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Primary Bedroom

I was really excited to take on decorating my bedroom. I have to admit until this point, my bedroom was always just an afterthought. At the old house, the “primary” bedroom was very small and the whole house had a major lack of storage. So I would say my focus was more on function than …

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Refinishing Stenciled Furniture

I have always loved the dining table & chairs that was passed down to me from my parents. They bought it shortly after they were married in the 1970s. It’s a lovely Hitchcock set, a great traditional New England design. I loved this set for a lifetime of memories from my childhood and raising my …

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Dining Room

The kitchen might be the heart of the home, in our house the dining room is the hub of the home. Not only in family meals shared around the table, but our dining room is literally a hub. It’s in the very center of the house with 7 doors that spoke off of it. That …

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Painting Bathroom Tiles

One of the things I was struggling the most with in our bathroom was the shower tile. It was busy and I didn’t like any of the colors in it. Normally, my go to with hiding ugly shower issues is to buy a pretty shower curtain and pretend it doesn’t exist until I have the …

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Adding Historic Door Knobs

One of the priorities for my old house is to try to restore some of the historic charm that has been stripped away over the decades. It’s the small details that can add up to the overall feel of a home. Having dated door knobs and hardware instantly gives off the feel of a home …

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Front Porch

I was so excited about the front porch when we bought our house. It was run down, but I could so clearly see what it could be! First, let’s start with some before pictures Great space right? This porch was grungy, dirty, and just plain neglected! This is my favorite type of transformation. Paint is …

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Not your Grandma’s Modern Doily Décor

Doilies had a really great run in popularity. The intricate crocheted or knitted openwork designs have been used for decor, to protect furniture, to wrap flowers, as headwear, and in formal dining for centuries. But over the past few decades, these works of art are seen as “grandma” decor, and have fallen out of style. …

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