Our New Home~Dining Room in Gray and White

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We're slowly making our way through the home tour of our Savannah house.  You've already seen the front porch, the back porch, my daughter's bathroom, the front entryway, and the laundry room.  That's not bad considering it hasn't even been two months since we moved! On the agenda today is the … [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...]

Painted Tile Backsplash in My Kitchen–A Year Later

Painted tile backsplash in kitchen at 11 Magnolia Lane

  If you're like me, sometimes you wonder how projects hold up over time.  Remember in late 2011, when I decided to paint my ceramic tile kitchen backsplash on a whim?  My reasoning was that it was going to be torn down and replaced anyway, so why not try to paint it first?  I had nothing to … [Read more...]

Dining Room Update–Painted Curtains

Striped painted window treatments at 11 Magnolia Lane

I posted on my dining room back in October {read that post HERE}.  It's the first room you see when you walk into my house, and it was my least favorite.  I couldn't allow that to happen!  So, I sold the rug and window treatments on Craigslist, painted, hung open shelving, turned two art prints into … [Read more...]

Progress in My Dining Room–Open Shelving and Chevrons!

Dining room with open shelving

  I've been working on my dining room over the past few weeks.  It's the first room you see when you enter our home, and it's always been my least favorite.  I had two goals:  to make it more welcoming and casual.  Right now, we only use our dining room two or three times a year, and I'm … [Read more...]

Stair Redo with Painted Treads and Beadboard Risers

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Because I have my entire powder room ripped apart right now and it's nowhere near ready to show you yet, today I'm sharing a project done by good friends who we met when we lived in Virginia Beach--Steve and Robyn.  Despite several moves (all on our side :) ) our families have remained close, and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Redo Reveal–From Darkness to Light!

Ahhh, much better!

**If you're visiting us from my guest post on The DIY Showoff, then welcome!  Thanks, Roeshel, for featuring my kitchen and laundry rooms on your blog today.  If you're a Magnolia Lane follower and haven't checked out DIY Showoff yet, then you're in for a real treat.** So, I finished this project … [Read more...]

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