11 Magnolia Lane in Print: Upstyle Your Furniture

Upstyle Your Furniture | Stephanie Jones

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

Eclectic and colorful living room decor | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

Favorite paint projects | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

DIY Greek Key Overlay on IKEA Dresser | 11 Magnolia Lane

**UPDATE:  Be sure to vote for my project {here}--pretty please--since the winner of this challenge wins $500.  That's right, 500 smackeroos, just in time for Christmas shopping!  You can vote once a day, and, if you vote, you'll be entered to win another HomeRight FinishMax Pro.  Fun!** As you … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Cane Bench

Black cane bench with dalmation print seat and gold nail head trim | 11 Magnolia Lane

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

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...]

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!

Fabric painted chair

  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...]

Our New White Bed (And Our Master Bedroom)

master bedroom with chandelier

Happy New Year's Eve!  If you're like me, December has gone by in a big blur--I can hardly believe it's almost time to take down all the Christmas decorations and start organizing my house and exercising (yes, I do all the same stuff in January that everyone else does! :).  I didn't do much around … [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...]

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