Monday, August 3, 2015

The Worst Decorating Mistakes

Everyone's taste in decorating is different, what one may like another person may find distasteful.   I have accumulated a collection of the decorating mistakes that I bet we can all agree belong in "The Worst Decorating Mistakes" category.

Doesn't everyone want their houseplants to match your bedspread and wallpaper?  The shag carpet is deep enough for your dog to get lost in. This room has to be from the 70's.

Source BHG

This room gives me vertigo.

All Gathered Together

Do you remember the design show Trading Spaces?   The designers truly had more than their share of faux pas.  Lets take a look at a few of the worst.
In this episode Hildi pasted hay all over the wall.  It took seventeen hours for the crew of five to remove the hay and the show paid for the removal.
These poor homeowner's living room was transformed into a cabana, complete with sand floors over their carpet.
Yes, the furniture was bolted to the ceiling.

I have definitely made my share of mistakes when decorating.

  In the 80's I painted my bedroom Pepto- Bismol  pink and even had custom wooden blinds made in the same color.  LOL

The striped wallpaper I put up in our small powder room made everyone dizzy.

  The large floral sofa I loved in the store overwhelmed the room and I was tired of the busy fabric in no time.

What was I thinking when I chose white tile for the kitchen floor?

I have made many bad decorating decisions over the years, some small and some expensive.  You learn from those mistakes and move on.  Our new home is far from perfectly decorated but I am happy with the progress we have made.

I'll be back soon to share some tips I have learned to avoid making costly mistakes.

What was your worst decorating mistake?


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Share Your Style Party #24

Welcome to the Share Your Style party. 
Here's a little recap of my post from this week.....

Top 10 Projects

I found pillow covers for $10.49 and bought two in buffalo checked fabric
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the party.



Good evening and welcome back to our Share Your Style party!!!  Each week one of your hosts will  
take a turn choosing the features, and then ALL EIGHT of us will share them on our blogs for tons of exposure. 

Amanda from Dixie Delights

"I'm 'delighted' to be back as your host for the 24th Share Your Style party!!  This week at Dixie Delights I shared our summer lemonade stand, kicked off a #colormehappyparty on Instagram, and shared all sorts of details on our week in Savannah (starting here)."


The Joyful Home shared a delish sounding recipe for Mint Limeade.  I have loads of mint growing in our garden and cannot wait to try this!

Mint Limeade

Life & Style at 2012 shared the blue additions to her summer living room.  It's cheerful and classic and perfect!

Lou Lou Girls shared a fun and easy glitter backdrop DIY.  Who doesn't need more sparkle in their life?!

If one of your links was featured be sure to grab our button before you go!!

Now, on to this week!  We hope you'll join in with your decor, vintage, DIY, tablescapes, creations and yummies… in other words, pretty much anything STYLE related.  Grab our party button and add it to the bottom of the posts you link up:

Dixie Delights

With that, it’s time to Share Your Style!!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top 10 Favorite Projects

I can't believe I have been blogging now for eight years!!
Thank you to those readers that have stuck with me all this time.

  For my newer readers I want to do a review of my projects through the years.  I have sorted these in order by the number of views.
The most popular project post is Make Your Own Chalk Paint with over 300,000 views so far. 

The Ballard Design Knock-Off is running a close 2nd.

I love how this project turned out and I have used this technique on several things.


Transforming A Blah Chandelier with paint and liming wax

How to create Cheap Trophies


Thanks for visiting and check out my other projects HERE.
Partying at:
A Stroll Thru Life
From My Front Porch To Yours
 Cedar Hill Farmhouse, The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day
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Monday, July 27, 2015

$10.49 Pillows On-Line

Hi all pillow lovers!
You may have noticed I have a little obsession with pillows.  Some girls fill their closets with shoes but mine is full of pillows.
First,  this is not an affiliate link but just a deal I wanted to share with you.
I just found these $10.49 pillow covers at GroupDealz  and gasped when I saw they have them in several colors of buffalo check.  Actually, they have 149 styles of fabric to choose from.  I can't vouch for the quality but for the price I took the risk and ordered two of the red check covers.
Below are just a few of the 149 fabrics to choose from
 The deal ends in two days and you can see it HERE.  Just scroll down the page to see the pillows.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week.
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A Stroll Thru Life
From My Front Porch To Yours
 Cedar Hill Farmhouse, The Scoop
Savvy Southern Style
Coastal Charm
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
An Extraordinary Day

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Share Your Style #23

Hi everyone.
The last eight days have been crazy busy, but loads of fun too.  Carol @  Polka Dot Closet and I visited Atlanta for some antiquing and to attend the Haven Blogging Conference.  What an amazing event.  You can see pics and details HERE.

Thanks for visiting and supporting our link party.



Hi there friends ...

Welcome to week 23 of Share Your Style!

It's Ron from the blog Uptown Acorn and I'm your host this week!
I am just returning from a couple weeks on the West Coast where I had a wonderful time. It was my very first to visit Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, and Beverly Hills. 

You can see more from my trip out West by clicking on the following links:

I love partying every week with this great group of bloggers...and I love how your post is seen on all eight blogs!

You amaze us every week with all the great inspiration you link up!
 Here's a few features from last weeks party...

I love hydrangeas, and the Hydrangeas at Cloches & Lavender look great in their first year.

The nautical anchor tote by Reduce, Reuse, Renewed is a great storage solution for any beach home.

Sunflowers signal the warmth and sunshine of summer. Check out Here Comes the Sun(flowers) at Everyday Living.

It is so HOT here back in NOLA that the Fresh Limeade from Life of a Southern Mom would be so refreshing.

If you were featured be sure to grab our Featured button below...

I can't wait to see what inspiration you have for us this let's get this party started!!

Share Your Style, y'all!


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