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Bonnie

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2010-07-31

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This blog is geared towards home decorating on a limited budget. This includes tutorials on how to.. make home decor as well as re-purposing used items into beautiful home decor.

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  • Powder Room Makeover
    on Oct 20, 2014
    Have you ever had one thing happen that changed everything? Well, we did last month. It all started with a toilet. Can you imagine a toilet causing such a stir? It was because of this Kohler beauty that we received new from a friend for FREE! A coupl...
  • Fashion for the Tall Woman Over 40 - Guest Post
    on Oct 13, 2014
    Crystelle from Crystelle Boutique has a wonderful blog called Tall Tales. It's a blog about the challenges of fashion and style for those of us over the average height. She invited me to do a guest post on her wonderful blog today! Like her and her b...
  • Giving Vinyl a Makeover
    on May 10, 2014 in boat vinyl paint
    It's so hard to believe that it has been almost a year since the last time I posted on my blog. I had such high hopes of being able to take time to post once I returned to the workforce, however I can see that isn't going to happen.However, today I'v...
  • Graduation and Front Porch Summer DecoratingMy posts have been very few over the last few months. I've been working more hours at work which limits my time at home while trying to work on projects at home. Very hard to find time to maintain a blog with that kind of schedule. Thankfully I don't...
  • I was Flooded In!
    on Apr 19, 2013 in flooding outside
    What an unbelievable spring we are having here in the Midwest. Last summer was a severe drought. This winter was average but maybe a little warmer than normal. This spring has been crazy! The first day of spring gave us 8" of snow! Now we received 4"...
  • Welcome to Spring in Antarctica!
    on Mar 24, 2013 in snow
    Well, not quite that far north... March 24th in Missouri and it's snowing. More than that, it is STILL snowing! They're thinking 8" or more by the time it is done today. C R A Z Y!I will say, it's the prettiest snow we have had in a few years!It...
  • The End of Google Reader...
    on Mar 16, 2013
    Am I the only one that uses Google Reader? I use it to look at the over 200 blogs that I follow. I just found out that it's going away here soon, July 1st to be exact.After receiving an email, I've started going through all the blog posts that I star...
  • Faux Roman ShadesLast week, I decided to drag myself out of the hole I was in and be productive. I have a long list (like four pages in a Word document) of things that need to be done around the house. Since we are a little cash poor this month, I'm trying to work on...
  • Painting While the Sun Shines!Here in the Midwest, it has been gray and cloudy with snow or rain for what seems like a month. It was raining this morning but by noon the sun was out and it was 60 degrees!I thought I better use my time outside wisely. Using my brute strength, I dr...
  • Movie Night - Safe Haven
    on Mar 2, 2013 in farmhouse movie
    I don't get to go to the movies very often. Not a luxury that we spend on ourselves. Most of our movies are from the wonderful Netflix. However, today I met a friend for lunch and a movie. She lives near Lake of the Ozarks and I live near St. Lo...
  • Family Room Mood Board
    on Mar 1, 2013 in mood board family room
    Do you start dreaming of working on another room before you have finished the last one? I'm so bad about doing that as you will soon see.Our master bedroom is at a standstill because I need to paint and stain a table as well as the chest of drawers.
  • Snow Day!
    on Feb 22, 2013 in outside winter snow
    It's hard to believe that it has been a month since I last posted! Life has a way of taking control of your time and energy. I haven't been that busy but I haven't had the ambition to work on any projects either. So I guess I took a little break. Win...
  • DIY Upholstered HeadboardI've been working on the vignettes in the living room but they just aren't quite ready for posting yet! So until then, I decided to show the Ballard Design upholstered headboard that we wanted but couldn't afford so we had to do a DIY version!It turn...
  • My Winter MantelWell, I have been playing around with what stash I have to decorate the house for the new winter season. Like most people, money is tight after Christmas so we have to make do with what is sitting in the basement!After adding and removing items, I fi...
  • Bamboo Roman Shade
    on Jan 15, 2013 in master bathroom bamboo roman shade
    When I showed you my bathroom makeover reveal HERE, I commented that there were still a few things that I would like to do or change.One of those things was to purchase a lined bamboo roman shade for the window that is above our jacuzzi bathtub. ...
  • Worry & Panic
    on Jan 12, 2013 in Faith
    Worry...does nothing and changes nothing.I'm in a bit of a panic because of this social security and payroll taxes for 2013. My husband and I haven't received our first checks for the new year yet. However, many of our friends and family have receive...
  • DIY Bathtub RefinishingIf you remember this post, I painted my cultured marble double sink changing it from 1990's hunter green swirl to a soft white. Here is a peek at that change:BEFOREAFTERA co-worker saw what I did when I refinished our master bathroom sink/counter and...
  • Christmas Keeps Giving!
    on Jan 4, 2013 in family room recliner craigslist
    I am always looking on Craigslist for certain furniture pieces that fall into the under $50 category. It can take days or months until I come across the piece I am wanting and in my price range. There are some items that I still haven't found but I a...
  • Here Came Santa Claus!
    on Dec 29, 2012
    We had a wonderful, yet quiet, Christmas! Just my husband and our two teenage boys. Well, I don't know if an 18 and 19 year old are considered teenagers. In my mind they're still toddlers!Anyway, we opened our gifts which kind of made me sad because...
  • Slip Cover for Vanity Cushion
    on Dec 20, 2012 in master bathroom spray paint sewing
    Previously I revealed our master bath makeover in this post. Today I thought I would show you the little trick I did on my vanity chair/cushion. My old one was beyond wore out after 16 years! As you can see, it was torn and the stuffing was falling o...
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