Painting Laminate #2: Garage Sale Find to Beautiful Blue Desk

For a more detailed description of how to paint laminate, see my first painted laminate dresser/tv stand project here. This desk was one of the simplest painting projects I have done so far because it was all one color, I had painted laminate furniture before, and using a darker color is generally easier than the…

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Simple Wall Art Update

Some projects are time consuming and difficult. This is not one of those projects. Also, you could pretty much take any old frame in your house and create this simple art. I will start you out with the finished product because it just makes me so happy. I started with some really simple and pretty…

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Backyard Dreaming & Scheming

**Before I get to the post, I want to warn you that I have a slew of decor projects coming to the blog in the next couple of weeks–including a desk transformation later this week. We have been busy, and my decoration posts have been coming along slower than usual. Thanks for being patient, and…

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Pinterest Fail: The Oven Baking Soda Fiasco of 2013

I love Pinterest. You love Pinterest. We all love Pinterest. It’s a great symposium of ideas. But not all pins are created equal. And not all of them work for me. This blog is about real life, and in real life, things don’t always work. We inherited some great appliances with our new house. We…

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5 Things We Learned About Buying a House

We are in no way real estate experts–not even a little bit. We know only as much as any other first time home buyer, but we are at a stage in life when a lot of our friends are just now thinking about buying homes or are just a few years off from that season,…

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House Floorplan

I am so looking forward to sharing more pictures and a photo tour of our soon-to-be home, but in the mean time, I will share a rough floorplan of the house. Dimensions are roughly accurate, but certainly not exact. We have so many dreams and plans, but most of them involve keeping things in the…

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