5 Decorating Tools You Must Have

1. Paint 2. Fabric {we’ll talk about where to shop for fabric, and buying tips} 3. Upholstery Tacks 4. Plate Hangers 5. Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Those are my top five {a condensed version of this list} If you are armed with those tools, you’ll be amazed at what pretties you can crank […]

Living In Color

Once again, we have boring white walls in this rental. But look at those wonderful floors. I love them. Unfortunately, they give the walls a pinkish hue, what huge challenge. Secretly, one of my favorite parts of moving is when you get to try out something different in a room. Our dining room was entirely […]

How to Hang A Chandelier

1. Catch the eye of a strapping man, preferably a tall man. 2. Say “yes” when he asks you to marry him. 3. Bear his children. 4. Do his laundry for 14 years. 5. Stock the refrigerator with bison burgers and chocolate covered strawberries just cuz. 6. Place the chandelier that you want hung in […]

Trashy & Brassy to Sassy & Classy

This is a guest post from my blogging sister in decorating crime, Kimba from A Soft Place to Land. If you’ve been under a rock and have yet to meet her and all her genius ways fly on over and say hello. When it comes to furnishing my home, I love the challenge of finding […]

Lampapalooza Roundup

Edie’s Clip Lights @ Life In Grace How fun was that Lampapalooza party? You never cease to amaze me with your willingness to share your ideas. I was so inspired, encouraged and motivated to light it up! Y’all are endlessly creative and you know how to use some lighting. Let me assure you, I visited […]

Lampapalooza Party!

It’s time for us to share our lighting adventures with each other! I’ve been looking forward to this day for a while. I’ll go first… Remember the chandelier from the yard sale two weeks ago for $25? I grabbed some brick red spray paint and when I got home I read the can and it […]

Quieting the "You Can’t" Chorus

This fantastic, motivating and inspiring guest post was submitted by the ever talented Lindsey from Living with Lindsay. My friend Zoë had the cutest new window treatment over her kitchen sink. As I sat there stuffing my face with her delicious Seven Layer Dip, I couldn’t help but stare at it. “It’s called a window […]

Bland Wall Solutions

Door on the wall Often times I’m on the prowl for some color, texture and interest on my builder beige walls. Plates, architectural pieces, mirrors that reflect something pretty, and layering are all tricks that I use to help warm up bare walls. This is extra important when you are renting and have plain white […]

Finding Space For A Home Office

Our old house had a big open foyer. In reality, it wasn’t large enough to put much furniture in but I wanted to take advantage of the extra square footage. When we first moved in I just put my favorite white dresser in the foyer. Loved it. That dresser looks great anywhere.After a while we […]

I’m Tired of this Stuff Swap Meet

This was left in the comments yesterday and I cannot get it out of my head: For the purchases that don’t work, and do not get returned, I have found a good solution. I get together with some girl friends once a year and we shop each others impulse purchases. Whatever doesn’t go home with […]

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