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How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

Eight months ago we moved into a home that was about 17-18 years old. It’s not super old, but old enough to need some updating. One of the things that was first on our  list (it’s a long list!) was the kitchen, in particular the lighting. It was fluorescent, big, flickered, buzzed and was dated.… Continue reading How We Turned Dated Fluorescent Lights to European Charm.

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Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve missed you!  But I’ve been a busy little beaver cutting, gluing, sewing, dyeing, and creating all sorts of DIY items for my daughter’s wedding. I hope to share all kinds of projects this summer! In the next couple of days I’ll share a kitchen project we’ve worked on… Continue reading Busy Little Beaver Days and Book Page Posies

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Guest Posting Today!

Happy New Year, dear reader! I think I’m finally caught up {kinda sorta} from the holidays, travel, company, and the mound of laundry an old friend of mine calls, ” Mount Never-Rest!” How about you? Slowly, but surely, I am organizing and directing my heart towards the things around my home, and today I’m guest… Continue reading Guest Posting Today!

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Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair

I shared with you about a week ago that I was giving a few things a facelift, one being a leather chair…my sweetheart’s favorite comfy chair.  The leather on it has faded over the years. You can see the original color of the leather towards the bottom back and sides, the part that wasn’t exposed… Continue reading Before and After: DIY Dyed Leather Chair

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Two Projects: A 15 minute Change and a $6.00 Update…

  Sometimes a 15 minute change makes all the difference, doesn’t it?  We worked on two cabin projects, one last week and one a few months ago, that I thought I’d share. Both were fast, easy, and inexpensive. I love those kinds of projects that make a big difference in a short amount of time! One was a… Continue reading Two Projects: A 15 minute Change and a $6.00 Update…

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Another Fun Vintage Pillowcase Apron

Back about eight months ago I shared with you my first experience repurposing a vintage pillowcase into an apron found here. It’s a fast, easy, sewing project that comes together ingeniously! The original tutorial is from Betz White and can be found here. It only takes about 10 minutes to create and you don’t need… Continue reading Another Fun Vintage Pillowcase Apron

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Our Tract Home Remodel: The Surprise: The Kitchen: Part 2

On Monday, I shared with you the “before” found here of our tract home kitchen remodel. You can see the inspiration photo I had in mind here.  A girl can dream big, can’t she? Well, much to our surprise we were able to have a company create custom cabinetry for much less than semi -custom cabinets… Continue reading Our Tract Home Remodel: The Surprise: The Kitchen: Part 2