Restoring My Daughter’s Vintage Painted Desk

This post is sponsored by Elmer's.  All opinions are 100% my own.  See our full disclosure policy {here}. If you're a regular follower, then you know that we had a pretty terrible move from Georgia to North Carolina this summer {read the saga here}.  We've almost finished the claims process, and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Update and Inexpensive Bar/Counter Stool Round Up

  Before I begin, we often write our posts ahead of time as is the case with this one, so it seems somewhat frivolous to press "publish" this AM on this post without mentioning September 11th. This day still haunts me like I am sure it does many of you. I try to explain what happened to my … [Read more...]

Grey Greek Key Footstool

I'm going to have a hard time topping Amy's beautiful home office update from a few days ago--wasn't it great?  You can see it {here} if you missed it earlier. My projects have slowed down a bit since we're moving in less than 3 months, but I am working on one last update in our master bathroom. … [Read more...]

11 Magnolia Lane in Print: Upstyle Your Furniture

If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, then you might already know about this, but our latest print feature is out, and this time it's a BOOK!   For some reason, that seems like the real deal to me. :) We were contacted last fall by Stephanie Jones, of Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, … [Read more...]

Updated Decor in Our Living Room

I'm not sure why I feel like it should be spring the second I'm done taking the Christmas decorations down--heaven knows, it's cold enough outside that I should know better!  But I still felt like giving the living room a few touches to make it feel brighter and more cheerful.  Maybe it's just a … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Furniture and DIY Projects

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...]

IKEA Dresser Hack: DIY Gold Greek Key Furniture Overlay

As you guys know, I am a Home Right Brand Ambassador, so every month I get to write about a HomeRight product and offer you guys an awesome giveaway (and yes, there's a giveaway at the bottom of this post, too!--GIVEAWAY ENDED). We mixed things up a bit this month, though.  HomeRight decided to … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Cane Bench

The alternate title of this post could be, "How My FinishMax Pro Paint Sprayer Changed How I Paint."  I've painted cane before--with a brush--and it's no fun.  {These} pretty cane chairs are an example.  Stay tuned at the end of this post, since we're giving away a FinishMax Pro to one lucky reader … [Read more...]

How to Paint Upholstery Fabric–Black Velvet 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...]

Our New Home: Living Room Progress and New Built-Ins

I haven't shown you many pictures of our new living room yet, because I haven't been happy with how it looks.  That's kind of a bummer, since this is the room that we use the most, with the exception of the kitchen. But, after our trip to Atlanta last weekend for the Haven Conference (read about … [Read more...]

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