Board and Batten Hallway Design Board

Board and Batten Hallway Project

In the summer of 2010, I overcame my fear of power tools put up board and batten in our living room. It was life changing. Ok, so life changing is an exaggeration, but it was room changing. I love looking back at my old posts on HGTV’s Rate My Space and seeing how our home has evolved since 2007. Over the past few years, our home has gone from being dark, masculine and traditional to

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Driftwood Heart Art {A Tutorial}

Tutorial for how to make a driftwood heart by Simplicity In The South

I really could use some sunshine and sand right now. And a fruity drink with a little paper umbrella would be quite nice, too. All I could think about while making this driftwood heart was how much I look forward to going to the beach with my family this summer. Since summer is 146 days away (yes, I’m counting), this little piece of coastal-inspired art will have to suffice. I fell in love with this

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Hall Closet Organization: small home / BIG IDEAS

Hall closet organization.

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to have my hallway project complete. I’ll give more details later, but I will give you a hint and tell you that I will be busy putting up wainscoting. I can hardly wait to see the end result! Part of my plans to makeover the hallway will be tackling the disorganized mess that lurks behind the hallway closet doors. We have four closets in our hallway, but the

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Wisteria Catalog Inspired Chalkboard Place Cards

Wisteria inspired chalkboard placecard tutorial

So, I was all gung-ho about starting my Organization Revolution project in the kitchen this week. I got to the very end where I needed to print my labels and my plan came to a screeching halt. As luck would have it, my printer stopped working. Organization-for-under-my-kitchen-sink…mission accomplished. Blog post with pretty pictures…mission failed. Instead, I’m moving on to plan B and sharing a tutorial I did as a guest for Traci at Beneath My

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{Organization On A Budget} small home BIG IDEAS For An Office-In-A-Closet


I have a love/hate relationship with organization. I hate the process of getting there, but I love the challenge of finding solutions to problems. After seeing that Taylor’s Vintage Industrial Bedroom Reveal made it into my top posts of 2012, I realized that I never went into detail on how I organized Taylor’s closet-in-a-office. To bring you back to how it all began, here is the closet before it’s vintage industrial makeover. It’s been almost

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