Watch Out! It’s Getting Personal In Here!


Well, I've about had my fill of "2011 Year In Review" stuff, so I thought I'd end 2011 on a random, non-decorating note. After all this time together, I know you know a lot about my decorating taste, my projects, etc., but you may not know much about me personally. So I've answered 45 questions that I'm sure you've all been anxious to ask me, but … [Read more...]

2011 Year In Review:: Favorite DIY Project Of The Year (Link Party!!)

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I can hardly believe how quickly this year has flown by.  Only five more days left of 2011!  That doesn't even seem possible. I do love the last week of a year, though.  It's a time to reflect on the past year, and plan ahead and make goals for the coming year.  So as part of the "looking back" process, I thought it would be fun for us to look … [Read more...]

Addicts (not so) Anonymous Link Party

Good morning, all! Well, as I presume that many of you will be heading out of town for the holiday weekend, or busily preparing for guests, I decided to post this week's link party a bit early.  It'll be open through Monday, so you can visit and link up any time this weekend.   So show us what you've been working on lately! A few … [Read more...]

How To Arrange A Decorative Plate Wall

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Plate collections are one of my favorite things to use to decorate large areas of wall space.  They are so versatile, and can be used in almost any style of home, from the most contemporary to the ultra traditional and everything in between.  Plate walls can also be done very inexpensively, with mismatched plates from yard sales and thrift stores, … [Read more...]

Q & A–Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Brushed Nickel In The Same Room?

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The question about mixing metal finishes is probably one of the questions I'm asked the most. I've addressed it at least two other times here on A2D, but since I continue to get the question, let's talk about it again! Interestingly, my own opinion on the topic changed drastically between the first time I wrote about it, and the last time I wrote … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover

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Oh, how I love a good "before and after" of a room, and Kelly from Eclectically Vintage certainly doesn't disappoint with her recent reveal of her newly decorated dining room. It started out looking like this...  ...and now it looks like this... Wow!  Now that's a dramatic change!!  Here's another view from another angle...  There's … [Read more...]

Q & A–What Color To Paint A Large, Open Kitchen & Living Room?

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Jenifer in Minnesota needs our help with her large, open kitchen and living room.  She writes: I have a very large open kitchen to living room, split entry home.  I want to add color to my kitchen and living area.  Currently one wall has a brick red on it and the other walls are a very light beige almost white.  I just don't know what color to … [Read more...]

Wood Shingle Wreath

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I'm always on the lookout for interesting wreaths made out of unexpected items.  This winter wreath from Passionately Perfect definitely fits in that category!  Can you tell what it's made out of?   Those are wood shingles that are made for those really fancy dollhouses!  Doesn't that look amazing?!  It has such beautiful texture.  To … [Read more...]