Living Room

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Repurposing Old Lamps

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Home Page Feature, Living Room | 1 comment

  I found these lamps at a yard sale years and years ago.  They have worn several different hats (shades and colors) over the years.  I really love the shape of them and wanted to repurpose them, but they were WAY out of style.  Like many of you, I tend to start a project and then move on to a new one before the first is complete.  Some refer to this as Designer’s ADD.  Anyway, I decided to wait to start on the lamps until I had a vision for them. First, I tried to make them look like mercury glass.  I had seen some lamps in the Pottery Barn catalog that I really liked, but...

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Springtime Mantel

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Displays, Living Room | 0 comments

Welcome Spring Spring is a fun time of new beginnings especially in my home!  I enjoy decluttering and freshening things up!  We just had Spring Break, but it went way too quickly and really made me excited for my kids to be home this summer!  In the meantime, I want to enjoy this lovely season and all it brings – our 13th wedding anniversary, Easter, baseball, and soccer! This is a very simple and fairly inexpensive mantel to put together.  I am really enjoying the brighter, fresher look in our living room! The antique...

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Fall Fireplace Mantel

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Living Room | 5 comments

It’s Fall Y’all! Here in Texas we are still experiencing some warm (ok, hot!!) weather, but I am so ready for the season of Fall! I could not wait to start decorating. This week I have been working on my fireplace mantel, and here’s what I came up with… I wanted to have something big to use as a backdrop so I began with a large frame and mat that I got at Hobby Lobby.  I also wanted to make something and decided on a book page canvas that was multipurpose.  I love to decorate for fall, but in September...

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