Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

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Hi and happy Fall! My friend Sarah is hosting a Fall mantel decorating link party at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so I had some fun playing around with our’s a little yesterday afternoon. Because I do these seasonally (and I love a low-dough design challenge!), I made it my mission to pull things together on […]

DIY Hanging Dish Towels

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It’s no secret: I love dish towels…especially if they have loops that you can hang them from! I was inspired by a dish towel project on The Purl Bee, and had some fun creating some ribbon-trimmed dish towels of my own yesterday: I started with two towels and a gray and white-dotted napkin from Target: […]

DIY Concrete Art

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We’ve still got a few construction projects to complete over at our friend Keith’s house, but I got a little antsy for accessories, and decided to create a sculpture *sort of* like the one sitting to the left of the number “4” in my inspiration photo: I started with a lime green piece of decor […]

DIY Sign

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It’s been a busy summer so far, but I’m excited to get back to work on Keith’s living room makeover next weekend! If you’re just tuning in, here’s a look at Keith’s ‘before’ photo: …and here’s the inspiration photo I put together using Photoshop: Keith is a firefighter at station #7, so I decided to make […]

DIY Magazine Holder

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Remember that wooden orchard ladder we had propped against the wall in the reading room in our old house? And remember that black wire basket we used in my Mom’s guest bedroom makeover a while back? Well, my Mom gave me the basket at one point or another (we’re both chronic switcher-uppers, ha!), and there’s this little […]

Young House Love

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I finished up the my part of the traveling art project this weekend, so I’m sending it on to the next blogger that’s participating. If you’re a DIY blog reader- you’ll probably recognize her name: And speaking of the Petersiks… Have you seen the book they released last Fall? Like their blog, it’s called Young […]

DIY Shades

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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the white shutters we got from our Facebook friend, Toney… In that post, I mentioned that we were still trying to figure out what to replace the temporary paper shades on the upper half of our windows with. They’re okay for now, but they’re a pain in […]

House Numbers

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I really enjoy looking at blogger’s adoption timelines to see how everything went for them, time-wise. And since I’ve had a few requests to share more information about each step of our adoption process, I just wanted to quickly mention that I’m planning to create a separate page on our blog for anyone who would […]

Our Shutter Gray Secretary

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Our good friend, Rhoda is hosting a Christmas vignette link party over at Southern Hospitality today, so I thought I’d blog about the Christmas-y touches I added to our newly-painted secretary. Here it is “before”… …and here it is now! As for the secretary itself, I ended up using Miss Mustard Seed‘s “Shutter Gray” milk […]

Christmas Craft

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It’s Christmas craft day over at Kate’s blog (Centsational Girl), so I thought I’d share a little bit more about the easy-peasy, DIY sailboat project I made the other day. Like I mentioned in our Christmas mantel post, we live next to a lake now, so I thought I’d have some fun shooting today’s photos […]

Christmas Decorating Inspiration

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This week was made for walking. Temp’s have been just right, and Fall and Winter have become the best of friends around here… Yellows and oranges… …meet reds and greens… …and they all make me feel so thankful and inspired. And speaking of inspiration- we’re looking forward to kicking off our Holiday Home link parties […]

DIY Halloween Pumpkins

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Our friend Sarah is hosting a “easy fall decor” link party over at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so we thought we’d link up a few DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas. Click on the links below if you’d like to read our step-by-steps! 1. Parsnip and Carrot-Nosed Pumpkin Characters 2. How To Make Glittered Pumpkins 3. How To Make A […]

DIY Halloween Projects

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Kev and I had fun creating some DIY Halloween projects for HGTV.com this year, and since Rhoda’s “outdoor ideas” link party kicks off today, we thought we’d blog about them here today. They were super simple to put together and if you’d like to see how we made them, just click on the links below to head […]

Fall Decorating Ideas

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Greetings! We thought we’d post a few fun, fall table decorating ideas here today to remind everyone about the fall table ideas link party we’re hosting here tomorrow. If you’ve blogged, or are planning to blog about any fall-inspired table top ideas at your place, we’d love to see them at the link up this […]

Table Redo

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I love a fun table redo, so Kev and I set out to find an inexpensive side table we could use in a room we’re helping decorate right now. We hit our favorite flea markets the other day, and ended up bringing home this wiggly-wobbly one: The dimensions were just right, and since it was […]