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

Living room Ikea "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...]

Follow~Up on My Painted Chair Tutorial: Your Questions and My Answers!

painted-chair-after-long-001

  Remember this beautiful chair?  Well, the post on how I painted "her" and took her from frumpy to fabulous is still one of our top posts of all time, and I get comments and emailed questions virtually every day from people who want to undertake a similar project. I figured I'd answer your … [Read more...]

Painted, Fabric-Covered Dresser: Update on the Finished Project

Fabric covered dresser at 11 Magnolia Lane

If you read {this} post, you saw that I was working on a fabric-covered dresser that I plan to put in my daughter's walk-in closet when we move.  The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and one of the other three bedrooms does, too.  She talked my son into signing a contract that gave her sole and … [Read more...]

Furniture projects in progress…

mirror done

Hi! Its pretty crazy around here, its finally the last week of school here and we have a new puppy {you can see her on our facebook page}...on top of that the stomach flu is making our way through our house. Such fun! So there you have my excuse for why I am posting the "in progress" rather then … [Read more...]

Spring Lucketts Recap

lucketts sign

This post was written yesterday before news of Oklahoma came in, our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to all who were impacted by the storms yesterday. I know it's not really that much fun to read about a place you probably won't ever visit, so for those of you who live far from the Virginia, I … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Bench Gets a Paint Makeover

Thrift store bench redo--after

I'm taking a detour from my series on my daughter's room because I've been out of town the past two weeks and haven't had a chance to do much in there.  Plus, after I was away last week while she was at home, there's NO part of her room that looks tidy enough to photograph!  Next week! :) I … [Read more...]

Drab Desk turns into a Fab Find

painted desk for boy's room

I must confess, I am a bargain hunter. I hate to pay full price for anything, especially costly furniture. Since buying our home three years ago, I have slowly begun collecting pieces of furniture and decorating it inch by inch to turn my house into my dream home. I find inspiration everywhere and … [Read more...]

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