DIY With One Step Paint

We have had this antique chest in our entry ever since it was passed down from my Great Aunt. We recovered the cushion not long after we got it, but I’ve always thought that I’d like to paint the chest. I’ve seen so much about chalk paint and antiquing with wax, but because it’s a […]

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Christmas Entry

When you enter our home, you’ll notice a couple things. Dogs will greet you. One barking, the other jumping with excitement and trying to lick you to death. You can throw your jacket on a hook. Wipe your feet. But what I really like at Christmas is that you can see both trees as soon […]

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Two Christmas Tablescape Ideas

We have two places to eat in our home (three if you count the barstools…four if you count the couch). A “formal” dining room that doesn’t get used, and a casual kitchen dining area that we use for our every day sit-down meals. It has good views of the TV. The formal dining room is […]

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Christmas Living Room

This year’s Christmas decor stays true to my reoccurring theme – red, green, and a little blue thrown into the mix. I did play up the plaid with my pillow covers, and did an a-symmetrical garland (who am I???) which I LOVE. The tree is the same as last year with all red ornaments, berries, […]

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China Cabinet Facelift

This small china cabinet came from my grandparent’s home, and I almost didn’t take it because it wasn’t quite my taste. After some convincing (thanks mom) I decided to bring it home with plans to paint it. Once I got it settled in its new home I decided the stained wood worked (it’s also mahogany, […]

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