You Can’t Ruin Something You Already Hate

This is the bottom half of a hutch that I’ve had for 15 years. The top is painted white, and stacked on a long table in the other part of the barn and this fella is on his third color–I think he looks great in pink. I actually have never hated the hutch, but there have been times when I didn’t like it.

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If you don’t like or even if you hate something in your home, instead of giving it the side eye for the next five years, consider giving it a makeover. The more you dislike something, the less value it has to you–use this to your advantage while the stakes are low–take a risk.
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You can’t ruin something you already hate.
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If you hate it but someone is constantly telling you how valuable it is, sell it to them or someone like them and make all that cash and buy yourself something you love. ๐Ÿ’ž

Picking Front Door Paint :: The Lazy Girl’s Way

BHG Here’s the outside of our house–a photo from last year. See that green metal roof? I really like it, but it’s a lovely limitation because it limits the colors I can use on the front door. See this front door? It’s a gift. Because I would never pick it out, and it’s old. Which […]

If Your Furniture Needs to be Rescued

This story starts out like so many…so I met these friends online… Every now and then you follow someone on instagram because she’s sickeningly talented and adorable and wears quirky glasses and he has a handlebar moustache and are they not the cutest couple ever?! Then you assume you’ll forget about them but then you […]

Insta-Sale on Wednesday!

We moved in August and since then, I’ve kept a little hoard of my favorite housey things packed away safely in our basement. Yes, I have a barn full of stuff for future barn decorating. But in our house I stored the extra special things from our last house that I assumed I’d use in […]

Everyday On Display :: Make Mine Beautiful

I was the teenager who instead of sneaking out was in my room with the door closed peeling the ugly labels off of my makeup and shampoo bottles. So much ugly for no reason. I remember wondering something that still baffles me, if we are creating something that we look at and use every day […]

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How to Decorate for Any Party

I’ve decorated for lots of events from weddings to book release parties to outdoor parties to blogger slumber parties, conferences and birthday parties. And I’ve noticed a trend. Here’s how I decorated for our last event, a Barn Gathering, and what I’ve learned… Pin It

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