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    How to Make Simple Slipcovers for Dining Room Chairs

    How to make simple slipcovers for dining room chairs using inexpensive neutral fabric with an easy to follow step-by-step photo tutorial. Way back in 1994 I made simple slipcovers for a friend’s dining room chairs.  (They are in the upper right in the photo below.) They became a project in my book Instant Decorating.  Since […] More

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    Big Changes In My Living Room

    How I added the look of reclaimed barnwood wall paneling in my living room without spending hundred’s of dollars. Over the weekend, Ed helped me make a big change in the living room. I have been letting the room evolve over the 4 years we have lived in the house, but have never been truly […] More

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    Simply ReStyled Decorating

    I was going to title this post “Raid Your Decorating Stash”, but decided, “Simply ReStyled” better explains what this post is about. This post is about decorating, which of course I know you enjoy, since you read my blog. XO But not just any decorating… this post is all about the decor YOU own. New […] More

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    Decorating After the Holidays

    Now that the holidays are over, try this winter home decorating idea to make the most of any room in your home for the winter months. It is time to breathe… the holidays are behind us now. I enjoyed every minute, but am happy to make them a fond memory and start the new year […] More

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    Winter Decorating Ideas: Relax…Renew…Reset

    If you recently put away your holiday decorations and are wondering what you can do to add some life back into your home, I have a few winter decorating ideas that you can easily implement in your own home.  This time of year in the decorating world it is all about…RENEWING and RESETTING. These two […] More

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    Ramping Up the Comfy Cozy

    Refreshing a bedroom in an hour that will have you and/or overnight guests feel right at home starting with a comfy cozy bed, bedding and small thoughtful touches. Four years ago this month we moved to our house on the lake. It was the best decision as we love where we live and love every […] More

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    Instant Fall Decor: Basket Vase

    Nothing goes together better when decorating your house for fall than baskets and dried hydrangeas from your yard. Fall floral arrangements in baskets = fall. I am sharing a quick, no-skills-needed way to display those arrangements in your home in a rustic, yet modern way. This year, my decorations for fall are going to be […] More

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    My Favorite Living Room Furniture Arranging Tip

    When it comes time to decorate and arrange furniture in your living room or family room don’t overlook the power of what a pair of identical ottomans can do for the room. They can do a whole lot more than simply be a place to put your feet. Today I am sharing Part 3 of […] More