Getting Tidy for the New Year – The Kitchen is a Catch-all for lots of junk! My New Year’s resolution was to get more organized at my house and to get rid of as much clutter as I possibly can. So I have been… read more →
This is a Fixxer-Upper Swan Story and I am all about a beautiful before and after. This was a project that was very dramatic from start to finish. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to capture any pics until the demo phase had started, but hindsight… read more →
It’s a new year and that means new trends! Styles always shift and it’s hard to stay on top of what is “hot” and what is “not,” but have no fear, I’m here to help! I love watching how the home design trends are going, especially seeing what is going on in pinterest/internet land vs. what people are REALLY doing in their homes. It’s an interesting mix, for sure.
I’m continually amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do. It can breathe new life into almost anything. Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws. It is one of the most economical upgrades for your home and can give it a whole new appeal. It’s cheap, relatively easy and it’s an instant gratification upgrade!
4 SIGNS YOU NEED NEW PAINT:
Check out these 7 Tips for January home maintenance in your East Texas home!
Holiday Parties are in Full Swing! Don’t forget to grab a hostess gift (or whip one up!) Here are a few last minute “spiffed up” ideas, for the procrastinator in us all:
HOLIDAY DECORATING ON THE CHEAP WITH EAST TEXAS NATIVE PLANTS So, I have been pulling out and dusting off my holiday decorations and I was just kind of uninspired by the same decorations that I put up year after year. I wanted a new “look”… read more →
Tis the season…for home maintenance?! Okay, okay…that’s definitely not the highlight of the season. However, Texas winters are definitely hard on your home and a bit of prevention goes a long way this time of year. Cold weather is here and you’ll probably be at home more often to avoid Mr. Winter, so it’s a great chance to get a leg up (err…catch up) on some home maintenance before temperatures drop to downright unfriendly levels.
There’s a hot new room that is high on buyer’s want lists–the mud room! A mud room is a “catch-all” entry room that is very functional and can be decorated to the nines, too! Sometimes mud rooms are closed off and are separate rooms and sometimes they make a “room” out of previously dead space (like a hallway, walkway or entryway). Many houses have an existing space that could be converted to the “mud room” aesthetic. In an existing house, finding an unused space to transform into a mudroom is the most cost-effective way to get this look (and not have to remodel!). If you don’t have one (and unless you’ve got a fairly new home or are really lucky), Make One Up!
If you are working on home projects or plan to in the future, keep this place in mind–Surplus Warehouse in Tyler, TX. They’ve got everything from doors, toilets, cabinets, flooring, windows and much more! The downside is that you’ll have to haul it back to Palestine, but if you’re doing a bigger project, the savings can be BIG!