Before and After At the Inn

Before and After At the Inn

 

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I love a really good before and after.

Nothing better.

Truly.

I could wrap myself up in them and head out on the town with a diet coke.

It’s what keeps me watching the Hallmark channel for hours on end and clicking on any link on Facebook that says something like, “you won’t BELIEVE what this house looks like now” and reading design magazine after design magazine.

And wait until you see the before and after I have for you today.

“You won’t BELIEVE what my friend Cynthia’s Inn looks like now”….to see it just click here.

PS  Thanks for the idea, Facebook. :)Continue reading



The Kitchen:  How to Add Architectural Detail to Your Home

The Kitchen: How to Add Architectural Detail to Your Home

 

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 Hello rock star.

If you are visiting from White Buffalo Styling Company on the favorite room home tour….my kitchen and I are happy you are here. :)

When we first bought the farmhouse….the kitchen looked absolutely nothing like the picture above.  There were no moldings or khaki walls or faux transom windows or white cabinets…..and the antique pine flooring was buried under four layers of indoor/outdoor carpet and linoleum.

The before needed a makeover.

Like yesterday.Continue reading



How I Transformed This Dresser and a Giant Favor

How I Transformed This Dresser and a Giant Favor

 
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Four days, five hours and thirty-six minutes ago…..

…..I left the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

It was the trip of a lifetime for a girl who lives in the middle of nowhere and drives an hour an a half to shop at Target.

I will never forget a single minute of it.

And the giantest of thank yous to you and your votes that sent me.

This was it.

This was the final round of the make-over madness competition.

102227716 The challenge?

To transform this IKEA dresser into something amazing.

And with a little paint….new knobs….some washers from the home improvement store….a few pieces of wood and glue….Continue reading



Before and After Home Office

Before and After Home Office

 

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Today I am tired.

A wonderful, incredible joyful tired…..one that comes from a happy heart.

The office at the gatehouse is finally finished.

Almost.

You understand….right?

Are you ever really finished?

Isn’t there always another project or a yard sale find or a paint treatment or a new fabric or a little trash to treasure….

….just around the corner?

But for today….just for this glorious, wonderful, incredible day…..my tired, fulfilled, joyous self and I ….

…..we are done. :)Continue reading



Before and After Living Room

Before and After Living Room

 

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I left a little of my heart in North Carolina.

Seriously.

Have you ever been there?

It was a week full of majestic mountains and rolling hills covered with brilliant colored trees and streams of sunlight dancing across the horizon and cool crisp air that smelled like fall…..

….and a decorating challenge.

La-z-boy hosted a group of bloggers and invited them to create a room inspired by a sofa they created.

I designed a neutral sofa (are you surprised) with classic lines and silver nail head trim.  Then I selected SW Mindful Gray for the walls and when I started…..my room looked like this…..Continue reading



Five Before and After Room Makeovers

Five Before and After Room Makeovers

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I can’t believe I’m saying this….

….we are starting on round two of the house decorating.

Are you surprised?

Are you rolling your eyes?

Are you sighing?

Are you thinking….I mean…isn’t she decorating the gatehouse and didn’t she just start a burlap blog and isn’t she about to travel to Alabama for a show with her stamped spoons and the entire contents of her attic?Continue reading



The Little Office That Could

The Little Office That Could

 

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Is this the post you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for?

Seriously.

I mean I know American Idol has started and we are all voting and crossing our fingers that Lazaro makes it through to the next round….but today it is all about the details.

Remember the office make-over?

Remember the before.Continue reading



A Slice of Joy

A Slice of Joy

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For the last week I have been valiantly fighting a cold. 

And it almost won.

Almost.Continue reading