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Leftover Candy Canes make Valentine Mantel Decor

February 2, 2012

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Because I am a visual person (and nap time is running by dangerously fast!), this post is going to be rich in pictures and frugal in prose! Do you have any leftover Candy Canes? I am one of those people who HATES to throw things away. (Which drives my husband absolutely bananas!)  Since they have […]

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A faux fire and Christmas decor for our fireplace

December 7, 2011

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This is what happens when your Dad reads your blog… He called me a few weeks ago from Lowes.. “WHAT are the DIMENSIONS of your fireplace again!?!?” “Um… dimensions? It’s a dresser… like two feet by 18 inches deep maybe? Why?” I found out this week when a special surprise arrived in the mail… A […]

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How to make a fake faux fireplace

November 9, 2011

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SURPRISE! Here is my top secret project revealed! (along with two lovely matching red chairs from this weekend’s junking adventure!) About three weeks ago, I fell in love with some pictures of fireplaces and mantel decor on pinterest. SO – I started looking for creative ways to build my own faux fireplace! The challenge was, […]

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Living Room Makeover: creative repurposing

September 1, 2011

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I think I am finally finished playing Living Room Tetris… Here is what I started with. I added a retro gray chair with a nice big enamelware pot to hold my favorite magazines. A beautiful green marble table from my last ‘Junkin’ adventure. (Each of the repurposed suitcases hold holiday decorations.) And a new family […]

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Living Room Furniture Tetris

July 8, 2011

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If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed some comments about Junkin last weekend… Among my exciting finds where two vintage chairs… but WHERE shall I put them? Here is my living room before… (I am standing the corner, tv to my right) How about along the back wall facing the tv? perhaps a […]

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Repurposed Suitcases for Holiday Decor

June 29, 2011

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In a quiet corner of my living room, there is a stack of handsome old suitcases. I wish they could tell me the stories of their travels. Where they have been and the stories of the people they traveled with. After cleaning a thick layer of dust from what was perhaps many years spent in […]

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Our family rocking chair

January 8, 2011

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The old wooden rocking chair in our living room has a lot of miles on it. My mom found it for us at a neighborhood yard sale. It was in our master bedroom when each of our babies was born. Each time they moved to a separate room it followed them so we could rock […]

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Small Closet + Shower Scrunchy Solution

December 15, 2010

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Do you have small closets?  Why yes I do!     I mean really small closets?  Ummm… yes?     Do you have a Shower Scrunchy?  Ok this is getting kinda creepy… (This also works if you have a shower curtain.)    Does your husband take off his jacket and put in on the back […]

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Vintage German Typewriter {Gabrielle}

July 16, 2010

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While Junkin in Germany this past weekend, I stumbled onto this…     She was in need of some serious freshening up…     As I was cleaning I began to wonder… What stories have been written with these keys…     Recipes, Newspaper articles, perhaps even a Novel… I can remember typing papers in […]

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