powder bathroom ideas

Powder Bathroom Ideas : Midway Modern Farmhouse

A powder bathroom is always such a fun space to design. It’s a little space completely removed from the rest of the house that lets you be a little wild. You can play with patterns and colors and features that you might be a little afraid to put somewhere in a larger room in the … Read more

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primary bathroom ideas

Primary Bathroom Remodel Design Ideas

This primary bath remodel project was a fun one! Over the years this bathroom had gone through a couple of minor remodels with new flooring and countertops, a new mirror and a few other cosmetic changes, but once the floor had to come out, it was just going to be so messy and cause problems … Read more

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backyard remodel ideas

Italian Inspired Backyard Remodel

Right before Andy came home from his mission it was time to nest. 😉 Seriously. I felt like I was getting ready to bring home a baby and wanted to have everything re-done, cleaned like crazy, and just as perfect  as it could be. I think there was some added pressure ( that I only … Read more

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how to choose wallpaper for your living room

How to Choose Wallpaper for Your Living Room

The Alumni House is getting closer and closer to the finish line every day. I just got out of a meeting with a wallpaper installer and it occurred to me that I haven’t talked much about choosing wallpaper for this project or frankly how to choose wallpaper for your living room, or the best wallpaper … Read more

how to choose wallpaper for your living room
Christmas family room decor

Our Christmas Family Room Decor

Happy Christmas Home Tour day! Have you been following along with all of the beautiful tours from yesterday and today? I just love Marty’s tour every year. If you are joining me from Chalking Up Success, welcome!! I am so happy to have you here today to share our Christmas family room decor. I rarely … Read more

Christmas family room decor
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Alumni House Update

Guys, this house has been taking over my life. lol! I cannot believe how long it’s been since I posted an update…or posted anything for that matter! One crazy busy summer (but totally epic so I’m definitely not complaining!) while trying to demo and remodel an entire house MAY have been biting off a little … Read more

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Alumni House Project Update : New Windows are In

After a year of thinking about it…things are finally moving at the Alumni House. I am SO excited to have this project underway. This little house has been such a fun place for our family this past year, even with all of it’s crazy 10o year old quirks and oddities, I’m really looking forward to … Read more

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Weekend Wishlist

Happy weekend! What are you up to? Andy’s in town for a few days, so we’re looking forward to spending time together as a family. This weekend’s wishlist screams summer! I hope you find something you love! I’ve held out for so long on buying a “belt bag.” I just couldn’t get over the fanny … Read more

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Front Entryway Decorating Ideas : Midway Modern Farmhouse Remodel

The front entryway at the Midway Modern Farmhouse is a grand, beautiful space…but it didn’t always feel like that. I distinctly remember walking into the house for the first time right after the sale closed and feeling like, “oh, boy! That wall is the first thing to go!” I immediately had front entryway decorating ideas … Read more

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Simple Guest Room Design : Bedroom Remodel Before & After

The original owners of the 1987 Fixer Upper had raised 6 kids there. Six! The space needs of their family were obviously different than ours with just two older kids…one of whom would be out of the house in three short years. The house, namely the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms, had been built to fit … Read more

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pretty kitchen accessories

Pretty Kitchen Accessories and Favorite Products

I’m not one that likes a ton of clutter on the countertops in the kitchen, but some things you just can’t do without, so if you have to display them…why not make it pretty, right? Here are some of my favorite pretty kitchen accessories and products.  I love these little spice jars. The labels come … Read more

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Home Office Decorating Ideas : Our Home Office Remodel

If you’ve seen the #1987FixerUpper foyer entryway remodel, then you probably remember seeing a little bit about me opening up the wall in the entryway as part of our home office remodel. Prior to remodeling this house, I was pouring over home office decorating ideas, trying to come up with the best plan for this … Read more

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Pretty Home Decor Accents from Wayfair

Does anyone else feel like when the temperatures start warming up you get an itch to be more productive? I definitely operate that way. It’s almost like I hibernate like a bear. lol! As soon as the sun comes out, so do I! 😉 For me, being productive means bring on the projects! What can … Read more

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powder bathroom renovation

Powder Bathroom Renovation Before & After : OC Ranch Reno

I’ve been talking a little bit about wallpaper over on Instagram so I thought it would be fun to share the powder bathroom renovation before and after pictures from the OC Ranch Reno. I just had the space wallpapered after thinking about it for years…no joke! I finally committed to it and can I just … Read more

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the alumni house living room

The Alumni House : Living Room Design

Drumroll please! It is too exciting to be able to start sharing design ideas and progress with you on the Alumni house. I feel like this has been a long time coming, but in reality it’s been just about 9 months. After a very long winter (one that still seems to be hanging on…) we … Read more

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bedroom design ideas

Spring Bedroom Mini Makeover

Hello! So happy to have you here as part of Marty’s spring home tour. I hope you are enjoying all of the beautiful homes this week. If you’re new here and visiting from Kathy’s gorgeous tour over at Up to Date Interiors, welcome! It’s really amazing what some longer days and slightly warmer temps (meaning … Read more

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1987 Fixer Upper Laundry Room Remodel Before & After

I’m making a better effort to share the before and afters of so many projects that I seem to always neglect here on the blog.  I shared the a few shots of the #1987FixerUpper laundry room up quite some time ago, but I’ve never shown you the before and after…and what a before and after … Read more

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Top Selling TJ Maxx Home Decor In Stock Right Now

January is always a good time for a little home refresh and there’s no better way to do it than with a few budget designer finds. You all know that TJ Maxx and Homegoods are two of my favorite places to find designer looks for less. Here are some hot sellers that are available right … Read more

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Christmas Living Room decor

O Christmas Tree : Our Christmas Living Room Decor

Welcome to day 4 of our Christmas home tour! Up today…the Living Room! This year I decided to shake things up a little with our Christmas living room decor and move the tree to the other side of the room. I also decided to use our REALLY full Frasier fir faux tree. Whoa! I had … Read more

Christmas Living Room decor
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Our Christmas Dining Room Decor

There are a few rooms in this house that seem like they are taking a long time to pull together, and the dining room is one of them for sure! We rarely use this room…so maybe that’s why. Do you have a formal dining room? Do you use it? We should be better about it, … Read more

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Christmas office decor ideas

Our Christmas Office Decor

Christmas Home tour day two! Today is a bit of a special day…this is a space that hasn’t been seen here on the blog in full. I have a few more things to tweak before it’s ready for it’s everyday introduction, but I had to decorate it for Christmas since the office sits right in … Read more

Christmas office decor ideas
Christmas Entry Way Decor Ideas

Christmas Entry Way Decor Ideas – I’ll Have A Blue Christmas

Well, I’m a little late to the party this year…but better late than never, right? I told myself that I wasn’t going to decorate this year. Yep, you heard that right. I was going to go SUPER simple and low key…well, that lasted precisely until December 1oth when I just couldn’t handle it anymore and … Read more

Christmas Entry Way Decor Ideas
fall living room decor ideas

Fall Home Decor Ideas & Blogger Home Tour

Did someone say FALL?! Lately, it hasn’t felt much like fall around here. Record breaking temperatures have me feeling like summer hasn’t quite left yet…but Saturday night we got a glimpse of what’s to come. Cooler temps blew in just for the night and I got to watch football and wear a sweatshirt. That’s good … Read more

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Ultimate Dorm Storage Solutions

Ok, so I have a question. Why do schools make dorms…which they know are tiny to begin with…so hard to live in? lol! I have been spending the last week really trying to get everything ready for Andy to move into his dorm and whoa! No nails in the walls? No command hooks allowed? That … Read more

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Decorate Your Dorm With Walmart

I have been the worst blogger this summer! I feel like life is happening at warp speed and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.  We have had some BIG things happening around here the last 9 days…and now we are in total back to school, get everyone ready…including our first college student! … Read more

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summer bedroom design

Summer Home Tour : Our Summer Bedroom Design

School’s out for SUMMER! Woohoo! Welcome to our Summer Home Decor Tour! I love teaming up with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and participating in her fun home tours each season. She is such a great hostess and I really enjoy seeing how everyone switches up their decor for the season. If you are … Read more

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oc ranch kitchen renovation

OC Ranch Reno Kitchen Remodel Before & After

I know you’ve seen the OC Ranch Reno kitchen pop up in a few seasonal posts over the past few months, but I’ve never shown you the before and after so I thought it was about time! 🙂 I really did love this kitchen the way it was for many years. We were SO young … Read more

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New Project: Introducing the Alumni House

Well, it’s official…we just closed on a new project!! I’m excited to introduce The Alumni House. John and I have mulled over the idea of owning something in Provo for years. We both spent many years there going to school, and loved our time there. For the last couple of years we have been driving … Read more

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DIY Front Yard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

John and I were sitting outside last night around the fire, chatting about some recent yard improvements we’ve done and what’s up next on the list, when it occurred to me that I haven’t shared our updated front yard here on the blog yet!  When we bought this house the landscaping was neat and tidy, … Read more

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Master Bathroom Remodel Ideas : Master Bathroom Before and After

When you launch into a major renovation, it always takes longer than you think it should.  I planned on having these pictures of our master bathroom remodel up long ago…but life happens.  So, despite the wires still hanging from the ceiling over the tub, I hope these pictures give you some fun master bathroom remodel … Read more

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pretty guest bedroom decor ideas

Easy Design Updates for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Get your guest bedroom cozy and ready to welcome family and friends this holiday season with these pretty guest bedroom decor ideas. We’ve been accustomed to welcoming guests year round in the OC Ranch Reno, and summer is a beautiful time to visit Utah, but what I didn’t expect when we moved to Utah is … Read more

pretty guest bedroom decor ideas
navy blue kitchen island

Kitchen Remodel Before and After : Pictures of Our 1987 Kitchen

The kitchen truly is the heart of the home.  When it came to designing the 1987 fixer upper kitchen remodel it really needed to be the center of everything in this formerly 1980’s style house.  It had been a very nice, functional kitchen, but one that was also a bit cut-off from the family spaces … Read more

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Wall art for teen girl bedrooms

Wall Art for Teenage Girl Bedrooms

I feel like things are moving at a snails pace around here, but I am happy to say that Ashley’s teen girl bedroom is finally coming together!  I feel like I have spent months looking for the perfect girl bedroom sets, and teenage girl room colors…and now it is starting to happen!  While it’s not … Read more

Wall art for teen girl bedrooms
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Beautiful Modern Coastal Design Ideas for Living Rooms

It has been a little while since I gave an update on the living room design ideas here on the blog, and since we’ve had a little bit of progress over the last couple of months, I thought it was about time I showed you something! 😉 Even thought this house is in the mountains … Read more

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Kids bathroom design ideas

Kids Bathroom Design Ideas: Kid’s Bathroom Makeover Reveal

I am so excited to finally reveal the kid’s bathroom design ideas and completed project today!  There are so many rooms in this house that are 80% of the way there and have just taken me forever to get that last 20% done!  The kid’s bathroom is definitely one of them.  I never go in … Read more

Kids bathroom design ideas
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Small Living Room Decorating Ideas

Hello friends! I am so excited to be joining in on Marty’s spring home tour. I don’t know about you guys, but things around here are starting to feel a teensy bit back to normal, and doing a home tour definitely helps me feel like things are getting back on track! I have been working … Read more

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Awesome boy bedroom ideas

Awesome Boy Bedroom Ideas

A month or so ago when Andy was away at camp, I finally had a chance to get in to that room, deep clean it and decorate it.  Ever since we moved in it’s just been a hodge-podge of junk.  His headboard wasn’t attached, he didn’t have a bedskirt…no window coverings…it was looking pretty rough. … Read more

Awesome boy bedroom ideas
Christmas bedroom decorations

15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

Christmas bedroom decorations
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Gorgeous Neutral Bedroom Design Ideas Mood Board

I have been working on a few projects lately and busy creating some mood boards / design boards to put together some pretty bedroom design ideas, so I thought I would share them here as well. I love a good neutral palette, so this bedroom design is something I would for sure love in my … Read more

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beach bedroom ideas

Cute and Sophisticated Beach Themed Bedroom Decor

The OC Ranch Reno is finally starting to come together and I am SO excited to get the last of the furniture here and get it all decorated! You all know how much I love the beach and especially a modern coastal design, so this house is no exception…especially since it’s just minutes from the … Read more

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modern master bedroom ideas

Modern Master Bedroom Ideas : Our Summer Home Tour

Hello and welcome to our summer home tour! Has summer officially started for you guys yet? We ended “school” (aka distance learning) a week and a half ago, and headed for our home in CA, but several of our friends here in CA still aren’t officially done. I don’t know what I would do if … Read more

modern master bedroom ideas
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Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

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Exterior Remodel 1980s house

1987 Fixer Upper: Home Exterior Before and After

Whew!  When I look back at 2017, all I can see is a blur of craziness…which has everything to do with our cross country house hunt, move and remodel of our 1987 Fixer Upper.  You can read about the process for finding this house here and a mid construction progress update on the exterior here.   There … Read more

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Pretty and Relaxing Bedroom Design Ideas

I can see spring on the horizon and that makes me excited to get a few things refreshed around here! I love putting together design boards for my clients and I often do it just for myself or for fun, and this is one of my favorites yet! I hope you don’t mind if I … Read more

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Pantry ideas

Pantry Ideas : Our Walk in Pantry Makeover Before and After

Anyone that has done a major remodel before I’m sure can relate to the fact that there are just some things that take forever to truly finish.  In the case of the 1987 Fixer Upper pantry, it was the fact that we were waiting on a doorknob.  I know.  It sounds pretty ridiculous, but it’s … Read more

Pantry ideas
Fall kitchen decor ideas

Fall Home Decor : Fall Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Fall decor in our house doesn’t get a ton of time to really shine.  Between Halloween and Christmas, there just isn’t much time to enjoy it as Christmas seems to creep closer and closer to Halloween each year…not that I’m complaining. 🙂 (I might be one of those crazy people that starts listening to Christmas … Read more

Fall kitchen decor ideas
Christmas kitchen decor ideas

Pretty Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas Home Tour

December is here!! Yay for all things Christmas! Are your decorations up and ready to go? I love it when Thanksgiving falls just a little bit earlier in the month of December rather than on the 29th or something, because I love to have an extra few days after Thanksgiving to prepare for the month … Read more

Christmas kitchen decor ideas
Small bedroom ideas

Small Guest Bedroom Ideas that Make a Big Impact

We love having guests at the 1987 Fixer Upper and lately we have been hosting lots of fun friends and family.  In an effort to have a comfortable space for everyone, I have been re-thinking the smallest room in the house.  When we did the remodel I opened up what was once a closed off … Read more

Small bedroom ideas
beautiful home office design

Home Library Design : Midway Modern Farmhouse

January is always a time I to want to find a place to snuggle up and get cozy. It’s cold and dreary outside in most places, and coming off of all the holiday craziness it feels good to relax and settle back into a bit of a routine. After the year we have all had, … Read more

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Cute and Cheerful Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

As it gets closer to Christmas I keep finding new little spots I want to add a little Christmas cheer to.  One of our guest rooms is actually one of my favorite spots in the house because the beds just look so darn cute when they are all made up.  (Maybe it’s really because no … Read more

farmhouse kitchen design ideas

Midway Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Before and After

I am the worst about sharing completed projects. I sat down last night to make a list of the things I had neglected to add here on the blog, and let’s just say…I may now have several printed pages of things I need to work on. Oops! lol! :0 There are so many spaces from … Read more

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midway guest bedroom design

Pretty Farmhouse Bedroom Design Ideas : Midway Modern Makeover

I love a reveal day! There’s nothing better than sharing a space that was tired and then getting to see what happens when we breathe some new life into it! The guest bedrooms at the Midway Modern Farmhouse were in need of some love. As I’ve mentioned many times before, this house had GREAT bones! … Read more

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Farmhouse wall decor ideas

Farmhouse Wall Decor Ideas

Ever since Fixer Upper became a part of our regular TV line-up and Chip and Joanna Gaines became the next Oprah, Farmhouse decor has exploded and I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Even modern new builds want the farmhouse vibe, and it’s amazing just how versatile this trend is. Some type of farmhouse … Read more

Farmhouse wall decor ideas
blue paint colors

How to Accessorize Kitchen Countertops

A once in a blue moon occurrence happened at our house the other day…a clean kitchen. 😉 So, being the blogger that I am, I figured I better capitalize on that rare moment and take some pictures right before Hurricane Mitchell came home from school for the afternoon.  I’ve had some questions about how to … Read more

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Cute Coastal Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Hello! Welcome to my very first home tour of the Christmas season! I’m so excited to be joining Tana and the other talented bloggers sharing their homes all decked for Christmas today! It’s so fun to have you here. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your day with me! 🙂 I … Read more

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Midway Modern Farmhouse Plans with Wrap Around Porch

As many of you have probably noticed on Instagram over the course of the last few weeks, 2019 has brought an exciting new project for PPD, one we are calling the Midway Modern Farmhouse.  Midway is a beautiful little city nestled in the hills just south of Park City.  Some friends of ours from Orange … Read more

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guest bedroom design ideas

Fresh and Modern Guest Bedroom Ideas

One of the rooms in this Utah house that has been neglected is the guest bedroom that gets the most use. We have a small guest bedroom that works well when kids come to stay, and I love it because it feels cozy, but this larger guest bedroom at the back of the house has … Read more

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31 Dazzling Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas

Welcome to our Christmas living room!  I was so excited when Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked if I was interested in participating in her Christmas tour again this year.  I just love being a part of her tours!   If you are new to my blog or joining me from Life on Virginia Street, welcome!  … Read more

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Tween Boy Room : Boy Bedroom Design Ideas

I can’t believe I have never shared this tween boy room makeover here on the blog yet!  When I was taking stock of the house and figuring out what projects I needed to complete this summer, I was talking to my daughter about making over her room and realized I never shared this!  I started … Read more

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Tips for hanging a garland

Tips for Hanging Garland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to deck the halls! It is fun to have some new halls for me to deck, that’s for sure!  With everything freshly painted and new this year, I am extra sensitive about making sure I don’t damage anything while I’m having fun making things pretty.  You know … Read more

Tips for hanging a garland
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Interior Design: Tween Girl Bedroom Design Purple and Turquoise

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project for some dear friends of ours who just made a cross-country move back to our neck of the woods.  They still owned their home here and had been renting it out for the last many years.  Having left years … Read more

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Cool and coastal basement family room design collage

1987 Fixer Upper : Basement Remodel Before and After

When we bought the 1987 Fixer Upper, the plan was to move into the partially finished basement while the rest of the house was under construction.  It had two finished bedrooms, one finished bathroom and a couple of finished storage closets.  My uncle Dave, who was helping us with the construction, moved most of the … Read more

Cool and coastal basement family room design collage
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Remodeling Your Home’s Floor Plan : Making an Older Home Feel New

Remodeling your home’s floor plan is exciting and fun, but can also seem like a scary and overwhelming adventure.  It usually means knocking down a few walls and shifting things around, but the results can be amazing if you take some time to plan and think about how to create a space that works for … Read more

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Chalk Paint Dresser Make-Over

A few months ago I took a class at Peinture Studios here in Orange County.  I had been reading about and seeing chalk paint ALL over the place and I wanted to see what it was all about.  There were a couple of pieces in my house that I thought would be fun to change … Read more

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Console Table Decorating Ideas: Beautiful and Functional Decor

About five years ago I decided to turn our more formal living room into a second family room.  We don’t have a big house, and the biggest room in our house (the living room) was sitting empty and unused all the time.  I bought a black distressed console and a big TV, and had visions … Read more

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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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