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laurie jones

Decorating in Unexpected Places

It goes without saying that we live in a world that no matter what you do someone is going to have a negative opinion about it. I'd be lying if I said when the negativity is directed my way it doesn't affect me a little. I'm also old enough that it doesn't bother me for too long either. In fact it seems like I'm driven to always turn the negative into a positive. I've been blogging about interior design for…

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Shopping on Etsy

This post can be helpful if you're looking for Christmas gifts that are extra special and support small businesses. Or if you're like me helpful for planning your next projects once Christmas is over.  These are my current favorite Etsy shops. Recently I got a little stuck on the main level design on my house. I feel like I'm done with what I call the first layer of my house. Now I want to work on making it feel a…

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Drexel Hutch

Today is a follow up to the vintage hutch/curio Drexel piece of furniture I picked up at my local consignment store. This was me checking out if the piece would work on in the space. I'm painting my living room by myself and because I hate painting walls with a passion it's probably going to be done in the year 2020! I ended up using the same paint color as I did on my daughter's studio apartment this summer. I…

What to Do With Those Thrift Store Finds

If you follow me on Instagram then you know on Thursdays I have been showing off my thrift store finds or just things I think are cool on my stories. Although I talk about what you can do with the things you find while thrifting sometimes it's better to show examples and that's easier for me to do on the blog. Here are some things I found yesterday. I like to look at the curtain section not because I necessarily…

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Studio Apartment

If you follow me on instagram and saw my stories you probably know I’m in Chicago.  I’m so happy to be back.  I love our new house but I was super homesick.  I’m not home just to visit though. I’ve got a little project up my sleeve and it involves my daughter’s new studio apartment.  She is finishing up her freshman year and has decided to stay in Chicago for the summer.  I’m happy to announce she has a full…