My “BIG Finish” | DIY Fireplace Built-ins

DIY Fireplace Buit-ins-1-22

Thank you to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to FINALLY finish this project! SO….a couple of months ago I started this project of adding fireplace built-ins to our living room.  It had been on my “Want To-D0″ list for a few years, but it was a big project and NOT one of the […]

How to Add Stripes To Any Wall

Striped Living Room Makeover (1 of 1)-8

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you have probably noticed that some major changes have been happening! Last year I found the “bookcase” next to the fireplace, we replaced our sofas and office doors, and last week I updated the fireplace.  One of the things that I’ve wanted to do for a […]

How To Add Depth To A Shallow Mantel

How to add more depth to your mantel (1 of 1)

I’ve been saying for years that I needed to do something about our mantel.  It was super shallow… Only 7 inches deep, to be exact!  If you are someone who likes to decorate your mantel with each season, then you understand why this is such a problem.  You can’t put much on only 7 inches! […]

DIY Paint Project: Mora Clock

Painted Clock (1 of 1)

Do you ever just put something off?  Something that you know will be a quick task, but just never seem to get around to doing?  I do it A LOT!  This Mora clock replica is my case in point.  (Is that the right phrase? Anyway, you get my drift. ) I bought the clock on […]

Artwork: Check

Wall of Pictures in Living Room from Unexpected Elegance

 I’ve made my list and now it’s time to start checking things off.  I think I’m doing a fairly good job, if I do say so myself! Remember last week, when I pointed out the projects that needed finishing in the living room?  Well, the art wall is finished.  It’s not exactly what I envisioned. […]

A New Couch and A Little Rearranging

coffee table

Is it just me or does everybody rearrange EVERY year, after the tree comes down??  I can’t imagine I’m the only crazy one, so I’ll take it that I’m among friends. So as I was taking all the Christmas decor down, I started cleaning.  Which lead to moving furniture, which lead to filling in bare […]