Our New Blinds & Shades from Budget Blinds

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This post was sponsored by Budget Blinds, all opinions are my own.    I was thrilled this spring to have the opportunity to work with Budget Blinds for new custom drapes and Lutron shades for our living room. This is the main living space in our new home, and it is visible from all … [Read more...]

From the Archives: Our Easiest, Affordable Home Projects

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Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! One of the things Christy and I discussed while we were together this summer is that we have so many posts now in our archives, having been at this blogging thing for almost 8 years now {seriously?}, so many of our projects have been lost in the pile-- so to … [Read more...]

Easy Greek-Key Trimmed Curtains

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I am just popping in today to show off a quick and easy project--the best kind! I have been moving curtains around as you saw in my Dining Room post. I wanted to share how I updated a simple set from IKEA with greek key trim for our front room. ,The Greek key pattern is all the rage but it can be … [Read more...]

How to Make a No-Sew DIY Window Valance From Canvas Dropcloths

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This is one of those tutorials that I almost didn't think needed to be explained because it's so easy (that's a good thing, right?!), but I have gotten dozens and dozens of requests for it, so here goes! When we redid our Nashville kitchen, I used canvas painters' dropcloths to make the window … [Read more...]

Update on My “DIY Screened Porch” Sheer Curtains–18 months later

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If you've been following us for any amount of time, you know that I love the look of sheer white curtains on my back porch.  I first added them to our screened porch at our Tennessee house: And then I created a "DIY screened porch" on our back porch in our Savannah home: We actually used those … [Read more...]

THE REVEAL–ONE ROOM CHALLENGE!

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    After six weeks my office makeover is done and today is the "big REVEAL"--woo hoo! I am not going to write much--mostly just share the pictures of the "After" of the room. If you have been following along on my six week One Room Challenge endeavor to make our Master Bedroom … [Read more...]

Breakfast Room Reveal

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  I am making progress in our new house and today am showing off the Breakfast Room off our Kitchen. This is  currently my favorite space in the house and pretty much where you can find me day-in, day-out.  Despite having an office upstairs (albeit one that needs work), I find myself camped … [Read more...]

DIY Industrial Curtain Rod From Galvanized Pipe Fittings

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I've been working on my son's room--he'll turn 13 in a few weeks and his room needed an update so it looked more like a teen boy's room and less like a little kid's room.  If you want to see how it's looked for the past four or five years, you can see it {here}, although that's two houses ago!  I'll … [Read more...]

How to Use Canvas Painters’ Drop Cloths to Decorate–Everywhere!

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  I was showing a neighbor through our house the other day, and it seemed like in almost every single room I mentioned, "...and I made that with canvas painters' drop cloths."    Then I thought about it later and realized that I'd written a post on almost every one of those projects; you can … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make a No-Sew DIY Burlap Window Valance

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Last Thursday, I had had ENOUGH of my bare kitchen windows, and I decided to do my usual--figure out something fast, cheap, and easy using what I already had in the house.  I had a ton of burlap left over from some party decorations, and twine, but I only had one curtain rod.  There are two windows … [Read more...]

Our New Home–Back Porch

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I guess this is "porch week" at 11 Magnolia Lane.  Amy showed you her screened porch on Wednesday, and I'm showing you our back porch today. Many of you know that we moved from Nashville, TN, to Savannah, GA this summer.  In fact, our household goods were delivered exactly sixteen days ago.  I … [Read more...]

Dining Room Update–Painted Curtains

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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...]

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