Ten Minute Decorating Idea For a Farmhouse Bathroom

Ten Minute Decorating Idea For a Farmhouse Bathroom

 
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farmhouse bathroom

A long time ago in a land far away when I first started writing this blog….

…..my farmhouse bathroom was featured on a really really big website.

I couldn’t believe it.

I was so excited and told anyone who would listen and called my mom and my sister-in-law and several random neighbors to tell them the news.

It was the best thing to happen since sliced bread….

….and spray-on self-tanning lotion. :) Continue reading


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Chalkboard with Cork Board Frame

Chalkboard with Cork Board Frame

 

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True fact:  I’m not an organizer….

….I just play one on the blog. :)

You see….when you write a blog….your rooms always look tidy and neat and organized and clean.

Not a thing out of place.

Of course they are.

Because they only have to be clean for a moment to take a picture and if you forget to dust or vacuum or wipe away the cobwebs….

….there’s always photo shop.  :)

For example….when I went to photograph the craft room at the gatehouse it looked like this…..Continue reading


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How to Build a Plank Wall With Shelving

How to Build a Plank Wall With Shelving

 

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If you have a house the size of a small planet and your closet has been featured on lifestyles of the rich and famous and you have an entire room in your home devoted to your shoes….

….this is not the post for you.

Nope.

Definitely not.

Please come back tomorrow.

Because today’s post is all about making the most of every square inch of your room.  It’s about living large on a budget and how to create a wall that only takes 4” of space to add depth and architectural interest and first place in the wall hall of fame.

This wall could party with the best of them.

And here’s how we built it.

(trust me…..it’s so much easier than it looks).Continue reading


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How to Create Inexpensive Wall Art

How to Create Inexpensive Wall Art

 

before and after wood wall

Just in case you are wondering what we are wearing here at the farm…..

….I just bought a jumpsuit.

I know….right?

I’m a little all about myself right now.

And I’m not sure if jumpsuit is what it’s called any more or if it’s are so 2013 or if people who have children in high school should even be seen at the mall in a jumpsuit or stirrup pants….

…..because I don’t care.

I walked out of the dressing room yesterday at New York & Company looking a little like Ginger from Gilligan’s Island sans the height and the red hair and the palm trees and told myself how amazing I was….

…..and proceeded to promenade around the store like I owned the entire chain.

And if you were there.  If you happened to be in the New York & Company store yesterday at the mall around 4:00pm….I’m sorry about the dance next to the clearance rack when I found the pair of cork wedges.

Blame it on the jumpsuit. :)

And now back to our regularly scheduled post.Continue reading


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Beach Inspired Bedroom Makeover

Beach Inspired Bedroom Makeover

 
beach inspired bedroom

In the words of the incredible talented Julie Andrews….

“Let’s start at the very beginning.  It’s a very good place to start.”

And so…

.…..this is where the beach inspired bedroom makeover started.

This is what the room looked like when I arrived.

beach inspired bedroom makeover

There was a bed and simple white curtains at the windows….a blue accent wall and mis-matched bedding with a beautiful brass gold headboard.

A blank slate waiting for the next chapter to be written.

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Five Easy Painted Projects

Five Easy Painted Projects

 

five easy painted projects

Yesterday my eleven-year-old daughter asked me if I had ever heard of Pinterest.

“It’s this site, “ she told me in an excited voice.

“You won’t believe it.  It  has cute hairstyles and ideas for gluing stuff onto an iPad and Fourth of July ideas for desserts and posters you can make with from candy and sayings like “You are a Lifesaver” and “Don’t Snicker….but I think You’re Great.”

And then she paused mid-sentence.

And stared.

And I could almost see the light bulb going off over her head.

“Mom,” she said with wide-open eyes.  “You could totally get some ideas off there for your blog.”

I didn’t say a word.

I just laughed inside and then smiled a smile that let her know her whole Pinterest idea was brilliant…..

….and I wish I would have thought of it first. :)

Here’s five easy painted projects I’ve created…… (and pinned, too) . :)

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Painted Dresser

 

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Monogrammed Welcome Mat

 

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Painted Table Runner

 

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Painted Wall Treatment

 

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Stenciled Concrete Pavers


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Faux Succulent Wreath (and the Rest of the Story)

Faux Succulent Wreath (and the Rest of the Story)

 

faux succulent wreath

I want to talk about how to make this super simple faux succulent wreath….

…..but first I’m totally going to go all Paul Harvey on you.

And tell you the rest of the story…..

outdoor decorating ideas

…..behind this picture. :) Continue reading


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Trash to Treasure:  Painted Table Project

Trash to Treasure: Painted Table Project

 

painted table project ideas

Is it wrong if when my husband asked me what I wanted to choose for date day….

….and I told him I wanted to paint a table.

Because if it’s wrong….I’m not sure I want to be right. :)

You see….I found this table in the very back of an antique store covered in dust and scratches….right next to an old phone booth and two sets of hair curlers.

It had amazing lines and three shelves and the cutest molding on the side that kind of grinned at me….

….and silently pleaded for me to take it home. :) Continue reading


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