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}

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 Paint Upholstery Fabric and Completely Transform a Chair!

fabric paint chair how to upholstery

I had something else planned to show you today, but this awesome weekend project got bumped to the top of the list because I just love how it turned out.  I scored a great old chair at the Salvation Army on Friday (it had great bones, as they say), and spent the weekend painting it and making it … [Read more...]

Paint Color Selections for Our New House

Paint colors at 11 Magnolia Lane

A few weeks ago on Facebook, I posted a desperate plea for help along with this picture, and many of you responded: I was surrounded by about 50 of my favorite paint colors, and I couldn't use them all. You see, we've decided to live on the Army post when we move to Savannah.  I tried (SO hard!) … [Read more...]

Announcements and Entertainment Center Remake

chalk paint makeover mkd

Hello! First of all, what a week last week. Christy completely surprised me with her sweet post on my birthday. I was at Terry's enjoying the champagne breakfast she hosted for me when I saw a facebook comment about it on my phone. My husband and I read it together a bit later, I was definitely … [Read more...]

The Paint Colors at 11 Magnolia Lane

paint colors post marked

We frequently get emails asking what paint colors we've used in various rooms in our homes so I thought I would pull them together in one post for everyone's reference. Choosing paint colors is tricky, and it's always helpful to see how the colors look in someone's home first. We haven't always … [Read more...]

My Dining Room Table & Chairs–Painted White

White painted dining room table and chairs at 11 Magnolia Lane

You all are stuck with me {Christy} for a few days, since Terry just had her baby boy on Saturday {CONGRATULATIONS!}, and Amy moved this weekend and is removing wallpaper borders, painting and unpacking {maybe we should all say a quick prayer for her?!}.  I just sent my beloved aunt and uncle on … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Paint Dog Food Container

Chalkboard paint dog food tin from 11 Magnolia Lane

  I'm sure you've noticed I've been doing quite a few pet-related posts lately, because we're now up to two dogs, a geriatric cat, and a hamster.  There has to be a system in place, or chaos (and animal hair) reigns! I saw the cutest idea on Pinterest, by TidyMom, and knew I'd have to try it. … [Read more...]

Dutch Boy Paints & Master Bedroom Makeover {sneak peek}


Several months ago Dutch Boy paints asked us girls to give their new line of Refresh Paint a try.  I was the one with a big project--my master bedroom makeover was on the horizon--so I was the lucky one to get two gallons of Dutch Boy paint to use. Our bedroom is large, so large I let the paint … [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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