When it’s Time to Paint Your Ugly Floor

how to paint a floor

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It’s time.

You know the room, that wall, that floor, that space that would be so much better if you just had the budget for it and if only your husband was a contractor? That is all of my rooms.

Let’s stop waiting. Let’s do something about it now so that we can start enjoying the space even before it’s perfect. Who knows, maybe Good Enough will be good enough.

Here’s how it happened for me….

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How Anyone Can Change Up A Room in One Hour

change is my favorite color

Here’s a little glimpse of the current state of our family room/dining room area, brought to you buy harsh, yet interesting late afternoon light. I was ready for a change and a little dash of color mixed in with all this neutral and I knew I had a few touches of blue that I could […]

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Where to Start When You’re Sure A Space Is Hopeless

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When we bought this house there was a little glimmer of hope for an office. But it was so small that I didn’t even mention it here for almost six months. This cold, dirtly little back room attached to the World’s Worst Barn felt entirely hopeless especially knowing that our house and land all desperately […]

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When Your Sister Is Coming

better to do something imperfectly than nothing perfectly

My sister unexpectedly got to spend the night last night. And it was just the push I needed to take 30 minutes before she arrived to get the newly located guest room from this…. Pin It

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Moving My Sofas, Cowhide Rugs, & Other Family Room Changes

cowhide rug

Everyone wants to know why I moved my sofas. The number one answer is: because I am me.  And that’s what I do.  But I also have a real answer. This is what it looks like at 1:30 on a Tuesday. My husband is “doing the homeschooling” and this is the part where they are […]

Fall Mantel & Easy Fall Decorating Ideas

easy fall decorating ideas

This year I mixed naturals with hardware store metals from True Value.  IT. was. so. fun.  And took hardly any time. Pin It

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Gold Leafing

gold leaf

I’ve been wanting a little change in the dishes hanging above the window in our breakfast area…but what to do? After not kicking me off the internet for using their duct Tape instead of paint to make a diamond wall, ScotchBlue Brand asked me if I could come up with a project for their painters […]

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Creating A Teenage Boys Room By Shopping The House

teenage boy room makeover

I should have done this three years ago.

Using Plants in Your Home Part 5 :: Fairy Gardens, They Aren’t Just for Little Old Ladies

fairy garden

The Wee Garden Have you seen all the adorable miniature garden ideas?  Containers of some sort (wood boxes, planters, drawers, wheel barrows, bird baths…) hold a little scene full of tiny living plants along with little adornments like garden benches, hardscapes and paths.  They are absolutely enchanting for all ages and how fun to shop […]

An Arranged Marriage

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If you paint two pieces of furniture the same color and then put them next to each other, it’s kind of like you are joining them in holy matrimony. The yellow mirror in the office was just a temporary pop of color until I realized where I could really use a mirror. Here are the […]

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