DIY Decorative Shower Curtain – Finished And Installed

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My finished shower curtain adds just the right amount of color to that tub side of my bathroom, and I'm so glad that I added the bands of color at the bottom to really tie everything together.  I actually think this would make a beautiful drapery panel (with the addition of lining, of course). After hanging it, I realized that my cornice at … [Read more...]

Colorful Painted Dining Table Inspiration

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To be honest, I'm glad that my Plan A for my dining table didn't really pan out, because now that gives me the opportunity to do something really bold and different with the table that I probably wouldn't have considered otherwise.  I mean, stained top and black base?  It's a beautiful combo.  Classic, even.  But it's a bit predictable, and that's … [Read more...]

Dining Table Makeover Fail

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I spent all last week working on things I didn't want to work on, but felt obligated to work on (i.e., the condo), so I thought I'd give myself a break this weekend and take a day to just work on a fun project that I've been really anxious to start.  So I got out my paint stripper, scrapers, paper towels, gloves, and sander, and got to work on my … [Read more...]

Ideas For My Buffet Makeover (And My Thoughts On Painting Wood Furniture)


I've made really good progress at the condo this week! I'll share with you as soon as I have something interesting to share. :) In the meantime, I'm still spending my free time in the evenings obsessing about my dining room. I include my entryway in that also, since it's basically one big room. Remember that buffet that I got a couple of weeks … [Read more...]

My Thoughts And Plans For The Dining Room

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Ever since I picked up my "new" dining table and buffet, I've been a bit obsessed with planning my dining room. I've spent countless hours searching for inspiration on Houzz, Pinterest, and Google. You'd think that would be plenty of time to really nail down a design and decorating plan, but quite honestly, I feel like I might have some direction, … [Read more...]

The Order Of Things To Come

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Now that Matt's dad's visit is over, you might think that I can refocus my energy on the bathroom remodel and get it finished up, right?  I have about a week's worth of work left on it, and it would feel amazing to have another room in the house completely finished.  Sadly, that can't happen...not quite yet, at least. I started the bathroom … [Read more...]

Blessed Beyond Measure (A True Story About The Kindness Of Strangers)

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Y'all, my ceiling in my entryway and dining room is drywalled!! No more polystyrene tiles, no more 1 x 4's covering the ceiling, and no more cracked, thin 3/8 inch drywall on my ceiling. But interestingly, in order to get it from this... this... ...I didn't have to lift a finger.  It's true.  I didn't have to carry any … [Read more...]