before and after Archive

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Vs. Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint – A Comparison

*Affiliate links are included in this post, for your shopping convenience. Please click here to read my full disclosure policy. Have you seen this? It’s a relatively new line of chalk paint and waxes from Deco Art, called Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, and I just finished painting the cutest set of nesting tables with

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Happy Friday And A Sneak Peek

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you all had a good week!  I’m definitely ready for the weekend and for celebrating my sweet niece’s birthday tomorrow.  She is going to be thirteen and I get a bit emotional thinking that the adorable little baby-doll toting toddler with the ringlet curls, is now a

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Dressing Up Faux Flowers Using Dollar Store Finds

Just popping in to share this fun (and super simple) project I did over the weekend.  My kiddos headed back to school on Monday (a freshman and a senior, how did that happen?) and with the busy weekend filled with last-minute school supply shopping; a quick and easy project is just what

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Easy Ballard Designs Hack – How to Make Metal Furniture Look Aged

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  Mine was spent poolside, with friends and family, and lots of delicious BBQ.  I also managed to squeeze in a little project over the three-day weekend (I love having an extra day off from work) and I’m going to share this easy

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Dining Room Makeover Reveal

Our dining room makeover is finally finished and it’s time for the big reveal!  Yay!  It has been a long, slow process, but that’s just the way it goes around here sometimes.  There are a few things I’d like to change (add a rug, change the accessories on top of the hutch),

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A Pretty Little Skirt

Despite my best intentions, unexpected medical issues (both of my doggies, my son, then my hubby!), have derailed my decorating plans.  Time, money and that ever precious commodity , energy, had to be channeled elsewhere for a few months.  The good news is that everyone, dogs included, have either recovered completely or

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Craftroom Reveal!

I was beginning to think this day would never come…. but here it is!  My craft room makeover is finally finished and ready to share! Of course, before I show you anymore after pictures, I’m going to make you look at the before pictures (again) just so you can fully appreciate how far

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French-Shabby Chair Makeover

                               The kids are back in school after a very fun-filled Spring Break, and I’m back to working on my craft room makeover.  As I’ve mentioned before, progress is slow, as I’m trying to complete this project with very little money out of pocket.  I’m mainly re-purposing things I already have, sewing

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Command Central Gallery Wall

Last week, in an attempt to clear out the loft  for its transformation into a craft room, (read about it here) I found the inspiration I needed to complete a mini-makeover on another area of our house.  I love when that happens!  The area I refer to is actually the staircase wall where

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Cost Breakdown and Thoughts on Japan

Hello friends. I apologize for the long absence.  I have been directing all of my emotional energy towards Japan for the past few weeks.  My youngest brother and his beautiful wife, as well as all of her family, live in and around Tokyo.  Thankfully, they all managed to escape serious harm from the