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“Neatly Askew” and Other Decorating Fantasies

You know the drill: the latest Pottery barn catalog arrives in the box, you browse through it, drool on a few of the pages, take a look around your family room, and think, “I can get this look. Just a little somethin’ here and a little somethin’ there…” And with a few little tweaks, you’ve…

DIY Galvanized Serving Tray

I’m really not trying to pick on Pottery Barn, because I love them. Really, I do. But, like my new porch lanterns I showed you last week, many times we can get that great PB style without the PB price. And given the choice, I’ll choose to save money. Here’s another example for you. These…

Getting the Look for Less: Lighting Up the Screened Porch

So, here’s my view as I write to you today, bare feet and all, because I’m so excited about my latest addition to the screened porch. (See them glowing up there?) I’m decorating on a budget, like many of you have told me you’re doing, so projects get done in order of when I find…

Chalkboard Vases & Other Last-Minute Gift Ideas

If you’re still scrambling for a last-minute teacher or hostess gift, here are a few crafty ideas that don’t take long to make. And you might even have the supplies you need in your craft closet!Number One: Chalkboard VasesI stole this idea from the PB Teen catalog. Did you see these adorable “Say What? Vases”?They’re…

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