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Favorite paint projects | 11 Magnolia Lane

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  We're having a wonderful time this week, hosting friends from Virginia Beach and in general NOT doing anything but having fun. But, next week is going to be the week when I take Christmas down and start organizing (sound familiar?) and getting the house back … [Read more...]

DIY Ribbon-Embellished Kids’ Towels and a Bath Time Gift

DIY Ribbon-Embellished Towels | 11 Magnolia Lane

If you read my earlier post about a Back to School Teacher Survival Kit {here}, then you know that I'm a fan of Target's up & up line as an affordable substitute for similar name brand items.   Today I'm back with a fun way to use their colorful and yummy-smelling 3-in-1 Body Wash line as … [Read more...]

How to DIY a Backyard Fire Pit {Easy Weekend Project}

How to DIY a backyard Fire Pit--under 4 hours and under $400.

  Today I am sharing our latest project--a backyard Fire Pit! My husband has been talking, scheming, researching and planning a Fire Pit for the backyard in our new house.  We made good use of the built-in Fire Pit in our last rental house, so he was pretty intent on recreating one … [Read more...]

Pretty Preppy Party–Month One!

Pretty Preppy Party Button

The time has come! It's finally time to launch our Pretty Preppy Party and we are SO glad you are here!   Your PPP hostesses have been busy getting their prep on! To kick things off, we are sharing our our Prettiest & Preppiest projects from the past month.  Sarah added some drama to her … [Read more...]

Starting This Month: Pretty Preppy Link Party

Pretty Preppy Party Blog Linky Party | 11 Magnolia Lane

Good morning!  I'm just stopping in quickly today to let you know about something new here at 11 Magnolia Lane that we are SO excited about! Starting later this month (Thursday, September 18th, to be exact), we will be hosting a monthly link party with four other blogs.  If you are a blogger, … [Read more...]

A Tour Through (Southern) Blogland

11 Magnolia Lane |Tour Through Blogland

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia asked us to participate in the Tour Through Blogland that's making the rounds right now, and of course we were happy to join the fun.   She's always been one of our favorites, and we're constantly amazed at how she combines beauty and thrift in everything … [Read more...]

DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Wall Calendar

Easy DIY Vinyl Chalkboard Wall Calendar | 11 Magnolia Lane

This is a repeat of a project that I first did two houses ago, and it worked so well for our family that I thought I'd do it again! I used peel and stick chalkboard wall decals in our North Carolina kitchen to track our week at a glance, and posted about it {here} and {here}.   In my ongoing … [Read more...]

DIY Thrift Store Gold Striped Vase

DIY Gold Striped Vase | 11 Magnolia Lane

This was a fun and easy project that I knocked out in ten minutes.  I have an entire shelf in my cupboard that's full of flower vases--some from arrangements that have been delivered, some from thrift stores.  I loved the square shape of this vase, but wanted to jazz it up a bit. I used … [Read more...]

How to Paint Upholstery Fabric–Black Velvet Chair

Black velvet painted chair

If you're a regular here, then you've seen that I'm working on updating our living room, with a palette of black, white, gold, coral pink, and a little teal green/blue.  Doesn't that sound like a wild color combination?!  I promise, it's going to work!  Here's a sneak peek: You can see pictures … [Read more...]

Bench Turned Kitchen Table Banquette

Black and White Bench Seat

  My kitchen and family room are separated by a half wall.  I have been dreaming of building a custom banquette off that half wall for a long time, but it never seemed to make it onto my to-do list.  I think I have been stalling because even though I liked the idea of a permanent fixture … [Read more...]

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