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Dining Room Chair Slipcovers

I'm so excited to have finished my first slipcovers!  Granted, they weren't extremely difficult, but their creation is a new chapter for me. Would you like to see?     My plan was to paint only the two armed dining chairs at the ends of our table.  Remember how they looked ...

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Union Jack Desk ~ Part 2

I finished the Union Jack desk in my oldest son's room, along with a chair to match.  You can see the Part 1 here.We are slowly "growing up" his room this summer and his desk received the first overhaul.  I've always wanted to do a Union Jack design and, because we planned to keep this desk in his ...

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Union Jack desk ~ Part 1

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  Dear Lord, may we never forget the principles which founded this great nation.  And may we forever honor those ~ living and passed ~ who fight to defend our liberty and way of life.  We cannot say thank you enough.How fitting that I just happen to be working on some ...

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Turquoise Buffet and Dressers

I started this post a couple weeks ago to share a turquoise buffet I painted recently, but then we wrapped up homeschool, I headed to Minneapolis for a quick getaway with family, and never finished the post. First, a little back story:  A couple months ago, I sold a mustard-yellow dresser to a ...

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Moms & Master Bedroom

Sometimes I lay my head on the pillow at night and wonder where on earth the day another day managed to pass with still so many things on my to-do list?I try to rationalize by reminding myself of the progress I have made ~ the little things I accomplished that day to be present, to be ...

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DIY Balance Beam

Recently we tackled the construction of a DIY Balance Beam for my daughter's 9th birthday.Purple, no less :)Following is a detailed step-by-step guide as to how we went about building it.  **Note: This project does involve cutting and welding steel.  If you have a husband who loves to build things, ...

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Dry-Brushing the Shutters

I found this pair of shutters for my living room at a second-hand store in town and knew they were perfect for the living room wall above our fireplace.The fact they started out red didn't deter me in the least.  Paint: it's what I do around here :)I decided to paint them a whitewashed gray, but ...

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Painted Shutters for Living Room

After sitting in our garage now for several weeks, a pair of newly painted shutters have found their rightful home on either side of the large, overpowering, room dominating tv in our living room. Yesterday, using creamy grosgrain ribbon, I hung two boxwood wreaths from our local Fred Meyer  over ...

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Painted Hutch in Sterling

Tuesday.  Who doesn't love a Tuesday?  No pressure, no expectation, just simply.....(deep breath).....Tuesday.What's not to love?I finished painting a very large hutch over the weekend and wanted to share the final results with you.  I love the combination of heavy distressing with sublime robin's ...

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A Day to Dream

I'm having one of those mornings in bed with my coffee in one hand and my phone in the other, reading inspirational blog posts about coming alive, building a creative business, and transforming barns into office spaces.  And almost everything within me wants to grab my planning journal and a pen, ...

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