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    August 11, 2014
    Projects With Old Windows

    I love the look of old windowpanes! They can be used on all sorts of projects: some are functional, some are simply for decoration. You can leave them weathered, giving them a “shabby chic” style, or update them with new, bright coats of paint or stain. Today, I’ve found the motherlode of all upcycled window posts- this page at Funky Junk Interiors. Here are some of my favorites from her list:

    Old window mirror by Finding Home

    Old Window = Coatrack 

    Frosted Window Redo 

    Window Headboard 

    Chalk It Up 

    Garden window frames 

    Photo Credit: Bilal Kamoon 


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    July 9, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Stylish Basement Entrance

    Photo from Pinterest


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    May 14, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Staircase Storage/Display Idea

    Photo from Trendwerks


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    May 1, 2014
    Going Rustic

    A really popular interior design craze right now is rustic and shabby chic themed decor. If you want to capture that “log cabin in the mountains” feel, you just have to go with rustic furniture. This includes: pieces made from logs, twigs, or even driftwood to give it that old-timey, welcoming atmosphere. Check out this post by Emma’s Decoration blog on the history of rustic décor, along with info on how to get the look for yourself. Plus, there are plenty of gorgeous photos. I especially love the criss-crossing wooden headboard. Gorgeous!

    There are two types of rustic furniture; bentwood and twig work. In bentwood type of rustic furniture, sticks are harvested fresh or steamed to make them supple, then bent into a variety of structures and decorative shapes. In twig work sticks are straight, curved or forked. These sticks are assembled into structures and decorative shapes.

    Photo Credit: Anne Worner 


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    April 30, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Curved Shower Curtain Rod For Window Treatments

    Photo from Homedecoriez


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    April 16, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Color Pop = New Life To Thriftstore Finds

    Photo from Indulgy


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    April 2, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Repurposed Steps As Bedside Table

    Photo from Indulgy


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    March 19, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Repurposed Trunk

    Photo from HomeTalk


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    February 27, 2014
    How to Paint a Mini Fridge

    If you’re like me, you hate being surrounded by bland things. I can’t stand just solid white walls, white fixtures, and white appliances. Or gray. Or metal. It’s just so boring! I need color. But how on earth do you add color to things like fridges? This post by Yahoo Lifestyle will brighten up your dorm (or your bar!) in an instant. Here’s how to spray paint a mini fridge:

    -Clean fridge thoroughly

    -Sand the glossy surface

    -Mask anything you don’t want painted

    -Spray paint with color of your choice! (Be safe! Spray outdoors or use a respirator)

    -Wait 20 minutes for it to dry, then add another coat if desired.

    Photo Credit: Angry Julie Monday


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    February 26, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Quirky Bicycle Bathroom

    Photo from Luxury D3sign Tumblr


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