Thrift Store Makeovers (Swap It Like It’s Hot Tour)

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If you've been reading my last few posts, or following me on Facebook, or Instagram, you will know that I'm super excited to have been asked to participate in this Swap It Like It's Hot Tour. It's where 33 bloggers all partner up, and on a budget of no more than $10, send each other some thrift store goodies which we then makeover. In the past, I have loved reading all of the posts in the tour and seeing everyone's creativity, so I jumped at the chance when I was invited in! The person … [Read more...]

Swap It Like It’s Hot

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Guess what? Today kicks off the Swap It Like It's Hot Tour!!!! If you haven't heard of this before, it's where 33 bloggers each choose someone out of a group and send them some junktastic thrift store goodies. Then we all have to take what we received and transform it! I've seen this tour before, and I thought they looked so fun and wished I could be part of it. This year, I was invited to participate, and it has been nerve-wracking but fun! This is what I received from Charlotte from … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #91

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Happy Friday everybody!!! I don't know what the weather is like where you're at, but here it is freaking cold! Saturday it is supposed to snow, which will be replaced Sunday with freezing rain. The unnamed child is praying for a snow day Monday. I can't believe we have yet to have one this year! We are having a sleepover here with my 18 month old niece tonight. I am busy today going around baby-proofing the house and dragging out all of the toys we store for her here. I will also be … [Read more...]

How to Shop Your Home (Part 2 of Our Decorating Challenge)

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Today is the second month in our three month decorating challenge!!! The challenge is that we all decorate the same space in our home for three months using only things we already own. Decorating my home isn't as easy for me as making over furniture. Some people just have that knack, but I have to work at it a bit. I'm the type that decorates it once, and then it doesn't change for the next five years. So I was glad that this challenge really made me think, and it didn't even cost me a … [Read more...]

25 Shades of Blue

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Well we all know that 50 Shades of Grey is taking theaters by storm. Since that is not really what my blog is about (ain't nobody want to see that!), I'm doing my own spin with 25 Shades of Blue. If you follow my blog, you know that I am obsessed with two things:  furniture makeovers and different shades of the color blue. I have it everywhere. It's the color on my walls, my Christmas ornaments, my chandelier, my furniture pieces, and so on. When I first started my furniture booth, I went … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #90

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I just got back from an enrollment meeting for the unnamed child -- she's going to be a senior next year. Let's just say that there was a lot thrown at us about when to apply for financial aid, scholarships, dual credit courses, off campus classes,etc. To confuse things even more the unnamed child will be graduating a semester early, so all of our deadlines are different than everyone else's. Looks like I will be spending the weekend with my nose in … [Read more...]

Classic Update on a Vintage Chair

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Guess what today is? It's Furniture Themed Thursday, where my bloggy buddies and I all share our projects according to that month's theme. This month our theme was: chairs. A few weeks back, my parents were at an estate sale and picked-up this little guy for me. I loved the shape, but the green velvet simply had to go. Since I am not one who sews, reupholstering that cushion was not going to happen, so I knew I had to make it over with paint. … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #89

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Happy Friday everyone!! The unnamed child is off from school today, so my day will be half spent painting and half spent hanging out watching movies with her. I'm guessing she will spend the first half of the day with me since her friends don't wake up until 1:00PM, and then I'm ushered out the door. It's so difficult raising them to be self-sufficient, and going from the center of their universe to just a small part of it once they are "grown" and have gained some independence -- although … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Vignette

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Things have been a bit more chaotic around here than usual. I just finished up a desk for a client and have been working on a giant china hutch. Topher had been out of town for a few days, and I've been doing a bit of redecorating upstairs and downstairs. I realized I hadn't shown you my little Valentine's Day vignette I a did a few weeks back, and since V-Day is on Saturday, I figure it's now or never. I'm trying to stick with my plan of not spending money on my decor this year and using … [Read more...]

How to Make a French Image Transfer

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had the beautiful weather we had! I got so much spray-painting finished and even took some photos outside ... even though everything is dead. We watched This is Where I Leave You which was really good. Our new carpet in the basement was installed, is incredibly gushy, and Gracie our pup keeps rolling all over it, so even she knows it's a lot better. We then had to carry all of the furniture back down and reassemble everything, which took a lot of time. … [Read more...]