Recently I made some Christmas tree ornaments out of wood slices to send to friends and family. They’re pretty easy to make, but they do take some time! Here’s what I used: Ornament Materials: -Screw eyes -Twine -Wood Slices (sanded) -Paint markers, ink pens, acrylic paint and brushes -Wood glue (optional) Equipment Used (for ornaments): -Drill…

I am loving the whole trend of Christmas trees in containers. And while the budget is tight this Christmas, I stumbled upon a solution that I’m quite happy with and I want to share it with you! Since we’ve been married (going on 6 years), we’ve gotten a live tree every year. They’re usually on…

  Specific and pinpointed inspiration can really help you turn your decor around! If you are unsure about how to go about styling your digs, find a room(s) that you like and pull practical ideas from it. This is a great example of how to do just that! I had the privilege of helping a…

There are a ton of AMAZING tablescapes happening on Pinterest and all over the web. Jaw dropping. However, for my small little space and table, it is not very practical for our needs. So I put together a skinny little simple fall tablescape that can stay on your table WHILE you’re eating! This has even…

Set of Blue Floral Print Chairs Stylist Notes: Great price and seem to be in great condition. Use in living room, family room, bedroom, guest rooms, office. Could also be used as head chairs in a dining room :) Would work well in Traditional, Transitional, Eclectic or Vintage styles.

Warning: All of the following photos are quite beautiful….and they are trying to kill you!  Not really, but it is true that while some elements look great photographed, I would not recommend you doing the same thing in your home.  Here are 3 Pinterest examples that I want to review: Do’s and Dont’s… Photo Via…

Room Divider LaBarge Stylist Notes: Has a very Hollywood Regency and also French flair Interesting/unique piece to have in a home Idea 1, Idea 2

Ornate Mirror Stylist Notes: Great ornate accent piece Re-painting is unnecessary Use in a foyer, over a dresser, vanity, or in a bathroom

Dining set and china cabinet Stylist Notes: Great price, check for sturdiness Find two accent “head” chairs to coordinate with current chairs if more seating is needed Can paint different furniture pieces different colors (here’s an example)

Table and Chairs Stylist Notes: 4 Thonet style chairs: a timeless cafe style Great for a breakfast table, small dining area, or even a home library For a more modern take, paint chairs and/or table

Lamp Stylist Notes: Beautiful, ornate accent Can change shade, depending on wear Great for a reading nook or accent table

Kitchen Dining Booth Stylist Notes: Check sturdiness and dimensions Paint or re-stain Great for a breakfast nook

Antique Finish Stand Mirror Stylist Notes: Great Detail Can be re-painted Can be used at the end of a narrow hallway, in the corner of a room, etc.

Vintage Wooden Trash Can Holder Stylist Notes: Nice, unique piece Paintable Can be re-purposed as a holder for rolls of paper, craft supplies, etc  

I’ve compiled a photo list of items that I have seen on Craigslist and that no one should ever buy from there, or anywhere for that matter.  If you are trying to furnish/decorate your home without the help of a interior stylist/decorator/designer, it can be overwhelming.  This list will help you narrow the margins while…

Sometimes when searching on Craigslist, you’ll find items that are NOT deals at all, like this: When I first saw this I was excited and thought it was a good deal (of course I would still try to negotiate).  I knew to look on Ikea’s website because that piece of furniture screamed IKEA and I…

$80 Framed Art. Stylist Notes: Traditional Style, but can “cross” over with special care. Find out the size of these pieces. Use on a White wall or any other color besides Beige. Actual Art can be replaced eventually (if desired). Initial Ideas: Use both pieces with other Art, above a bed or sofa, or flanking…

Sometimes you discover pieces of furniture on Craigslist that look amazing, but these 3 things should always be considered when deciding what is worth your time and effort (if they are not already stated in the description): “What are the dimensions?” — This is very important to know for any furniture item coming into your…

Craigslist can seem overwhelming and time consuming, so when you begin to search for furniture or home items on the site, use these tips to help diminish time and increase effectiveness: Search Tips: 1. Click on the “Furniture” Link in the “For Sale” Section OR use the search box to find a specific item 2….

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