Fur Throw and a Bargain Chair

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping with my darling friend to the Salvation Army. I have to say that the people working there are so nice. We looked over every bit of the place even the outside area where new items are dropped off. I spotted this metal outdoor chair there. It even…

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Designer Style {love} – Michelle Niday

I have a French Country magazine from fall/winter 2012. I keep holding on to it for this article Free Spirit written and photographed about Michelle Niday’s loft in LA.  I look over it again & again for inspiration for decorating my own home.  Michelle Niday is a designer in the Los Angeles area, according to…

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Old Windows & Aquarium Stand = Awesome Buffet

Last week I picked up an old aquarium stand at a thrift shop. It was made of wood so I grabbed it. In this picture above I had already given it the first coat of paint but the whole thing was that dark brown color you see inside.  Since the stand was a little boxy…

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Down to Earth Style 2014 Favorites

Happy New Year!I am sure glad 2014 is over! Not to be negative or anything but some years are better than others. Right? I know 2015 is going to be more exciting and successful…I can feel it.Have you made any resolutions? Well, I haven’t yet but maybe I’ll start with trying to blog more =)…

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Down to Earth Favorites of 2013

Vintage Rustic Master Bedroom this was posted at the end of 2012 but was viewed lots during 2013 Decorating with Old Windows and Where to Find Them Muslin Rag Wreath for Spring Homemade Strawberry Jam Aging Wood and Other Projects…Uniquely Wreaths…Lots of Them Easy Curb Appeal – 10 Ways 8 Easy, Charming Details for Home…

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Loving Greenery

by- Daniella White I love having green plants around my home. I can’t keep all kinds alive but I try. Even if it is moss from the craft store… I glued moss to these metal stars and hung them from iron wall vases filled with cypress clippings and fake greens. Another star with moss and…

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Down to Earth Holiday Favorites

This page is full of projects and tutorials for holiday decorating.  Click on the photo to go to the post for each project.Holiday Home Tour 2011 Shabby Twinkle Garland made with string lights and muslin fabric.A cypress tree wrapped in burlap and vine ribbon for the porch.Metal star covered in moss.Recycled jars filled with icicles…

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Decorate with Barn Doors

A client/friend of mine has a beautiful home. The den off of her foyer reminds me of a men’s “smoking room” from the old days. It is masculine with leather recliners and a big TV for football night. The ceilings are tall so the art we used needed to be big. I found some barn…

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Ladder, Lavender & Lanterns

Look at all my junk on the side of my house… I found an old metal ladder. I took the back part off that was broken by using a sledge hammer. I spray painted it white and then sanded it to give it a little wear. I had an empty wall near the fireplace that…

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Romantic, Recycled…..Lovely!

A Master Bedroom all set for Valentine’s Day…  You may remember my bedroom… I did a little redecorating on the shelf and our nightstand/dressers…. I found some new throw pillows and a couple of frames for the shelf. Happy Valentine’s Day! Lovely… to see more recycled decor CLICK HEREfor more about this room GO HEREyou can…

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Let’s Talk Doors…

When I take my kids to school I drive by this door on a garage in my neighborhood …. This post is about using doors in creative ways. don’t mind my silly reflection… I want it… I have a love for old doors. They add so much charm to a new space. So – let’s talk about doors.…

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Fun Accents in a Super Cool House

Yup!  It’s from Laura’s Super Cool House…. Laura hired me a few years ago to help her bring in some funky style  to her “newish” builder colonial.  It’s a painted “rug” in the family room. This room was cleared of furniture for the New Year Dance Party. The sofa’s are from Restoration Hardware. You…

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A Cottage Style Guest Room

Another project from Laura’s house. Laura and Alex have lots of guests come to stay with them and she was so sweet to want that room extra cozy.  Laura and I admired a picture in Pottery Barn that featured a cottage bedroom – the wall was a chippy white wood.  I said — Let’s do…

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2011 Best Blog Projects

Although I installed this old door several years ago, it gets the most attention from viewers of my home tour. I saved this cute door from the dump.  I peeled it off the frozen ground at the salvage store that I love.  I paid $10 for that little gem.  I had to rip the sides a…

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Christmas Home Tour 2011

Welcome to our home at Christmas time…. My Most Favorite Scents for Christmas To Order Scentsy Click Here yummy baked goodies from friends Moving Upstairs to Our Bedroom: a very special handmade gift from my mother On Christmas Eve my husband, Marc, plays Christmas carols on the piano ….inviting the spirit of Christmas right on in…

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