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[29 Nov 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas No. 3–Traditional Holiday Vignette

Thanks so much for joining me for the third post in my It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas series.  If you’ve missed a post you can catch up here.
I’ve broken the house rules.  Our halls aren’t suppose to be decked until December 1st.  I couldn’t wait.  I’ve dismantled my winter décor (you can see it here and here) to make room for nutcrackers and candy canes.  The first area I’m going to share with you is the long dresser  (you remember – the one I got for …

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[29 Oct 2012 | 17 Comments | ]
Before & After: Large Dresser Reveal

Remember when I scored a matching set of dressers for FREE?  I shared with you the small dresser transformation here.  And today I will share the large dresser transformation.  In case you don’t remember exactly what it looked like before, here is a refresher!Very long (90”), very old, and very ugly.  I’d like to think it’s appearance has improved since then.  We removed the mirror,  covered it in three coats of tuxedo black (to match the dining room doors) semi-gloss paint, and painted the legs hosta flower to tie in …

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[22 Oct 2012 | 13 Comments | ]
My Entry Way Art Plan

Since our entry way is fairly large, I decided that I wanted to keep most of the art work on a large scale too.  I considered hanging another gallery wall, but decided that the cost (frames are expensive) and the up keep (I get bored easily) were too much money and work.Because the colours  in our entry way are perfectly echoed (intentionally) in the art work I made a few months back I decided that it would hang above the small chest of drawers.The second large piece calling the entry …

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[12 Oct 2012 | 19 Comments | ]
Before & After:  Small Dresser Reveal

Finally, I’m crossing something off of my to-do list.  It seems like I haven’t actually complete anything in forever.  Remember that small chest of drawers we scored (for FREE) last month?The one I had big plans to make over in a light grey colour, but ended up buying a paint called Hosta Flower, which is basically white.Well, I followed all of your advice and instead of panicking, returning the paint, and starting over, I waited it out.  And of course, you were all right.  Four coats of high gloss later, …

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[25 Sep 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
Hosta Flower.  Also Known As White.

Over the past week we’ve received a shipment of furniture at our house.  All of the furniture I showed you here, and then some.  I didn’t waste any time getting started on making the entry way chests over, because I’m dying to bring some order back to that room.  Now that the temperatures are dropping, we actually need a place to hang jackets and scarves!  I decided that I wanted to paint the small chest in a light “greige” colour.  I thought that Hosta Flower by Pittsburg Paints was the …

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[17 Sep 2012 | 12 Comments | ]
Small Victories – Entry Way Painting & Lighting

We finally finished painting the walls above the stairs!  Oh happy day!

Of course that light fixture is still challenging us.  We have made a little bit of progress in the lighting department though.  I selected new sconces and a new fixture for in the entry way closet.  The closet fixture hasn’t been installed but the sconces have.  Here is a sneak peek.

Not what you were expecting right?  Looks like we’re headed down a rustic/industrial décor path.

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[12 Sep 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Entry Way Progress– Those Damn Stairs!

We finally made some progress on the walls above the stairs in our entry way this past weekend.  It was painful.  And of course, those damn stairs prevented either of us from being able to reach the very top of the walls or the center seam.  So cutting in has been on hold.  Even though it’s not completely finished I thought I would share with you our progress – because it was a loooooong time coming!Hope is not lost though.  Look what the in laws dropped off last night!&Hopefully the …

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[10 Sep 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
Entry Way Progress-Shut The Dining Room Door!

Happy Monday!  My weekend was pretty productive.  Of course there are a few items on my to-do list that didn’t get much attention.  The coat rack in the entry way never got touched and we put minimal effort in to the floor.  However, I tackled one item in the entry way that wasn’t even on the list.  Go me right?  I actually just used this project as a tool to aid in my floor procrastination.  Either way, the doors in to the dining room needed to be addressed.  Now they …

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[7 Sep 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Entry Way Progress–Getting Ready For A Productive Weekend!

We finally showed the wall above the stairs who’s boss!  The wallpaper glue on the two walls that meet behind the stairs has been particularly difficult to remove.  I don’t know if a different person installed it (Mike Holmes style), or if the sun shining on the other walls broke the glue down over time but either way, we’ve basically had to strip the wall off to get rid of the glue behind the stairs.  So that means a little bit of patch work will be necessary before we can …

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[4 Sep 2012 | 19 Comments | ]
Entry Way Progress You Can See!

We’re finally starting to make progress you can see in our entry way!  We have two coats of paint on the walls (most of them), three of four door frames have been slathered with white semi-gloss and we finally got rid of those hideous wall sconces.  Take a peek…
Don’t those angles look great?  Now, let’s be honest here, if I spin the camera around you’ll see that above the stairs is still pointing and laughing at us!
But, a certain someone is at home for the week and has promised me …