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Wicker makeover

Wicker Makeover @lclarke522

With a can of spray paint and some fabric, a discarded wicker stool got a little makeover. And now, if i can just get rid of the spray paint fumes, I can enjoy having a new piece of furniture in my family room.

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My space

Family Room with handmade and personal touches, from @lclarke522

I bought a print from an old high school friend, and she featured my family room on her design blog. Fun was had by all. And also, briefly mentioned: the shore and me being at it.

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I need to step up my game

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For so many years our family room kind of languished in beige-land, but now that we’ve finally started paying more attention to decorating it, I’m noticing something: the Clarkesworld propaganda is multiplying. Sure, Neil, go ahead and put up a couple of posters, I said. Little did I know at the time, Vistaprint was being […]

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And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake

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Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]

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Mix and Match pillows, part two

218/365 August 5

Hi again In part one, we talked about choosing colors + fabrics, and how to determine how much yardage you need. In this final chapter, we’ll sew the actual pillowcase and take a look at a variation idea, too. Tools and Supplies light-to-medium weight fabric in a variety of patterns (I like quilting cottons – […]

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Mix and Match Pillows, part one

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Interested in making a pile of colorful pillows like mine? Today I’ll give you some tips on choosing colors and fabrics. Then come back later for part two, and I’ll show you how to sew the pillow covers together. Sound like fun? (I hope so!) Choosing your colors and fabrics For my pillows, I decided […]

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Family Room Makeover

210/365 July 28

With Neil spending a lot of this summer home on sick leave, we’ve been congregating in the family room more than usual. It’s made us want to tackle small projects to make the space more inviting. I dug up this photo from 2011, but really, this is what the room has looked like most days. […]

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More table toppers

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Oh, I just can’t resist the lure of instant-gratification home decor projects. This week that has translated into an additional four table toppers from the book I reviewed here. I’m liking these. They’re great for setting down a coffee mug (on our new tables! I have to show you those later). I realized that I […]

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