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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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Upstairs Hallway

Lesli’s ceilings finally fell down after years of a leaky roof! She got a new roof, and replaced the ceilings…not a small feat..and then got two House Beautiful inspired lanterns which she painted grassy green. Visit My Old Country House for more of Lesli’s Upstairs Hallway.

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How to get Welcome Home (our decorating eBook) for FREE!

Did you know that a little while ago we wrote a decorating eBook?  Well, we did! It’s called Welcome Home.  It’s all about making your home cozy and beautiful. It’s 50+ pages full of tips, tricks and ideas that we use all the time. Here’s what a couple of our bloggy friends had to say… 

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Organized Modern Country Closet

Ronda added to her closet storage and organization by building a few pieces. Then she made a stencil and stenciled one wall. Visit Batchelors Way for more of Ronda’s Organized Modern Country Closet.

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Pastel Over Gold Painted Mason Jars

I know that I know that I know that I’m not the first blogger to paint a mason jar. But I also know that I adore the look of rustic pastel-colored mason jars! Aren’t they so sweet? For my jars, I wanted to be able to use them as vases (which meant no spray paint… 

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Budget Home Office

Ronda used existing pieces, build parts to connect them and then painted everything to match. Most accessories are from sales or used stores. Visit Batchelors Way to see more of Ronda’s Budget Home Office makeover.  

summer farmhouse decorating tips

Friday Love List

Happy Friday! This week was interesting…a summer cold came from nowhere and kicked my butt for a few days. Thankfully I’m back at it now, but man, I have some catching up to do! If you love the farmhouse look, visit Town and Country blog. Jennifer will show you some great Summer Farmhouse Decorating Tips…. 

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Coral, Blue, Gray Kids Bath

Lesli gutted her kids’ bathroom room and started from scratch. She designed the space herself and added an additional sink. Lesli removed the claw-foot tub, and put in a tub and shower, tiled and got industrial school house lighting. Now the room is functional and easy to clean! Visit My Old Country House for more… 

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Old House New Country Kitchen

It took two years for Lesli to redo the kitchen, but she says it was worth the wait. She maintained the footprint of the original 50 year old kitchen, replaced cabinet doors and drawer fronts, updated all appliances, replaced the counter tops and she is painting the floors. The room’s transformation is so rewarding!! Visit… 

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Vintage Modern Master Bath

Lesli needed to upgrade and update her bathroom, while maintaining the same footprint. So she searched the internet and local shops and was able to create a beautiful space and save money. She even did the floors and the dresser herself! Visit My Old Country House for the rest of Lesli’s Vintage Modern Master Bath.

easy envelope pillows

Easy Envelope Pillows (from Fat Quarters & Scrap Fabric)

I love throw pillows. I may or may not have a problem. At least I’m not alone. Throw pillows can add so much style and oomph to a room, not to mention comfort. But they can be costly too depending on where you find them. I’ve DIY’d several pillows and pillow covers for our house… 

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Classic Victorian Bathroom

Victoria’s Victorian house was built in 1890, and she wanted the design of her DIY bath remodel to be simple, bright, and modern while still keeping a vintage-aesthetic to complement the age of the house. When Victoria and her husband Paul began gutting, they discovered an entire other bathroom underneath—complete with concrete wet-bed and reinforcement-wire cementing… 

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living room changes

Living Room Changes

Just a short couple of weeks ago, we showed you our living room, which had stayed pretty much the same since we moved in over 5 months ago. Well it doesn’t look like that anymore! Now it looks like this: It’s certainly not an impressive before and after. Mostly because it really isn’t an after, but… 

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