It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just right around the corner! If you have been shopping at all for the last month and a half, you may have thought they were here already! We saw our first Christmas decorations about six weeks ago! That would have been the end of AUGUST!!! Good grief! Anyway, now that the big holidays are in sight, it’s a good time to take stock and determine if you are ready for guests, both planned and drop-ins! Holidays can be stressful so if you can check off the following items now that will make for less stress later.
When you need artwork, vases, lamps or even furniture―to get a bigger bang for your buck, go thrifting! Part of the fun is the challenge. You enter a store not knowing what you’ll find, then suddenly, there’s that item you can’t live without. Here are some tips to make the most of your thrift store adventures while avoiding buyer’s remorse.
Okay, so you’re ready to paint. Stepladder? Check. Rollers and brushes? Check. Extra help lined up? Check—thanks to the promise of post-painting wine. What’s missing here? Ahhh, yes, the paint. So many of us get hung up here. Choosing color to put on all those big blank walls seems daunting. Sometimes even paralyzing! Well, fear no more, friends. This blog will make selecting paint as easy as bribing your friend with a bottle of wine.
For a lot of us, changing seasons means, I want a change in my surroundings. What’s the best way to get that change? Well, read on my friends and we will explore just that.
This was a question that one of my followers posed to me a couple of weeks ago. Well today, I’m here to answer that question.
I have published this blog each year around this time and it’s always a hit! I think everyone is always looking for those go-to recipes when holiday baking is looming large! I hope you enjoy these as much as I have over the years. Who knows, maybe one will become your family fave!
It’s no secret that I love thrifting! Repurposing is the centerpiece of my business, and I’ve written many blogs explaining the reasons I can’t help hitting the thrift stores. But this blog is all about you. Why should you be thrifting? What’s to gain? Isn’t that just old junk? Whether you’ve never visited a thrift store or you used to go but not recently, I hope to spark your interest and get you thrifting again!
Getting ready to repaint a room or two (or, if you’re like me, three or four) to help spruce up your home as part of your new year’s home improvement resolutions? If so, you’re in the right place. After my many—and I do mean many—years of painting, repainting, and painting yet again, I've compiled a list of my all-time favorite painting tips to help ensure you get the results you want and save time and money in the process.
Please welcome our next guest blogger, Carl Turner, content writer at Maison de Kristine, a lifestyle and design store specializing in vintage-style and French country furnishings. Read on for his top five tips to decorating with prints and artwork!
Since I’m passionate—some say obsessed—about redesign, I’ve always dreamed of the ultimate redesign project: flipping houses. That’s challenging though, especially in Southern California where housing is so flipping expensive! Pun intended. To satisfy my redesign itch, I decided to put flipping houses on hold and pursue a much easier, affordable alternative: flipping furniture.