Orange You Glad You Like The Color Orange?

So, that project I mentioned the other day we were starting? Well, it involves a lot of orange. And my husband. The very visual, creative type husband. ;) And since this is his room, I obliged and said “fine,” maybe even after a few temper tantrums occurred. But when a man asks for orange, by […]

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White Molding is Pretty, But This Is Even Better

So one of those wild hairs struck me Saturday morning. Maybe because school is about to start SOON, and I’ve done nothing so far? Very possible. But I’m glad it did because I am pretty darn excited with how this room is turning out so far. And to keep you up to speed, I am […]

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Pretty Painted Ceiling Ideas

Hi all! Sorry for the few days of absence this week–still working on the site issues! Ack. But I’m back today with some pretty inspiration and something that I am dying to do. Painted Ceilings. And no they aren’t anything new, but it would be semi-new to me. I am craving something different. I just […]

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A Sneak Peek of a Very Pinkalicious Room

Oh goodness y’all, I am so happy it’s April because that means Emma’s room makeover will finally be shown to you!! And today, you will get a few little sneak peeks and it will leave you wanting more. I’m mean like that. But it’s worth it, trust me. So remember last year when I participated […]

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Painted Interior Doors

Happy Monday everyone hope you had a good weekend! I’ve been pondering painted interior doors for quite some time now, so I’m finally coming to you all to help me make a decision. I’m going to do this, and wanted to do it yesternow, but I just couldn’t decide. I love it when I see other people paint their interior doors black and think it looks so sharp. Why haven’t I jumped on the bandwagon yet?! I think I’m going to start by painting our pantry door in the white kitchen, so keep that in mind. If all goes well, then I’ll do the rest. :)

Grey Painted Door

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Color My Room with MyColortopia

I’m so excited I get to show you all a new fun color tool for trying a paint color virtually, before committing to purchasing it! You’ll be wanting to paint all sorts of things by the time you finish reading this post. :) MyColortopia by Glidden has launched a very cool tool called Color My Room.

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Painting Your Furniture {How-To}

Hey there! How was your weekend?  We had a big birthday party and I can’t wait to share the details with you this week. :)  But today I wanted to give y’all a heads up about a few new ebooks my friend Mandie from Altar’d Designs has written. First up she has re-written her very […]

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Party Planning, Fat Feet, and Nesting

Wow, so much going on right now!  Today I am 37 weeks pregnant…crazy right?   And it’s like I’ve kicked into high gear during these last 3 weeks before the baby is born.  It’s exhilarating at times, then complete exhaustion. I don’t think I’ve mentioned here that my daughter’s birthday is 10 days after my […]

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Orange It Is!

I finally did start the laundry room redo this week, and orange was the winning color. I know it probably looks scary in the can but don’t you worry. It sure looks pretty on the walls!  And let me tell you, our crazy size laundry room is not easy for a pregnant person to paint. […]

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Color Crushin’: Orange and Aqua

I haven’t painted anything in a while, like a room or anything, but I have the itch now.  Maybe it’s my 2nd trimester nesting kicking in?  Regardless, me and my bump are ready to have some fun with a paint roller again. And I think I am going to start the laundry room redo.  And […]

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Color Inspiration

A few weeks ago I introduced you all to My Colortopia by Glidden and there was a fun personality quiz you could take and it would choose some paint colors that matched your personality.  And today I’m going to show you something else fun you can use to help with color inspiration. The new tool […]

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My Colortopia and Help With Paint Colors

I’m so excited to introduce you all to an awesome new site called My Colortopia, from the makers of Glidden. You may have seen them around blogland the past few weeks because they have a great new panel of bloggers (that you all will recognize) that will be contributing their expertise on colors and how […]

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I’ll Be Playing With This Today…

Some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Not to be confused with chalk board paint, because they are both very different things. :) I’ve never used it before, but decided to buy some from a local distributor the other day and try it out.  Hey, if what it claims is true about no priming necessary, no sanding, […]

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A New Retreat: Living Room Reveal!

Well the home tour continues today with the new living room!  It really feels like a new room.  Actually the house feels like a new house again, and now finally, a home. I think we all strive to make our homes a welcoming retreat and a place to relax comfortably at the end of the […]

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The House Is Painted, The House Is Painted!

OH.EM.GEEEEEE!!!  Y’all aren’t going to believe how the house looks now!  I think I am still chanting that the house has finally been painted.  And if you are totally confused right now about why I am so excited about paint, you can catch up here and here. If you have been with me on the […]

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Swatches on the Wall, Swatches on the Wall–Lookin Like a Fool With My Swatches on the Wall

*Insert big sigh while humming along to that little diddy* I started second guessing my decision on the Balanced Beige once I painted some bigger swatches of it. It wasn’t looking as warm as I’d like, and on some walls there was a faint blue tint when the sun would shine on it. I loved […]

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Say Buh-Bye To The Camel Walls

Y’all may have noticed from some recent makeovers that I have been trying to slowly weed out my traditional red and gold decor, and have been adding some modern touches, yes?  I still do love the colors and have decorated with them ever since I moved out and got my first apartment.  But, I’m ready […]

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Master Bedroom Makeover (Again)

I’m beyond excited to show you our new master bedroom…again!  I explained in this post why I decided to change it up again. But the biggest change in here was just paint.  Paint is your friend, and a cheap friend.  When I redid our master bedroom back in June last year, I did love that […]

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Embracing The Wood {And A Mini Kitchen Makeover}

Happy new year everyone!  The new year around here is bringing some much needed de-cluttering and organizing and it feels so good.  I am determined to get rid of a lot of stuff that I am no longer using, accessorize less, and just enjoy simplicity.  I still will have accessories, but hopefully in a less […]

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It All Started With This Duvet.

I mentioned to you all that my Mom got us a new duvet for Christmas.  It was the one I have been dreaming of for several months now…the Organic Cotton Pintuck Duvet from West Elm. It looked so luxurious online, and it’s just as luxurious in real life. And since that was a night shot, […]

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Would You Paint These?

And these? Lately I can’t stop thinking about painting the kitchen cabinets white.  Before I had said I wanted to just stain them darker, but now I turned completely crazy and am craving the white kitchen, with some beautiful white subway tile for the backsplash.  But I wouldn’t be able to change the backsplash for […]

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I Promise I’ve Been Working on Something…

Well I was until these crazy flu-like symptoms started up on Sunday night. Grrrr.  We’ve all been sick around here, including our little girl.  So needless to say, I haven’t accomplished much this week except eating pints of Blue Bell ice cream. :(  BUT, I will show you what I am going to try and […]

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Need a Good Chiropractor?

I know this is a decorating blog, but this is a special post and calls for celebration.  So I hope you will celebrate with me!  My brother-in-law Greg just opened his own chiropractic office, Green Chiropractic.  His office is located in Houston, TX (at 43rd and Ella to be exact), and yesterday was the grand […]

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What is Your Favorite Gray Paint?

I really loved the comments from yesterday’s post about the gray paint.  Now that I am even more curious about this color, I want y’all to leave what your favorite gray is in the comments section if you will please?  I’d like to keep a list of ones that I know people love, so in […]

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Tobacco Road Formula

I’ve received a lot of emails asking for the Tobacco Road formula I used here and here, so I thought I’d post it for everyone to see. :) I don’t know if it’s a perfect match to Nester’s formula, but I think it’s pretty close.  I tried having it matched at Lowe’s several different times […]

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The Evolution of Our Dining Room

This post takes a lot of courage y’all.  It should be quite humorous for you, embarrassing for me.  Just remember that everyone starts from somewhere and has to make do with what they have, and people’s decorating styles change okay? :) Here is how our dining room looked for about a year after we moved […]

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Crown Molding in Dining Room w/Tutorial

Well me and the hubs did a DIY project all by ourselves!  We installed crown in our dining room.  It was actually very easy, inexpensive, and anyone can do this, trust me.  I love doing things to our home that adds value, and architectural features definitely do that.  I’ll give a brief tutorial as I […]

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A Cute Little $5 Bench

I found this bench at the thrift store for $5.  Can you believe that??  I thought it was so adorable, but my husband, ummm notsomuch.  He seriously wanted to put it by the curb for trash pick up.  Shame on him! And I’m sorry, this has to probably be one of the worst “before” photos […]

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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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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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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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Easy Wall Art

When I redid our master bedroom, I didn’t want to buy a lot of art pieces to hang on the wall because I was on a budget, and I wanted something more original.  And I also was liking the simplicity of the room, and didn’t feel like I had to fill up every inch of […]

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Master Bedroom Redo

*UPDATE* – This room has been redone again, so click here for the latest redo. :) Well our room is just about finished so I’m going to show it now.  :)  I know you probably want to see pictures first, but let me just talk a little bit…or a lot.  This will be a long […]

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Painted Nightstands

Part of the master bedroom redo involved updating these nightstands.  These are actually living room end tables, but we use them as our nightstands.  They serve their purpose, they are pretty (now they are), and they were free!  I’ve actually had them many years. They came with my furniture set my mom bought for me […]

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The Difference Molding Can Make

I love molding (moulding?).  I want it everywhere in our house.  Why don’t builders make it a standard feature instead of an upgrade?  I think the housing market would be much better if so.  :) I first added it to a big entry wall which also adjoins the family room.  Here is the wall before, […]

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Sneak Peek…

I’ve been a busy bee this week.  I’m working on our master bedroom and can’t wait for it to be finished and show you!  I still have to add a few finishing touches, but hopefully by next week I can do a reveal. :)  I have big plans for our room that will come in […]

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Concealing the clutter

Do you have an entertainment center that has glass cabinets like we do?  The kind where you can see all the junk gaming systems, unorganized DVD’s, and anything else that landed in there?  Well, I hate clutter as much as I hate roaches.  Actually, I am terrified of roaches, but that’s for a different post […]

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Interchangeable cheese dome cloche

I jumped on the cheese dome turned cloche bandwagon.  They are all over bloggyland, but I first saw Allison at House of Hepworths transform hers.  You can find her post about it here, and it’s a fabulous tutorial.  She is just too good and I heart her like I heart chalkboards. I found these at […]

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I heart chalkboards

Chalkboards are a great way to add that touch of coziness in any room of your home.  It’s a fun way to write sweet notes, honey-do’s, your favorite scripture, the dinner menu, and the list goes on.  They are also very inexpensive to make which makes them even better.  I buy the chalkboard spray paint […]

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How it all began…Tobacco Road

Well, this is my very first post, so I’ll just get right to it! I have to give a little background on our home. We moved into a new construction home at the end of 2008. It’s a 2-story, open concept floor plan. I loved it, and knew it was ours when we came to […]

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