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Before & After:  French Side Table

Before & After: French Side Table

Sometimes, when you find an old piece of furniture to paint, upgrade or otherwise re-do, it just doesn’t make sense to cover the entire thing in paint.  That was the case with this two-level side table I found recently. Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After: Bench Upgrade

An old piano bench is updated and ready for use in any room of your home in today’s before and after photos…Continue Reading

Before & After:  Vintage Hanging Light

Before & After: Vintage Hanging Light

This is one of those things that I’d normally walk right on by at the thrift store.  But, not on that day.  On that day, I saw past the ugly 1970s wicker and envisioned this light as it could be… Pin ItContinue Reading

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Guest Post:  How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home Theater

Guest Post: How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Home Theater

In today’s guest post written by Jeff Martin, you will learn about the importance of your color choices in a home theater.  To maximize your movie enjoyment, use these tips as a reference when designing your own home theater space… Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Lamp in Dire Need of a Makeover

Before & After: Lamp in Dire Need of a Makeover

Do you have something mauve in your home?  Then, chances are that item needs a makeover….like this lamp did. Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Summery Side Table

Before & After: Summery Side Table

A fun, easy project for your next summer weekend… Pin ItContinue Reading

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No Sew Bedroom Valance

No Sew Bedroom Valance

Today’s post isn’t so much a “how-to” (because it will be pretty self-explanatory when you see the photos!), but a source of inspiration. Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Time Out Chair

Before & After: Time Out Chair

A coat of paint and some scrapbook paper transformed a drab chair into a “Time Out” chair too cute to use… Pin ItContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Entry Mirror

Before & After: Entry Mirror

The 1960s and 1970s produced some {ahem} interesting home decor.  I’ve found some pieces that will be fantastic with a bit of a makeover, and I’ll be sharing them with you as they are completed.  This era was the first time that plastics were widely used in decor instead of wood – although, it wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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Before & After:  Custom Dry Erase Board

Before & After: Custom Dry Erase Board

Let’s face it – dry erase boards are usually pretty ugly.  The are called “white boards,” after all – blah.  But, a little elbow grease and a few bucks can net you a beautiful dry erase board in the exact size and color you need for your home. Pin ItContinue Reading

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