headed for the dumpster gasp, painted furniture

Headed for the dumpster - gasp!

I must admit, one year ago I would have walked right past this without batting an eyelash. After seeing the amazing projects you all do, this looks like a treasure sitting among trash bags. I just wish I had a truck. I'm going to talk to the Hometalk development team about building in a furniture alert system for spotting discarded furniture :) That way you can subscribe to be on the list and receive an alert when junk is spotted in your area. LOL.

a magical visit to the skagit valley tulip festival, gardening, RoozenGaarde display garden

A Magical Visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!

The moment I saw Laura Thomas and No longer available breathtaking pictures of the Skagit Valley tulip festival, I knew I HAD to go. And go I did! I have no words to describe the beauty I saw, so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I hope you enjoy them!

chalk paint tips from the pros will you try it, chalk paint, painted furniture

Chalk Paint® Tips From the Pros! Will You Try It?

We had the BEST hangout today with UNFOLDED If you've been wondering about Chalk Paint® (especially after seeing all of Melody Smith's swoon worthy recent projects), this video will get you in the mood to paint! Hosted by the charming Eclectically Vintage - Kelly with special Hometalk guests Nancy @ ArtsyChicksRule , UNFOLDED and Melody Smith Let me know what you think! Do you want to try your hand at Chalk Paint®?

fast and easy grapevine wreath centerpiece with bird babies, crafts, wreaths

Fast and Easy Grapevine Wreath Centerpiece -- With Bird Babies!

My grandmother lives in a lovely senior community in New Jersey. Every time I visit, I linger for a while admiring the delightful centerpieces and vignettes on the entryway shelves lining in the hallways. (They're a crafty bunch those neighbors of hers!) And so I did what any good Hometalking granddaughter should -- I made her a little vignette of her own!

celebrating our beautiful earth, flowers, gardening

Celebrating Our Beautiful Earth

Happy Earth Day, Hometalk! I took these pictures on a recent visit to The Butchart Gardens. I thought today would be the perfect day to share them with you. I look at them and am filled with gratitude and awe at the beautiful earth we live in.
Ph, and while on the topic of gratitude, thanks to Hometalkers like Barb Rosen , Julie @ Wife, Mother, Gardener Three Dogs in a Garden Douglas Hunt 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) (any many others!), I was able to identify many of the plants and flowers as I strolled through the garden. My boyfriend was highly impressed, lol!

hotel furniture liquidation in ga, painted furniture, Ornate furniture lamps and mirrors

Hotel Furniture Liquidation in GA

I just saw this post on Rhoda's blog (Southern Hospitality) and had to share since I know so many of you will love this. It's a hotel furniture outlet in Forsyth, GA. That means high-end hotel furniture at ridiculous prices! Here is all the info: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/cash-hotel-furniture-liquidation-forsyth-ga/comment-page-1/

do you love or hate your kitchen countertops, countertops, kitchen design

Do You Love or Hate Your Kitchen Countertops?

This is my small (tiny!) galley kitchen. Luckily I'm not much of a cook, lol! My countertops are granite. I like them, but I wouldn't have picked them out had the choice been mine. What about you? Do you love or hate your kitchen countertops? Tell us what you have and post a pic!

amazing pumpkin decorating ideas from country living live, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, Click here to watch live Tuesday at 2p m EST

Amazing Pumpkin Decorating Ideas From Country Living...Live!

You're invited to watch the Hometalk & Country Living Pumpkin Extravaganza! I'm so excited to hang out with Rachel DeSchepper, senior web editor of Country Living, for a Pumpkin Extravaganza! Rachel will give you the inside scoop on this year's hot pumpkin trends, and inspire you with 10 amazing new decorating ideas you haven't seen yet.
The hangout (video) will stream live on Google+ Simply click on this link to watch, Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m. EST: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cqd1im0vsjg0i3qqh38jo62527o If you have any questions, leave them for me in the comments below. See you there! :-)

how to throw a killer yard sale

How to Throw a Killer Yard Sale!

Loved this hangout today! Eclectically Vintage - Kelly The Painted Home - Denise Sabia Mandi Gubler and Brooke from All Things Thrifty shared their tips for having a great yard sale. Check it out!

fabulous finds of the week which do you want to try, chalkboard paint, crafts, painted furniture, Ahh LOVE this one by Mandi with Vintage Revivals All you need is a lampshade yarn and a little hot glue To make it look as awesome as this don t try it without reading her tutorial first She s got some great tips you ll feel pretty confident that you can actually do this

Fabulous finds of the week: Which do you want to try?

Each project has a full tutorial. You can do any of these!

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