Beadboard as Kitchen Backsplash

I can’t remember where I came across this photo, but I saved it and keep coming back to it.

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Doesn’t beadboard as a backsplash seem like such a fresh (and inexpensive!) alternative to tile?

This lady used textured wallpaper that looks like beadboard to cover the fronts of her cabinet.  That could work, too, I think.  And talk about a money saver!

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Now if we can find peel and stick textured wallpaper, I would totally jump in for an easy weekend project that would only take a couple hours.

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Before & After Kitchen

Are you ready for this?

The Before.  (In a word…gross.)

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Drumroll please…

TA DA!

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I know you don’t believe me, but it actually is the same kitchen.

Talk about vision!

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Long, private driveway?

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Yes, please!

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A Beautiful Entry

Is this a beautiful entry or what?

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And functional, too.  Think about all the stuff you could stash in those trunks!

In my house it would be toys, purses, teeny shoes, and probably the go-to place to throw everything that’s on the kitchen counter just before guests arrive.

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Painted Brick Houses

My love affair with painted brick continues…

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So many clients tell me they love the convenience of brand-new-everything, but want the charm of an old house.

Wouldn’t it be great if builders offered this option when buying new construction?  It seems like a great (and relatively inexpensive) way to get both the best of both worlds.

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Mini Bathroom Makeover

Came across this adorable, teeny tiny office bathroom makeover and just had to share.

Here’s the before: (ick!)

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And the after!

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What a change right?!  Just goes to show, you can make even the smallest of spaces chic and lovely.

(See the full post and list of sources here.)

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Hello, dream house.

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Sigh.

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Before & After Exterior – change your roofline

The Minnesota owners of this circa 1895 house said it had been remodeled and added onto so many times over the years that they really wanted to clean up the roof lines and give the house continuity and great curb appeal.

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I had to read (and re-read) the caption for the after to make sure it was the same house!

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I’m totally blown away.  Can you believe how fantastic this is?!

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Early Fall surrounding a picture-perfect Southern house.

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Hope you’re doing something fun this weekend with all of this gorgeous weather!

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Easy Artwork

Earlier this year I showed an old stone farmhouse in Ambler to a client, and it was the best designed and staged home I’d ever toured in my life.  Honestly. The owner was a designer, so I can’t say I’m surprised, and everything about it was perfect.

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I remember walking into the converted laundry room and being wowed by the super simple, striking art over the washer and dryer.  It was a framed otomi print, hand-embroidered in Mexico.

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I instantly had flashbacks to my honeymoon in Cabo where our resort had otomi fabric everywhere: tablecloths! bedspreads!  You name it.  We ended up buying and bringing home a yellow table runner, and I would love to frame it, just like this green one.

I love that this whole room is white and wood and natural-looking, but the shot of green packs an awesome punch.

Do you have any easy DIY art ideas for me?

 

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