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  • Weekend Retreat Link Party #89
Office Shelves in Living Room

White Washed Numbered Crates | Shelf Organization in the Living Room

We recently did a little shelf switcheroo when we built new Rolling Kitchen Pantry Shelves and moved our Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Shelves to the living room. Initially we literally just moved all the kitchen stuff out to the living room to make space for building the new shelves – food, dishes and all. When the Rolling… 

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Writing Room

Shaunna’s once-forgotten dumping ground (through sweat, money, and more sweat), became a beloved retreat for her, the writing room. It looked a little different on the first reveal. Shaunna loved it, but here’s the thing: It didn’t really function as an office very well.  The little nook didn’t lend itself to major organization and storage…hence, she didn’t use… 

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Geometric Floral Girls’ Room

Brooke’s girls’ room has been a work in progress for ahem, three years. But, lately she’s started making progress. She painted the plaid walls, upholstered the headboards, and FINALLY found an affordable rug. Visit All Things Thrifty for more of Brooke’s Geometric Floral Girls’ Room.


Inspired Decorating Ideas For Summer-Creatively Made Home Summer Series

My sweet bloggy friend Jen from City Farmhouse is teaching an E-COURSE on Jeanne Oliver’s Creatively Made Home Summer Series-Decorating Ideas For Summer. Jen says: In this mini-course I will show you simple ways to use different materials to accessorize your home for the summer. I demonstrate how to create weathered & barn board finishes to picture frames and… 

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landscape progerss

Landscaping (A Beginning)

Our little backsplit came with some very overgrown plants and gardens. As we understand it, the previous owners were an elderly couple followed by the lovely single lady we bought the house from. Judging by the overgrowth we’re assuming that they had neither the means, the knowledge or perhaps the time to maintain all the… 

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Grasscloth and Coral Master Bedroom

Imagine what a little competition can do for your creativity! Sarah and her hubby David created a feature wall and dramatic headboard as part of an online contest and were left with a stunning Grasscloth and Coral Master Bedroom for their efforts! Visit Sarah M. Dorsey Designs for more of Sarah’s Grasscloth and Coral Master… 

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iron chandelier

A Teensie-Tiny Bit of Dining Room Progress

We’ve made the littlest bit of progress in the dining room. No, we still don’t have a real (non-folding) table. Dean is going to get to that sometime between now and Canadian Thanksgiving. Right, honey? But we do have a dining room chandelier that I adore. It is THE ONE. I originally saw it at The… 

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#CB2 Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine. Y’all know we typically love subdued laid-back colors around Chez Acheson, right? However, the newly debuted line by CB2 and Novogratz duo (you know, Robert and Courtney from TV?) has got us thinking twice and picturing something a little more bold for this time… 

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Friday Love List

It’s a long weekend! It’s a long weekend! Who else is excited? Check out these fun finds and projects… The Sewing Loft via The Shabby Creek Cottage It is Well With My Soul by Dear Lillie Lamp made from a broken table! via Blue Roof Cabin. Building in the fridge via Keeping It Cozy Based… 

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flagstone walkway

Walk This Way – DIY Walkway Ideas

Does anyone remember our quest to improve our old bungalow’s curb appeal last summer? You know, before we knew we were selling the house and moving. Do you remember how cool it was that The Home Depot sponsored our project by giving us gift cards while we did the sweaty work? Well, we sure remember!… 

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Eclectic Tween Girl’s Room

Julie painted the walls a light lavender and added in brightly colored accents. She made some of the wall art herself, re-painted Goodwill frames, ordered things from Etsy and purchased others from places like Hobby Lobby. Julie made curtains from fabric her daughter chose. Julie ended up with a room that works for her today… 

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Modern Transitional Kitchen

Wanda painted all the kitchen cabinets white including the island. With the natural lighting and white ceramic flooring, she decided to paint the island espresso to warm up the kitchen. Visit Recreate and Decorate for Wanda’s Modern Transitional Kitchen.

coffee table makeover

Coffee Table Makeover (a DIY project)

Once upon a time we had this really cute country coffee table – complete with dusty pine surface and the oh-so infamous heart cutouts that were rabidly popular “back in the day”. It was still a useful coffee table, but it just wasn’t stylish anymore. A coffee table makeover was desperately needed. So we “upcycled” it… 

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