15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces: Part 2

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With Spring in full swing, my mind has left the indoors and is focused on outdoor living.  Yesterday I shared 15 of my favorite outdoor spaces and today I'm sharing 15 more.  Let's bring the indoors out and be inspired by this outdoor living spaces. Beautiful summer table in shades of blue by … [Read more...]

15 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces

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Since the first 50 degree+ day a few weeks ago, I have been non-stop trying to tackle outdoor projects.  The Mister and I have been hard at work the last 3 weekends, transforming our side yard which has been in need of TLC since we moved in.  Two weeks ago we had about 15 trees removed (something … [Read more...]

My Favorite Colors for Spring 2012

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Whether painting or adding a few new accessories or furniture, color is important to bring life into any space. Now that the long, drear days of winter are over, Spring is the perfect time of year to paint those beige walls and/or take a risk by buying that bright orange or yellow platter or vase … [Read more...]

10 DIY Projects Using Burlap + Giveaway

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I've made quite a few projects using burlap and coffee sacks, so obviously it's a favorite material of mine.  It's unique feel and look give any decor piece or creation an added depth and texture that an ordinary cotton or equal doesn't. Burlap can really be used for anything!  From wreaths to … [Read more...]

Happenings on the Homestead: Weekend Updates

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I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.  It's usually quiet on the blog-front once the weekends are here because the Mister and I are often busy tackling home improvement projects or making new DIY creations.  Thankfully we've been blessed with beautiful weather the last few weekends and have had … [Read more...]

Painted Two-Toned Desk + Tips on Painting Furniture

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I'm just about finished with the updates for my son's bedroom makeover.  It hasn't been a huge overhaul, but with rearranging the furniture, adding colorful stripes on the wall, and hanging new DIY pallet shelves, this space has received a welcome refresher.  In the midst of moving around the beds … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise

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Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few … [Read more...]

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

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It's officially Spring! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me when the days are longer and the temps are warmer.  The winter was pretty non-existent in Upstate NY this year, so thankfully a lot of projects that were on the backburner till Spring, already got finished. Over the weekend … [Read more...]

Create a Layered Window Treatment

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Whether they are dainty wood blinds or over-the-top dramatic drapery panels, something is needed on every window!   And without, it's like going to a party wearing a gorgeous dress and  jewelry, but forgetting your shoes. That being said, I'm also a big fan of layering window treatments which means … [Read more...]

How To Glaze a Cabinet Using Stain

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I've glazed, antiqued, and distressed furniture for a few projects that I've featured in the past, but during the makeover of my master bathroom, I tried a completely new and different way of glazing.  Instead of using my water/paint technique, this time I used stain. As I mentioned in the … [Read more...]