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Transforming My Dining Room

In terms of design, the dining room has been one of the biggest challenges. I tweak and tweak, and something always seems off. As of lately,  I think I am finally getting closer to a finished product and praise the Lord for this revelation! Lets take a look at the original state of the room when we purchased the home. Beautiful wallpaper and hunter green paint below the chair railing with a stunning textured ceiling. . Im sure she was…

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My Light and Airy Living Room Transformation

To appreciate the current state of my living room, let's take a look at how it began. Pretty depressing huh? Between the popcorn ceilings, dingy paint and dark trim there were definitely no happy vibes here. I actually remember doing the final walk-thru of the home before we offically closed on it. This room smelt weird and lady bugs had infested the place. I got a sick feeling in my stomach. What the hell was I thinking when I put…

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Brick Fireplace Makeover

While I have plenty of DIY projects to share with you, I wanted to start with my brick fireplace makeover. One of the most popular questions I get from family and friends is how I went about transforming the brick. Here is how the fireplace looked when we first purchased our home.   While I like many types of brick, I didn't like the undertones in this variety. The outdated, brass surround certainly didn't help. I removed the  surround and…

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My First Interior Design Post

Hello world! This is my first blog posting for designingvibes.com Please bare with me as I develop and upload helpful content.My goal for this site is to inspire and inform. I intend on uploading home improvement diy posts including source lists for all products involved in my designs as well as step by step guides to our home transformations. With time, I will also include furniture transormation diys. Check out my current home tour with transformation photos here . With…