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

First, if you haven't entered our giveaway for the gold iron-on monogram, then click {here} to enter.  Our $100 Visa gift card giveaway is {here}. 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 … [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...]

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

**UPDATE:  By popular request, you can purchase this monogram in our Etsy shop {here}** 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 … [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...]

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