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before and after :: coffee table turned ottoman

Saturday, March 3, 2012 15:49 2 Comments

here’s my most recent before and after project. it started off with a coffee table in awful shape, but with nice lines. yikes! lots of work needed here. i got the foam from a garage sale and cut it to the size of the table. i pained the entire table a bright golden yellow to […]

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things i want tuesday :: design*sponge at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:44 No Comments

i’m so excited! i just got the notice from grace that the design*sponge at home book will be coming out september 15th….just in time for my birthday! you can pre-order the book here, which i’ll be doing shortly! if you don’t already know, my famous yellow floors will be featured in the book!

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things i want {to make} tuesday :: painted doormat

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 11:21 No Comments

i LOVE this painted wood doormat and am definitely going to be making one for our house this summer. how fun and easy!! found via pinterest.

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things i want tuesday :: big yellow sliding door

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 10:21 2 Comments

someday, in my dream house, i will have a big yellow door just like this. originally found via pinterest

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things i want tuesday :: laundry carts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 16:05 1 Comment

i found a vintage laundry cart like this last summer at a flea market and desperately regret not getting it. then i saw these beauties on nicole’s pinterest board and knew i had to bookmark it immediately! restoration hardware :: $129 – $229

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thrifty finds thursday :: print

Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:32 No Comments

i haven’t had the time to thrift much lately. (which i’m hoping to change soon!) because of this, i haven’t had much to share. i realized however that i never featured this little beauty. i found this over the summer at a yard sale and paid about $2 for it. it’s an original print signed […]

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family friday :: raspberries

Friday, September 10, 2010 10:47 1 Comment

this spring my mom brought me a few tiny raspberry plants that she wanted to get out of her own garden. i planted them in hopes of having a few fresh ones by next year. low and behold, we got a few this year! here are the first four ripe raspberries i picked just today! […]

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family friday :: painting time

Friday, July 30, 2010 12:24 2 Comments

yesterday i caught a few quick photos of the boys while they were enjoying some watercolor painting time. you may have noticed that there are a lot more photos of the baby than the little dude on here lately. that’s because the little dude is entering the phase of “the fake smile”. he’s not really […]

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tutorial :: before & after :: antlers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:00 7 Comments

i’m excited to share this project with you today! it’s something that i’ve been working on for quite some time. 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there….and finally, it’s finished! my antler wall…. follow along as i attempt to show you how i created this project. (i apologize for the following dark photos taken in my […]

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in other news :: home made laundry detergent recipe

Thursday, July 1, 2010 16:00 2 Comments

if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you may have heard me mention that i was going to attempt to make my own laundry detergent. i was shocked at the responses i got to my posts! everyone wanted to see how it turned out and try it themselves. i did two loads yesterday and […]

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