It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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I haven’t had a spare moment up until today to snap a few pictures of our home decorated for Christmas.  The lighting isn’t the best today but this is the only time I will have to take a few shots before Christmas! Although my tour is brief, I am so thankful that my Aunt Mary met […]

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Cute Upstairs Bedroom

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I am so excited about how this bedroom turned out! Here are a few before shots. Cute but the curtains covered up the windows and the border wall paper was too 80s.  Although, I actually liked the tulip tree wallpaper, I figured get rid of it all while I’m at it. I used my trusted technique of NOT […]

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Guest Room Refresh

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Hi!  I have been hard at work getting our upstairs bedrooms refreshed before we have guests visit next week.  First, let me share the before photos of the south side bedroom. YIKES, that blue ceiling! It’s funny, this room has become the room of “island of misfit furniture” Reminds you of Rudolf, right? All items (except […]

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It’s All About The Little Things

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So our house is old, like really old, and has had plenty of facelifts over the years (and let’s face it, updates still need to be done). The back half of our home (the kitchen, powder room and Ryan’s office) is probably the most recent area to receive a huge remodel.   The previous owners did a FANTASTIC job with […]

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Fall House Projects

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So I haven’t been posting a lot lately… It’s not that I’ve sat idle, it’s just that I haven’t done any “pretty” projects lately !  As we approach fall, we’re busy getting the house ready for cooler weather. With an old home (or with any home) there are tons of projects to complete to prepare […]

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Craigslist Brass Console Table “Glamified”

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I had been searching for the prefect console table for the piano/front room.  The piano room is a difficult space because it doubles as an entryway/piano room which is strange for a Victorian not to have a grand entryway.  Our neighbors informed us that one of the previous owners of the house still lives in […]

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Lucite Curtain Rods and Some Piano Room Updates

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The piano room/entry way needed a bit of a re-vamp.  I have mulled over how I wanted to style the room for a while now but the spaces has its’ challenges. First off, let’s go back and take a look a the piano room when we first arrived.  Yes, fantastic, 80’s wallpaper!  Check out my tips […]

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Rethinking Things…

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Hi Everyone!  If you’ve ever visited my house, or heard me talk about my house, you know that I’ve dealt with removing a lot, I mean A LOT of bad wallpaper. There was bad wallpaper that I either removed or just seal gripped, used wall mud for the seams and painted over (check that out […]

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New Addition in the Dining Room

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Happy weekend!  I hope that you’re spending time with family and friends today!  I was lucky enough to get to horseback ride yesterday; we rode 16 miles around the beautiful Shawnee National forest (sorry I forgot to bring my phone for pictures)! I’m resting up on this beautiful Sunday about to head to a church gathering.  But before I […]

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Textiles and Furniture In India

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    The textiles and furniture in India were absolutely fascinating!  Rajasthan (a northern State in India) boast some of the most beautiful textiles (rugs and block print fabric) and furniture that I’ve ever seen and is known around the world for its’ fine hand-made goods. We’re on the hunt for the perfect dining room rug, so […]

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Hello there, my name is Jessica and I'm so glad you've dropped by! I am a weekend DIYer, a die-hard antiquer, and a lover of all things vintage. Join me on my never ending journey of turning our house into our home!

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