Living Room Board and Batten

We are well into November now and the Holidays are just around the corner.  Mark and I have been plugging away at the house and are making lots of progress.  For the longest time, the living room has looked like this and it seemed that it was going to look like this for awhile, but after taking a break, Mark got busy and finished this space, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas and now it's … [Read more...]

Reasons to Consider a Manufactured Home

This post is sponsored by Clayton.If you're like me, you grew up with an idea about what home is all about.  It meant a house built on some sort of foundation, with 4 outside walls, a roof, front door and garage or carport.  My family homes growing up were not fancy at all and we lived in close quarters without a lot of extra square footage, but it was home sweet home to us.  It seemed that … [Read more...]

How to Dye Leather Chairs

Hello friends!I've got a fun project to share with you today and it's been awhile since I've had a really good DIY project to share with you so I hope you enjoy this one.  I get some crazy ideas sometimes and this seemed like it might be one of those.  Dying leather chairs was something I never thought I'd do and I'm going to share how I dyed the chairs with you.I've had these leather … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Grasscloth Wallpaper

You all probably know by now that I share the good, the bad, and the real here on my blog, so today's story is about my recent purchase and installation of grasscloth.I've loved grasscloth wallpaper for a very long time.  It seems that every showhouse I go in lately has this richly textured material on a wall or in a room somewhere and it instantly takes me back to the 80's when I first saw … [Read more...]

Adding Beadboard to the Bar

HI, friends!  Will this move ever end?  I have hauled and hauled stuff over to the new house and it's all stored in the basement until we get moved in this week and I can get some sort of semblance of order going.  We have been working on projects in the house and that delayed us getting moved in. We took our time to get some of these things done that would have been much harder after we moved in, … [Read more...]

Shaw Floors Installations!

I'm very fortunate this year to again be working with Shaw Floors on their blogger Style Board, along with 7 other bloggers, so just to let you know, this is a sponsored post!We all have allocated a certain amount of flooring for our homes, given to us by Shaw (along with installation) and as timing would have it, we have bought our new home and one of the main things we wanted to do was … [Read more...]

New & Improved Screened Porch Plans!

I'm really excited to share my new porch plans with y'all today!  I got the opportunity this spring to work with some other bloggers on a design challenge for Color Lovers and we would all do an update in our homes. This group loves color and we are not shy when it comes to using color in our homes, so I hope you enjoy this one. We could choose any space we wanted to make over and we're working … [Read more...]

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