DIY Upcycled Cane Bench

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The alternate title of this post could be, "How My FinishMax Pro Paint Sprayer Changed How I Paint."  I've painted cane before--with a brush--and it's no fun.  {These} pretty cane chairs are an example.  Stay tuned at the end of this post, since we're giving away a FinishMax Pro to one lucky reader … [Read more...]

Hot Pink, Aqua Blue, & Light Green (Oh, My!) –My Daughter’s Room Reveal

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  I've done three previous posts on my nine-year-old daughter's bedroom, as we updated her decor to reflect her ever-changing style (I'll link them below).  Today--finally--is the room reveal.  We didn't change that much, but it took weeks to get her room clean enough to photograph!  I know … [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...]

The Kitchen Photoshoot is in the Can!

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Woohoo!  It's done--except for waiting for the issue to come out.  The team from Better Homes & Gardens Real-Life Kitchens & Baths Magazine (say that five times, fast!) descended on Nashville last week and, after shooting some fabulous, high-end spaces, they came to my humble abode.  So what … [Read more...]

New “Fearless” Series at 11 Magnolia Lane!

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We've had such a great response from Terry's healthy eating/meal planning In the Kitchen series, that we've decided to introduce a second series here at 11 Magnolia Lane.   We're going to call it, simply, "Fearless," and it will showcase the absolutely-not-afraid projects of a variety of guest … [Read more...]

Kids’ Learning Center Reveal

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I am so excited to reveal our Kids' Learning Center as "Part 1" of my Basement Office/Kids' Learning Center/Craft Station Makeover.  As some of  you may recall, the gals at 11 Magnolia Lane listed out our 2012 Home Goals earlier this year and I am thrilled to mark this off the list.   I guess I … [Read more...]

BIG BIG News {!}, Plus My Pantry Redo Reveal

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***The BIG, BIG news first, because I can't stand not to tell you right away--my kitchen redo is going to be featured in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  Their Real-Life Kitchens & Baths magazine comes out seasonally, and one of their editors contacted me about including my kitchen in an … [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...]

My Master Bedroom & Sitting Room (aka the office!) Redo Reveal

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This has been a long time coming--I've actually had the room painted since January, as this was high on my list of home improvement goals for 2012, but I just didn't have time to decorate the room because I kept getting derailed by, well, life! We're fortunate to have a really large master suite … [Read more...]

Master Bathroom Reveal–Finally!

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I kicked it into gear right around Christmas and got to work on the master bathroom--because of course I didn't have anything better to do but paint (ie bake, wrap presents, decorate the house, write Christmas cards...).  I just couldn't live with the green another minute, though!  I have since … [Read more...]

A Place to Create–My Teeny-Tiny Craft Area

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Right before Christmas, I decided that I was sick to death of hiding my sewing machine in the guest room closet every time I was done using it.  Surely (if I moved around several incredibly heavy pieces of furniture), surely there was room to carve out a craft corner.  I already had an old sewing … [Read more...]

Kitchen Redo Reveal–From Darkness to Light!

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{Full source list at the end of the post} So, I finished this project in August, but I'm just now writing about it.  I think it's because the project itself wore me out so much that I didn't even want to think about it anymore, much less write about it.  It's still not completely finished, either, … [Read more...]

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