “themed” room. By using the power of paint and some fun DIY projects, Sarah transformed his space from… 

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Meaningful Entryway

Daune lives in a cottage that has a very open floor plan…her main entryway is also her living room and a hub for the rest of the house. Because of this, it is important that it flows into the other rooms pretty seamlessly. Visit Cottage in the Oaks for more of Daune’s meaningful entryway.

Budget Modern Kitchen

Kelly took her builder basic house and modernized it so that it had a crisper look and was more her family’s style. She was working on a very limited budget, so she painted the cabinets, added beadboard to the island and re-tiled the backsplash without hiring help. Kelly also built a new kitchen table and… 

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The Summer Kitchen Mudroom

This was a wide open little room with too many doors and no heat, no storage and no style of any kind. Laurie and her husband Bud transformed it into a warm entrance into their home with custom built-ins and board and batten trim. This little room always gets a reaction in addition to the… 

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