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Paint me a picture!

Paint me a picture!

Okay, so last week I posted the pic I bought at our neighborhood yard sale.  The plan, paint over the original canvas (pray it wasn’t priceless) and update the frame.  I really had no clue how long something like this might take.  Honestly, I kind of thought it might take me a while. Saturday morning while Matt was out golfing, I decided to start painting and see what happened.  I made a makeshift painting station in the garage.  One side…

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It started with curtains

It started with curtains

Before we moved into the new house, we knew we would need new bedroom furniture.  Matt didn’t want to buy anything while we were still in the townhouse, since we had no clue what our new bedroom space would look like.  We ended up getting my old bedroom set from my mom and have had that for a few years now.  It was a decent size in the townhouse but we figured it would be too small once we moved….

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Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

One would have thought I’d be jumping at the chance to decorate the new house for Christmas however, that wasn’t exactly the case this year.  I couldn’t find my motivation, but I think I couldn’t find motivation because I couldn’t find my vision!  I had no clue what to do with the new house this year.  I knew I wanted candles in the windows and wreaths on the windows. After Thanksgiving, I ran to Michael’s and picked up some garland…

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Flea market find!

Flea market find!

Matt and I knew that when we bought a new house there were various items that would need to be upgraded.  Our bedroom furniture is on that list.  We are currently in possession of my childhood furniture set.  However, this set did not come with bedside tables so a few years ago I bought some cheap side tables from Walmart.  We couldn’t have anything too large in our old room at the townhouse.  These fit nicely even though they were…

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Patience paid off!

Patience paid off!

For the past year I’ve been drooling over this one specific dining room table that I kept seeing on Pinterest.  Of course, none of the links listed where the actual table was from.  I searched high and low and one day I finally found a blog that stated where the table was from, Restoration Hardware.  I immediately went to their website and found the table I’d been lusting over was the Salvaged Wood Trestle Dining Table.  And then I found…

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A tale of two doors

A tale of two doors

Right after Matt and I moved into the new house we had a really bad storm come through and our front door leaked.  You can read about that here.  That was 3 months ago.  Since then I’ve been waiting for my new front door.  While we weren’t happy that the front door leaked, it gave me the opportunity to actually get the front door I wanted.  When we bought the house, I had dreams of removing the grids from the…

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Craft room update

Craft room update

Hello, almost vacation! Matt and I are planning a little trip to the beach for a few days.  I feel like I am in desperate need of a vacation.  Our last “real” vacation was two years ago to Jamaica. So, let’s see, what have I been up to.  Well, I am still working on my craft room.  I think it’s going to be a work in progress for a while.  It’s been so freaking hot lately that I haven’t wanted…

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The making of a craft room

The making of a craft room

When we picked our new house I knew I was going to make one of the bedrooms into a craft room.  Matt was getting an office and I wanted a craft room.  We had the space so I decided to use the bedroom next to the the master.  It’s the only bedroom not connected to a bathroom and I wasn’t keen on having a bedroom right next to our bedroom/bathroom so this was the perfect space. For months I searched…

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Bathroom Makeover

Bathroom Makeover

Over the past few years, Matt and I have slowly been updating our house.  We have replaced the carpet, upgraded all the lights, and painted everything but the 2 upstairs bathrooms.  I just cannot find the motivation to paint the bathrooms. But this is will have to happen soon. A few weeks ago our bathroom lights started going out.  We had one of those Hollywood style lights over the vanity.  Well instead of replacing the 2 bulbs that had blown,…

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Ta Da!

Ta Da!

The bedroom is finally coming together.  Curtains are hung and I even found a pillow to match at Big Lots of all places.  Don’t get me wrong, I still am not really happy with the bedroom as a whole but more and more things are starting to come together. The rest of my bedroom fix includes new furniture {which I’m not sure when that will happen}, Matt hanging the TV on the wall, and us finding a place that is…

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