Entryway Update: Built In Bookshelves

This is the next installment of the progress I've made in our garage entryway.  Phew--it's getting there, but all the things slow me down.  At least I'll beat my Christmas goal that I set in a moment of pessimism.  Oh, and am I the only one whose entire house goes to pot while working on a project? … [Read more...]

Back to Basics: How to Apply a Vinyl Decal

As you know, we're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not!).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 ideas … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Paint Horizontal Stripes On A Wall

We're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not necessarily know how).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 … [Read more...]

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}

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!

  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}

      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

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

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

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...]

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