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My Rustic Glam Christmas Tour – Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of my rustic glam Christmas tour, ya'll. Pour yourself some whiskey or wine, crank up the Frank Sinatra holiday music and get comfy. If you are coming here from Lehman Lane, I am so glad to have you here. In an effort to spare you such a lengthy post, I have broken up my tour into different parts (hence the "Part 1" of this title)...I got carried away with the photos. Let's start with the heart…

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Beadboard Planks Over Popcorn Ceiling DIY

Looking for a way to cover those outdated, popcorn ceilings while also adding character to your room?  You can install beadboard planking directly on top of your textured ceilings. This DIY gives you step-by-step instructions. Look at our finished product... To fully  appreciate the transformation, let me give you a little bit of background insight. When we first moved in, this is how the dining room looked.... Check out those nasty, textured ceilings (and don't even get me started on the…

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Double Pantry Barn Door DIY – Under $90

I am so happy to finally share with you my barn door DIY for replacing boring bi-fold doors . Built for my pantry, I would have loved a true barn door on a sliding track, but the space did not allow enough room for this. So,  I had to build two narrow doors. If you have been following me, you know that when I say "I built",  I really mean (in most cases) that  I nagged my husband into building something. This…

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Turning an Old Mirror into a Chalkboard

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * Remember when I said my Ikea Curtain hack was the easiest DIY ever? Well, I lied. I actually think turning an old mirror into a chalkboard has been the easiest project to date. Let me share with you how I did it. Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos to share with you . This was done before I started my…

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Curio Cabinet Makeover DIY and Holiday Sneak Peek

*For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to some products mentioned. All opinions are my own. * So I have been super busy this weekend making over this curio cabinet, decorating my home for the holidays and building barn doors for my kitchen pantry all while growing another human being inside of me and chasing after a 2 year old. Cannot wait to share with you my barn door DIY tutorial, but until then I would like to share…

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Q & A with Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof

When I got the opportunity to have a little Q& A session with rockstar, blogger Jenna LaFevor from the mega-blog Rain on a Tin Roof, I was overcome with excitement. You see, she is my blogging idol. Not only is she a mastermind at mixing various genres of decor to form a style that is truly her own, she is also a damn good storyteller. After spending only a few minutes on her blog, you will feel like you know her. When I…

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Why I Sold My New Construction For a Fixer Upper

Two years after marrying my husband, we decided to purchase our very first home. The home had everything we were looking for: Cottage Style Design and New Construction... Beautiful trim work , old home character and hardwood floors... Granite countertops with white cabinets... A spa-like master bathroom...   A formal dining room... And it truly felt like home...it felt like "us". It had good vibes. As soon as I unpacked our last box, I began to decorate. I went crazy-…

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How to Paint Cultured Marble Countertops

Let me tell ya'll about the time I painted the cultured marble countertops in my bathroom. You see, my bathroom countertops were a lovely, 1980's beige- almond color. I begged my husband for new countertops, but he wouldnt give in. He told me to find a temporary fix until we could afford marble or granite.  So I scoured the internet looking for a cheap way to refinish them. I came across Live Love Diy's post on how she used expoxy paint to…

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Wood Beam Mantel DIY

Looking to add some warm, rustic vibes to your brick fireplace? A wood beam mantel is a great place to start. This DIY mantel makeover took only about 2 hours to complete and boy...did it transform the entire look of our living room or what?!   In case you missed it, see my detailed living room transformation post to see how we brightened and updated our living room here. Let's take a look at how this fireplace looked when we…

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