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NEW INDUSTRIAL PAINTED KITCHEN ISLAND

The “old” kitchen island had a good run. In fact, it had a VERY GOOD run! It was featured in a number of national magazines, countless blogs, was “pinned” about a million times and served as great inspiration for someone, like me, who had more imagination than money and a small-ish kitchen. It served US… Read More NEW INDUSTRIAL PAINTED KITCHEN ISLAND

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE KITCHENS

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – is the GIFT that keeps on giving!!! Room after room of inspiration…I have LOVED going through each one. I must have lived under a rock for the past year..when I took a step back from blogging…I missed this big wave of GREEN…I am seeing it…AND LOVING IT…all over the place! WHAT… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – GUEST STARS – FAVORITE KITCHENS

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!

QUESTION – WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE? – ANSWER – The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE currently in its 11th season, is a bi-annual event, Started by the wonderful LINDA at CALLING IT HOME.  20 TOP Designers Take ONE ROOM and work their magic! . Close to 200 Guest Participants also play along and they ALL design, decorate,… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!

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THE KIDS BATHROOM EVOLUTION

OUR HOUSE IS  A TYPICAL  “FOUR OVER FOUR” FARMHOUSE. FOUR ROOMS – OVER FOUR ROOMS, EACH THE IDENTICAL SIZE. One of the 4 upstairs rooms was the ONLY  full bathroom – which means that the only bathroom in the house measured 18′ x 18′. Before we moved in , that room was renovated to be… Read More THE KIDS BATHROOM EVOLUTION

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THE DINING ROOM EVOLUTION

Our Dining room has undergone more changes in 13 years than any room in MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE Originally it was the playroom. I would keep an eye on the kids while I made dinner etc… PRE BLOG the room was painted BENJAMIN MOORE TRANQUIL BLUE and FANTASY BLUE Please follow and like us:

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FORMICA180FX CALACATTA MARBLE COUNTERTOPS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

THE KITCHEN MAKEOVER  took a little over 2 years and was completed in 2013. I FIELD questions via this blog or email every week… REGARDING OUR KITCHEN FORMICA 180 FX MARBLE COUNTERTOPS THE FORMICA 180FX CATTACATTA MARBLE180fx® marks a revolution in surfacing with true-to-scale granite patterns that offer visual drama unmatched by any other laminate. Modern, sophisticated… Read More FORMICA180FX CALACATTA MARBLE COUNTERTOPS – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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One Room Challenge – PHOEBE’S GOLD, WHITE AND BLUSH BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!

THE GRAND FINALE!!! TIME TO REVEAL PHOEBE’S BEDROOM MAKEOVER!! I am A LINKING PARTICIPANT!!  #oneroomchallenge VISIT WEEK 1 AND WEEK 2,   WEEK 3 AND WEEK 4 AND WEEK 5 WEEK 6 – THE GRAND FINALE   Phoebe’s ceilings are being replaced this fall and then her NEW Brass and Porcelain Chandelier (below) will be installed…. …I don’t mind… Read More One Room Challenge – PHOEBE’S GOLD, WHITE AND BLUSH BEDROOM MAKEOVER REVEAL!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2 – WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED?

I am A LINKING PARTICIPANT!!  #oneroomchallenge THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE was conceived and is coordinated by Linda at CALLING IT HOME blog and  is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy’ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish.  For the next six Wednesday’s, THEY will be giving you updates… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2 – WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED?

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LOVING APRIL – FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS – NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS

Much of my inspiration is just outside my door…    I WILL NEVER TIRE OF SEEING THESE GUYS…ON MY WALKS…pulling into the driveway…putting out the trash…they make me smile…and they give me untold INSPIRATION THANKS GUYS! APRIL IS AVAILABLE ON UGALLERY Please follow and like us:

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MONDAY MAKEOVER – PHOEBE’S SPINDLE BED

SPRING BREAK – I AM WRITING THIS as I look across at the ocean…nice…. A FEW WEEKS AGO, my neighbor, knowing my YEARS long quest to find a Spindle/Spool Bed alerted me to one she had seen at an Antiques store nearby. I drove to the store TUCKAHOE ANTIQUES…I always LOVE finding these places, just… Read More MONDAY MAKEOVER – PHOEBE’S SPINDLE BED

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