Decorating Project Preview

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If you read my basement purging post, I am happy to report that I have made progress, so much so that it has taken up a lot of my time, time that I would have been busy finishing projects to share with you.

Even though the process has kept me away from the fun and pretty decorating projects I like to share, it feels good to get the basement decluttering process going. Dumping the contents of every box and bag in the middle of the floor helped me to really weed out the stuff that is no longer needed. I still have a way to go and will be showing you everything I am doing to get it neat and organized in a week or two.

Since I don’t have any projects completed to post today, I thought I would give you a little preview of what I am working on. Some of the projects are small while others are bigger and more time consuming projects… like this one…

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…Stripping the paint off the big armoire (AKA..my craft supply closet).  If you remember, about a year ago I was thinking about painting it, but after lots of thought, I decided is was worth the time to strip. I have stripped a spot to see what I am up against – lots of orange and beige paint, but it is doable.  It is gonna take ALOT of Citrastrip to get all the layers of paint off.

Then I have been meaning to do this……. 

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How Not To Kill Houseplants

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The 2015 Purge

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Insta-Style: Beach Sarong

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Very Affordable Window Treatments

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$2 Chalk Paint Recipe

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Valentine LOVE

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Insta-Style: Doorknob

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HGTV Magazine Feature

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Fitness Room Mirrors

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Door Knob & Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods

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Thrift Store Doors = Headboard

It seems like a long time since I posted a decorating project. I guess it had to do with the holidays that they all went on the back burner while I posted about Christmas decor. Now that it is January and I am getting back into the swing of things, it is … Continue Reading...

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Hello 2015!

Hello my dear wonderful readers.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year with some downtime to relax and enjoy the season. I took time away from blogging over the holidays to enjoy time with my family, like REALLY taking time off…they say one needs … Continue Reading...

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Holiday Week Giveaway

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Happy Holidays

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Insta-Style: Christmas Ornament Storage

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