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 […]

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How to Paint Cabinets:: For Imperfectionists

Dream kitchen with painted cabs One of the things I get asked most often is “can you tell me step by step how to paint my cabinets?” um. I have successfully avoided answering this question here for 18 months. And I’m finally comfortable with sharing how I paint my cabs. It’s not perfect and Better […]

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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 […]

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Best Yard Sale Find

Y’all, I’m so excited about this I can hardly stand it! Remember that chandelier that Angela and I {by I, I mean pretty much Angela} found at a yard sale the other day? Remember she paid $20 for it? REMEMBER? Remember how it was haphazardly thrown in the back of my car? Apparently, this fixture […]

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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 […]

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Lampapalooza

Remember how we started talking about using lamps in our home? Remember how I had big plans to show you my lamps, talk about buying lamps, sizes of lamp shades, lamp height and whether or not you need to coordinate lamps? ‘Member that? Then we found out we had to move and my mind turned […]

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Like a Box of Chocolates

Yet another lovely birdcage for the bird I’ll never have. $10 I’m well aware that telling you all about my yard sale finds is akin to me telling you all about a dream I had two weeks ago. No one cares, it’s just meaningless nonsense that goes on and on and on and on… So, […]

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6 Ways to Identify a Decorating Perfectionist

Wow! You have found a hidden post! Lucky you! Wondering if you or someone you know might be suffering from Decorating Perfectionist-itis Affliction Inflammation Disease Disorder Syndrome {D-PAIDDS} {Pronounced D-paids} Here are the symptoms: 1. A Decorating Perfectionist {DP} Is constantly apologizing for their home and the things within it as soon as anyone steps […]

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Bird Watching

How I Furnished My House Without Spending A Ton @ Clover Lane The Cottage Project @ The Painted House Like that sliding door at The Painted House? Remodeling Guy tells us how to Use Wall Mounted Sliding Door Hardware to Change our Roomscape! Copy the Painted House and add some decorative hardware! Wall Paper Art […]

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Me Thinks

our next nest I have a feeling that the next 4 weeks are gonna be an awkward time for me and this blog. How do you write about your house when you are starting to pack it up? We are moving in 30 days and as you can imagine, I’m in no mood to write […]

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