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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5 Ways to Get This Look: Festive Farmhouse Parlor

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Last week, I shared a Pottery Barn room styled for Christmas with you.  Today, I’ve picked another neutral room, all decorated for Christmas.  This parlor was featured in Country Living, and despite the similar neutral palette, it has a completely different style from the other room.  I’ve found 5 tutorials that you can use to create a festive farmhouse style in your own home, this season.

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5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

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 Have you visited any of this season’s mantel linky parties?  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!  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, and if you are living in {…Read More…}