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Preparing For a Spring Mantel

As I've been contemplating how to change up the living room mantel for spring, it occurred to me that I never shared the current set-up.  Ha! Believe that! I never shared my fall/winter mantel with you. So, now that the mantel is clear and ready for updating, I figured it would be the perfect time to share…

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DIY: Rope Vase

  A room can always use some natural elements to bring texture to it. That is why I love working with burlap. I love trends that are timeless and go with any style you have in your home. This project was one of those. It will always work in your space, because it's using a…

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5 Tips to Inspire Your Home

My husband and I work from home, so we tend to stay inside a little more than others. Though there are some great days, like any job, some days can be not so inspiring. A mix of the winter weather and being inside more has me looking for ways to be more cheerful. One thing…

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Chicken Wire Frame

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In my efforts to be resourceful, I try to look for creative ways to use what I have to make something useful. Over a year ago, I bought a big antique frame and it sat in my shed for several months.  At first, I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with…

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Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Wall

*Since this post was first published in 2013, we've updated the post with some pictures of how we use it. It's holding up very well and we still love it.  Several months ago, I was really inspired by what Carmel at Our Fifth House did to her entry foyer. (See here post here.)  She used magnetic primer and…

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Before & After: Antique Stool Transformation

When it comes to doing things around my home, there is nothing better than seeing a transformation take place. Most of the time it takes patience for things to fall into place. I've said it before and will say it again...Patience is key to making a space your own.  Lots of planning can be involved…

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DIY – No Sew Burlap Curtains

burlap curtains, diy curtains, no sew curtains

Make your very own DIY - No Sew Burlap Curtains! Yep, you! Here's how. Believe it or not, I've been making great use of the burlap sacks I found a few months ago.  It seems like my creative juices are flowing and I keep finding very simple, but useful ideas for them.  For now, I'm…

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My Love Affair | All Things Burlap

In addition to my open relationship with Annie Sloan chalk paint, I have a secret affair going on with burlap. Burlap ribbon, yards of burlap, burlap sacks...anything burlap-related.  I purchased 4 large burlap sacks in Canton for $10, which I was so excited about.  At $2.50 per sack, that was definitely a great deal!  I'm…

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About Me

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.