Category: DIY Projects

Lynn’s Window Decision and Decorating the Condo

December 7, 2016

If you are following along with my SIL Lynn’s family room makeover, the curtains are hung and they look wonderful:

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To be hemmed of course. We had a few choices of panels narrowed down. You can see all of her options we looked at here. This is the window treatment fabric she choose:

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Just So You Know

September 29, 2016

Just a reminder that the October issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, October 1st, 2016. This issue is packed with great content!

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                                                                                                                                                                            * Home Décor Trending for 2017

                                                                                                                                                                       * Quick Care Tip for Flower Arrangements

                                                                                                                                         * The ‘secret’ post this month is Five Simple Ways to get You Ready for Fall

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My Fall Front Porch

September 25, 2016

The temperatures sure have dropped this past week in the Northeast. We even had a freeze warning last night! The trees are just beginning to change their colors:

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This weekend I decided it would be a good time to start a little Fall decorating. I always seem to begin decorating outdoors first. Here is my front porch getting ready for Autumn:

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Book Shelf Styling

September 4, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

My living room book shelves have been decorated the same way now for about two years:

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I liked the way it looked, so I did not pay much attention to it. (Actually, it seemed to be too much of a project so I ignored them!) haha (Sound familiar?)

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Well, this weekend I decided to restyle my bookshelves and this is how they came out:Read More

Simple & Uncomplicated Furniture Painting

August 31, 2016

Are you still holding on to that special piece of old furniture that you have wanted to paint forever? A reader wrote and asked, “I really would like to paint this little table/bench/chair but I can not figure out which process would be easiest for me. I would really like to give it a try.  Also, can you suggest a few colors that you think  looks best on painted furniture? Thx!”

Well I understand how you might be confused! There are so many different techniques and options today for painting furniture. I am happy to share with you all what has worked best for me, as well as my overall knowledge on painting furniture!

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For all of my furniture painting projects, I always turn to my number one paint choice which is  Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I LOVE the product because it is so easy to use. No priming is needed and you can use indoors because it is non-toxic and  odor-free. So instead of the process being a chore by worrying about which primer to use and how to prepare the furniture, I feel that using Chalk Paint® makes it a fun and easy venture.  Here is my stash of chalk paint:Read More

A Few Project Updates

August 14, 2016

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer. Instead of a post about one subject today, I wanted to share a variety of smaller projects going on over here:

*  I have been chipping away at our large home painting project. I took a rainy weekend to finish the upstairs hallway:

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after hallway

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