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Round Game Table Makeover with Star Detail

My inspiration for this project was the 1740 saltbox farmhouse we recently moved into. The original 13 colonies had just been formalized and our country was headed towards the Revolutionary War when our home was built. I feel a sense of historical relevance to a time gone by that should be recognized within our home. While we are in the process of renovating nearly every room in our home, I'm trying to incorporate that early American character and feeling in subtle ways through furniture and decor....(more)

Shabby Chic Lap Desk from Bookshelf

I had always needed a cute lap desk that was easy to handle and light in weight as I always study and do most of my work on my bed. So, I decided to make one on my own from an old book shelf that I picked up from the trash....(more)

10 Ideas to Upcycle Old Shutters

How to repurpose old shutters into useful items for your home....(more)

From Drab to Fab: Country Chic Bookshelf

Having a piece of furniture that is real wood instead of particle board seems to be a a real luxury in my generation. We had this solid wood bookshelf that I loved, but did not fit into the decor in our home. Oh, and I'm terrified of re-staining furniture! Upcycling furniture has become one of my hobbies, and thankfully my husband is willing to put in a lot of the work where I have the inspiration! We decided to incorporate the shelf into our bedroom my using a blue and white patterned fabric and pale blue paint, which matches the overall blue and white, country chic theme of our room....(more)


How to Recover a Lampshade

A step-by-step tutorial on how to recover a lampshade with fabric to give an old lamp a whole new look....(more)

Home Improvement Stores to Buy Track Lighting

Track lighting is a sleek alternative to traditional overhead and lamp-based lighting. Track lighting is designed to be artistic and functional, giving decorators latitude in its implementation. It adds a design-inspired aesthetic to any room and is available in either fixed or adjustable configurations. Track lighting is widely available at many nationwide home improvement retailers, and below is a list of the most popular places to buy track lighting....(more)

How to Build Your Own Lamp for the Bedroom

Building your own lamp can be a fun and simple way to add a unique feature to a room. Creating a lamp for the bedroom allows you to personalize the lighting effect in a room that should feel comfortable, personal and relaxing....(more)


How to Decorate a Bedroom for a Married Couple

How to decorate a bedroom for a married couple that is comfortable and inviting for both people....(more)

Bright and Practical Basement Bedroom Ideas

Having a bedroom in the basement probably isn't your first choice but it doesn't have to be a dark and depressing place. There are several things you can do to a basement bedroom to make it bright and comfortable....(more)

How to Decorate a Bedroom

How to decorate a bedroom to make it more attractive and relaxing....(more)

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Kate is a self-proclaimed decorating addict. After leaving her corporate job to stay home with her children, she quickly learned tips and tricks that helped her keep up with her decorating habit on one salary. This led her to a career as a budget-friendly Interior Decorator and Decorating Blogger. Kate... Read More

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