Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Mantel and Hearth

“Stockings were hung by the chimney with care…”, that simple phrase from one of our all time favorite Christmas poems takes us right to the heart of decorating for Christmas, the fireplace. This post will provide Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Mantel and Hearth. Of course, stockings will be included. You wil lwant to check

Lacquered Green Bathroom Vanity and Vintage Light Fixture make a colorful Chinoiserie Style Powder Room

DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover — The Reveal

“Prettify the Privy” is ready for her close up! Finally, the DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover — The Reveal day is here. The powder room is “back in business”, pun intended. If you want to start from the beginning of the Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget, here are the links: Week One Week Two

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DIY – Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Week Five – Curve Ball Edition The DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget continues with Week Five – Curve Ball Edition. The beautiful ceiling was slated to be completed this week. The bad news: it is not. The good news: We did make contact with the curve ball that is ceiling tile installation. BONUS:

Bright Green Lacquered Cabinet

DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Week Four – Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture Our DIY Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget continues with Week Four- Cabinet Knobs and Light Fixture choice. This has been a productive week for the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens . The quest to “Prettify the Privy” has rounded second with a

Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget – DIY

Week Three of Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget – DIY One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens , has been a lot of desk work and less physical work. This “Prettify the Privy” Makeover on a has all the”behind the scenes” work of a large makeover, or so it seems. If you’re

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Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two

Welcome back, friends to the Lacquered Furniture Statement – Week Two of the Prettify the Privy – Makeover. We’re humming along during this One Room Challenge extravaganza that is ponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. If this is your first time on my blog, you can easily catch up by reading week one’s blog post

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Better Homes and Gardens ~ One Room Challenge

Week One – Prettify the Privy Folks, I’ve been blogging for four years now, and I’ve known about the Better Homes and Gardens One Room Challenge for that long as well. I’ve always wanted to jump in, and this fall the urge to participate overcame my impending anxiety. If you found me through the one

Create an Easy Fall Harvest Table Setting

This post will help you Create an Easy Fall Harvest Table Setting. A quick trip to the refrigerator, and you can have a beautiful focal point for each of your individual table settings this fall. Flowers and pumpkins are the usual suspects, but why not step out of the box and try using some of

DIY Fall Centerpiece

Fresh flowers are beautiful for a centerpiece, but have a limited life span. If you are one of the home decor enthusiast who loves to decorate your home each season, but wants a simple approach and one that will last the entire season, I have a plan for you. This post will share how to

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

How to Add Fall Decor to Your Chinoiserie Chic Home

We’ve determined my personal design style to be Chinosoutherie, a collision of the bold, colorful, eclectic Chinoiserie aesthetic with the elegant and classic style of the old south. Don’t look for my style in the design books, you will not find it. However, that does not dissuade us. This fall I didn’t back away from

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