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Vintage Door Spring Mantel 2012!

vintage Door Spring Mantel

Who's ready for SPRING??? I am!!! The weather is getting warmer and I am getting excited for capris, flip flops and picnics!In the meantime, I thought maybe if I decorated my mantel for Spring, that might help it get here sooner LOL. I found a beautiful old door at a local architectural salvage yard. I LOVED the bright green/teal color that it had been painted many moons ago. Someone had … [Read more...]

Using Decorating and Technology to Bring People Together

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I'm trying to design and decorate a few of my rooms, and I've discovered that I want to make places in my home that are not only pleasing to look at, but serve a function as well. What got me thinking about this? Well, when I reworked my entertainment unit in the family room, we found the space was so much more fun and usable afterwards. It's amazing how much more time we spend in the our … [Read more...]

Family Picture Wall — Your Questions Answered!!

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Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my Family Picture Wall. To tell you the truth, it is maybe my favorite project ever. Why? I love the scrolly frames for their different shapes, I love the pops of YELLOW -- so bright and happy, I love the little table I spray painted at the last- second, I adore the bright subway art, but most of all I ADORE the pictures and seeing my cute little family. I … [Read more...]

Family Picture Gallery Wall — Reveal!!

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Happy Tuesday!! I finally finished my family gallery wall -- woo hoo!! It all started with these unfinished frames from Cut It Out Frames. I had a hard time deciding what color to paint the frames. In the end I opted for white that matches my trim because I wanted the fabulous pictures my sister Wendy took of us to shine through. Here's a tip that can save you a lot of time and … [Read more...]

Decorating with Pre-Ruffled Fabric! (ideas and tutorial)

15 Ruffled Fabric Tutorials

I really love ruffles. And as someone that has only been sewing for a couple years, pre-ruffled fabric is just amazing. It saves so much time and I love the colors and textures of the material. Plus, it comes in so many different ruffle widths. There are endless possibilities when it comes to projects that be dreamed up using ruffled fabric. No-Sew Ruffled Lamp Shade A really easy project … [Read more...]

Aqua and White Kitchen Reveal!!

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I love my new Aqua and White Kitchen. I had white cabinets at my last house and loved them. For some reason I thought since this house was a little more rustic that a white kitchen wouldn't work. But I am so happy with the way this remodel turned out. {NOTE -- lots of pictures to come} {The Keep Calm sign is from Barn Owl Primitives} Here's what the kitchen looked like when we bought the … [Read more...]

Make DIY Pendant Lights (Kitchen Remodel Project)!

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The kitchen remodel is almost done -- wooo!! I just have one more project that I am going to finish up this week. Here are my DIY Pendant Lights. I found some lights that I really wanted from a store online, but they were $140 each, and four would = $560, not including the converter kits to change my lights from recessed to pendant. So I had to come up with something different. I ended up … [Read more...]

My Slipcovered Sectional and a Giveaway!

turquoise couch

I spent this summer changing my space from a dark, slightly Tuscan vibe to more of a cottage-y, light-filled look. One of the things I really wanted to do was slipcover my big sectional in my family room. Update - winner has been chosen. It's Melissa Swenson. I wanted to go with white, but since I have four active children, I thought maybe a slightly darker color would hold up better. I … [Read more...]

Painted Striped Nautical Rug {tutorial}

painted striped rug from the side

My family Room/Kitchen Redo is almost done and I'm so excited!! One of the last projects I had to do was find a rug that went in the new space. My new kitchen and family room is a really pretty shade of grey {Sharkey Grey by Martha Stewart}. So I decided to make a slightly nautical striped rug to go with my turquoise couch.  I used the same paint color as the walls to paint the … [Read more...]

Giveaway — Orange Blossom Frames!!

update -- giveaway is closed. Winner is comment #161 Angela Lee Photography. Happy Tuesday!!  Giveaway Monday is coming to you a little bit late. But, trust me, this giveaway is worth the wait!!  I'd love to introduce you to Orange Blossom Shop - a gorgeous shop brought to you by the Über talented Shauna and Courtney. Their frames are beyond beautiful!! I can't decide which are … [Read more...]