French Typography & Whitewash Makeover { Words Themed Tour}

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It’s themed tour Thursday and the theme this month is “Words/Letters”. I’m a words, letters, graphics, typography loving girl (as is evidenced by this blog AND my home ) so I am really excited about this month’s theme! For anyone new, some blogger friends and I get together every month and bring you a themed furniture makeover. You can see past month’s themes –> here. Now onto this month’s makeover….a little French typography and whitewash… And a close up of how it started out…. Beat up but nice and solid.  And check out that cool wood pattern on the top.

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Living Room Design Ideas & Kalaty Rugs {plus a Giveaway!}

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rug for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love home decor and design. And I love rugs. Rugs are the anchor that pull it all together. They can evoke a feeling of warmth and create a certain mood within a space. A new rug can take an old room in a totally new direction and give it a completely new look. I just love that! Today I’m sharing with you Kalaty.com They are a family run business, spanning several generations, who make superior quality handcrafted rugs. “Kalaty Rug Corporation is a family

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Thrifty Bottle Makeovers {Decoupage and Chalk Paint}

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I have a really fun new crafty craft for you all today.  A little fun with some old bottles, decoupage and Chalk Paint ®. Being the thrifty girl that I am, I can never throw anything away.  Almost anything anyway. Like these old bottles I came across the other day while cleaning out underneath my bathroom vanity. …and by “old”, I mean old as in 15 years or so. Not old like the pretty blue bottles I collect. I almost tossed these but decided I really loved the shape of them and the pretty aluminum lids. One of which I ended

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Animal Shelter Thrift Benefit {a donation, new rug and more}

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I am so excited about today’s post. It is a cause near and dear to my heart! Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?  (http://www.aspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month) I, along with a bunch of my blogger friends, have gotten together to bring you makeovers that will benefit animal shelters. Mine is a bit different than some of the others since I was unable to find a thrift store in my area that benefits shelters.  But…. I did find out that a shelter in my area has a way you, I or anyone can donate! It’s through Amazon and is called AmazonSmile. A

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Breast Cancer Awareness {the importance of breast density}

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I was actually in the middle of writing a post that I will share with you all next week when I decided it might be a good idea to share my story again. I ran into some old friends the other night who gracefully shared with me how thankful they were that I wrote and shared my story. That many have probably benefited from it. I hope so. That was my reason for writing it.  But it’s so nice to hear that others have. It is a good feeling to know that out of something bad, good can come.  So with that,

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DIY “Carved” Wood Medallions {inspired by – Ballard Designs}

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I have a super fun (and super easy) project to share with you all today. DIY “Carved” Wood Medallions Not only that, but my friends have a bunch to share with you too! It’s “knock off”, “inspired by” tour time. …and what inspired me were these pretty wall medallions over at Ballard Designs. What didn’t inspire me too much….was the price. So I made my own! And you can make your own too.  No, they are not exact, but are more in line with my decor than the originals. And did I mention how EASY it was to make them? And no,

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Corinth Blue Milk Paint & Decoupage {Free-Letter Tray Makeover}

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Hello!! Hope you all had a great weekend. Last week I painted this table with General Finishes Persian Blue and Snow White Milk Paint.  I mentioned in that post I’d be sharing a new color (that I LOVE) this week. It’s Corinth Blue Milk Paint (also General Finishes). ….and it’s GORGEOUS. It is a very bold color so I decided to try it out on this little letter tray first. I have several and got most of them for FREE! Free is always good, right? This is what it looked like before I painted and decoupaged it. Boring..eh? I’ve already made

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Two Tone Side Table Milk Paint Makeover {themed tour}

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Guess what day it is again already?? Themed furniture makeover day! Two Tone is the theme this month.  These months sure do fly on by. It seems like I finish one project and the next thing I know it’s time for another!  (there are a group of bloggers who do a “themed” furniture makeover once every month… for any new readers out there that don’t know what I’m talking about ) –to see previous month’s themed furniture makeovers, click –> here. So, as it seems to be, with me anyway, what I first “envisioned” didn’t quite pan out.  I do have hope

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects {book review}

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*I received this book for free to review but all opinions and thoughts are my own! I love this book. I am so excited to be sharing this lovely book (and my friend Karah!) with you all today. DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space by Karah Bunde who blogs over at thespacebetweenblog.net.  I had the pleasure of meeting (and doing a coffee table challenge with!) Karah at the Haven Blogger’s Conference this past July.  I had already “known” her in blogland and loved her projects long before that though. She has done some amazing

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“Best of DIY” Link Party {Link up your BEST!}

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It’s time! DIY time…… I’m so excited to be a part of this huge link party with the rest of these fabulous bloggers AND all of YOU! I can’t wait to see what each and every one of you link up. This page will be full of inspiration for us all! Including DIY projects from these bloggers below….. Be sure to visit their blogs below to see THEIR best DIYs!!   Our Southern Home Artsy Chicks Rule At Home with the Barkers Cedar Hill Farmhouse Knick of Time Mrs. Hines Class Unskinny Boppy Shabby Art Boutique Concord Cottage Girl in the

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“Happy Fall Y’all” Chalkboard Art Tutorial

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Happy Fall Y’all!! Does it feel like Fall yet? I’ve got my porch decorated for Fall so I suppose it does.  I’ll be sharing that with you all shortly. But first I’m going to share with you something I made for Fall this year.  This “Happy Fall Y’all” Chalkboard Art Sign….. SOOO easy. Really. I had this old frame I bought at the thrift store awhile back.  I have no idea what I paid for it now but it was probably in the $1 range.  I don’t pay more for them usually. I pulled it out and was going to

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Best of DIY Link Party {Coming Soon!}

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Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend….. I wanted to take a minute to let you know about a fun post I have coming for you all this Friday. It’s a “Best of DIY” link party.  You can link up your best DIY projects — such as: crafts, projects, home decor, home projects, etc. I, along with 26 other bloggers will also be sharing 2-3 of our very best, most favorite DIY projects with you as well. If you also decide to share your projects on Facebook or Google+, be sure to include the hashtag #BestofDIY so it

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