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Makeup Vanity Makeover

Continuing on with my recent quest to "glam up" my home, I decided to tackle the makeup vanity in my bedroom. When you walk into our master bedroom, there is an entryway/foyer/hall that includes a vanity and closet. Here is what it looked like when we first moved in. Shortly after moving in, I gel-stained the vanity with General Finishes Gel Stain in the color "Java". To see that tutorial click here.  I also replaced the hardware and faucet with more…

Glamming Up My Design

After I took down my Christmas decorations on New Year's day, I felt like my home design needed a boost.  Don't you just hate how dull and bare your home looks after all of the glowing lights and ornaments are gone? On a whim,  I decided to glam up my home. My sweet husband installed a new Chandelier in our bedroom where an ugly, old fan used to hang. I also bought some plush, silver throw pillows and a matching…

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Impromtu Birthday Brunch – My Son’s Second Birthday

Hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. Our long, holiday weekend not only involved travel for Christmas, we also celebrated our son's 2nd birthday once we got back in town. In an impromptu effort,  I decided to throw a simple, brunch party with immediate family. About a month ago, I decided that we were not going to throw a birthday party for my son. You see, his birthday is two days after Christmas.  I know this sounds horrible, but between…

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Designing Romantic Vibes in the Bedroom

Today I am talking about romance in the bedroom...bow chicka wow wow. But seriously... get your mind out of the gutter, because I am referring to design. Please overlook all the wrinkles in the sheets...ain't nobody got time to iron their sheets(unless your are wealthy enough to have maids).You should feel honored that I even made the bed for you. While my bedroom still needs a lot of work, I wanted to share with you what I have done so…

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How I Painted my Metal Chairs Blue – DIY

Once upon a time, in a household with no children, I had white upholstered chairs at my dining room table. Pristine and matching, these chairs were fine until my first son began to walk. I quickly realized that white upholstery would no longer work...grubby little hand prints were an inevitable part of my future. Of course I would have it no other way,  but I did not want to go out and purchase new chairs. I came up with a…

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First Christmas in My First Fixer Upper

As another year comes to a close, many of us tend to get a bit reflective. In holiday fashion,  I would like to reflect with you on how far we have come with our very first fixer upper. In conjunction with CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com,  I am giving you a holiday home tour with "before" pictures so you can appreciate just how much we have accomplished in 10 months. Not to mention, we accomplished all of this on a relatively meager…

6 Kitchen Light Fixtures Under $200

*This post was sponsored by Parrot Uncle, but all opinions are my own* If you are a regular on my blog, you know that I am ever conflicted by the musings of my caviar taste while dealing with the harsh reality of my meager budget. One of the core missions of my blog is to make attaining the design of your dreams a reality without breaking the bank in the process. That is why I am super thrilled to be teaming with…

My Rustic Glam Christmas Tour- Part 2

Shared at Jennifer Rizzo 2015 Holiday Housewalk Welcome to part two of my Christmas tour, ya'll. I am thrilled to be posting in conjunction with the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour blog hop hosted by Lovely Etc. There is also a $500 Paypal giveway at the end of this tour. Make sure to enter! Now , let me give you a big hug and and invite you in. I am going to crank up some Dean Martin Christmas tunes and…

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…