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Summer Store Window with Giant Paper Flowers
I did some restyling at the shop over the holiday weekend (Vintage Fresh in Downers Grove, IL).    I installed a new summer-themed display for the shop window which includes a newsprint banner and GIANT free-standing newsprint flowers with tissue paper cent...
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Happy Independence Day!
#4thofjuly #godblessamerica #independenceday  
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Contemporary Apartment Small Bath Makeover
When I began the renovation at the apartment, I knew that the bathroom needed some help, I just didn't know how much help! The decorating and fixtures were 30 years old...which may not sound like much...until you consider the fact that it's a rental.  One o...
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How to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint "curio" as stain and my Bergere Chair makeover.

#mmsmp #paintedfurniture #milkpaint

http://www.serendipityrefined.com/2014/06/milk-paint-stained-french-bergere-style.html
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Happy Independence Day!
From me and my family to you and yours, Happy Independence Day! I hope that you have a safe and happy 4th. Land of the Free, Because of the Brave. God Bless America!
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Adventures in purchasing huge, cast iron plumbing fixtures for the farmhouse on Craigslist....sometimes, I just can't resist.
#craigslist   #rehab   #bathroomremodeling  

http://www.serendipityrefined.com/2014/07/when-common-sense-takes-holiday.html
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Vintage 4th of July: Red White and Blue Table Decor
 Today, I finally got a couple of bins of 4th of July decorations out of the attic and decided to put a few vintage red white and blue things on the kitchen table. I really didn't plan on doing too much decorating this year. To be completely honest, the mai...
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Milk Paint "Stained" French Bergere Style Chair Makeover
Welcome to the latest in my ongoing list of painted furniture tutorials! Today, I'm using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint "Curio" as stain to makeover these fabulous reproduction French Bergere chairs that my "bestie", Ann, found for me on Craigslist a year an...
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Simple, Rustic Advent Wreath
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My advent wreath for this year is different. As my mom would say, it's creative. The foundation of my advent wreath for 2013 is a vintage do

How to Update Oak and Brass Bathroom Fixtures With Spray Paint and Chalk...
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I remember joking about this bathroom with my Realtor when I saw it for the first time. I even posted the photo on the Serendipity Refined F

Flowers for an Autumn Wedding: Pinecones, Roses, Burlap and Cotton
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Don't worry, today we're not discussing the fact that, after almost five weeks, I finally have telephone and Internet service at the French

Big Mill B&B - Williamston, NC bed and breakfast near Greenville, No...
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Big Mill B&B in coastal plain of North Carolina. 200 acres of farmland, 2 lakes, woodlands, gardens. Spa services, fishing, wi-fi. Quiet get

Before and After: La Craie Gray and White French Painted Cabinet Makeover
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By now you probably know that I LOVE painted furniture...especially when it's French! I also love a good before and after so I'm especially

Home Tour: Living Room
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I've come to love this room for lots of reasons over the years....like the rest of our home, this room tells a story. From the aforementione

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1 // Festive Shelves
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I'm loving the first day of Christmas ideas. This year I am giving my kitchen some long overdue attention for decorating. It is the hub of t

Mod Podge Rocks
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Craft and DIY projects with the world's best medium.

No. 29 design
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I'm thrilled to share that today I'm in the HomeTalk Bloglight! HomeTalk is a site for all things DIY. It is a blogger's "happy place." You

2012 Holiday House Walk: Stop 15
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Tweet Hello everyone! I’m completely thrilled to welcome you into my home today for the 2012 Virtual Holiday Housewalk from Jenn Rizzo. Did