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SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look. Good to know for "vintage" signs.

I Love Old Windows

I loved the window project that Lisa at Serendipity Chic Design did. Her husband found some great old windows at the dump! Soon after her post, I saw an ad for windows that had been taken out of a house from 1865. I talked my husband in to driving 100 miles roundtrip to go pick some up. Yes, in a snowstorm!! No, we aren't the smartest people to do that--in a snowstorm when gas prices are going through the roof! :) But, we got a couple of very neat old windows. I was also able to pick up a…

Unlike real stone or cultured stone, which require specialized labor to install, Urestone panels install easily and quickly with screws and/or adhesives. The only tools required are a drill (used as a screw-driver) and any wood type saw for trimming to exact fit. This faux stone product is amazing.

Urestone Ledgestone #35 Desert Tan 24 in. x 48 in. Stone Veneer Panel

Urestone Lite Stone Veneer panels are the ideal solution to complete a stone project in a weekend. Don't mess with installing individual stones, these panels interlock to create a seamless stone wall. Panels offer the ultimate in realism of texture and coloring. Color: Desert Tan.

HUGE Low Cost High Impact Home Update ! How to Easily Plank a Popcorn Ceiling !

DIY - Affordable - Install Over Existing Popcorn Ceiling

HUGE Low Cost High Impact Home Update ! How to Easily Plank a Popcorn Ceiling !

Spray paint color for chairs is Jade by Krylon. Great color!

Dining room table makeover.

I recently finished redoing our dining room table. It had a super dark cherry-ish stain before. I have to be honest, this table turned ...

Before and After Minwax Polyshades-Annie Sloan Chalk Paint #chalkpaint #minwax #polyshades

Update Old Wood Stained Furniture - Easily & Quickly - Artsy Chicks Rule®

Have Old Furniture That Needs Updating? You Can Update Old Wood ... The EASY Way!! Find out how!!

painting upholstery before and after

Fresh Idea Studio - diy. life. style. design.

Painting Upholstery with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ®

Place a can under a candle in a large vase — you’ll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight!! | 31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

31 Home Decor Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

You're allowed to take shortcuts in life, especially if they make your house pretty.

Mimi's Vintage Charm...: French Linen Dresser, Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan - Beautiful!

French Linen Dresser

I came across this beautiful dresser at a yard sale a few years ago. Her paint and finish were a mess but everything else was in great shape. This piece is from the Touraine Custom Collection by Drexel (circa 1950's to 1960's). To date, she's my favorite yard sale find and I was glad to finally work on her. I was really excited to buy another color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint too. French Linen was the color I chose to go with. I painted the shell of the dresser in French Linen. For the…

I'm in love again.... ~ More wonderful creative ideas for Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan ASCP ~

I’m in love again….

Over the years my decor style has changed. *now there’s a shocker* I’ve gone from country floral and all things home-made, to ethnic-full on jewel tones, buddhas, & elephants……


SMP Living Spotlight!

Happy Friday, SMPers! We've got a little end-of-week tradition around here where we put a quick pause on wedding world to fix our eyes on all things Living . From travel to home, blogging to fashion, ...

Accessorizing Ideas

Accessorizing Ideas for Any Room!

Accessorizing Ideas Have You Frustrated? Here are some easy tips to help you decorate like a pro!

Dresser painted in Annie Sloan's Country Grey Chalk Paint

RESERVED DOL13 FAN Gorgeous French Provincial Paris Apartment Bedroom Suite Dresser Mirror

Dresser painted in Annie Sloan's Country Grey Chalk Paint

Put your produce out on display with our Southern Living Tiered Wire Basket from Ballard Designs.

Tiered Wire Basket | European-Inspired Home Furnishings | Ballard Designs

This tiered serving tool is actually three separate baskets that unscrew, so you can use them separately and then nest them for easy storage. The shovel-style handle says, simple and fresh, making this tiered tool ideal for serving a buffet or holding produce in the kitchen. Tiered Wire Basket features: Fill center tier with oasis to create a cut-flower centerpiece Fill top and bottom with bread and fruit Dramatic height gives anything you do with it instant presence