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Here’s What I Think of Home Decor Trends

Not that you asked. ‘Cause you didn’t. But a conversation with a dear friend the other day prompted me to share what I think of home decor trends. Whether you want to know or not. Home Decor Trends Can Go Suck It There I said it. And I mean it. There’s no shortage of articles online… 

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No Sew Drop Cloth Curtains

We’ve been showing you bits and pieces of our new dining room for the last little while. (The whole reveal is now here.) In the meantime, we have another really simple project for you. Supplies: 4’x15′ canvas drop cloth scissors hem tape iron ironing board curtain rod curtain rings with clips You can also get everything… 

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I’m Back from Haven Conference!

Hello sweet friends! I’m so sorry I didn’t have a post for you yesterday (and this one is pretty late today). I was totally exhausted from the Haven Conference. I may or may not have stayed in my pajamas until noon. And then I may or may not have lazed around on the couch for the… 

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Friday Love List

You’ll never guess where I am right now! Okay, go ahead and try. Got your best guess ready? I’m in Atlanta!!! As in Hotlanta, Georgia! Woohooo!!! I’m meeting all kinds of wonderful bloggers…like 300 or so. Just kidding. I may miss one or two. So while I’m schmoozing and learning from the best, Dean is… 

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Restoration Hardware Hacks on Hometalk

We love a great project!  (Some of you are saying, “DUH!”) If you’ve been around our blog long, you know that we adore the look of Restoration Hardware goods. There are two problems with this though – we don’t live near a Restoration Hardware and even if we did we couldn’t afford to buy much… 

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3 Steps to Fresh Flowers

I have a secret to tell you. But you can’t tell Dean. Are you good at keeping secrets? Okay, here goes… I (rather suddenly) adore fresh flowers. I know…it’s not exactly secret-worthy. But the fact of the matter is that for YEARS I told Dean not to buy me flowers. It was a waste of… 

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How To Make Cloth Napkins

Like we mentioned in last week’s post, we’ve been working on the dining room. It’s actually finished – except for the floor which will come soon (check #projectlaminate on twitter and instagram for updates). We just can’t show you yet. Yeah, bummer. But it’s gorgeous!!! And we can hardly stand waiting to share it with… 

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We Have THE Most Comfortable Bed!

As of last week, we have the most comfortable bed ever! Honestly. We started with a double pillow top mattress – like fifteen years ago. Well, after we had a super single waterbed (!) and then a double foam mattress during the years I was in college. It’s still so comfy. The pillow top mattress,… 

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Friday Love List

Happy Summer Friday! Truth be told I didn’t read too many other blogs this week. I picked up a bit of a summer virus and spent a good deal of the week resting – on the couch and in bed. Poor Dean did all the sports runs while I either napped, played Catan on my… 

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Marty and Tim’s Farmhouse Bathroom

Marty and Tim demolished their small bathroom except for the tub and toilet and started over with DIY tiling, painting the tub, new floor and fixtures, bead board walls, fence board cabinet and shelves, an old window mirror/medicine cabinet door and thrifted accessories. The transformation is amazing! Visit Marty’s Musings for more of Marty and… 

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Pretty Multi Purpose Dining Room

This room was originally decked out in dusty rose shimmery floral wallpaper and it had an awkward cabinet in the corner that was built to hide the furnace ductwork. It was one of those things Marsha just simply shook her head at. She removed the cabinet, framed out and drywalled around the duct work, painted… 

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Weathered Wood and Gold Bling

This space isn’t a true office, it is more like a desk area. Ozana made the desk (with a little help from her hubby), and says she loves it. The inspiration board is actually a painting Ozana made and titled “Malachite”. As desk styling, Ozana used some of the necklaces she made and little trinkets… 

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Reusing Our Old Step Back Cupboard

About a million years ago, Dean made his very first piece of furniture for our house. Okay so it was only about 7 or 8 years ago. It was two houses and two cities ago, so it seems like a million years. Anyway, several years ago I desperately wanted a step back cupboard, but we… 

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