Holiday Open House Series ~ Terry’s House

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...]

Shopping Auctions, A Bargain Bed Makeover & The Easiest Bedskirt Ever

After our last move, our oldest son was really in need a bedroom makeover. After all, at almost 12 he's not "little" anymore, but his room hadn't caught up with him. And, since his new room doubles as a guest room on the rare occasion when we have friends in town, I wanted the room to be a bit more … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make a No-Sew DIY Burlap Window Valance

Last Thursday, I had had ENOUGH of my bare kitchen windows, and I decided to do my usual--figure out something fast, cheap, and easy using what I already had in the house.  I had a ton of burlap left over from some party decorations, and twine, but I only had one curtain rod.  There are two windows … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Drum Lamp Shade

I love to find old lamps at thrift stores, and last year, when I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Michigan, we found this pretty cut glass/crystal lamp base: We were at one of my favorite thrift stores, in a sweet little small town near my aunt and uncle's sweet little small town (can you … [Read more...]

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