home decor

Chalk Paint Armoire – Office redo part 1

After surfing Pinterest one day I really started to hate my office. I have been working from home for about 18 years and I think my office furniture is about that old too! It’s in good shape but it’s pretty boring laminated office stuff. So I decided it was time to dress it up and…

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Guest Post – Tips for Creating Beautiful and Relaxing Zen Interior

People are very busy nowadays, and they often cannot deal with stress appropriately. It is very difficult to find relaxation and peace in such a hectic lifestyle, which is exactly why many people rely on Zen principles when decorating their own home. If you are not familiar with this kind of décor, stay with us.…

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5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,…

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PartyLite Holiday Giveaway!

It’s holiday season so what a perfect time to have a GIVEAWAY!! I will have one for November and another in December so be sure to keep watching your email. Here is what is in this Partylite Giveaway Package: Candle Smartie – collection of 5 assorted tealights (great for teacher gifts!)

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Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

I am happy to say that our Master bathroom remodel is finally finished!! Wow what a difference a few months makes. I look back at the before photos and can’t believe how much this bathroom transformed. It was such a white sterile feeling bathroom and now it’s so inviting and comforting…even with all the stone.…

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Bathroom Remodel Update – Part 4

We spent lots of time over the past two weekends working on finishing the Master Bathroom Remodel. I’m happy to say that we are SO close now. Just few more touches and it will be complete. Below are the 2 pieces our contractor (betterbuiltremodeling.com) custom made for us. I love the arch ‘shadow box’ insert. My…

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Spring Mantel

One of the blogs I follow (The Lilypad Cottage) posted a challenge to show off your spring mantel. So here is mine… It’s still pretty cold here in the Chicago burbs so some bright colors and spring items are definitely a pick me up. I so can’t wait for the warmer weather and flowers!  …

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Master Bathroom Remodel – Part 3

I’m long overdue on the update to our bathroom remodel! As most home projects it’s been going a little slower than we would like but it’s making progress and it’s looking awesome! In fact tonight I actually took a bath in the tub…lol Yes the walls still have bare wires and there is plaster dust…

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Chalk Painting a bathroom vanity

So as you my remember we were a bit shocked at what new cabinets cost so I decided to give painting them a try. I figured what do I have to lose, we were going to get rid of these anyway, why not try and paint them. OMGosh I am so in love with how…

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Mercury inspired candle holders

So I was cruising through Pintrest this past week and I came across these molted silvery candle holders called mercury glass. I loved the look and had to give my try at them. I wanted to create some decor for my upcoming wine party and these just fit the bill. Hopefully I have enough and…

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