twinkle twinkle little nightstand (a makeover)

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Happy Wednesday! I have a little some old and a little something new (and a little something twinkly) for you. The little something old: A wooden box that I found at an estate sale for $3. Apparently, the seller's late uncle traveled with the circus and kept his Lionel trains in these wooden boxes with foam padding inside. The little … [Read more...]

homebound, DIY repurposed shirt organizer & giveaway

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I might be away, but the eighth of Homebound Magazine is here!   I love this magazine...   ...and I love what Heather of Post Road Vintage recently wrote about the simple farmhouse beauty in each issue... "Here at Post Road Vintage we are passionate about sharing our love for farmhouse beauty and helping you to create the … [Read more...]

faded, weathered, chipped and crackled furniture painting tutorial

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Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my lavender desk. As promised, here's the tutorial to achieve a pretty, faded, weathered, and crackled finish on your furniture pieces using crackle medium and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. While my desk is lavender, the techniques can be applied to any color that YOU love! Step 1 Paint your piece … [Read more...]

faded pink, a chalk paint recipe, antique farm house

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'Tis the season to be decorating with red and green faded pink and white, right? On Wednesday, I shared a my white withdrawl and a freshly painted white desk/hutch. Decorating 101: A freshly painted white hutch surely needs a freshly painted something else to go with it. ;) On a serious note, I needed something a bit taller for the left side … [Read more...]

inspired you review and giveaway

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Oh, heavens. I will try not to write a book of my own here. If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you likely know how much I adore and thank God for Marian Parsons, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed. Despite my all of my imperfections, she has always encouraged and inspired me (and so many others) in more ways than she probably knows, and … [Read more...]

fabric denim & dot leaf thanksgiving centerpiece and tablescape

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 It's my turn to represent the Northeast for the Thanksgiving Traditions Party! This lovely little party features Thanksgiving decor and recipes, as well as traditions across the USA and Canada. Just in case you missed an earlier episode, here are the Thanksgiving decorating bases that have already been covered... Heather at Setting for Four … [Read more...]

barn sale, collection, zinc, paint, thank you

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You can probably tell from the creative title that this post is a bit of a hodgepodge. It doesn't tell you that it's a long one though. ; ) I have so much to share since Thursday, but first...HAPPY OCTOBER! I spent Friday preparing for The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale & Junk Jubilee held on the property of Tricia's purple Painted Lady … [Read more...]

how to get wrinkles out of linen (the easy way)

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Let me preface this little tutorial by saying that while I've been known to iron my undies, I have come to love the lived in, wrinkled look of slipcovers, throw pillows, etc., especially if they're linen. Wrinkles are one of {real} linen's loveliest characteristics. (Wish I could say the same about my forehead!) That said, not everyone … [Read more...]

ruffled linen cabinet door organizer

I've mentioned before that I want my kitchen to be a real cook's kitchen, with stylish storage and functional pretty. My kitchen is rather small so it's been a bit of challenge because I'm not one who likes a lot of stuff on my walls & countertops. I have faith though. I've seen well-planned, tiny galleys that were more functional than … [Read more...]

wooden invitations & dot burlap bags

Amidst all of the kitchen stuff, I have 3rd birthday party stuff for the twins to tackle. I cannot believe my babies will be three. I also cannot believe the party is in 17 days! I shared my rustic bumble bee favors (a.k.a. bunny on bath salts) here. Keeping with the rustic bee theme for the invitations, I had a custom stamp … [Read more...]