Painting the Walls Revere Pewter

painting tall dining room walls

I have been wanting to paint the main walls in our house since we moved in 5 years ago. When our house was built, the builder only applied one coat of flat cream paint. With three little ones running around the house, our walls quickly became filthy and when I tried to clean them, the…

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Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

thanksgiving table setting

In the eleven years that we’ve been married, I think I’ve only cooked Thanksgiving dinner twice and of those two times, I don’t recall ever creating a tablescape. I’m sure I set the dishes, silverware, and glasses out on a tablecloth and added some candles to the center of the table, but as far any…

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DIY Drop Cloth Christmas Pillows

DIY felt wreath pillow

I’ve been trying really hard to not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving this year, but since I will be participating in a Christmas Tour of Homes in early December, I needed to start planning and getting some of my decorations made now. One item I wanted to get checked off of my list was…

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How to Decorate a Mantel – Step by Step

hot to decorate a mantel step by step

Awhile back a friend asked me to write a post on how to decorate a mantel and since I just changed out the Halloween decorations on our mantel for Thanksgiving decor, I thought now would be a good time to show you how I go about decorating our mantel. First I start by clearing everything…

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Layered Thanksgiving Mantel

DIY thankful sign on mantel

After taking down the Halloween decor off of our mantel, I needed to give it a Thanksgiving-ish look. While I’m super excited to decorate for Christmas and would have preferred to dress the mantel up in festive holiday decor, our living room is open to our dining room and since we are hosting Thanksgiving this…

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The Design Process & Sources for the Mid-Century Remodel

living dining kitchen design plan

Last week I posted about how my design partner, Chelsea, and I had finished decorating an outdated mid-century era home that had undergone a major remodel. So I thought it would be fun to share a little bit of how the design process went, some of the sources for items we used in the home…

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Elements of a Great Tablescape

elements of a great tablescape - Meadow Lake Road blog

With the season of indoor entertaining upon us and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve got festive tablescapes on my brain so I thought I’d share some tips for planning a beautiful tablescape in your home. The most important thing to remember when creating your tablescape is that it’s all about layers of varying texture…

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