oh, for the love of lighting!

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Interior designer Ruby Ross Wood said, "There is one fundamental fact about lighting. Where there is no light, there is no beauty." Ruby knew what she was talking about. Lighting can make all the difference in a room. Curtis and I wanted to find the perfect lighting for our new hallway … [Read more...]

foyer & hallway makeover

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  I have been ridiculously excited to show you guys this makeover! It's the kind of makeover that makes me feel like I have a whole new house. It's so beautiful! What would the after pictures be without some befores for comparison. The foyer & hall were painted a grayish … [Read more...]

paper triangle mobile

paper triangle mobile

    How about a lovely hanging mobile to help usher in spring? Start by cutting 2 inch strips of paper. Then cut the strips into 2 inch x 2 inch squares. Now cut each square in half diagonally. And your triangles are ready for sewing! Sew your triangles … [Read more...]

IKEA hack entry table

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  First things first. You've probably noticed I've been absent for a month. Curtis & I tackled a major overhaul in March. We'll get to all that makeover goodness soon enough. Next, you may be asking "What is an IKEA hack?" An IKEA hack is repurposing standard IKEA furniture into a … [Read more...]

diy metallic animals

metallic animals

  This post is dedicated to my niece and nephews in the pacific northwest. (You know who you are.... *wink* *wink*) (And don't worry guys, they're not Schleichs.) So......metallic animals. Fun right?! I picked up these plastic animals from the clearance bins at Michael's for … [Read more...]

glitter book page wreath

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  It's no secret that I love using book pages for all kinds of projects. Here's an easy wreath tutorial that uses a straw wreath form, book pages and a stapler. Oh and some glitter spray, if you feel so inclined. Start by tearing out your book pages. Loosely fold a page like … [Read more...]

concrete letters

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    So remember last fall when I got waaaaay into concrete? In case you've forgotten....             Ok, now that we're all on the same page. The concrete love continues with these diy concrete letters & … [Read more...]

copper leaf heart

copper leaf heart

  Here's my problem with 99.9% of Valentine's Day decorations; I hate them. The over-the-top, garish, pink and red eye sores the stores try to pass off as decorations makes me feel a bit ill. Pair that with my self declared color of the year and the copper leaf heart was … [Read more...]

before & after: copper chandelier

copper chandelier

  There's nothing quite like an amazing before and after picture. Take a look at this hideous chandelier I picked up from the thrift store for $5.00. I pretty much hate almost everything about this chandelier; the glass bowls, the metal rims on the glass and the fact that the arms face … [Read more...]

music monday: the secret life of walter mitty

the secret life of walter mitty

    This soundtrack is absolutely fantastic! And, might I add, so is the movie. Put them both on your list; watch and listen to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. My personal faves on the album are Stay Alive, Dirty Paws and The Wolves & The … [Read more...]