How to Transform a Builder’s Door

How to Transform a Builder’s Door

 

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Sometimes I send my husband sweet e-mails at work.

Full of encouragement and hearts and hands clapping a smiley faces.

And sometimes I get a conversation that starts like this:

Him:  “Why did you send me an e-mail that ended with a chin?”

Me:  (dumbfounded) “What?  A chin? I sent you a smiley face.”

Him:  “I know.  I saw that.  But the smiley face had a chin.”

Me:  (starting blankly)

Him:  (helpfully drawing it out on a piece of paper) “It looked like this.”

I laughed out loud.

I couldn’t help it.

Me:  (after I finally stopped laughing) “That’s a heart.”

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

And now….here’s how my heart and I transformed a builder’s door from ordinary to extraordinary.Continue reading



Painted Wall Treatment Idea (on a budget)

Painted Wall Treatment Idea (on a budget)

 

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This is the story of a blank wall.

I know.

I’m with you.

I can’t believe there was one left in the house.

This particular blank wall was behind the hutch in the dining room at the gatehouse.  It was white (which made me happy because it was so bright) and empty (which made me sad because it was not really living up to its potential).

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Faux Wood Wallpaper Bookcase

Faux Wood Wallpaper Bookcase

 

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To the 271 people who wandered the aisles of Hobby Lobby looking for the paper to make the faux wood wallpaper bookcase….

I’m truly sorry.

{gulp}

What was I thinking? :)

I totally should have mentioned it wasn’t in the gift wrap aisle.

Or the scrap-book paper aisle.

Or the contact paper aisle.

*sigh*

It’s just that I got a little carried away that week.Continue reading



A Second Opinion

A Second Opinion

Butler's Pantry Paint Colors


In my quest to repaint every room in my house at least 47 times before 2013…I’m repainting the Butler’s Pantry…. again.

And I’m going with grey.

I know you’re shocked.  Perhaps even amazed….at this bold choice.Continue reading