my new shabby chic porch from some discarded items, curb appeal, home decor, painted furniture, shabby chic, My husband made this cocktail table and we painted it turquoise blue

My New Shabby Chic Porch From Some Discarded Items.

Take a look at my new shabby chic porch made out of some discarded items and some new items as well. Please visit my blog to see all of the pictures.

we made a bench from a headboard that was discarded, diy, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects, This only has a coat of Kilz on it but will be painted white

We Made a Bench From a Headboard That Was Discarded.

I have been redoing my porch in the One Room Challenge and we found a headboard that was being tossed away and decided to make a bench for our porch.

do you decorate your bedroom for christmas, bedroom ideas, seasonal holiday decor, I knew I would have multiple uses for my sugar mold

Do You Decorate Your Bedroom for Christmas?

I just started decorating my bedroom for Christmas and will do more in the next few days. I also love Christmas novels, and I am looking for some more suggestions. What are your favorite Christmas novels?

how i decorated my silver tray to bring me joy, home decor, My little cherub just keeps on playing her horn

How I Decorated My Silver Tray to Bring Me Joy.

I brought together some meaningful objects to decorate my silver tray. I love cherubs, silver, poetry books and color so I added it all together to decorate my silver tray on my dining room table.

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Holiday Home Tour - Tis The Season Home Tour

As part of the, "Tis The Season Home Tour," of bloggers this is a tour of my home decorated for the holidays. You can see many more pictures by going to my blog. Thanks.

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Decorate You Use Your Alcohol Bottles to Decorate - Bar Cart.

Do you put your colorful alcohol bottles out in the open? I am loving all the colors of the different bottles along with the other items I included on my bar cart. It is feeling very festive. Come over to my blog and see all of the pictures.

make an extremely easy pillow in literally minutes, crafts, shabby chic, This is the completed pillow

Make an Extremely Easy Pillow in Literally Minutes.

I had been looking for a pillow for my porch an I couldn't find anything. I found this crochet tablecloth in an antique store and along with a pillow, yarn and some appliques I found at a flea market I made this pillow.

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Home Tour - Come and See a Gorgeous Traditional Home.

I built this home a few years back. It is one of my favorite traditional homes that I built. Please go to my blog to see all of the photographs as there are many too many to put on here. Enjoy.

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Reasons to Choose Solid Core Doors Vs Hollow Core Doors.

You are going to have to choose those interiors doors for your home, but which one's will you choose and why. doors, building materials, materials,

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Decorating With Blown Glass, Finials and a Painting.

A little light decorating, after the holidays with blown glass, finials (love) and a painting. See more on my blog. ating

Patty Rumaker
Patty Rumaker
About meAs an interior designer and home builder I love all aspects of designing, specifying materials, home building and choosing furniture and accessories. With 20+ year's experience in interior design, home building and commercial construction, I designed and built custom houses and houses on speculation, sq ft ranged from 3,000 to 5,500 sq ft. I have a BS in Bus Admin and attended Southern Institute of Interior Design at Virginia College. I am an interior designer and the author of Home and Lifestyle Design where I write about interior design, houses and all the elements that go into making a house a home. You can read my blog at: Also follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.