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The transformative power of paint

We’ve all heard the old saying “time heals all wounds.” Now that saying has a corollary; “paint fixes all problems.” Maybe it’s an exaggeration, but there’s a lot of truth there. If a piece of furniture looks dated or out of style, often a coat of paint is all that is needed to make it […]

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An easy guide to picking out cellular and pleated shades

Cellular shades are well known for their energy efficient qualities, and now we can add stylish to the list.  Picking out the perfect shade for your home in four easy steps, but with the newest textures and patterns bringing a heavy dose of style, an easy process might still mean a tough decision! 1. Determine […]

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Splendid DIY Wine Glass Shelf!

There are lots of creative solutions for wine bottle storage, but what about your wine glasses? Today I have a DIY Wine Glass Shelf tutorial for you that is not only functional, but looks pretty awesome too! Supplies Needed to Make Two Wine Glass Shelves: 1 Pine plank – 1x8x8 (this will make two 4-foot shelves) […]

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Welcome spring with this egg-cellent wreath!

I know many people think fall is the best time of the year, but you know what? Spring is at least a tie in my book. Bright and light colors, happy moods, and beautiful weather, and flowers! It is such a beautiful time of year that I wanted to make a spring wreath to celebrate […]

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Simple and sweet DIY modern planter stand

I have a DIY project for you today that is perfect for spring! I’ve been loving potted houseplants, but I’m running out of tables to put them on. So I decided to make a plant stand! I’ve been eyeing Modernica’s Case Study Ceramic Cylinder with Wood Stand for a while, but the price is a […]

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How to make a beautiful DIY reclaimed wood mirror

Scott and I have been meaning to hang a mirror in our entryway for, oh, a good year. After we completed our staircase makeover, it was bound to be that finishing touch for that last hair check as you run out the door, right? We put the task off for a while, never finding a […]

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Easy DIY feather wall hanging

Do you ever see something in a store or online that just excites you so much that you want ten of them right now? That is how I felt when I first saw Kristen Baker’s feather art. I knew I loved it and knew I wanted it. But there was simply no way that I […]

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Simple ways to update your home for spring

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Seattle! And I am so ready for it. Winter is my least favorite season—not just the cold and the rain, it’s the darkness…I hate it. So I’m always eager for spring—flowers blooming, brighter colors, and more light (hallelujah!). In that spirit, I love updating my home a […]

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The best vintage items to collect for your home

We hear a lot about decorating our homes with vintage items, but sometimes the term “vintage” leaves more questions than answers. Which ones are the best to buy? Which are a good value, and not overpriced? Where do you find them? Collect something meaningful There are thousands of vintage items you could potentially include in […]