New Floor to Ceiling Wood Fireplace Wall

Guess what?! The boys moved the TV off of our fireplace hearth! Yay! Now I can show you what I did to the fireplace wall bump out in our family room. Let’s look back at what it looked like before. It was fine…meahh! (major TV blockage) I wanted to bring the same treatment from our…

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Modern – Rustic – Country Style

I snapped some pictures of our family room yesterday after I straightened it up. There are some different pieces in here now that make my style more country – as in cowboy country. 🙂 Above the mantel is a new photo of an amazing horse, isn’t he beautiful? An ox yoke hangs from the wood…

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Modern-Rustic Family Room

Our family room gets rearranged more than any other room in the house. The carpet isn’t in great shape so I covered the center of it with an inexpensive black and white stripe rug. (from TJ Maxx for $49) Some friends of ours were getting rid of this leather sofa and offered it up to…

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Get More From My Blog & Beige

I had some big plans to make over our beige family room this week. Once I cleared the whole space and got working on it, I was interrupted and my energy to finish was deflated. I ended up putting all the (beige) furnishings back where they were, pretty much. Except for this wall. I placed the…

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Add Painted Letters to an Old Window

Our mantel has an enormous hole above it to fit an old fashioned TV. I covered it up with a large window that you may view in this post. Recently my beautiful horse canvas has been featured there in front of the window but I felt like doing something to the window itself. There are a…

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Junky Tables and a Baby

Hello! 🙂 My boys and I just got home from an exciting spring break vacation. I will tell more about that in a minute but first I will share some photos of how I used a crate as a ‘chair table’… This chair sort of “floats” in the great room and the back of it…

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A Spool Table and a Winner!

My neighbor brought home a few old spools and pallets for me the other day. It felt like Christmas! Now one of the spools is an end table in my family room. Did you grow up with these as end tables? I did! We used to walk on them turned side ways around the backyard…

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Recycle, Transform & Love Your Home

Do you Love Your Home? You should! My advice for keeping your home looking up to date and fresh for a long period of time is to buy items that are interchangeable from room to room. Try to stay with a color scheme or style that flows with the whole house. as seen on:  But…

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Scrap Wood Ladder Frame

This set of horse canvases are one of my favorite wall art for our home. After hanging them in the family room where the walls are painted a pale BM-Carrington Beige, they didn’t “pop”. Not wanting to make separate frames, this scrap wood was used to frame out the light art in a ladder form.…

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Family Room Refresh 2014

After the holidays it feels so good to clear rooms out of seasonal decor and start fresh. I am sharing my Family Room Refresh with you today. Our family room is square shaped with a center fireplace, I love that part of it. I have switched the furniture around in this space several different ways.…

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Old Crate End Table & Candle Accents

After our birthday party and sleep over – I need some “craft therapy”. I put this crate next to our love seat last week when we pulled out the Christmas tree.I needed a shallow end table for one side. The large candles, I purchased at Homegoods in the spring, fit perfectly but were plain and…

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Rustic Growth Chart – easy to make

My twin boys are turning 11 in a couple of days. They are nearly as tall as me.  I still think of them as 6 years old. I have been emotional about their up coming birthday. I am amazed at how time flies by when you are truly having fun. So I want to share…

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White, Black and Natural Family Room

Last week I cleaned our family room so good. I left it plain for several days. That helped me to regroup and slowly add the accents that I love. The green/grey fireplace wasn’t really the look I wanted after all so I painted it white. This is a photo from last week. Here it is…

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Deer Old Window & Heavy Hanging Tip

I rarely pay full price for anything but as I walked through Homegoods the other day, I found something that I couldn’t pass up. A pewter looking deer head mounted on black wood. He goes perfect with my old window. I have to tell you – this window has saved my walls. I can make…

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