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How to Paint a Faux Finish

And now for my monthly feature, where Cindy from Edith and Evelyn shows us how she does it! Today she is showing us how to paint a faux finish.  There are two things that always get the most ooh's and aah's in our kitchen renovation. One is the planked ceiling, and the other is the blue French … [Read More...]

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5 Ways to Use a Cup Rack

  Who has time to spend redoing the decorating all of the time? And yes I know how ironic it is for a design/decor blogger to say such a thing. Admittedly I am changing things up all of the time, but I don't have all day to redo things. I need to be able to make changes quickly. And so … [Read More...]

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Shopping for Vintage Silver

  This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I love, love vintage silver. I could have put about 10 'love's in there, but decided to spare you. I thought it would be fun to see a sample of vintage silver-plate items for sale on RUBY LANE. Let's do some virtual shopping for … [Read More...]

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The Scoop 171

I'm so glad you are here!  Welcome back to The Scoop! The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!   We are Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host … [Read More...]

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Improve Allergy Symptoms and Keep Your Floors Clean

Thank you to Bona for sponsoring today's post and helping me to keep my home clean.    I used to have seriously bad allergies. And walking in a house with hardwood floors was a nightmare for me. The pollen just seemed to bounce off the floor and right into my nasal cavities. … [Read More...]

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New Curtains for the Dining Room

  Sometimes I wonder if you come over here because you love my house or if you are just wondering what the crazy lady is up to. So yes I had lovely, lovely curtains in here. The gray curtains were beautiful, but I felt they were too dark for this room. And so the gray linen curtains went … [Read More...]

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How to Color Wash Wood

    I recently asked my readers on Facebook if I should paint this pediment or leave it alone. As is often the case, they were split on whether I should paint it or not. But one astute reader said, "The fact that you are asking tells me you have already decided you don't like it, and … [Read More...]

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My NUMBER 1 Best Budget Decorating Tip

This is my top budget decorating tip.   From my reader survey I know people are interested in decorating on a budget. And I began to think about the best tip I could provide. Well I really spent a lot of time thinking about it, and deciding the real secret is the opposite of what you … [Read More...]

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How to Display Small Things

  What is it about miniature anything that seems to charm us to no end? I love little things and just love looking at them. The thing is that if you have a lot of little things sitting about on top of your furniture, they can look messy and cluttered. So today we are talking about how to … [Read More...]

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The Scoop 170

Welcome back to The Scoop! The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web! We are Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is… Anita from Cedar Hill … [Read More...]