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New Hutch

Today I'm super excited because the hutch I found at a local consignment store is being delivered. I've been looking for one for a few months. I originally wanted the one above from Crate and Barrel but just couldn't pull the trigger on the $1,000 price tag. The piece ended up being a little smaller than what I was looking for and after doing some more research I quickly learned big pieces like this don't normally hold their value very well.…

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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…

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Design Inspiration Through a Photo Dump

I've been in an organizing frenzy lately.  I've been working on multiple projects (decorating ADHD) like both of the kids rooms and the kitchen.  I also decided to organize my computer and my iPhone and update all the software, clean things up, which meant importing 1120 photos into my computer from my phone. Granted the majority of the photos are of Cooper and Sloan but some of them are actually design related and I thought it I'd do a post…

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Shopping the Goodwill {Part 3}

Welcome back to my goodwill (thrift store) feature where I show my readers about items you really almost always find while out thrifting.  Now there are no excuses and you can no longer say I never find anything when I'm out thrifting! If you missed my other post you can read about them here and here. Today is all about glass! As you can see by my photo above that there is never a shortage of glass at the goodwill.…

Before and After (Screen)

This was one sad and ugly screen! At first glance I wasn't even sure if it was worth the $10.00 it cost. (This is the photo taken after the wallpaper was stripped off.) I primed the entire thing with Kilz (love that stuff) and spray painted the back of the screen and the frame of the front black. I also painted the hinges and screws that hold the screen together black. Then came the fun part, the fabric. The fabric…