5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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

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

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

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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