DIY Built-In Wall Shelves Using Billy Bookcases {Ikea Hack}

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    Today I am sharing a project that I am SO excited about, it's by far my favorite DIY project to date. These bookshelves! I know we aren't the first to take IKEA bookcases and build them into custom-esque bookcases but I look at these and can't believe they are in my … [Read more...]

Amy’s New Home Tour

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After almost a year of updating to make this home feel like ours I have finally pulled everything together into the requisite "Home Tour".  You can see all the befores and the list of our plans in this post Our New Home: The Befores and our previous coastal lakefront home near the Virginia coast … [Read more...]

How to Make a No-Sew DIY Window Valance From Canvas Dropcloths

How to Make a No-Sew DIY Window Valance From Canvas Dropcloths | 11 Magnolia Lane

This is one of those tutorials that I almost didn't think needed to be explained because it's so easy (that's a good thing, right?!), but I have gotten dozens and dozens of requests for it, so here goes! When we redid our Nashville kitchen, I used canvas painters' dropcloths to make the window … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Tutorial: Adding Trim Around a Giant Mirror (For Renters!)

Easy DIY for Renters: Trim a Giant Mirror | 11 Magnolia Lane

This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are 100% mine. I wanted to show you what I did yesterday afternoon--which means this is a FAST project!  Also, since this is a post that is sponsored by HomeRight, that means you need to read through to the end, because there's a giveaway waiting … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Furniture and DIY Projects

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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!

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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

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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...]

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