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Painted Farmhouse Cabinet

An outdated oak cabinet gets a farmhouse look with paint!

base cabinet before

Plans to Update a Dark Oak Cabinet

Today I'm sharing my plans to update an oak cabinet in my kitchen using DIY chalky paint and a lot of elbow grease!

oak cabinet

Best Winter Reads

I'm a bookworm through and through! And when the weather is cold (or cool here in's all relative!), there's nothing I love more than to cuddle up with a blanket, cup of coffee and a good book! Maybe you need a good read to get you through the winter doldrums...I'm sharing some of my favorite authors and books.

best winter reads

Simple Decor Idea for Valentines Day and a Fiddle Leaf Fig Story

This post is a little random today. I want to share a simple decor idea for Valentines Day with you. But I also need to ramble on a bit about fiddle leaf figs (specifically what not to do to ensure their success) and a few other random bits and pieces! Read on to find out what happened to my fiddle leaf fig tree.
how not to care for a fiddle leaf fig

Favorite Valentines Day Gifts for Him

Are you a creative gift-giver? It's really no secret that guys are much harder to buy for than we gals are! I often find myself agonizing over gift ideas for Mr DIY! To that end, I've compiled a collection of fun, useful and functional Valentines Day gifts that your guy is sure to appreciate!
Valentines Day gifts for guys

Farmhouse DIY Projects for Valentines

Do you decorate for Valentines? I've gone back and forth over the years, sometimes going all out with the red and pink, other times keeping it very neutral. I gathered my favorite DIY Valentines projects to share with you today. Not surprisingly, my favorites happen to be ones with farmhouse style!

farmhouse Valentines projects

Favorite Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Her

Does your husband or significant other struggle to find that perfect Valentines Day gift for you? Today I'm focusing on some great Valentines Day finds from Etsy that YOU are sure to love! From clothing to jewelry, home decor and custom gift ideas...Etsy is a great place to go when you want something custom and unique! (P.S. send the link to your husband!)

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Valentines Day gift guide

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Home Decor Inspiration from Round Top TX

Some of you are probably snowed in right now, or at least tucked up with a blanket trying to stay warm! Here in Texas we enjoyed a week of winter-type weather (after several days of 80° it was a shock to wake up to 30°...and now we're back up to high-70's!) I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share my images from our fall shopping excursion to Round Top. If you love watching Fixer Upper, you'll know that this is one of Chip and Joanna's favorite antiques market.

For a tiny town (population is less than 100), they sure know how to do it up big, Texas-style! Round Top hosts 2 fairs annually, spring and fall, and is a great place to find something fabulous and unexpected for your home.

Round Top globe lights | diy beautify

Top Coat Protection Options for Chalky Painted Furniture

It's a new year, a new beginning and my fingers are itching to paint! Nope, not finger painting!! And today I'm sharing my favorite options to protect your newly painted furniture!

top coat options for chalky painted furniture

How to Make a DIY Barn Quilt

This barn quilt with a painted Ohio Star pattern is easier to make than it looks and all your neighbors will want one when they see it hanging above your garage, barn or other outbuilding! It adds a touch of colorful history to your home! Read on for the full tutorial.

DIY barn quilt
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