Twice Lovely Blog Posts

  • Herringbone wood plank accent wall
    on May 12, 2015
    This project has been swimming around in my little noggin for the last 2 years since we moved into this house, and it feels so good to get it out and into the realm of reality!  It was a little time consuming, but not difficult and CHEAP (which...
  • 130 Dollar Bathroom Makeover
    on Jan 14, 2015
    Wanted to share with you today the way I made a huge impact in my own master bathroom, only spending $130!  These were simple and inexpensive spruces that anyone could accomplish with just a few hours of work. Our master bath, like everything i...
  • Bohemian woodland shared room reveal
    on Sep 8, 2014
    It’s been so long that I may have actually forgotten how to write a blog post.  If you’re still around and reading this, you are a trooper, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I’ve been very busy at ”blog worthy” endeavo...
  • Evolution of a 60 dollar Entertainment center and homeright giveaway!
    on Jan 23, 2014
    I told you guys a while ago about the china cabinet I repurposed into our entertainment center when we upgraded to a large flat screen a few years ago.  It’s gone through a couple incarnations in our home, including the most recent off-whiteif...
  • shabby apple giveaway
    on Dec 11, 2013
    My husband’s office Christmas party is around the corner, so when Shabby Apple contacted me about a dress review and giveaway, I might have done a little happy dance.  Have you ever checked out their I-can’t-believe-it’s-not vintage clothi...
  • accent wall with airstone & the finished dining room
    on Dec 3, 2013
    I actually did it!  I got my dining room AirStone accent wall done before Thanksgiving!!  We hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in my adult life and had 22 people over for a very enjoyable feast.  This was one HUGE project that has...
  • patina finish using modern masters metal effects
    on Nov 18, 2013
    I was recently given the opportunity to try out the Metal Effects line of paints and patinas from Modern Masters.  I’ve gotten the chance to use it on a couple of projects so far, and wanted to share this fun product with you. The water-based...
  • how to make a realistic faux card catalog from an old dresser
    on Nov 11, 2013
    One of my favorite sources for affordable drawer pulls and hardware online is D. Lawless Hardware.  I don’t know if you’re aware, but they recently designed and released their own line of Library Card Catalog style Label Holder Pulls that ar...
  • Mustard chippy milk paint book table
    on Oct 23, 2013
    I loved the quirky shape of this little bookstand/library table.  It was in pretty rough (and very dirty) shape when I got a hold of it. I gave it a good scrubbing with some white vinegar to prepare for painting.  I knew I wanted to embr...
  • Simple seat “reupholster” and project mania
    on Oct 22, 2013
    I’ve been busily getting ready for the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market at Scottsdale’s Westworld that’s sneaking up on us on November 9th.  Camryn (from Livy Lou’s) and I are bringing down some awesome furniture and vintage finds for th...
  • Glam Gold-dipped french vanity set
    on Sep 21, 2013
    Don’t have a whole lot of time to write this morning because I’m having a girl’s day with my lovely sister-in-law at Ikea.  It’s 2 hours from home, so I rarely go.  It’s a treat!  I’m stoked! So here’s the down and dirty...
  • Gilded bentwood rocker with cross-stitched caning
    on Sep 19, 2013
    Dearies, sometimes I get giddy with excitement when I’m working on a new project, and this one had been simmering in my little noggin’ for quite some time.  Even though I finished a few other projects before this one that I have yet to share...
  • hollywood regency bamboo chairs
    on Aug 27, 2013
    This story begins a couple of weeks ago, when I spotted a pair of chairs on the local Craigslist.  They were certainly unique.  I had never come across anything like them before.  And they were cheap, which is always an intriguing fact...
  • More Ugly Art made into family organization chalk boards
    on Aug 23, 2013
    In line with yesterday’s post, I also wanted to share a pair of ugly art pieces that I found quite a while ago (that happen to have the exact same style frame as my Bulletin Board!) I did an antiqued silver finish on the frames and painted right...
  • Family Bulletin Board from ugly art
    on Aug 22, 2013
    An inevitability when you have a family is the accumulation of papers, and bits, and photographs, and greeting cards, and party invitations, and appointment cards, and very-special-you-can’t-throw-that-away-ever priceless pieces of 5-year-old art.&...
  • Colorful Laundry Room
    on Aug 21, 2013
    It has taken me forever to get the final finishing touches for the laundry done, but after 5 1/2 months in the new house, I’m finally calling this one room complete finito!! When we moved in, in April, the laundry room space was a big ol’ blank...
  • Vintage Industrial Vanity-turned-Nightstand
    on Aug 9, 2013
    Pretty much since the first day we looked at the new house, I’ve had the whole thing almost completely decorated in my head, it’s just a matter of finding the time, energy, and money to complete the vision in real life.  But one room that I...
  • Ornate Coffee Table in CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green
    on Aug 5, 2013
    I’m a little late to the party on this, but I just recently tried CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk and Clay Paint for the first time.  And I really enjoyed working with the product.  It’s got a nice, earthy smell, with ZERO VOC’s which is a bi...
  • Mudroom Built-Ins
    on Jul 19, 2013
    I am SO excited to finally share this project with you!  Along with building in cabinets and counters in my laundry (coming soon!), this was the heftiest DIY project I have ever taken on. (OK, my husband helped a little too, but only because you...
  • Re-do of the China Cabinet turned Entertainment Re-do
    on Jul 18, 2013
    Follow that title? Here’s the story. In my pre-blogging pre-semi-professional-furniture-upcycling days, I bought an old China Cabinet for $40 on CL to revamp to work as our entertainment center. I removed the sliding glass doors (not pictured),...
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