January Favorites

Well, its hard to believe its been just over a month since I started my blog. Who would have known it would be such good therapy. Sitting in bed every night jotting down my thoughts and ideas and sharing them here, has been quite rewarding. I have to be honest here and say, I am…

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DIY-Framing a Print

If you are in need of something to hang on your wall and possibly fill a large space. Or, maybe like me, you need just one more thing to add to a room to make it work. Maybe it’s just that you are on a tight budget but want to make a big impact. Then…

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Using Architectural Pieces to Decorate

There is probally nothing I love more than to decorate using Architectural pieces, found items, parts of other things, and things that were cast away, to decorate. I love turning nothing into something. I love using an item meant for one thing for something else. Taking what looks like trash to most people and turning…

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Apothecary Jars

One of the most simple and quick ways to decorate is to fill clear glass containers with various items and set them out for display. They can be functional or just for pretty. There are any number of glass containers available at just about every department store, discount store, and even dollar store, and at…

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Purchasing Things in Multiples for More Impact

Well, it’s no secret, I love to decorate and I love to go on the hunt for, The Find. I’ve learned over the years, by trial and error, {is there any other way to learn?} that to many small items- can start to look like clutter. So I have learned to buy a few very…

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The Simplified Mantle…

Clean slate- after packing away the last of all the Christmas decorations, I like to start January with a kind of clean slate. Then slowly over the next few months leading up until spring, I slowly begin to add more and more to the room. Some are old things that I add back into the room…

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Vintage Galvanized Bowl-Re-used & Re-purposed

On one of my recent Saturday morning antiquing trips, I picked up a large galvanized metal bowl that I had seen two months earlier. I had been thinking about that bowl and the many uses, and I finally decided it was a wise choice to bring it home. Initially upon laying my eyes on it,…

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I have always loved to paint, especially Faux finishes on walls and furniture. I have used latex paint, Old Village paint, and Milk paint, but I had never heard of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint or had any idea what it really was, when I stumbled across it two years ago. To me, chalk paint was something you painted…

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