Making a Pumpkin Topiary

Looking for an easy fall DIY for your front porch? I was too… I had this great idea to cut branches from the trees in our backyard when they started turning, but we had a pretty dry/hot summer and start to fall, so everything is still green…or just brown. I moved on to another idea: […]

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How To Make an Upholstered Bed Frame

We have casually looked at different upholstered headboard styles for a while, but nothing was just right. I noticed a pattern in everything we liked. They still had some elements of our current bed: wood tones, a footboard (amazing how many beds don’t have a footboard), and an upholstered piece in some way shape or form.  […]

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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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