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Virgina...Fantastic concept. Your "bubbly" personality shines on each page. Great placement on web content...easy to navigate. I see a YouTube video in near future...going viral!!Paint Guy at HD
I just recently found you by googling how to paint the inside of a dresser drawer, and I have to say I absolutely love your style. I love the beautiful whites and creams, it's exactly how I want my future home to be. I can't wait to see what you do next.
Thank you so much! That's so sweet! So glad you found your way here! :)
I love the colors in your house. Do you happen to know the brand and names of the colors for each room? I have been looking everywhere and these are perfect!
Thank you Mary! I sure do! I am doing a post on all of our paint colors this week! Check back soon and I'll give ya all the details!! :)
I just found your blog after coming across one of your tutorials on Craftgawker, and let me just say - almost 2 hours later - this is my new favorite blog - by far, without a doubt, I could go on and on :) Your home is beautiful - love your style!
Thank you so much Savannah! That is so wonderful!
I saw your blog on Iheartorganzing, and I'm so happy I did. I am a soon to be newlywed and home owner like yourself and I can't wait to decorate. Your style is so simple and chic...I feel like anyone that walks into your home must immediately feel calm because of the colors you work with. I will definitely be visiting your blog frequently going forward!!
Aw! Thank you so much girl! That is so sweet. I'm so glad you found your way here! Welcome!
I just wanted to say that I spend a lot of time on Pinterest (admittedly probably way too much time) and thus see a lot of blogs like yours, but for some reason, yours stuck out to me when I stumbled across it today. I have never commented on anyone's blog before but I felt compelled to on yours. Not only do I love your style, I love how you seem so "real" and humble about everything. It makes me feel like I can accomplish the same things you have, even though I have no crafty background at all. Thanks for this blog - it is inspiring and beautiful :)
Stephanie, thank you so much! That is one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said! It means so much that you enjoy my blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and tell me that! I appreciate it so much! <3
Virginia,I love your redesign of the old piano bench. I don't have one and you show a link to this: http://1vision.com/2010/10/21/diy-ballard-designs-bench/ for those without a bench to repurpose but it doesn't work. Any way to get that info??
VirginiaLove your paint tips...I followed a google search for Polycrylic to your site. I was wondering whether you've ever used it to stiffen fabric? I wanted to try fanfolding some stiffened upholstery fabric for a diy window shade.thanks!
I absolutely love all your 10 Tips... It really helps when trying to explain to my husband how I "see" our home. I'm trying to save him money here, but he's a tough sell! Your before and after pictures helps me show him what I mean when I am trying to explain a DIY idea I have. Thanks a bunch, love your style and all the helpful tips. :)
Thank you SO much Marilyn! So happy I could help! xo
Hi Virginia,Thanks so much for all the great info. I was wondering if you had any experience with a product to remove wood grain from a piece of furniture before painting it?Thanks again!
LOVE. YOUR. BLOG! It makes me want to stop everything (eating, drinking, productive living...) and create, craft and decorate! :) Thank you!
OMG I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's late and I have been on here for hours now my eyelids are getting super droopy but I just can't look away.
As someone already mentioned here, your blog just stands out from the many hundreds. I don't have any artistic background, but the projects you have displayed are very inspiring! You make everything look so simple! A perfect example that one doesn't have to spend a lot to create something beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the projects and tips & techniques.
I just found your blog from Pinterest last weekend....I haven't stopped reading your blog yet. I find myself trying to sneak a peak at work! I love your ideas! Your style is amazing. My boyfriend and I purchased a condo/townhouse on Valentines Day, and painting has been a slow process. After reading your tips, I can't wait to start the molding this weekend! Thank you thank you thank you! I can't wait to see what else you've done. Your home is gorgeous!
Hi Virginia,I just LOVE your blog! so many great ideas! I am actually trying to find an old desk that I could turn into a vanity cause I absolutely LOVE the silver leaf one you did.I would love to see you do a tutorial on sanding and when/if it's necessary. I am new to DIY Projects and I have an Oak Headboard and Footboard I would like to paint. Just wondering if it needs sanding first and if so what is the best way to sand, sorry i'm a newbee lol! Any tips/input would be greatly appreciated:)
So glad I found this blog it's awesome! You do so many amazing things I'm so jealous I don't have the creativity to do all this but quick question i love the lamps you redid in the guest room but where did you find old lamps like that? I've been trying to find some and I just don't know where to look
Thanks so much for leaving a comment!! I do the hammer dance every time I read one.