5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}





A Decorated Christmas Mantel

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Since moving into our new house in late August I have been on overdrive trying to get settled and make our home feel like us.  I have gotten the garage organized, the mudroom lockers built, and my family room – complete with built-ins and a stone fireplace, all done.  I am not doing much decorating {…Read More…}





Family Room Makeover Part 3: Building the Mantel

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So I started out showing you how we added some IKEA Billy Bookcases on either side of the fireplace and how we are attempting to make them look built-in.  Then yesterday I showed you how we framed out the fireplace surround and added wood to the fireplace hearth.  Well today we are moving onto the {…Read More…}





5 Ways to Make a Halloween Vignette

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Whoooooooo’s ready for Halloween? I’ll admit….as the sun sets earlier and leaves start swirling in the breeze, nights just get a little spookier than they were back in the summer when the air was warm and the frogs were croaking. I’ve been scouting out some fun ideas for Halloween decor, and I thought I’d share a few with you, today. Enjoy these 5 Ways to Make a Halloween Vignette.

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