Holiday Open House Series ~ Terry’s House

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Wow! What a week and a half we have had at 11 Magnolia Lane.  I'd like to thank all the amazing bloggers who have shared their beautiful homes and creative ideas- I'm inspired!  I also want to thank Amy and Christy for all the long hours they have been put in these past two weeks. They are two … [Read more...]

Shopping Auctions, A Bargain Bed Makeover & The Easiest Bedskirt Ever

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After our last move, our oldest son was really in need a bedroom makeover. After all, at almost 12 he's not "little" anymore, but his room hadn't caught up with him. And, since his new room doubles as a guest room on the rare occasion when we have friends in town, I wanted the room to be a bit more … [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...]

DIY Burlap Drum Lamp Shade

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I love to find old lamps at thrift stores, and last year, when I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Michigan, we found this pretty cut glass/crystal lamp base: We were at one of my favorite thrift stores, in a sweet little small town near my aunt and uncle's sweet little small town (can you … [Read more...]

Burlap & Bling Embellished Mason Jars

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Hey everyone!  I am hard at work this week sprucing up my screen porch {the before is HERE} so while I scrub, sew pillows and fluff out there I am popping in with a quick easy mason jar project. I recently saw something similar to this for sale in a store for the ghastly sum of $20 a jar, of … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch in Greens and Burlap

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At some point, I should publish a list of all my front porch posts, because there are quite a few.  I LOVE to change things up on the porch for different holidays and seasons.  After taking down my Valentine's wreath after that holiday, it was time to decorate a porch in a way that would take me … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover {BM Revere Pewter Paint}

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It's been 5 years in the making but every room on the main level of my house is finally painted- YAHOO!!!  This is such a huge victory for me as I really hate painting.  Well, that may not be entirely true as what I really hate is the prepping and taping.  I know there are million gadgets out there … [Read more...]

DIY Ruffled Burlap/Ticking Tree Skirt

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  One of my most treasured wedding gifts was from my Grandmother.  She made my new husband and I our very first holiday decorations.  It was such a clever gift since we were young and just starting out.  We really didn't have holiday decor, certainly nothing that matched. But, as the years … [Read more...]

Decorating the Front Porch for Fall and Thanksgiving

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Good morning!  Let me start by giving a shout-out (and a HUGE thank you) to Kelly at Eclectically Vintage for featuring my old North Carolina house in her Exceptionally Eclectic series today.  Looking at her gorgeous home, and the others she's featured in the past, I am officially in tall cotton!!  … [Read more...]

Numbered Seat Cushions for My Chairs

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Recently, I realized it was time to recover my great-grandmother's set of four ladderback chairs.  I inherited these girls from my parents in 2002, along with the Queen Anne-style square table that my mom and her "cronies" played bridge at.  I think the set lasted about two years under my roof … [Read more...]

Dressing Up my Front Table with Fall Decor

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I do love Fall, and Saturday was the first day of autumn so it's officially here!  I love when it's cold enough that I can sleep with the windows open at night, although my husband and I are still working through some temperature control issues that remain the most serious threat to our continued … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Burlap Tote Bag Giveaway Winner AND Sneak Peak at My Pantry Reveal

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We enjoyed an early worship service, followed by dinner and an egg hunt with dear friends.  My hubby even managed to see the end of the Masters in his recliner--a perfect day all around! Amy and I appreciate all the nice compliments on our Home Tours, if you … [Read more...]

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