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Before and After

DIY Dining Chairs

Don't you just love a good DIY project?  I love how something mundane can be transformed into something dazzling with a little ingenuity and elbow grease (and a can of spraypaint).   Case in point, check out these amazing dining room chairs: Which used to look like this: This...

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A Master Bedroom Perk-Up

A few months ago, my sister-in-law Emily decided she wanted to do a little perk-up to her master bedroom. She wanted to know - how can I make a few fresh changes without breaking the bank? We did one of my typical e-decorating consultations over the phone...

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DIY Nightstand: My Very Own "High-Low" Project

I've always loved faux bamboo furniture; it's just the epitome of Chinoiserie fabulous.   And coupled with black lacquer?  It doesn't get any better.   I recently came across this elegant nightstand.  Beautiful, right?  Price tag?  $600!   Via Blue H and Home, $597 Check out this beauty.  Price tag?...

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Kids' Playroom: A Mini Redo

When I first saw this room as a potential home buyer I immediately thought, "Playroom!" Nothing needed to be done to this space - it's bright and clean and the lines are modern, but I did think it could be fun to spiff it up a...

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Entry Hall Redo

When you pass through our front door, you walk a few steps and are faced with this little vignette: Pretty boring, right?   I like the sunburst mirror (a fairly inexpensive find - only $70 on Wayfair), and the bamboo table fits on the small wall,...

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Curb Appeal: Before & After Inspiration

Is it just me, or are you pacing your house just *waiting* for Spring to arrive? For me, it's a fairly straight-forward equation:  newborn + high maintenance toddler + drifts of snow = cabin fever!  I just can't wait to throw open those doors and get...

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A San Francisco Home: Before & After

I can't get enough of a good "before and after".  Please tell me I'm not the only one?? I spend way too much time watching HGTV, and any time I see "Before and After" featured in an interior design magazine I go weak in the...

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