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China Cabinet Makeover {Reveal}

It's done!  What a journey it's been for this china cabinet. Upon finding this diamond-in-the-rough on Craigslist and rescuing it from a dilapidated garage that housed chickens, roosters, and a few other unknown animals (I was afraid to even look around), the once trash-bound cabinet now sits beautifully in my dining room with a vibrant new color & a complete designer makeover... It has been quite the task of getting her to this … [Read More...]

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The Art of E-Design {Online Interior Design Services}

I'm so bad at promoting myself, not because I'm bad at what I do, but because I never want to be pushy or come across as arrogant (because I'm really not a fan of the in your face, salesman-y, self-promoting type).  But after much thought, a need to work, and pushes encouragement from a few friends, I'm writing a post about something other than my blog, which is my Interior Design business. So along with my blog, you might not know/realize that … [Read More...]

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Details + Hardware + Styling {China Cabinet Makeover}

Yes, the paint color is unexpected, but adding a few other unique details to the china cabinet makeover has really made it a one-of-a-kind, perfect piece (in my eyes). Last week I finished the most tedious part of the makeover which was painting the cabinet.  It took a few days and lots of patience, but the effort was absolutely worth the result in my book!  Once the cabinet was complete and dry, I started styling the interior.  After living … [Read More...]

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10 Fabulous Fall Rugs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rug. All opinions are 100% mine. Here and there I've been sprucing up the house for the change of seasons. I haven't focused too much on decorating for the specific Fall season (except for my dining table centerpiece) but rather changing over the decor for warm weather living. Yes, winter is coming and in northern New York we get hammered. So by-bye to the the light linen throws and … [Read More...]

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How-To Paint Wood Furniture

Decorating my table for Fall was a nice break from painting!  But now it's back to the grind finishing up the last details of the china cabinet makeover - Yippee Skippee! Prep is done. Sanding is complete. >>> [tutorial here] Priming is finished. >>> [tutorial here] Now on to the painting.  This was definitely the longest + most tedious part of the makeover, but absolutely the most important step to focus on.  With … [Read More...]

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Fall Tablescape {Gourds Galore}

Howdy folks!  Fall is in full-swing in northern New York and as we've been enjoying the colorful foilage (did you see how we spent our weekend? I posted a peak on IG) , I'm finally feeling the urge to turn the house over for the season.   I still have my hands filled caring for my little 3 month old + transforming my latest Craigslist find, but that hasn't stopped me from adding in a few Fall touches.  My perfect spot for the ideal seasonal … [Read More...]

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Why + How to Prime Wood Furniture

It's been a busy few days around my neck of the woods.  With revamping the china cabinet + another BIG project coming down the pipeline (which I can't wait to share details about), I haven't had 5 minutes to sit.  No worries though, I'll sit when I'm old, ha. So my last post was all about the beginning steps of prepping & sanding a piece of wood furniture.  The next step, which is what this post is dedicated to, is priming.  Primer is SO … [Read More...]

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China Cabinet Makeover: Prepping + Sanding Wood Furniture {Step 1}

Last week I shared the latest + greatest project that I'm throwing myself into.  Since the baby arrived, I kind of lost my DIY mojo, but this project has me back!  I can not express how excited I am about this project because I've been thinking about it for so long.  Have you ever had a moment like that when you are thinking about something so much, but are unsure of how all the details could possibly come together?  Well that was me with this … [Read More...]

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Everything FALL! {all posts in one place}

I recently had a few readers reach out asking me about seasonal Fall projects.  In all honesty, other than my front porch, I've done nothing to spice up my home for Fall this year.  Lack of time I guess.  BUT, I have a slew of posts from the past on decorating for the Autumn season.  It is my favorite time of year after all, so this post is dedicated (and will be updated over time as needed) with posts of mine with all things FALL... Check out … [Read More...]

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China Cabinet Makeover: Backstory + Choosing a Color

In the past 2 days, a project that I've been dreaming about for months has magically come to fruition! Somehow the stars aligned and I'm freaking excited about this one... So a long while back, about 5-6 months ago to be specific, I had the itch to spice up the dining room.  At the time, I was in the last weeks of my pregnancy so no real action could take place, but I had lots & lots of thoughts brewing in my brain.  My mind immediately … [Read More...]

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Inspirational Autumn Eye Candy {Gorgeous Fall Spaces}

Aside from my favorite Fall things like wearing oversized cable knit sweaters, going apple picking, and Sunday football with the family, I love the changing over of blankets from light linen to heavy wool, and the swapping out of pillows from bright hues of yellow to deeper plums & emerald. Even though I am not completely ready to say goodbye to the long, warm days of Summer, Fall has a special place in my heart.   It's the season when I … [Read More...]

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Box Valance with Greek Key Design {Tutorial}

This post is overdue.  Way overdue actually.  3 years overdue to be specific. Why? Because this post is a tutorial on the box pleat valance that I made for my master bathroom makeover three years ago.  I've received many emails asking about a tutorial and after the recent post on the roundup of all my handmade window treatments + the feature of the bathroom in the current KBMO, a dedicated post was needed.  Better later than never, … [Read More...]

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9 Ideas for DIY Window Treatments

Since the older kids have been back in school, I've been cleaning + organizing like a mad woman!  It's bittersweet not to have them home throughout the day, but it's been nice getting the house back in order.  As I've been making my way room by room, for some reason I've been paying extra attention to the window treatments and realized that almost every window "dressing" (with the exception of 2) have been DIY projects.  Either I made them from … [Read More...]

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Cover Feature: Storage Magazine + Behind the Scenes Details

Hi All! If you've been out and about lately shopping at stores like Target, Barnes and Noble, or your local grocery store, you may have come across a magazine featuring a vibrant blue room on the cover...  Storage Magazine to be exact.  And guess what, that's my home!  Yes, can you believe it?! Because I can't.  Another cover?  How is it possible? Here's the cover... Here's the story behind the cover... If you're a regular reader and … [Read More...]

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DIY: How-To Reupholster a Bench

Projects in my corner of the world have been taking forever lately (for good reason, of course... aka, summer + a new baby),  BUT that doesn't mean my mind hasn't been working at full speed conjuring up new & great DIYs + decorating updates... Over the past months, I have thought of so much I want to tackle around the house.  One spot in particular is the dining room.  It really needs a pick me up!  I have it all planned in my head, but … [Read More...]

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Creating a Meaningful Home: Series Wrap Up

The last two months I've been in 100% survival mode.  Basically each day was simply spent trying to survive and making it through. And somehow, someway I did it. Taking care of and "entertaining" my two kids plus caring for an infant, all while being exhausted from lack of sleep, wasn't easy. But I did it. We're still alive. We're all happy (for the most part). And I survived. There was little time (actually no time) to work and blog over the … [Read More...]

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Creating a Meaningful Home: I Heart Organizing

This is the last guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series.  I'm sad to see the series end, but I am thrilled to have the very talented & inspiring Jen of I Heart Organizing. Welcome Jen… ******************* I am so honored to be part of the amazing Meaningful Home series.  With such an emphasis on Pinterest and "projects", the blogging community can quickly lose sight of what it is all about in the first place and why we … [Read More...]

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Sleeping Like a Baby with ComforPedic iQ

We all know how important sleep is. As a mom of a newborn it's incredible how much those precious hours of rest can energize the body to tackle the day ahead. One important (and probably the most important) factor to achieve the best nights sleep or even an afternoon catnap is the mattress you lie your head on.  Our master bedroom mattress was actually the guest room mattress in our previous hone. Even though we love the family and … [Read More...]

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Creating a Meaningful Home: Eclectically Vintage

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Kelly of Eclectically Vintage. Welcome Kelly… ******************* Hi SAS friends - I'm Kelly of Eclectically Vintage and I'm thrilled to be here today sharing how I Create a Meaningful Home. My dream (and my hubby's nightmare) came true five years ago when we bought a 100 year old, run down house on a beautiful tree lined street. Brace yourself for the before … [Read More...]

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Creating a Meaningful Home: View Along the Way

Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Kelly of View Along the Way. Welcome Kelly… ******************* Hey buds! I'm so pumped to be here on Jenna's beautiful blog talking about creating a meaningful home. I've been totally diggin' this series, haven't you? I'm Kelly and I blog at View Along the Way. We bought our stinky ol' foreclosure with grand plans of fixing it up in, oh, about four to six days … [Read More...]