How to ‘Antique’ a Mirror {with Silver Leaf}

mirror bed

      I picked up this pretty little mirror last Fall at an auction. I originally intended on incorporating it in some way in my daughter's room due to its charming size. But, things happen and it has a new life now. Here is the "Before"...       You can … [Read more...]

Our New White Bed (And Our Master Bedroom)

master bedroom with chandelier

Happy New Year's Eve!  If you're like me, December has gone by in a big blur--I can hardly believe it's almost time to take down all the Christmas decorations and start organizing my house and exercising (yes, I do all the same stuff in January that everyone else does! :).  I didn't do much around … [Read more...]

A new baby and a new house!

new baby

Here is a bit of what's been going on with the other two of us while Christy's been covering 11 Magnolia Lane over the last two weeks! She did a great job, of course :) She is now in the midst of preparing to move, and winding up the school year, so I told her I would jump back in and give everyone … [Read more...]

My Daughter’s Room–Updated {Yes, Again!} in Aqua Blue, Brown, and Pink

Tween Girl Bedroom at 11 Magnolia Lane

This post feels a bit like Groundhog Day, because this isn't the first time I've written a post on my daughter's room redo!  My daughter's style is constantly changing, and her room has changed along with it. In our historic house in North Carolina, her room was pinks and greens with tons of vintage … [Read more...]

{Amy’s} Updated House Tour

front-door-Amy-optimized1

One of the nicest parts of blogging is that I have a permanent record of all the houses I have {recently} lived in. Of course the reason I haven't shown every room in our current house is because every room hasn't been whipped into 'perfect' blog-worthy shape. However, I have done some updates and … [Read more...]

Hot Pink, Aqua Blue, & Light Green (Oh, My!) –My Daughter’s Room Reveal

Aqua and pink girls bedroom

  I've done three previous posts on my nine-year-old daughter's bedroom, as we updated her decor to reflect her ever-changing style (I'll link them below).  Today--finally--is the room reveal.  We didn't change that much, but it took weeks to get her room clean enough to photograph!  I know … [Read more...]

Turquoise, Pink, and Purple Bulletin Board

Big Girl Bedroom with New Custom Made Cork Board

My son's very best girl friend recently turned 7.  Hannah the Banana is a sweet girl near and dear to all of our hearts, especially my oldest son's.  They grew up together, born a couple months apart, and have been connected ever since.  It is such a sweet relationship, one that I hope never … [Read more...]

Iron Headboard Gets a Coat of {HOT} Pink Spray Paint

Hot pink wrought iron headboard

It took me awhile to work up the courage to do this project.  For some reason, I have absolutely no problem spray painting a piece of furniture that I buy on Craigslist, or at the thrift shop, or from a yard sale, but I freeze up when it's time to redo a piece that's been in my family for years.  I … [Read more...]

~Thrift Store Tray Gets a Bright Makeover~

Watermelon pink monogrammed breakfast in bed tray (thrift store up cycle)

A few months ago, I was making my usual weekly stop into Goodwill, when I came across the cutest breakfast in bed tray.  It was dark red and $5, which seemed expensive to me (for a thrift store, at least!) but I saw potential.  I debated painting it white or black, my usual colors, and using it in … [Read more...]

Carnival-Striped Side Table for My Big (Little) Girl’s Room

Pink, green, and aqua awning striped table

  My 8-almost-9-year-old's room is getting another facelift--not a huge redo, just a little tweaking.  When we moved to Nashville last summer, she told me she was done with the pink and green bedroom she had in our old house (below): Sigh.  I loved that room!  But, I understood that she … [Read more...]

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