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Alley Appeal

Whazzup all you cool people? I have a sweet makeover to share with you today facilitated by my nice neighborly pals over at Ace Hardware, (thanks Ace, you da best!). Us Ace bloggers were asked to get really in depth on a project this summer, something that we were really itching to get at. I knew right away that I had to tackle my garage. I have a few good reasons for this. Firstly, the exterior of it is so boring; white vinyl siding paired with a plain white aluminum door leaves much to READ MORE
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Peekaboo Pattern featuring JuJu Wallpaper

Bros. I'm excited about this one. A few months ago Rejuvenation reached out to me asking if I might be interested in doing a project featuring Portland's own JuJu wallpaper (one of their most recent collabos). After perusing (and drooling over) the line of super cute and likable wallpapers I wrote back and said "heck yes". Now let me start by saying, I have a thing for wallpapers. In my home, I've plastered three spaces with wallpaper and have plans of adding more paper to the basement READ MORE
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Macrame Beaded Hanging Planter & Giveaway

Hello Peoples! How are you guys doing? It's Monday, and I have a really cool project to share with you plus another awesome giveaway - you can thank my pals at Ace for that! It's finally starting to be porch season, the weather is coming around a bit, and things are starting to feel ah-very nice (ala Borat). We've been hanging in our porch whenever we're not doing the million other things that we're always doing. I always get antsy for a project after getting back into porch life. I just READ MORE
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Adding Color to the Boys’ Room

Five years ago this month we moved into this house. The entire place was painted in a terrifyingly boring light brownish-yellowish color that was well past its prime, if there ever was any sort of prime for that brand of mediocrity. Bottom line: everything needed a fresh coat of paint. The first thing we did when we moved – like literally, before we unpacked a single bag – was tackle the bedroom of our then-20-month-old son, Finn. We painted his room a bright yellowy-green. There was no plan READ MORE
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Adding a Record Stop to Basic Shelves

I'm dedicating this post to all the folks out there who use Expedit (or the newer Kallax) Ikea shelves to store their record collection. For us, these bookshelves have been terrific for our records, they fit the height of a record nearly perfectly and are able to hold a lot of records. We've had our shelving system for 5 years, and there has been no warping or sagging - this seems impossible but I think the geniuses at Ikea probably did some sort of math and calculated the perfect amount of spacing READ MORE
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