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Must Have Decor For Spring & Beyond

Spring has arrived, and as the weather in Iowa is turning to sunshine and warm breezes. It’s the perfect time for Spring activities like cleaning, organizing, and of course redecorating! I always recommend Sprucing up your home for Spring. Not only is it a fun activity, it can boost your mood. Redecorating doesn't automatically mean dollar signs either … the key is in building a good foundation that consists of items that easily transition from season to season. Here are my 10 must have decor essentials: Wooden Accent Pieces - Risers, Trays, Cutting Boards & Bowls are always a great staple and transition through every season.  Books - Large Coffee Table Books, smaller Hard Cover Books & even pretty Notebooks add beautiful texture and often needed elevation...

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Bleaching Furniture

I love the look of bleached furniture.  I'm a bit of coastal soul, living in a midwest world. This entertainment piece is my third attempt at bleaching and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Here's how I did it.     I started with our 20 year old sideboard. I knew the dark wood and leather had to go, as I mentioned I'm currently obsessed with light furniture and cane webbing. I measured the leather space I needed to re-cover and ordered my webbing from Etsy Even in a pandemic, it arrived quickly. No matter what, I'd order and get my hands on the caning first. My next step involved collecting the refinishing tools and chemicals needed. What I Used To Strip The Original...

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Our Basement Refresh

Our basement was a drab beige, with brown everything, no storage, cords everywhere and it was screaming for help. The beauty, this project only took me two weeks.....start to finish and I took breaks. I started by researching other bloggers and found a few that fit my needs perfectly. Chris Loves Julia made over their basement last year and Julia is a genius.  She taught me that you never paint a room with low natural light white, it'll just look drab. A lightbulb went off in my head when I read this, my basement was incredibly drab. She chose to do the opposite of white and painted her family room Greenblack by Sherwin Williams, I chose Inkwell also by Sherwin Williams. How did...

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2021 Home Decor Trends

In October I talked about the future of home and all of those points hold true to this post.....the difference, this post hits on details. The biggest trend, we are staying home and we simply want things we didn't know we wanted before. The number of home improvement projects is up in a big way. Whether you hire it done or DIY, where do you start? I start with color, followed by a mood board or a Pinterest board or both because that's how I roll! www.creativegreenliving.com Color: Dare I say it, beige is BACK! Maybe not quite like it was in the decades before now but you will be seeing more and more beige making it’s way back into homes....

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Add A Little Twinkle To Your Winter Decor

Don't let January dull your sparkle. Most of my friends agree that this coming Winter, in particular, needs a little sparkle. Should the tree come down, yes. Should the stockings be tucked away, for sure but you can still add life to your Winter decor with a few easy tips. This month I'm showcasing the beautiful home of my friend Aubrey from The Altered Abode. Her Duluth, MN home is incredibly welcoming and comfortable. Let's get started! Start With A Clean Slate - Remove Santas, red everything, signs and anything that screams Christmas. Purge, organize and simplify (nothing feels better). Get rid of or donate the ornaments, wreaths & decor you know you'll never use again. Box like colored Christmas items...

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