Guest Room Makeover

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It's done.  The guest room is now available.  Come on down! I had this idea that I blogged about here. I was totally prepared, to build a headboard and then I spotted one on FB.  I bought it site unseen.  It was rough and a little dirty.I bought it, cleaned it, painted it (dry brushed) and I sealed it.I gathered all my art. The pieces … [Read more...]

Guest Room Makeover 1

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I have come to hate the word guest room.It's easy just pile stuff in there after a day of thrifting.  It becomes the room where all the early Christmas gifts land while waiting to be wrapped.I'm ready for it to be a guest room and not a drop zone, here's what I've done so far.This guest room has been painted 3 times, another reason I … [Read more...]

Pillowpalooza

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Sometimes you run across something so perfect, in every way.That's exactly how I felt when I saw these stripesthese ties,and these colors.Thirteen dollars each (does not include feather insert). I just fell (a little deeper) in love with Ikea. Sharing at: It All Started with Paint, Thrifty Decorating, French Country … [Read more...]

Bedroom Makeover

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My bedroom makeover began with this issue of Pottery BarnI knew I had a sheer swag there was one time in my life when several of my windows had their swag on.   Sometimes I'm glad that I keep stuff, like swag.I placed a basket on top of an ottoman, layered a wooden tray, with a few old books at the end of the bed and added a corbel. … [Read more...]

Refresh

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When I was asked if I wanted to try Dutch Boy paint, I jumped at the opportunity.  They sent me the paint color fan deck and I picked Lined With Silver.  I wandered all through the house, trying to decide which room to paint.  You may ask how could I pick a color, if I hadn't picked a room.  Easy answer, I have been taking my house from warm to … [Read more...]

The Suit Cases

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I noticed that Ann from On Sutton Place had a new sponsor. So being nosy like I am, I made a visit! to The Cozy CornerI found a little something that I'd been looking for!  The shipment came quickly.  They were in huge box, I mean so big that I couldn't even get it in my car at the Post Office. So I stood in the parking lot and took them … [Read more...]

Docking Station

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When you walk into your house, where do you put your stuff??  Our cell phones, computers, kindle etc. just land on the bar.  Then when it's meal time or just tired of stuff laying around time...I have to clean off the bar.  I got busy looking for a solution and I found it on Facebook.  Our city has an advertisement page and it's wonderful.  You can … [Read more...]

Furnishing a Reading Area

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From an empty corner in the bedroom, to a cozy spot to read.  It's great to have empty space in every room, but why not create a quiet area just for you.The large painted screen is a $20 yard sale find.  Originally, it had four panels, but the wonderful lady selling it wanted to keep the other two. It's large enough for the corner and it … [Read more...]

The Green Room at Lake Martin

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The lake condo had to be decorated on a budget.   One of my go-to places for budget decor is Kirkland's.  When I walked in and saw this picture, I knew it would be the inspiration for what became the green room...I did have to make a phone call first, because my daughter has this same picture in her kitchen.  I don't know about you, but when I'm … [Read more...]

From brassy to oil rubbed sassy…

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I know you have one, or you got rid of one!  The brass lamps, maybe it has a glass bottom or it's all brass.  You can change all that with a little spray paint.  I found this one at Goodwill for under $5.  I loosened all the parts, lightly sanded the brass, wrapped newspaper and tape around the areas that I didn't want painted and sprayed away.  I … [Read more...]

End table to Night table…

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I had just finished my modern farm table, and was talking to the best daughter in the world.  What can I build next?  She says, you can build me a bedside table!  My mind went to that place where it goes, and I said that's a good idea!  I had just made a run to one of the best little bargain stores in town, also known as Goodwill.  I bought this … [Read more...]