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...]

Professional Tips for Hosting a Budget Savvy DIY Wedding

Photo's Courtesy of Kristen Gardner

I have been writing and re-writing this post inside my head for over a month now because I am beyond excited to finally share my thoughts on how to host a budget friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) event.  DIY weddings are all over the internet these days; many of those tips may be DIY, but they are not … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair!

fabric paint chair how to upholstery

I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out.  I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it … [Read more...]

Our New Home: Master Bathroom~Monogramming the Giant Mirror!

monogram on bathroom mirror

I've been working on random decorating projects around our house over the holiday weekend.  We've been here in Savannah for almost six weeks, and we've made such progress.  Or, rather, I've made such progress--hubby bowed out after about a week to go overseas (something about fighting a war).  He'll … [Read more...]

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

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...]

4th of July Centerpiece {Guest Post}

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We were recently virtually introduced to Val the Craft Gal via a mutual friend {Thanks Megan!} and I was totally WOWED by her creativity. I was so happy she agreed to stop by Magnolia Lane to share her very fun 4th of July centerpiece just in time for the holiday. Take it away, Val! Hi I'm … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeovers & Tips

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I am back today with the "finals" of the furniture makeovers I shared HERE. I have had several projects going, and have been bouncing back and forth among them trying to get them all done! I am truly mad about this first cabinet. In fact, I keep trying to decide if I actually want to sell it as … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Drum Lamp Shade

Burlap covered drum lampshade at 11 Magnolia Lane

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...]

DIY Fabric-Covered Jewelry Display Board

DIY Jewelry Board at 11 Magnolia Lane

About a month ago, I snagged a gorgeous frame at Goodwill for $3.  As often happens with thrift store scores, it sat in my garage for awhile because I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it. My daughter, Annabelle, and I were in Target last week (this happens far more often than I'd like … [Read more...]

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