DIY Faux Fur Rug (How To Fake A Flokati)

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After a few days of rest, relaxation, eating food I shouldn't, and spending time with my family, I finally headed back to the condo this weekend to continue the work there.  Most of the work I did isn't blog-worthy -- painting walls, grouting floors, cleaning,  etc.  But I did do a fun project for the bedroom last night.  I made a faux fur rug that … [Read more...]

A Possibility For My Living Room – Painted and Stenciled Curtain Ideas

stenciled curtains - from Crazy Wonderful blog

I'm still in a quandary over what to do with my living room windows.  I simply cannot find a fabric that I can get excited about -- one that I love AND that's in my budget.  So, as several of you suggested, I'm really considering stenciling my own fabric to create a pattern that I like in just the right colors. Painting curtains is something … [Read more...]

Cheap & Easy Curtain Panels Customized With Paint

The condo bedroom now has new curtain panels to go with the new headboard fabric, and I made these two panels for about $30. That's $15 per panel. Not too bad, right? Especially for curtain panels that look like they were custom made to go with the headboard. I don't think I could have done better had I shopped at WalMart! These couldn't be … [Read more...]

The Perfect Teal Velvet For My Sofa (and Other Living Room Fabric Options)

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So, just a little heads up here.  I'll probably be jumping around from project to project, and from the house to the condo and back to the house, quite a bit until the condo is finished.  It's imperative that I get the condo finished and on the market ASAP, but I can only concentrate on it so much when what I really want to be doing is working on … [Read more...]

$25 45-Minute Upholstered Headboard Makeover

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It was almost unanimous.  Almost.  According to the overwhelming majority of you, staging is very important in selling a home.  So with that in mind, I'm starting to put things together for the bedroom.  I brought the mattress set and bed frame in and set them up between the closets, and then brought the headboard back in. Ugh.  That headboard.  … [Read more...]

To Stage Or Not To Stage A Home For Sale?

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Have you staged a home for sale recently?  And did you find that it was helpful in selling your home?  If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic! With my mind focused on getting our condo ready to put on the market, I've been doing quite a bit of reading on staging homes for sale lately.  Is it really worth the extra time, money, and … [Read more...]

DIY Cabinet-Style Bedside Closets — Finished!

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Well, it took a bit longer than I had anticipated, but I finished the built-in closets on Friday evening. Then I took another day to scrape off the wallpaper remnants, clean and patch the walls, and give the walls a fresh coat of paint. For the walls, I chose a light, muted, somewhat grayed aqua called Marina Isle by Behr. For the closets, I … [Read more...]

Cautiously Considering Cornices

window treatments with upholstered cornice and side panels with Greek key trim by Abbe Fenimore Studio Ten 25,via Houzz

I spent another day working at the condo yesterday, and I finally got all of the wood filling, sanding, and caulking done on the closets.  That means I'll actually be able to paint the closets today, and possibly even finish them.  While I'm working at the condo, I have lots of alone time to think and plan and dream.  My mind never stops, and … [Read more...]

Condo Bedroom Built-In Closet Progress

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I'm making steady progress at the condo, and by the end of this week, I should have this built-in closet project wrapped up.  If you missed the details on how I constructed these closets, you can find that info here.  I'm hoping to have this room completely finished by the end of the weekend. I finished building the second closet yesterday, and … [Read more...]