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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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Perfect Wall Art for Baby…and Big Kids!

Having trouble deciding what to put on baby's walls?  Look no further than The Animal Print Shop.  I love these baby animal prints so much I'm considering having a third child, just so I can decorate a nursery again!  Sharon Montrose is a talented...

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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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What Should I Buy at a Flea Market?

In my last post I mentioned that I visited the famous Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, CT, and I discussed a few guidelines that can help make your flea market experience a success. I know you're probably wondering, "okay, that's really nice, but what...

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3 Key Tips: How to Shop a Flea Market

This past weekend I went to the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, CT.  Elephant's Trunk bills itself as one of the largest flea markets in New England.  I've been wanting to go for about a hundred years!   It's a beautiful day at Elephant's...

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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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DIY Project: Our Entry Hall Light

I've been on the hunt for an inexpensive light for our baby girl's room.  I figured I could find a cheap chandelier and spray paint it white, sort of a shabby chic look. Via   Via Via But because our ceilings are low in the baby's room, I knew couldn't...

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