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New Paint Update for a Vintage Chest of Drawers

This sweet little chest of drawers is the only piece of furniture remaining from the very first bedroom suite my Mother and Father-in-Law bought after they were married in 1956. They purchased it used from a relative and the only information I can g...
by Beyond the Screen Door on Aug 3, 2016

Tips For Staining A Fence

We’ve been in our home for just about 2 years and every year we pick one BIG project to tackle. Last year was our yard and this year we chose to put in our fence! With three little kids and a dog, we’ve been very anxious to keep them cont...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jul 28, 2016

Summer Garden Party

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet over here and there is a good reason, it’s summer time! I have had a lot of fun projects going that you all will see next month, but I have also been taking time for family vacations, a trip...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jul 20, 2016

My New Living Room Window Treatments Before & After

With these new window treatments I did something I’ve never done before. I have a very strong “I can make that myself” impulse. I like the challenge of creating things myself and the satisfaction of knowing “I made that!”...
by Beyond the Screen Door on Jul 19, 2016

6 Down 6 To Go

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!  I absolutely love seeing the excitement through the eyes of the kids. Seeing the sky light up with sparkles and eating cupcakes past bedtime. It’s so much fun. I feel like July 4th is when our summer real...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jul 5, 2016

Summer Home Tour

There is something so peaceful about summer. One of my favorite things is waking up early on summer days. I love walking down stairs to a quiet house, watching the sun peer through the windows, listening to the birds chirping outside and looking fo...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jun 22, 2016

Little Girl Closet Makeover

Disclosure: I am a compensated 3M-sponsored blogger. Opinions are my own and additional products used in the project were selected by me.  I can’t believe it’s already been a few months since I revealed our daughter’s big girl roo...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jun 6, 2016

DIY AC Unit Cover

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with True Value. I don’t know about you, but I think the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. I’m talking about curb appeal. I feel like I’m still trying to get the insid...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Jun 1, 2016

Our Home One-Day SALE for SMAC members: May 26 2016

Calling all SM Advantage, SM Prestige, and BDO Rewards cardholders! Catch Our Home's One-Day Sale on May 26 and enjoy great discounts!  Extra 10% Off for SM Prestige & SM Advantage , and BDO Rewards cardholders! ...
by Manila Shopper on May 25, 2016

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

I suppose it’s normal for humans to bond so closely to animals. After all, our pets see more of the “real” us than most people do.  Humans have grown so comfortable around animals that we… Continue Reading… The post TOO CLO...
by Let There Be Pets on May 17, 2016

Rustic Office Mini Reveal

Eeek! You know that feeling you get when a space turns out exactly the way you envisioned it?! Ahhh I’m SO excited! Just about 6 weeks ago, I started decorating my husband’s office. I was hoping to complete the entire makeover in 6 week...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on May 16, 2016

Easy window sill update

I wanted to share a quick and easy window sill update I did the other day. I discovered this trick a few years ago to make my window sill slightly wider and easier to clean. Our kitchen window is one of the last original windows in the house. It has...
by Jennifer Rizzo on May 4, 2016

Dining Room Window Treatment and New Paint Color

Our dining room faces the front of the house and it one of the first rooms you see when you walk in. It’s not a large room but by using the vintage sofa and adding more chairs around the 60″ table I can seat (squeeez) up to 10 people. Las...
by Beyond the Screen Door on Apr 28, 2016

Our Master Bedroom and A Vintage Chair Before & After

Several months ago I snagged this vintage channel back chair from my daughter, Kaleigh. She had gotten it from a friend with plans to reupholster and sell it. I talked her into selling it to me instead! As I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is...
by Beyond the Screen Door on Apr 14, 2016

Whimsical Little Girl’s Room Reveal

Wow. I am always amazed when I get to the point of FINALLY doing a big room reveal. Decorating is a slow process for me, so it generally takes me about a year to get a room just right. When we moved into our home 1.5 years ago, I jumped right into de...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Apr 13, 2016

Trash To Treasure: Painting Upholstery

Hi friends! Happy Monday! If you are visiting from Home Stories A to Z, welcome! I’m participating in Beth’s Thrifty Under Fifty Challenge and I’m really excited about today’s project. I finally tackled a project I’ve...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Apr 11, 2016

One Room Challenge – Our Office Makeover

There is one thing you should know about me. I love a challenge. I love the adrenaline rush and the feeling of pushing myself to new limits, especially when it comes to something I’m passionate about. I’ve followed Calling It Home’s...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Apr 7, 2016

Industrial Bathroom Decor

Two new spaces two days in a row!? Yes, it’s happening. Up until this point I haven’t done anything with our guest bathroom downstairs. The tile work in our shower is gorgeous so that has always been the main focal point (more on that lat...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Apr 5, 2016

Sawhorse Console Table Entry Way Display

There are actually many areas of our home I haven’t shared yet on the blog. I’m learning that it takes time to make a house a home and I’m enjoying the process, even if it’s a little slow at times! Sooo are you ready to see a...
by Design, Dining + Diapers on Apr 4, 2016

A Closer Look at My Kitchen

We’ve lived in our home for 10 years now and while there are several things I’d love to tweak I’m still very pleased with my kitchen and how it functions. The original house plans called for a wall with typical upper cabinet storag...
by Beyond the Screen Door on Mar 30, 2016


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