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Debbie Pearl
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The Boys' Bathroom update and an Empty Nest
My nest is empty. 21 years of kids in the house over like that. Sippy cups, field days, driving lessons….been there done that. I t is bittersweet. I have been so excited to see my boys off to college and to send them off to some of the best years of their l...
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Turning Furniture Into Art and My Love of Octopuses
During our “move to Florida that never happened,”  my husband
and I spent a lot of time looking at potential new homes and envisioning our
perfect coastal interior. We wanted lots of whites and blues, of course,  and… a
recurring theme of octopuses. As I lo...
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The Old School Renovation of the Old Barn Begins...
Well. We are finally settled... This past year, my husband’s
company was unexpectedly sold. Suddenly, our life was filled with a lot of uncertainty. Job security, job satisfaction, advancement was all unknown and many employees began to leave as other compa...
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French Postal Dresser
F or the better part of the year, I have latched on to a
specific furniture look, cream distressed back to gold undertones. And I am not
ready to let go. The gold peaking out dresses things up, but the simplicity
of white slightly roughed up…keeps a lid on ...
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The Romantic Master Bedroom…A Work in Progress The master bedroom in our home is one of my favorite rooms our
house. It has a working fireplace, long windows with big ledges, and its smaller scale
gives it a wonderful cozy and romantic feel. To play up
“the...
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Cream and Gold French Dresser Tutorial
For this post, I searched through my older photos hoping to
find a picture of this dresser as she originally looked. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any.  It would have made a great before and after, because the
transformation was remarkable. That is wh...
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Sealing Your Painted Furniture with Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish
Lets talk about topcoats for furniture. I have had a lot of bad
experiences with topcoats. Polyurethanes, varnishes, waxes, you name it. I have battled brush strokes and sheen. I have had
them bubble and peel. I have found drips and hairs dried in them. Yet...
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