More Moving Tips (From a Military Spouse)


  Amy wrote a super post a couple of years ago full of great tips and tricks to make moving as painless as possible.  You can read it {here}; it's still one of our most-read posts.  Be sure to read the comments, too, as our readers left some great ideas to help everyone out. Well, … [Read more...]

How to Tie a Perfect Bow {Video Tutorial}

Aqua blue and grey baby sleeping sign | 11 Magnolia Lane

I've gotten more than a few requests for a tutorial on how I tie my bows; this is definitely an area where a video explains things so much more easily than simple text. Using this tutorial, your bows will look like this:   and this: (click on the photo if you'd like to read … [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...]

How to ‘Antique’ a Mirror {with Silver Leaf}

mirror bed

      I picked up this pretty little mirror last Fall at an auction. I originally intended on incorporating it in some way in my daughter's room due to its charming size. But, things happen and it has a new life now. Here is the "Before"...       You can … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Hang an Antique or Vintage Window for Wall Display

how to hang a vintage antique window for display

I've had a few emails asking about the best way to hang old windows for display.  Since I have one on my front porch and used to have one in my laundry room, I've had some practice figuring out the best way to hang these old pieces! My windows are from the Nashville flea market, and I paid a … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeovers & Tips

chalk paint makeovers marked

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...]

How to Remove Vinyl from Walls and Doors

How to Remove Vinyl from Walls and Doors

Remember for awhile there, when everyone was putting big, long sayings on their walls?  Bible verses and cute phrases like "Always Kiss Me Goodnight," and "Happily Ever After?"  I had one on my kids' bathroom wall reminding them to Brush, Rinse, Flush, Floss, and a few other things--now THAT was … [Read more...]

Paint Technique Tutorial: How to Paint Harlequin Diamonds–Closet Redo Part 3

Harlequin diamond paint tutorial

I posted last month on my closet redo, and then followed up with a post on how I organized my shoe boxes with plastic bins and chalkboard labels {here}.  I promised a tutorial about how I painted the harlequin diamonds on my wall, and this is it.  Sorry for the slight delay--Fall and Halloween posts … [Read more...]

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