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How to Strip Paint on Large, Detailed Furniture

This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you will not pay more, but I receive a small commission to help me continue this blog. Stripping paint off of a large and detailed piece of furniture is a lot of work, more than I anticipated. I found some tutorials that helped but it was also a lot of trial and error. It took about four months for the whole process…

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World Market Table & Hosting Clearance

Happy Wednesday! I typically only post on Tuesdays and Thursdays but had to make an exception. I went in to World Market recently and they have a ton of great things on clearance, including lots of napkins and candles. These are perfect accessories to any tablescape, and at a great price point! Just click the item you want to shop (I will note that the green and turquoise candles are darker in…

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Affordable Flatware 2021

Don’t forget the flatware! Flatware is so easy to overlook, but very important. I’ve rounded up some affordable options that cover every style! This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you will not pay more, but I receive a small commission to help me continue this blog.…

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Home Inspiration for 2021

Finding home inspiration is so important to the creative design process. I am constantly saving images and ideas to try to bring back to my own space. It has been 10 months of being a home owner and I am finally feeling like things are coming together. However, I feel like I will always be constantly improving my space. So here are some things I am loving and looking to incorporate in…

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Year in Review: DIY’s for 2020

2020 was a year full of DIY projects. It was the year we bought our house and the pandemic meant more time at home to complete projects, which I am honestly thankful for. Between working full time, getting my Master’s, this blog, and volunteer commitments free time is hard to come by. 2020 was a little pause that I needed from my hectic life and gave me time to put into showing…

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Updated Living Room Home Bar

I created this home bar area in our home earlier this year and finally feel like it is finished being styled. I’ve come a long way since I first talked about it in June. The Bar Cabinet As I mentioned in a previous post, I found this cabinet from Target and left out the middle shelves to fit a cooler into it and become a bar. I chose this particular cabinet because…

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Christmas Table Setting for 2020

It’s the week of Christmas and I thought I would share my Christmas table for the year. I made a few improvements since last year and I’m excited to share. The Table and Chairs First thought I would start with the table and chairs. I mentioned in a previous post about my dining room all about my new table and chairs. The table seats up to 12 which is great. I added…

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DIY Home Projects for Fall 2020

Back in August I wrote a post about some DIY projects I was planning for the fall. Here is the progress on the DIY home projects I was planning for the fall as well as everything else that popped up along the way. Unplanned Projects There are a lot of fun projects that just sort of happened, which I am totally fine with. Recommended: Affordable Bedroom Update Most of these are within…

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How to Make Ikea Curtains Look Designer

Pleated curtains with trim is a classic look. So here is how to get the designer look using Ikea curtains. I’ve seen curtains like this all over Instagram and Pinterest, but custom ones can be expensive. Ikea RITVA Curtains These Ikea RITVA curtains are a great deal at $30 for the pair and have a nice linen look to them. They have pleating tape already which makes it super easy for them…

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