Add Instant Curb Appeal with Faux Carriage Garage Doors

Faux Carriage Door Garage

  As much as I prefer to decorate the inside of my house, sometimes the outside needs a bit of love.  Adding curb appeal is so important and little touches can make a huge impact. Last winter I painted my front door black and white {click here if you missed it} and received so many … [Read more...]

Spray Paint Makes Everything Better {New Martini Bar}

Wine-Rack-Before-After1

Its no secret we shake up a few martinis around here {see HERE, HERE, and HERE if you are thirsty, or below.} {salted caramel martini recipe here} We have other areas where we tend to mix or serve drinks, but this little wine rack has been with my husband and me since our newlywed days. It's … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Finds–Just Add Paint

Thrift store statue from 11 Magnolia Lane

I'm writing this post because of my twelve-year old son.  The other day, as I was walking in the door from a particularly successful thrift store run, he looked at my fabulous finds and said, "Mom, sometimes the things you bring home from Goodwill scare me."  Hmmm, obviously he lacks my vision, but … [Read more...]

Ruler Growth Chart

chart done marked

While I am slowly starting the purging, organizing and packing process that proceeds a move, one project I had to complete prior to leaving our home was to make a portable growth chart. Soon after we moved in--it must have been all these plain white walls just calling out to me--we started … [Read more...]

Carnival-Striped Side Table for My Big (Little) Girl’s Room

Pink, green, and aqua awning striped table

  My 8-almost-9-year-old's room is getting another facelift--not a huge redo, just a little tweaking.  When we moved to Nashville last summer, she told me she was done with the pink and green bedroom she had in our old house (below): Sigh.  I loved that room!  But, I understood that she … [Read more...]

Easy Chalkboard Picture Frame & Vintage House Numbers Giveaway Winner!

diy chalkboard from thrift store picture frame

Happy Monday!  Well, maybe not so much...things are pretty busy around my house, and I've been fighting off a cold all weekend.  But, with a full week of homeschooling, swim team, karate, ballet, and piano, who has time to be sick?  :) Thanks to all of you who entered our giveaway for the awesome … [Read more...]

French Inspired Basket

French Numbered DIY Basket

  I try not to jump on any one decor bandwagon too much, but my decorating these days seems to be inspired by many similar French country themes...like burlap, white distressed furniture, galvanized metal, linen and lots of light. With that in mind, I am trying to eliminate some of the … [Read more...]

Outside Entertaining Rack

Baker's rack spray painted with a bright color and used as a bar during a party!

See the summer "Girls' Night Out" party I hosted using this drink bar on the porch {here}. This baker's rack has been sitting in my garage covered with junk for many years. I have even tried to give it away, but there weren't any takers (no surprise). It came to us from a "discount" store, we had … [Read more...]

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