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I recently bought a canvas print at Target based solely on the frame. I loved the ornate, traditional gold — and at $16, it was a steal (even if it was just for the frame alone). I wasn’t wild about the folksy-looking portrait within but was inspired at the thought of painting over it. Before […]

This post is sponsored by Minwax®.  The Fullmers really wanted some open shelving in their kitchen mixed with closed upper cabinets. This is a great solution for most people who don’t necessarily want to worry about every dish looking beautiful all the time, but still want to add some decor and character to their kitchen. We DIYed […]

My sister, Victoria, recently moved to Washington with her partner, Helen. As renters, they really wanted to make their apartment reflect them. They had a design question, and I suggested (what I thought was) an easy DIY. Here’s her story about applying marble contact paper to her open kitchen shelves. Have you ever tried? Our […]

Perfect Easter Ham

Easter is upon us, and everyone is scrambling to find that perfect ham recipe, stockpiling the 30 ingredients required for it, and preparing to realize late Saturday night that they have neglected the entire rest of the menu. That sentence is a little too specific for the writer of this post (*cough*) to not have […]

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