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    October 14, 2014
    Easy Home Staging Items

    Cleaning your home is essential for selling it. In most cases, adding some staging elements in addition to keeping it neat and tidy will also boost your home’s appeal, and hopefully get it sold even faster. It is a common misconception that staging is too expensive. Fortunately, there are a few inexpensive key items that can be added to your home for more visual appeal to buyers. Check out this infographic at Visual.ly for what to get:

    -Potted plants

    -Mirrors

    -Silk flowers

    -Area and throw rugs

    -Baskets

    -Decorative pillows

    -Candles

    Photo Credit: Benjamin Thomas 


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    September 22, 2014
    Furniture Shopping At The Thrift Store

    One of my most recent regrets was passing up a thrift store find a few weeks ago. See, I am a huge dork. I love getting together with friends and playing board games and card games. So, when I found a poker table at Goodwill for thirty bucks (it sat eight people, and even had cup holders!), I was completely heartbroken because A. I had nowhere to put it and B. My car wasn’t large enough to bring it home anyway. To me, it will always be the one that got away. I will probably always get my furniture from thrift stores- it’s way cheaper, plus there are plenty of options for upcycling and customization. But, how do you know when it’s worth it, and when a piece of furniture is just too far gone/ a waste of money? Read this guide by Virginia at Live Love DIY for help:

    -Look for colorful pieces, and build a collection over time

    -Keep an open mind- almost anything can be repurposed!

    -Go often, but be patient. Hold out for items that you truly love.

    -Always look for quality furniture: look for solid wood pieces with a nice shape, good lines, and that can be easily refinished.

    -Know when you don’t need something, and when to walk away. Don’t become a hoarder!

    Photo Credit: Orin Zebest 


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    September 10, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Living Room With Natural Light

    Photo from Amy Butler Design


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    September 1, 2014
    Happy Labor Day!

     

    I hope all of you has a lovely day– whether you have to work or not.

    Photo Credit: RManders


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    August 13, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Gallery Wall Inspiration

    Photo from I Love Bokkie


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    August 6, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Coffee Bar!

    Photo from The Schaaf House blog


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    July 4, 2014
    Happy Fourth Of July!

    Photo from House Kaboodle


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    July 2, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Fantastically Modern Loft

    Photo from Domaine Home


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    June 18, 2014
    Wordless Wednesday: Charming Breakfast Nook

    Photo from Polka Dots and Puppies 


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    June 13, 2014
    Friday Fun Video: Thrifty Summer Decor
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    Perfect for a beach house or nautical themed room!


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