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DIY Winter Ornament Garland

When it comes time to put away all the Christmas decorations, I always get a little bummed to pack all of the things that made our apartment feel so festive. (And the tree always smells so good!) This year I’ve decided to make decorations…

January 13, 2015
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DIY Pendant Lights (With Barn Pulleys)

Recently we counted how many holes we’ve poked in our apartment ceiling to hang lights. The answer’s 9. NINE. And eight of those ceiling holes are holding barn pulleys. While it might be time to slow down on the hanging light fixtures, I learned…

February 27, 2014
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How to Hang a Chandelier (For Renters)

Ever since I moved to New York, one of my favorite things to do is create things for our apartment. I love adding dramatic things that change the whole vibe of the room– and nothing is more dramatic than a chandelier. A couple months…

November 13, 2013
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A Little Taste of My Indiana Home

These past few weeks have been some of the busiest I can remember. Currently I’m writing this in a little B&B at the base of the Scottish Highlands as Sean and I bop around and explore the British Isles. (More on that in another…

August 13, 2013
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DIY Decoupaged Night Stand

I’ve always been a student of slow decorating— more out of necessity and budgetary restrictions than anything. But these days I am starting to see that decorating slowly is a really fun proces. I’m the type of person who is a perpetual decorator– I’m…

September 26, 2012
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My Reupholstered Chairs Project

(The after shot)(The before)So I was sifting through one of my favorite flea markets about a month ago, and I saw this chair in a booth marked for $9.50. I thought the curvy lines of the chair were beautiful, and even though the upholstery…

August 10, 2011