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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 [...]

A Painted Vanity-White and Tiffany Blue

A Painted Vanity-White and Tiffany Blue

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Pin It (the monogram shown is from southernnest.com) Over the summer, my in-laws (who know I LOVE to refinish furniture) were sweet enough to drag this vintage Drexel vanity from Ohio to NC.  When they pulled it out of their car, it was love at first sight.  The curves and lines of this piece of [...]

Shabby Corbel Shelves

I have been hunting for old corbels for a long time….and I finally found them! I scored a pair of black and gold corbel sconces at a thrift shop….but with the black and gold, they were UGLY. As if they were not ugly enough, this little tassel was dangling from it. Oh my gosh. It [...]

Painted Antique Milk Jug

On one of my “treasure hunts” to ReStore, I discovered this old milk jug. It was the color of mud and extremely dirty, but I knew with a little paint it was a great find. So I brought it home, let it soak in CitraSolv for hours to clean it, primed it, then gave it [...]

A Distressed Cottage Dresser

I had this “hand-me-down” tall dresser sitting in my office. It was begging for a coat of paint and new hardware. It was the perfect opportunity for me to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the new color Pure White. I painted the dresser and drawers and then sanded it to distress it. I [...]

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