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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 [...]

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

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For any party, it’s important to give attention to the small things. I truly believe the little details make a party go from good to great. The best part is that it’s so easy to do without spending a ton of money. Candles bring a certain amount of “sparkle” to a party…they are a necessity. I [...]

The Wooden Silhouette

The Wooden Silhouette

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Southern Nest Silhouettes The silhouette.  It’s classic, elegant, and has an air of vintage sophistication.  Suddenly, I am obsessed.  After browsing different options for having a silhouette made of little B (for myself and as Christmas presents for the grandparents) I knew I wanted an updated spin on the traditional silhouette portrait. It all started [...]

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 [...]

Chalkin’ It Up: Make a Chalkboard with a Vintage Frame

Chalkin’ It Up: Make a Chalkboard with a Vintage Frame

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Sometimes, when I walk into a thrift store hunting for “treasures,” I just hit gold.  Luckily, that is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was visiting a ReStore (just killing some time) and my eye fell on a fabulous, HUGE Syroco framed print.  I bought it immediately (left the print there in [...]

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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