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Old Things New Use – China Cabinet Door Becomes Wall Art

This is the door to my grandmother’s china cabinet. I intend to refinish the cabinet at some point, but that’s not going to happen any time soon. The door happened to be sitting against the wall which made me think it might be cool hanging on the wall… Worried the door and glass might fall, […]

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Gorgeous Fall Wreath Ideas

I love fall for the return of sweaters and boots, but I ALSO love fall for the decorating possibilites. I  am a wreath-lover from way back, and I am totally in the mood to look at wreaths right now.  I kind of want to make one (even though I already have 8 million other unfinished […]

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A Good Sign

Allison from House of Hepworths has many a project underway. But unlike me, she actually manages to complete things on her to do list. (I’m trying to be inspired instead of jealous). Kudos to you, Sister, for finding this awesome sign on Pinterest, saying you were going to make it and then actually doing it. It’s […]

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How to Save Money on DIY Projects

Living on one income means our home improvement budget is…well, there pretty much IS no home improvement budget. But, you know I don’t like “no” so I do my best to make it happen anyway. The silver lining is it forces me to be more creative. A plastic surgeon I am not (or I wouldn’t […]

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Fall Decor Giveaway: Spider Pumpkin Holder wants to help you decorate for fall by giving away this adorable spider pumpkin holder! Earlier this year, I popped into a store here in Knoxville called Ironic. I had never been there before but loved it because there were really interesting home decor items and everything was very reasonably priced. The store owner, […]

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Display Keepsakes with Style

Looking for a great way to display your child’s keepsakes? Consider this idea I saw at my friend Rachel’s house. She found an inexpensive garden accessory at HomeGoods, spray-painted it navy blue and hung it on the wall. She and her kids use it to display art and other keepsakes by attaching them with clothes […]

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Home Decor Eye Candy

Do you love home magazines (and great catalogs) as much as I do? If so, you might be interested in two web sites I have found. One is called One Kings Lane and the other is called Joss & Main. These are home decor web sites that send a daily email with deals on gorgeous […]

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Hub Cap Wall Art

On a family trip to Dollywood yesterday, I spotted these hub caps on the wall at a 1950s-inspired attraction called the Rockn’ Roadway. I thought the hub caps made really cool wall art and would be neat in a little boy’s bedroom.

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Home Decor Dilemma

So, I have one of those non-problem problems. You know, the kind that are meaningless, but yours nonetheless. My hand is on my forehead. I bought this couch on Craigslist because I love the lines of it. I think it would look smashing recovered in a warm white chenille with no skirt and chrome nail-head […]

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Before and After Chairs

My friend, Victoria got this chair for free and had it recovered. I love a before and after, so I asked for some pictures. Before… …and after. Gorgeous, huh? And my other friend, Melissa got these cute chairs for $20 each at a yard sale. Her husband (who had never reupholstered anything) did them. The […]

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