Kitchen Table Makeover Using Personalized Chevron Vinyl Decal

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When my husband and I moved into our current home 6 years ago we tripled our square footage.  We were really excited to finally have some "room to grow" but we had no budget to furnish all the extra space.  Lucky for us, my mother-in-law is quite thrifty and always finds great deals.  She graciously … [Read more...]

Holiday Open House Series ~ Terry’s House

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Wow! What a week and a half we have had at 11 Magnolia Lane.  I'd like to thank all the amazing bloggers who have shared their beautiful homes and creative ideas- I'm inspired!  I also want to thank Amy and Christy for all the long hours they have been put in these past two weeks. They are two … [Read more...]

Office Space

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  A few months ago one of those exciting emails popped into our email shortly after I shared this post on my chair makeover(s). An editor from a magazine was asking for more pictures of my office and could she maybe submit it for possible inclusion in a specialty shelter publication? I was … [Read more...]

Easy Decoupaged Light Switch and Outlet Covers

Decoupaged Light Switch and Outlet Covers

This is another project that's almost so easy that you don't need a tutorial, but come to think of it, that's my favorite kind!  But it's a fast, cheap, and easy way to add a bit of interest to your rooms. This project was born out of necessity, because I needed to cover a flaw in my powder room … [Read more...]

My Black and White Halloween Tablescape

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  October is finally here!  My boys and I have been decorating the house all week as we all get very excited for Halloween.  My children really want to make the house as spooky as possible for All Hallows Eve this year.  My oldest son, Gavin, has been placing spider webs around the perimeter … [Read more...]

Creating a Crafty DIY Silhouette–Easy Tutorial

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    I have wanted to get professional silhouettes done of both my boys for years, but I have simply not had the time or money.  I know that they are not difficult to do, yet I wasn't sure that I would do my sweet boys justice.  I also wanted to have something that would last … [Read more...]

New Gallery Wall

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My plan has been to create a Gallery Wall in my foyer since I first saw this open staircase in our new home. After all, what kind of home blogger would I be without a gallery wall? Just throw in some chevron, some chalk paint and some drop cloth curtains and my home is complete, right? But I … [Read more...]

Get Organized~~Simple Decoupaged Bulletin Board!

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  I've been saving this project for awhile and it seems perfect for summer.  In some ways, summer is even busier than the school year for us, because we have no set schedule and it seems like we spend a lot of time away from home on various vacations and trips to visit family (not that I'm … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Chairs

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Hello! It's finally feeling like summer vacation around here...my kids are out of school and we just finished two great (but tiring) weeks of VBS so I am finally, after a long break, getting back to some DIY projects around the house. Today I am sharing two chair makeovers I recently completed. I … [Read more...]

Home Office and Learning Center Progress

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A few months ago, the ladies here at 11 Magnolia Lane shared our home goals for 2012.  One of my goals was to turn a portion of our basement into an office for me and an educational center for my children.    I am thrilled to say, our office has been designed and installed so now it is time to … [Read more...]

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