Decorating

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Dining Room Makeover – Homework/School Work Station

Whether your children are going back to school, being home schooled, or participating in online learning, they'll need a spot to feel inspired to do schoolwork and homework. Are you trying to keep their school work off the kitchen table? Why…
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Doodle-Painted Birdhouse

If the birds are out in your area, chances are they are looking for a place to nest. Try your hand at doodle-painting a cute little birdhouse to help them start a family. Who knows, they may be lurking in your yard like a depressed House Hunter's…
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DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray

A common decor item with farmhouse style is a wood serving tray. Trays are an easy way to add style and function. This DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray with handles is so easy to create, I can't wait to show you how it's done! DIY Farmhouse…
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Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining

Look around your house or the next time you're at a thrift shop. Find either an unpainted tray or a tray that needs a makeover. This is a quick project to create a Painted Trays with Scrapbook Lining for a beautiful and elegant tray to display…
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Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest

Can you think of anything more spring-like than a nest full of blue eggs? Today I want to show you how to make Faux Blue Speckled Bird Eggs and a Nest! Faux Blue Bird Eggs and Nest Spring has arrived in North Carolina and I want to dance and…
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Mid-Century Modern Lighting Options for Millie’s Remodel

Mid-Century Modern design is a trend that is sweeping the design world by storm. While researching lighting options for Millie's Remodel, I curated a list of possible light fixtures. Here are some of my favorite mid-century modern lighting options. Mid-Century…
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Millie’s Remodel: Kitchen Design

The kitchen at Millie's Remodel has been opened up by removing a wall and the moldy drywall and subfloor have been replaced. Now it's time for me to start thinking about the kitchen design elements for this very important space. Millie's Remodel:…

10 Unique Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner. It's time to put away your Christmas decorations and welcome some romance into your home. You could surround your home with bouquets of roses, but who wants to spend money on flowers that don't last more…
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How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin (Faux Painting Tutorial)

How to Fake a Fake Pumpkin Have you seen those neon orange fake pumpkins and nearly vomited because you wouldn't dream of decorating with them. I mean—get real—everyone would know they were fake. Ah ha, but have you seen the price tags?…
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How to Pick Color Palettes: Color Harmony in Decorating

Color Harmony in Decorating One of the most frequent complaints from homeowners is struggling to choose colors for their home. When you walk into the paint store, the color selection can seem overwhelming. Choosing a rug or furniture can be…
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Saving Etta: The Long Awaited Kitchen Reveal

Saving Etta: The Long Awaited Kitchen Reveal Thank you all so much for your patience with me as I put together the final Saving Etta updates. I have more to come, but for now I know you're anxious to see the Saving Etta kitchen reveal. Get settled…
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Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood

Saving Etta: Kitchen Update & Installing the Range Hood This kitchen was a big deal for me. It was one of those projects I knew would make or break this house. It was also the first time I've taken the reins on kitchen design and installed…
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How to Install Cement Tiles and Achieve Professional Results

How to Install Cement Tiles and Achieve Professional Results If you've been browsing Pinterest lately or flipping through the pages of your favorite home design magazine, you've probably seen (and likely fallen in love with) real cement tiles.…
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Cotton Fall Wreath and Décor for the Entryway

Cotton Fall Wreath Every morning for the past few weeks I woke up and looked out the window. A few leaves have turned color, but as soon as I look at the weather report — the heat and humidity has yet to leave North Carolina. Will fall ever…
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50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make!

50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make! Do you have a spare pallet lying around from that last large shipment? Or maybe you know somewhere to get free or inexpensive pallets? If you do, here are more than 50 Pallet Wood Projects that you can…
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Master Bathroom Design Plans for Saving Etta

Master Bathroom Design Plans It's hard to believe I need to start thinking about all the materials and fixtures I'm using inside the master bathroom of my flip house. We are just finishing up framing this week and I have my plumber and HVAC…
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FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable

With Spring finally arriving (fashionably late for most of us), I thought it was time to update our chalkboard sign and give you a new FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable to download, print, and hang up in your house. I'm not sure…
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Can You Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint?

Can You REALLY Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint? I have to admit, I was skeptical when I picked up a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. According to the directions, you can Make Your Own Mirrored Glass with Spray Paint. I decided…
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9 Holiday Storage Hacks

9 Holiday Storage Hacks Now that Christmas is over, you're probably in one of these two camps. Camp #1: Christmas is over, time to pack everything away pronto. Camp #2: Christmas is over, but I want to enjoy the decorations for a while…
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Holiday Home Tour 2017

Happy Holidays! I can't believe the holidays are here once again. This will be my seventh holiday home tour shared with you. I honestly can not believe I've been running this little old blog of mine since 2010. (These are my holiday home…
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Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20

Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20 Have you ever been in a home decor store and fell head over heels in love with a wreath only to gag at the $50 or more price tag? Put your wallet away, because today I want to show you how you…
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16 Stunningly Beautiful Green Doors

Stunning Green Doors: I admit it, I'm crushing on green doors lately. If you know me well, you know that I painstakingly stripped my front doors a few years ago and repainted them bright green. Now I've been thinking more and more about front…
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The Best DIY Aging and Antiquing Techniques

Aging and Antiquing Technique Tutorials: Do you love the idyllic vintage or rustic look? If your answer is yes, then this round up is for you! I've curated some awesome projects with full details for aging and antiquing techniques that every…
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Fabulous Fall Home Tours

Fabulous Fall Home Tours Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Home Tours! The tour features 8 fabulously talented bloggers who have opened their homes up so you can get inspired by some beautiful fall decorating. If you are just coming in from Sarah's…
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Fall Tablescape and Coffee Bar

Fall Tablescape and Coffee Bar Welcome! I'm so glad you could join me today. I enjoyed taking a little time off from my investment house projects to decorate the house for autumn. It's always fun to twitter around and create a beautiful tablescape. Last…
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Build Your Own Trough Centerpiece

Build Your Own Wood Trough Centerpiece Wood trough centerpieces are very popular right now and for good reason! They will work with any seasonal decor. Add grass and eggs and you have instant spring decor. Add sunflowers and you have just decorated…
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FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable

FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable This weekend the cooler temperatures stirred my internal desire to start decorating for fall. I love fall! Whether it be the beautiful leaf colors, the pumpkin spice lattes or the ability to wear boots and…
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How to Repaint Dated Decor

Want to know How to Repaint Dated Decor? Raise your hand if you are a thrift shopper? No, what about yard sales? Have you ever seen any ugly ceramic decor items that shouldn't have survived the 70's or 80's? Nodding your head YES? I thought…
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Dreamy Window Seat Inspiration Photos

Dreamy Window Seat Inspiration Photos I have a friend, named Claire, who is an interior design genius. She would beg to differ, but honestly she is brilliant when it comes to design decisions. This friend was the visionary who created our kitchen…
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21 Beautiful Fall Table Decorations

Beautiful Fall Table Decorations Fall is approaching fast! Are you looking for some inspiration for your fall table decorations this year? This collection of beautiful fall tablescapes is full of creative ideas to motivate and inspire you to…
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Vintage Map Lampshade

Do you want to update a plain vanilla lamp shade? Do you have a vacation you want to remember? You can do both with this vintage map lampshade! The process to create a Vintage Map Lampshade is easy, especially if your lamp shade is close…
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Children’s Closet Library

Turning the bonus room closet into a Children's Closet Library is one of those projects that took longer than expected. Not because the work was harder, but because I took a break from the project for many months while other things took precedence.…
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How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign

How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign: You guys, I'm super excited about this Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign I made using scraps from my workshop. This sign turned out 200 times better than I imagined in my head. I knew I had to share…
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Holiday Tablescape Tour 2016

Welcome to the Holiday Tablescape Tour of 2016. I've partnered with some of the most talented DIY bloggers for a jam packed tablescape tour. You won't want to miss a stop because there's lots of decorating inspiration for all. If you are…
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Holiday Home Tour 2016

I'm so happy to see you again this year! This is my annual holiday home tour and each year I can't wait to invite you in to see the decorations. (These are my home tours from 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015.) This year I tried to keep it simple,…
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Galvanized Metal Tree Form

Want to make a super cute and fast galvanized tree form? This little galvanized tree will fit in with some of your holiday vignettes, especially if you like the rustic look. Last year I had fun playing with DIY galvanized metal (otherwise…
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DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece

I'm super excited to be back with another fun copper pipe tutorial for you to make for the holidays! Today let's make this unique DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece that acts as a candelabra . . . . . . or a floral centerpiece. This is such…
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Making Hot Air Balloon Decorations

This year I'm helping out with the school book fair decorations again. The theme for our fair was air travel. We made cute hot air balloons, clothespin airplanes, a giant "Welcome" word cloud, and cut out book clouds (tutorial to come soon.)…

12 Great Upcycled Ideas for Holiday Decor

Are you getting excited for the upcoming holiday season? Want to know how you can add new decorations and holiday decor but not spend a lot of money? Upcycle it, Baby! I have 12 Great Upcycled Ideas for Holiday Decor that you will want…
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Installing the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon

I'm super excited to share you How to Install the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon! You remember last month when I gave my stepmom's screen porch a drab to fab makeover, right? Well, I didn't really complete the makeover.…