Bookcase Dresser

Bookcase Dresser

 

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Okay….so I have some good news and some bad news.

Bad news first….

…..the dresser didn’t win.

It tried.

Truly.

It really did.

It painted itself the most beautiful shade of coral and added amazing knobs and a bookcase on the side and transformed itself with washers from the home improvement store….

…..and it will always, always, always be a winner to me. :)

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How to Decorate With Color:  HGTV Smart Home

How to Decorate With Color: HGTV Smart Home

 

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This week I spent an afternoon at the HGTV Smart House.

And I’m still dreaming about it.

During my tour…..I learned several things….

…..the least of which is that the house is truly smarter than I could ever hope to be.

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There were remote control showers and remote control toilets and blinds that could be programmed to let themselves down and a dog door that opened up all by itself to let the dog out.

Seriously.

You can click here if you want to hear all about how smart it is.

But…..really….can we talk about the decorating?

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The Fabric That Calls My Name

The Fabric That Calls My Name

 

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If you had to guess….

….what decorating question do you think I get asked the most?

Where I got my smocked burlap curtains?

Close.

How does the house stay so clean with four children, two dogs, two cats, rabbits, deer and a tortoise named Fred?

Ummmm….even closer…..but not quite.

It is…however….a great question with an easy answer……

….Photoshop. :) Continue reading


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Trash to Treasure:  Almost Spring Door Decorating

Trash to Treasure: Almost Spring Door Decorating

 

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The other day I went looking for spring flowers to decorate the front door with.

It looked kind of empty….

….after I took the Christmas wreath off it. :)

I looked everywhere….from home improvement stores to local nursery’s.

Nothing.

Zilch.

Nada.

Nothing to decorate a spring front door with.

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The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

The Top Ten Greatest Hits of a Marquee Letter

 
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the story of the almost Mayflower table

Last year our high school got a new marquee sign for the entrance.

It’s beautiful.

It’s electronic and fancy and blinks all the time and has graphics and dancing birds and the time and the temperature….

…..and announces everything you wanted to know and more.

But that is not even the best part.

The best part of the story is that when the new electronic marquee sign showed up in town….the old marquee and all its letters immediately became persona non-grata.

And Greta the vinyl maker who also happens to be Greta the marquee letter and number seller….

….called me and asked me if I wanted to buy a few of them.

Why….yes Greta.

As a matter of fact….

….yes I would.  :)Continue reading


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20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea House

20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea House

 

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Please tell me you have an extra ten minutes today.

I know you’re busy.

I know it’s Friday.

I know your to-do list is long and it’s cold and the day is already full….but seriously…..

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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You probably have already finished your fall decorating.

I know you….you’re organized and brilliant and amazing and wonderful.

And you started September 1.

But just in case.

Just in case the leaves are falling and it’s a crisp cool fall day….and you had a few minutes…..

….here’s a few pumpkin decorating ideas for a lazy fall afternoon.

PS  In the wise words of my wonderful friend Michelle from The Nest at Finch Rest:

What do you call it when it rains turkeys?
Foul weather.  :)Continue reading


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Five Fall Decorating Ideas For the Dining Room (and a Giveaway)

Five Fall Decorating Ideas For the Dining Room (and a Giveaway)

 

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Dear incredible, wonderful, almost-millionaire wheel of fortune contestant,

We interrupt this regularly scheduled post on fall decorating ideas for the dining room….

….to tell you that you are a rock star.

I cheered you on from my living room couch.

You were so close.

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