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Unique Wine Rack from an Old Dresser
Got an old dresser? Turn it into storage for your reds & whites, wine that is! #furnituremakeover #DIY #HometalkTuesday
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How to Reupholster a Bench
Of course you can upholster furniture! See how to in less than 30 minutes.
#howto #DIY #furnituremakeover  
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2014 Year in Review + Link Up
Come join +Jenna Burger , +Carrie Higgins  and me in the best blog posts of 2014 and link up your year in review too!
#yearinreview2014 #bestofthebest   #blogging  
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Handmade Holiday Tree Skirt + Table Runner
Today I'm joining dozens of other crafty bloggers for 99+ Handmade Gift Ideas. See this tree skirt and table runner I made with fabric, ribbon, and creativity. Plus enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! #handmadegifts #giveaway #holidaydecorating #sewingprojects
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Tips for Using the +HomeRightTV FinishMax Paint Sprayer + Bookshelves Makeover
My new favorite DIY tool! See how easy it is to use a paint sprayer and check out these bamboo shelves I scored for $40.
#furnituremakeover #HomeRight #DIY #PaintSprayer #sponsoredpost #HaleNavy  
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DIY Fall Wall Art
Make your own changeable fall art with wood planks and felt. Glitter doesn't hurt either!
#festivaloffall #DIY #falldecor #hometalktuesday  
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Have her in circles
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DIY Baby Mobile
I made this from a pool ball rack. What?! Come see a #thrift store makeover and the #SwapitLikeitsHot fun today on the blog.
#DIY #Nurserydecor #babymobile  
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How to Organize Home Manuals
While it's cold outside, get some #organizing done inside! In 30 minutes you can have all your home manuals in one place.
#organizingtips #howto #homeorganizingtips   #mommyiscoocoo
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I think I will need more than 30 minutes.  I need to find them all.  Great tips.
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Feeling overwhelmed by the approaching holiday season? Print this December Organizing Calender by +Carrie Higgins at Making Lemonade and you'll be set for a wonderful and organized season!
Does your December to-do list have you in a panic? Stop what you're doing and print out this FREE printable December organizing calendar!
#holidayseason #organization #printable #organizing  
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Spider Web Table Runner
An easy #Halloween craft idea. Make this with only fabric and a paint marker.
#hometalktuesday #fallcraftideas #halloweendecor #crafts  
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Old House Modern Fireplace Makeover
What else does a fireplace makeover need besides a disco ball? See this modern upgrade in my 114 year old home.
#oldhouse #fireplace #fireplacemakeover #hometalktuesday  
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DIYer, Blogger, Old House Owner, Project Lover and Eternal Optimist
Hi I'm Jessica and  I live in Upstate New York in an old Colonial home built in 1900 with my husband, Dan. By day I’m a Ph.D. student, but by night I’m a knee-pad wearing, drill-wielding, spray painting do-it-yourselfer.

Decor Adventures, my blog and creative outlet, is about creating a beautiful home while having a great time along the way. I share DIY tips, furniture makeovers, home improvement projects and more as I make my 113-year old house a home.

Renovating my house isn't all I do though. Currently I'm a Ph.D. student too. Do I have homework? Of course. Do I sneak away and paint something in the basement or redecorate the mantle while doing homework? More often than I can admit.

For more about me, my home and my blog, read the following:

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And now, let's have some fun!

Bragging rights
I know every move to the Thriller dance, have more spray paint than I know what do do with, and have traveled to England, France, Ireland, and Wales.
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Guest Picks: Minty Goodness for Every Room

Bring spring-fresh flavor to your home with pale green furniture, storage, accessories and wall coverings

How to Organize Home Manuals - Pretty Handy Girl

Using a binder, dividers, labels and clear sheet protectors, learn how to organize home manuals in a few simple steps.

Fresh, fabulous and simple DIY holiday wreaths!

I have gathered some easy DIY ideas on ways to create your own unique, beautiful and personalized wreaths for the holiday season. I hope you

110 Seeing Stripes in the Dining Room!

While we wait for our schedules and the weather to align to get those finishing touches done in the backyard, I got ants in my pants and jum

Decorating With Thrift Store Finds - In My Own Style

10 Tips on Decorating with Thrift Store finds. The thrill of the hunt can unearth many decorating treasures | In My Own Style

Hallway Remodel – Tree textured wall | How Joyful

HowJoyful is a blog about crafts, sewing, creativity and design, Joy Kelley shares tutorials for sewing, DIY and craft projects, printable f

how-to-switch-from-Google-Reader-to-Bloglovin | Making Lemonade

Hey everyone! I'm nothing if not a procrastinator. As you may have heard, Google Reader is set to go retire as of July 1st. Google Reader wa

How to Paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {a tutorial}

I've been reading a lot about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in blog-land and on my recent visit to the Luckett's Spring sale I saw so much of it i

{let's celebrate} The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

On Sunday morning my daughter and I visited London, in our jammies, via satellite. You see June 2nd marked the 60th anniversary of Queen Eli

Making Lemonade: Summer Smoothie Station (Kitchen Organization Idea)

One of my post-vacation traditions is a week-long detox from all the food naughtiness inherent in a family trip. A slice of key lime pie, da

Decor Adventures: Fall Tablescape

... on the bathroom {you'll see updates there on Facebook}, I am doing some decorating inside too. I put together a table setting, perfect f

Staining Wicker Baskets, and Finding The One | * View Along the Way *

THANK YOU to everyone who has given to help send Meagan to Africa so she can take care of the orphans there! We're 10 percent of the way the

Serenity Now: Thrift Store Furniture Makeover (End Tables)

Who's ready for a Furniture Makeover Project? I have been meaning to share this DIY work with you for ages. Some of you might remember a thr

The Cool Quench of a Mojito | Sheila Zeller Interiors

Yup, that's right. Summer. It's apparently here! And with that comes warmer weather… at least we're hoping. Can I just say, it's raining rig

No Sew Patio Tablecloth with Umbrella Hole

This is one of the easiest tutorials I've every written. As a bonus, it is a no sew table cloth perfect for updating your outdoor table that

Brooklyn Limestone: From the Deep: A dresser transformed

Attention: This post contains content that may be upseting to wood purists and octopusophobics. If the painting of second hand furniture or

{Blogs I Love} Restore Interiors

I'm updating the design of my blog over the next several days and you'll notice some changes. I know change can be hard sometimes but I ask