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A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

A Distressed Wine Cabinet: Everything needs a little pop of gold.

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I found the best wine cabinet at ReStore in Cornelius. A solid piece of furniture, all it needed was a facelift. Of course, I cannot find the before picture. I am adding photo organization to my “to do” list. Anyway, the old finish was a stain that had a lot of red undertones to it. [...]

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

An Entryway Table: A Little Unwanted Table Goes a Long Way

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Everyone has that funky room.  The room that just needs something, but you don’t quite know what it needs.  For me, that room was my foyer.  Being the very first room anyone saw, I HATED that I didn’t so much as even ”like” it.  It felt bare…cold…sparse.  The room’s shape didn’t necessarily allow for a ton of furniture, but [...]

Instantly Glam a Room Up-Preppy Pattern Wall Decals

Instantly Glam a Room Up-Preppy Pattern Wall Decals

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Something amazing happens in the moment that an imaginative thought becomes a reality.  That happened to me this week. I started thinking about how I wanted to wallpaper a bathroom wall in a “punchy” and bold white and navy whale pattern.  One thought led to an other (as the ADD mind so often does) and [...]

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

It’s a Chippy Old White Armoire…and It’s Freaking Fabulous.

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My neighborhood has a Facebook page and this little beauty popped up with a “For Sale” listing on the post. I had to have it. Another neighbor clearly thought the same thing and after a little persuasion, I got my hands on it. (I couldn’t give this one up.) I wasn’t crazy about the color, [...]

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

A beautiful old piece…I just couldn’t give this one up.

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I know I always say every piece of furniture is my favorite. But a recent piece I found…oh, it is just fabulous. I went to my local ReStore on a Tuesday (I try to pop in as much as I can on Tuesdays, as that’s when they put all of the new stuff out. I [...]

DIY Vintage Dress Form

DIY Vintage Dress Form

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For years I have been salivating over the idea of purchasing a vintage dress form.  At the going rate of $500, I simply couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Seriously though…look at these pictures!  Aren’t they gorgeous?  A vintage dress form has the ability to add an air of chic sophistication to a room.  I. HAD. TO. HAVE. ONE. I was [...]

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

Painted Bathroom Cabinets: A Fresh Update with Paint and Beadboard Wallpaper

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Remember my kitchen cabinet redo and my awful “Before” cabinets? Well, just like my kitchen, all of the cabinets in my bathrooms also suffered from a case of “boring.”  I decided I procrastinated the makeover long enough and I broke out the paint supplies…plus a new weapon.  Beadboard wallpaper.  I first read about using the wallpaper on cabinet [...]

Vintage Table Makeover-Feminine Shape and A Little Paint

Vintage Table Makeover-Feminine Shape and A Little Paint

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In my office, I have quite literally found that I have no spot to package my monograms.  I have been forced to spread them throughout my home, furiously running around in the evenings, preparing them to be shipped.  I decided, it was time to find a table that was defined for the purpose of tagging and shipping monograms.  [...]

Decorating a Guest Bathroom-A Beadboard Wallpaper Adventure

Decorating a Guest Bathroom-A Beadboard Wallpaper Adventure

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Have you ever walked into a guest bathroom that was stark white and extremely boring?  That was my guest bathroom (until recently.)  You can see it in the picture below…ugh, I hate even showing the picture. If you really think about it, a guest bathroom is not something that should go ignored.  It is the one [...]

DIY French Country Chandelier

DIY French Country Chandelier

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When we moved into our home, I knew there were some things I wanted to change.  For instance: this builder standard light fixture. I mean, it was ok…at some point I actually liked it.  It was just…so…standard? I certainly didn’t love it and therefore, it had to go.  So, I hunted for a replacement.  I found this old thing [...]

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