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Thanksgiving Table Runner

Categories: Crafts, Decor, DIY Projects, Fall, Holidays, Linens, Tables, ThanksgivingTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

After making the napkins, I wanted to add even more fall colors to our Thanksgiving table. I like table runners because they help us do this while still allowing the beauty of the table to show through. Read more →

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Striped Napkins

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We generally have everyone over to our house for the holidays.  Each year we spend about as much time on how the table will look as we do on the meal.  (Honestly, while Alberto is in the kitchen, the only only thing I care about is the table-scape. Thanks Sandra Lee!)  Read more →

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Regina’s Wreath

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My friend Regina came to me last week all excited.  She saw our Burberry Spider Wreath, and she wanted to make one for herself, sans spider. After walking her through the process, she went home to try it out. Read more →

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Five Years Ago Tomorrow…

Categories: Alberto & Brent, Decor, Frames, HolidaysTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

The month of November is going by very quickly, and it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week.  More importantly, our fifth anniversary is tomorrow!  I mention this because we went to look at a wedding venue with my brother-in-law and his fiance, and so naturally the conversation turned to our own wedding and advice.  Read more →

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Paisley Tufted Bench

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On the same shopping trip that we found the fabric for the accent chair, we also found a very pretty and colorful paisley. Finally! The perfect fabric for the second coffee table frame we bought over the summer! We’ve been wanting more seating space in the spare bedroom, so we decided to make another tufted bench. But this time we wanted to try doing it using traditional tufting techniques and make a deep tuft with 22 buttons.

I was up for a challenge! And well…it was definitely a BIG challenge!  Let’s make this very clear: this type of project was difficult and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart!  (If you do decide to try it, do it with fewer buttons and a smaller surface.)  Read more →

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Accent Chair Makeover!

Categories: Chairs, DIY Projects, FurnitureTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Author:

We have this wonderful little accent chair that has been in our dining room for years, but we were getting bored with the way it looked. At the same time, we also wanted to add some color to the room…so, for a while now, we were wondering what to do with it.  Read more →

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Men vs. Glass

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We have been talking about the Patron tequila bottle for a couple of weeks now and the project we wanted to do with it, but it was not to be… Read more →

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Picture Perfect Pups!

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Hopefully by now, you’ve all seen the picture of our mischievous pups on their new bed! We were very excited that they stayed together long enough for us to get that shot (and it only took 5 takes!).

These moments don’t come along that often, so we wanted to frame the picture.  We’ve always found that it’s expensive to have your photos framed, and we are never able to find fun and interesting frames that we liked enough to buy.

I thought of the excess chenille fabric from the bed, and Brent knew of a piece of 1 x 4 in the basement.  Of course, for us, those two things just spell a beautiful upholstered picture frame! (Brent, all of the sudden, feels like he’s in a Judy Garland and Andy Rooney movie? I don’t know what this means…) Read more →

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Burberry Accent Pillows

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Going through our winter gear last week, we found an old Burberry scarf that Alberto had bought ten years ago in Spain at El Corte Ingles (love that store!). The last time we used it was for a Christmas picture we took of the dogs, so we thought it was time to bring it back into use…by making a few decorative pillows! Read more →

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