Amazing What Paint Can Do…

We are in the process of revamping our little main level bathroom, and this weekend a coat of paint made an appearance and changed everything. I believe wholeheartedly that paint is the quickest and cheapest way to go from drab to fab. I still have a few decorative changes to make before calling this makeover…

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Let There Be Light

When our house was updated in ’09 by a contracting company (in between owners), they did a lot of things that I really like. They opened up the floorplan and finished out the basement and refinished the wood floors and such. But one choice they made (for the sake of their wallets, I’m sure) was…

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Glass Frosting

There’s something a little unsettling about a window in a shower. Even if you know that the angle of your house prevents the neighbors from peeping in, I still feel a little awkward about it, and I don’t really like looking up from the backyard and seeing shampoo bottles on the window ledge. Time for…

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Mantel Love

One of my favorite home purchases to date is an antique solid wood mantel that was pulled out of a farmhouse that I purchased for $75 on Craigslist. Upon driving 35 minutes to pick up this hunk of wood, I discovered that I measured incorrectly and the mantel would not, in fact, fit into my…

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DIY Terrarium

DIY Terrarium – all precious and pleasant blog The word “Terrarium” sounds a bit like a home for monsters that hide under your bed, but in fact it is a home for pretty plants that live inside a container. I am assembling our little home office space, and I seem to have pulled together a…

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Flea Market Finds

As I mentioned in my previous post about gardening and green thumbs, my mom paid me a wonderful visit last week. There are 14 long hours dividing me from my family, and as much as I love our home in Tennessee, that is the one thing I would change.  My mom is the ultimate encourager…

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