How to DIY a Giant Wooden Star for the Christmas Mantel

When it came time to decorate my Christmas mantel this year, there was absolutely no doubt about what I wanted to create for it.  Remember my late summer mantel post when I showed y’all the scrap wood star that everyone raved about?  I just couldn’t get that pretty little star out of my mind, so I decided to recreate it in a BIG way for my Christmas mantel this year.   Here is my version of the scrap wood star… standing 42 inches high, looking totally chippy and marvelous … [Read more...]

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Fabulous Fall Party: Fall Decorating with Nature

There are moments when being a DIY home blogger who lives in the Deep South has it’s advantages, but right now is not one of them.  When it’s 97 degrees outside and the leaves outside my window are greener than Kermit’s ding-a-ling, it’s very hard to get in the fall decorating spirit. However… All of my blogging buddies are breaking out their autumnal adornments this week, so the pressure is on.  I was invited to join a few AMAZING home bloggers in the Fabulous Fall party today.  Since my … [Read more...]

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FAMILY RULES SIGN ON A LATE SUMMER MANTEL

Who else is up for a little late summer mantel decorating?  I have accumulated a couple of sweet new decor items lately, so I've been itching to redo the mantel to show them off.   When this amazing Family Rules sign arrived from Tara at Between You and Me I instantly fell in love with it. Actually, that's not true.  I was in love with it before it ever arrived at my house, because I have been lusting after it ever since I gave one away to a lucky winner a few months back.  This handpainted … [Read more...]

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Summer Mantel Decorating {2013}

Hellllooooooo out there…. I’m back home from a fun vacation to Niagara Falls and ready to hop back in the saddle after a nice long extended break from the blog.  So far this year we’ve had a nice mild spring and summer but now that the heat has cranked up to near 100 outside I’m ready to head back inside to the air conditioning and the comfort of my laptop.       What better way to ease back into regularly scheduled blog posts again than with a summer mantel post?  Let’s just pretend like I … [Read more...]

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Spring mantel Decorating and a Fireplace WWYD

I got all gung-ho last week and started painting my mantel with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  The color is Country Grey ASCP that I won at Haven last year, and the only thing I’ve used it on so far have been my Funkins for my Fall porch decorating.   I was really hoping the Country Grey would be just what my 1990’s hunter green faux marble fireplace surround needed for a quick update, but when I stepped back to admire the top half I didn’t really like it too much.  It’s the color of a putty colored … [Read more...]

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