June 27, 2013

How To Paint Laminate Furniture in 3 Easy Steps!

How to paint laminate furniture in 3 easy steps! LOVE this! One of the easiest tutorials on Pinterest!
When we moved into our house a few years back, we had two hot pink couches and a mattress on the floor. That's about the time I began finding old thrift store furniture and painting it...and out of necessity, a hobby was born. 
Now three years later, I've painted and repurposed tons of furniture, and my entire house is furnished with my finds. 

This aqua blue dresser is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

June 26, 2013

The Wednesday 6: High Style Design & Flea Market Finds with Design Eur Life


How to get a high-end look with flea market finds | Design Eur Life
 I am so excited today because I get to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers, Ashley, from Design Eur Life. I met Ashley last year when she emailed me to introduce herself and tell me that we had tons in common. When I visited her blog for the first time, I had to pick my jaw up off the ground. And after seeing her luxurious style, I giggled to myself thinking, "She does know I shop at thrift stores, right? Did she email the wrong blogger?!"

June 24, 2013

How To Choose Paint Colors: 5 Tips To Help You Decide

How to choose a paint color: 5 tips to help you choose the right color! Great tips!
Picking the right paint color is no easy task. Every house is different. Your decor is different than that picture you pinned on Pinterest, your windows face a different way than the room you saw in that magazine, and your bff's perfect gray made your living room look like a depressed seagull. I get it...I've been there. However, there are a few things you can do to make the process a little easier.

June 17, 2013

10 Vinegar Cleaning Secrets

10 Vinegar Cleaning Secrets. So many amazing ways to use vinegar! This is so good to know!
I have a confession. I'm obsessed with vinegar. I first discovered my love for vinegar when it came to cleaning our wall-to-wall white carpet. Vinegar has helped me maintain my sanity (while living with white carpet and two hot-mess-cats) until we can finally rip our carpet up for good. Over time, I discovered so many more uses for vinegar. I thought I would share some of my fave vinegar tips with you today. 


June 12, 2013

The Wednesday 6: Featuring Burlap & Lace

The Wednesday 6: featuring Burlap & Lace! So many great DIY & decorating ideas! Check this out!
Welcome to the Wednesday 6! If you missed the first one, this is my new series (every other week) featuring ideas that totally inspire me.  I'm so excited to share someone really special with you today, Shannon from Burlap & Lace. Not only is she a creative genius with major style, but she's sweet and hilarious, too. I've asked Shannon to share her fave 6 projects with us today, and boy, did she deliver! I know you're gonna love 'em!


June 10, 2013

10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Two)


10 Paint Secrets: what you never knew about paint. Totally worth checking out before your next project!
 After sharing my paint secrets last month, I was so excited to find out how much ya'll loved them! Your enthusiasm reminded me that many of you are still learning just like I am....and I love that.  I thought I would share a few more tips today, and hopefully answer a few questions that I frequently receive from readers. Some of these you might know, some you might not. Maybe you'll even have a few lightbulb moments like I did when I figured this stuff out. So, here are my 10 paint secrets...round two! 

June 4, 2013

DIY No-Sew Greek Key Ribbon Pillows

DIY no-sew Greek Key ribbon pillows made with glue! Such an easy & affordable way to add character to your decor!
For the past month, I've been working on refreshing our master bedroom. I still have a few more projects I have to finish before I can show you all of the changes. In the meantime, I thought I would give you a little sneak peek and show you the Greek Key ribbon pillow I made for the bed. 

June 3, 2013

DIY Bead Magnets

DIY bead magnets! Such a great way to re-purpose old or broken jewelry!
 Today I had a great little idea while looking at one of my favorite bracelets that had recently broken...


I could make it into some magnets!
I immediately ran to the craft store and found some little magnets, and after a few minutes at home with a glue gun, these little fellas were created.


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