Learning To Shop and Decorate With Intention

Once upon a time about 4 years ago, I was amazed and mesmerized by what a can of spray paint could do. Heirloom White anyone?? And since I was so new to the world of DIY, (like, never really used a drill kind of new), I went a little crazy with the spray paint and […]

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How To Decorate With Large Vases and Accessories

First I have to say thank you all for the sweet sweet comments on my smile makeover post! Y’all are so nice and it’s nice you all are rejoicing with me in the new look! :) So today I want to talk about decorating with large accessories, particularly large vases. Whenever you browse around the pretty magazines, one thing you’ll always pretty much notice is a large oversized vase. And if the vase isn’t oversized, the flowers coming out of it will be. Almost an overflowing effect. I’ve gathered a few inspiration pics for you all to study.

Pottery Barn Vase | www.decorchick.com

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The Entryway Got a Facelift

I’m so excited to show you all a few changes I made to our entryway!  As part of a blogger challenge sponsored by Apartment Guide, I was given $150 and was supposed to give an area of our home a little freshening up. Don’t have to ask me twice to go out and spend money! […]

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Welcome to Our Fall Front Porch!

I am sooooo excited to show y’all how I decorated our front porch for Fall!  I’ve had some Fall decorating ideas floating around in my head for a while now, and it was fun to have it come to life! We don’t have a big porch or anything, but I try to make the most […]

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A Sea of Glass…The Summer Mantel

Y’all know how much I LOVE redoing our mantel right?  Well it was time for another switcheroo since summer is almost here (yay!), and so I wanted to bring in some bright cheery colors, and since I can’t get enough of yellow these days, yellow and aqua is what landed on the mantel this time. […]

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How To: Fake Wainscoting

Remember my “Difference Molding Can Make” post?  If you don’t, I’ll be nice and show you the after picture again when we put up the chair rail and framed boxes… I liked it, but wanted to try something different.  We have textured walls, so I was a little scared to try this, but I have […]

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Cloche Goodness

I’m linking up over at Marty’s today for her Summer Cloche Party!  I love cloches and apothecary jars so I wasn’t going to miss this one!  Tons of gorgeous inspiration over there too so go check it out and link up! Here are a few of mine.  This is my newest one and my most […]

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What I Created Out of an Old Drawer

Remember this drawer I found for a buck at the resale shop? Well, I got to thinking how this would make a great candle holder! Then my instinct was right, and stumbled upon this lovely color of spray paint… Ohhh Catalina Mist, how I love you!   I saw this shade at Hobby Lobby and […]

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A Book Makeover! Yes, A Book Makeover…

This was probably the easiest little project I’ve done to date.  But it’s sooo cute!! I had these 2 books that I got at a resale shop recently… Well I took that blue one and fixed her up! First I spray painted it Heirloom White.  I did tape around all of the pages so I […]

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More Flower Pot Cuteness

I did another little project over the weekend with the 4 remaining little flower pots I found at the thrift store recently.  You can click here for that post. We have this area above our front door in the entryway… So I decided to use my 4 little pots and sit them on the ledge […]

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My Prized Possessions…Hutch and Buffet Redo

Have you inherited an ugly piece of furniture whenever you got married?  I have.  It was our dining room buffet table.  I’ve lived with it for 4 years now, and it was time for an overhaul when I found this hutch at Goodwill to go on top of it. Goodwill had it marked for $99, […]

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More Thrifty Finds

Went to a local resale shop and scored all of these old mason jars! This one is particularly old with the off-centered “Perfect Mason” and original zinc lid. Who knows, maybe this jar is worth loads of cash and I can retire my husband.   Yea, I know that’s unlikely but it’s ok for me […]

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Front Porch Facelift

First of all, I don’t really think what we have is considered a “porch” but I didn’t know what else to call it.  Entryway, walkway, or is it a porch? So, here is our porch (or entryway, walkway?) before.  And this picture was from December when it snowed because I was a bad blogger and […]

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My Numbered Flower Pots!

Remember these pots I found at the thrift store recently?  Well part of sprucing up my front porch included painting them.  I haven’t done the small pots yet…those are for inside the house, I think. So I painted them Rustoleum satin black.  I don’t have pictures of that because that is pretty self explanatory. :) […]

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Recent Thrifty Finds

I had a good day thrift shopping and actually found some items I was on the hunt for.  I spent a total of $7 for all of this. Now you may be thinking that isn’t really exciting, but I was because I needed another cheese dome and some flower pots.  I have a few projects […]

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Rosette Lamps With Easy Tutorial

I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how I made these rosettes for the lamps in our master bedroom redo. I’m sure I am not the first person to do it this way, but all of the tutorials I saw included tying a knot and using a pencil, and/or some sort of sewing was […]

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I Finally Made a Wreath!

My front door has been so naked without anything on it.  I don’t know why wreaths stress me out, but they do.  Then once I do it, it’s SO easy.  But all of those aisles at Hobby Lobby with strands of greenery and flowers everywhere just makes me nervous.  I’m a dork, I know.  I […]

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Ikea Goodness

Me and the hubs took our daughter to Ikea today. I know, wasn’t that nice of us?  I haven’t been in a while and it’s only 30 minutes away.  I felt like we were tourists though. I wanted to get some inspiration for our tv nook area to see if anything tickled my fancy.  But […]

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Decorating Help Needed

I’d love to hear some suggestions on decorating our t.v. nook in our family room.   I’m talking about the wall the t.v. is on, and the wall around it.  I know part of the redo involves painting over the faux finish inside the nook.  I’m so over it!   But what color to paint? […]

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