How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack

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How to Build a Wall Mounted Plate Rack Now that the school year is ending, there's a little more free time in my days to tackle some easy DIY projects around the house.  Because we've been blogging forever (OK, about eight years) and have lived in so many different houses, we've got tons of project … [Read more...]

Entryway Update: Built In Bookshelves

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This is the next installment of the progress I've made in our garage entryway.  Phew--it's getting there, but all the things slow me down.  At least I'll beat my Christmas goal that I set in a moment of pessimism.  Oh, and am I the only one whose entire house goes to pot while working on a project? … [Read more...]

Back to Basics: How to Apply a Vinyl Decal

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As you know, we're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not!).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 ideas … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Paint Horizontal Stripes On A Wall

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We're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not necessarily know how).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 … [Read more...]

More Moving Tips (From a Military Spouse)

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  Amy wrote a super post a couple of years ago full of great tips and tricks to make moving as painless as possible.  You can read it {here}; it's still one of our most-read posts.  Be sure to read the comments, too, as our readers left some great ideas to help everyone out. Well, … [Read more...]

How to Tie a Perfect Bow {Video Tutorial}

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I've gotten more than a few requests for a tutorial on how I tie my bows; this is definitely an area where a video explains things so much more easily than simple text. Using this tutorial, your bows will look like this:   and this: (click on the photo if you'd like to read … [Read more...]

Follow~Up on My Painted Chair Tutorial: Your Questions and My Answers!

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  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}

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      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 Hang an Antique or Vintage Window for Wall Display

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I've had a few emails asking about the best way to hang old windows for display.  Since I have one on my front porch and used to have one in my laundry room, I've had some practice figuring out the best way to hang these old pieces! My windows are from the Nashville flea market, and I paid a … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeovers & Tips

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Over the years we have painted many, many pieces of furniture. Many with chalk paint, but some with regular latex paint. We've learned a lot about the best techniques to use to get the best possible results. We have also used most of the different brands of chalk/milk paint so read on to see the … [Read more...]

How to Remove Vinyl from Walls and Doors

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Remember for awhile there, when everyone was putting big, long sayings on their walls?  Bible verses and cute phrases like "Always Kiss Me Goodnight," and "Happily Ever After?"  I had one on my kids' bathroom wall reminding them to Brush, Rinse, Flush, Floss, and a few other things--now THAT was … [Read more...]

Paint Technique Tutorial: How to Paint Harlequin Diamonds–Closet Redo Part 3

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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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