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Bait Bucket Starfish Plaque

Knock Off Decor - Amanda from Crafts by Amanda created this starfish plaque as part of her beach-themed bathroom makeover. The plaque originated as the lid to an ice fishing bait bucket. Amanda layered on a couple coats of acrylic paint and stain to give it an aged look and then used a thickening medium to create the starfish design. The fishing bucket lid was the p...

 

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May 12, 2011 4:00am

My Vignette

Nesting Place - Our bedroom is one of the few places in our house where I feel like I can make a vignette and it will stay that way. But that’s the one room where I go a little crazy and demand that everything in the room be ‘quiet’. The duct tape wallis loud enough for me, I want everything else to be almost silent. So I admit, my dresser vigne...

 

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May 22, 2013 3:28am

Bird and Branch Painted Dresser

Knock Off Decor - Lindy at Cottage Hill had owned a bow front chest for years. She wasn?t in love with the wood look and overall found the piece pretty ?blah,? making the decision to paint it an easy one. Lindy didn?t just stop at changing the color of the chest. She went all out, adding braches with craft paint and decoupaged birdies with Mod Podge. I love that Lin...

 

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Oct 22, 2011 4:00pm

Christmas Decorating {for real people who like pretty things but don’t want to spend a week undecorating}

Nesting Place - Sometimes you need to UnDecorate for Christmas. So here I am welcoming the internet into our home for Chris’s Holiday Home Tour, and the truth is, my house is very simple this year. Luckily, I have seven years worth of Christmas that I think is worth remembering along with a few corners of our home today that help remind us of the season. H...

 

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Dec 10, 2014 8:32am

Ten Tips for Updating Your Kitchen on a Smaller Budget

The Idea Room - *This is a sponsored post for Wilsonart. We recently updated our 1979 kitchen to a more modern version. Tackling a Kitchen Remodel can be a very expensive and a huge undertaking?but it doesn?t have to be. There are some things that you can do in varying price ranges that can make a big impact on [...]The post Ten Tips for Updating Your Kitchen on ...

 

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Aug 08, 2013 11:44pm

A Thanksgiving Tablescape With a View

Between Naps on the Porch - Thanksgiving Tablescape With a View ...

 

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Dec 03, 2015 9:00am

Podcast #4: Ideas For Designing the Perfect Front Porch with Guest Gregory Tatsch

Front Porch Ideas and More - Porch Ideas Podcast 4: Ideas for designing the perfect front porch. Gregory Tatsch is the founder of Vintage Woodworks in Quinlan, Texas. Gregory is a passionate porch lover and shares his ideas for designing the perfect porch. Gregory's tips give you ideas for determining your front porch design. Vintage Woodworks makes custom wooden interior and ...

 

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Sep 17, 2014 3:05pm

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