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DIY Aged Galvanized Metal Centerpiece

How to Age Galvanized Metal Quickly

This post contains affiliate links directing you to products that I used in my "how to quickly age galvanized metal" tutorial.  This holiday season, I've made the decision to undecorate. Seems that everything I touch lately turns to mush. My sewing machine has gone rogue, my rosemary plants died within two days of purchasing (luckily they allowed me to return them), and our prelit Christmas tree is now only 1/2 lit. So, the universe has spoken. Simple...it is. My very first blog holiday home tour was in full swing at this time last year. And as much as I loved having a sparkly house all season, I remember the work involved. The teardown during negative January temperatures was awful. I'd like to make things much easier (on all of us) this year. So in the spirit of keeping things simple, I decided to focus on "winter" (versus holiday) decorating. This way I can keep my decor on display well into early spring. I came across this galvanized metal pail from Amazon, and planned to … More...

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Bling Lover

Holiday Gift Guide for the Bling Lover I’ve rounded up 30+ additional holiday gift guides so that you can enjoy a catalog-style shopping experience for all of those hard-to-buy people on your list. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for more ideas. I love Old Hollywood glam as much as I […]

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Blog changes…big changes…

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you may have noticed some changes. New menu items are popping up, the fonts are less busy, and I’m streamlining the overall look. Here are some hints at what is going on behind the scenes.   You may have picked up on some subtle hints in my […]

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#WinSolar with Sunpower

Sponsored content: I’ve partnered with SunPower, an incredible solar energy company, who is giving away a free solar panel!  #ad #WinSolar with Sunpower.  ONE Grand Prize Winner will win a 3kW solar power system (including installation) for his/her home. The Grand Prize is valued at $16,500!!! (**Sweepstakes eligibility is limited to those who own a […]

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Holiday Home Tour

I’ve partnered with my blog friends for the Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Home Tour. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see other projects honoring the 12 Days of Christmas!  To see all of my holiday creations, be sure to visit my Christmas inspiration board, or follow me on Pinterest […]

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Free Printable: Christmas Tree Greeting

Free printable art of a pretty Christmas tree and a greeting, you can print and display this holiday season. To see all of my free printables, click here.  Free Christmas Tree Printable Recently I started to dabble in Photoshop (I do a LOT of eLearning in my downtime) and I decided to start creating free […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Woodworker

Holiday Gift Guide for the Woodworker Keep reading. I’ve assembled over 30 gift guides for every member of your family, including the vintage lover, the photographer, the mancave and more! We do a lot of woodworking in our house. We’ve glued two huge slabs of Ikea butcher block together to form one, large island.  We’ve […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Mancave

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Adhesive Stencil DIY Pillow Tutorial

Today I’m testing out a new product I’ve never tried before–adhesive stencils used on a pillow. Full tutorial is ahead! *** Do you love holiday gift ideas? If you do, then stop by tomorrow…I will release an entire collection of “Gift Guides” for every member of your family! An easy, clickable list of products for […]

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Our year of improving our home…on an extreme budget!

DIY: Phase II Kitchen Remodel

DIY: Kitchen Upgrade Project

Latest update as of August 29th: We successfully replaced wood doors with glass, added decorative trim on the cabinet doors, and added molding at the top and bottom. We’re experimenting with wood embellishments for the sink area too. Up next, install faux leaded glass…and choose a NEW paint color! What it once looked like when […]

Frieze Molding Installation

Updating Foyer with Frieze Molding

Adding molding in a two story foyer can be a bit of a DIY challenge, especially when you don’t have the right equipment (or are afraid of heights).   Knowing how to make it aesthetically pleasing is also important and sometimes tricky. The finished model homes are deceptive.  They lure the buyer in with all of the finish […]

My $1600 kitchen remodel!!!

DIY: Ikea Butcher Block Countertops

See entire kitchen transformation on HGTV.com’s “Rate My Space”! Total island remodel project cost = $470 Before I post my own tutorial, I recommend you take a look at This Old House Butcher Block Countertop Installation for a great step-by-step instructional. Why reinvent the wheel, right? Always on an extreme budget, I seriously wanted to […]

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DIY: Stenciled French Backsplash

This project was featured on the Royal Design Studio website. This is my voluntary review of their stencils. I was not compensated with product. All opinions expressed are my own. I had a beautiful, unused stencil with a script version of the French sonnet, “Springtime in Paris” (it was originally intended for my sunroom curtains, little did I know […]

DIY: Closet Turned Dressing Room

DIY: Glam Closet Makeover

I was compensated with a free stencil for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I’m so proud to be the FIRST to review the “Teardrop Trellis” Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I used this gorgeous stencil in my tiny closet that was waay too small for two, so I transformed into a additional […]

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Pitted Concrete? Look Into Overlays!

And…AFTER!! What a difference one day makes! The entrance of our house needed some additional pizzazz, and we got a competitive and timely quote from a local professional to do the work, in addition to repairing the driveway (which was pitted and cracking) The pictures above show the progress they made in just two days […]

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Kitchen Island DIY: Ikea Butcher Block

Total project cost = $470 (This includes two 96” x 25” Ikea butcher block countertops, Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations paint kit, cardboard from JoAnn Fabrics for template, electrical supplies from Lowe’s for rewiring) Island (before): Here it is, the junk collector island (before the Rust-o-leum Cabinet refinish) So far, every professional I consulted about my keyword=BUDGET kitchen remodel […]

A Budget Stenciled Backsplash (Under $150)

DIY: Stenciled Kitchen Backsplash

I had a beautiful, unused stencil with a script version of the French sonnet, “Springtime in Paris” (it was originally intended for my sunroom curtains, little did I know I would soon DIY my first stenciled backsplash). I changed my mind on the curtains and I decided I didn’t want visitors to be distracted by the writing.    At the […]

DIY: Closet Turned Dressing Room

DIY: Glam Closet Makeover

I was compensated with a free stencil for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. I’m so proud to be the FIRST to review the “Teardrop Trellis” Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I used this gorgeous stencil in my tiny closet that was waay too small for two, so I transformed into a additional […]

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Pitted Concrete? Look Into Overlays!

And…AFTER!! What a difference one day makes! The entrance of our house needed some additional pizzazz, and we got a competitive and timely quote from a local professional to do the work, in addition to repairing the driveway (which was pitted and cracking) The pictures above show the progress they made in just two days […]

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Home Tour: Floor Plan

Click here for the interactive floorplan on the builder’s site…or you can view my version below. {Click Image to Enlarge} It all began in 2004 with a marketing brochure from a home I toured.  I was living in a 900 square foot home, with two small kids and not much space to work with. I fell […]

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Exterior, Front Porch

  Welcome!   Here is my front porch in the summer of 2013. I had just painted the front door.  And I was just about to hire contractors to stamp the concrete. A little embellishment to my wreath, inspiration found at Down To Earth Style. The pretty wood frame was from Michael’s and the boxwood wreath from […]

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