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Preparing Your House to Sell…to You

Every once in a while, I look at my home with a critical eye.  Most days, I walk past all of the things that are undone and I don't really notice them.  It's easy to get used to something in your home that is unfinished, broken, or downright ugly.  I'm living right now in the second house we've owned.  The first one was a 1980's town house that needed some major cosmetic  (read more …)

Finding & Embracing Your Style

This post is about style.  Your style.  Great style.  And how to figure out which is which.  Do you find that you love transitional  beach modern French bohemian country shabby chic log cabin Edwardian cottage junk style?  Do you get your home set in one style and then a magazine or blog will sway you in an entirely different direction?  Do you feel like your  (read more …)

Resetting a Room

Have you been working on a room and you're feeling stuck or it's not looking the way you envisioned?  If so, it's time to press the reset button and here's how I do it.  I've been working on my living room for a few months, now.  When I was looking at it the other day, I realized it's not turning out the way I wanted it to.  It is mostly, but once I added two of the  (read more …)

Measure Twice, Hang Once

First of all, I decided that I am not going to host FFF this week (again.)  I am a guest judge on The CSI Project for furniture makeover week, so if you have something to share, link it up over there and I will be picking ten of my favorites and one winner.  Will it be you?  I love decorating with plates.  They are cheap, pretty, and versatile.  I buy a good  (read more …)

Half Canopy Tutorial

I have received a huge response from my half canopy, so I am following up with a tutorial.  I try to keep all of my posts from being too wordy, but this one will be the exception.  Now, I did not take pictures while sewing, but I've included a drawing and I'll talk you through it.  The sewing part of this tutorial assumes that you have some sewing skills and can figure it out.   (read more …)