20+ Great Ways To Decorate Your Home With Christmas Ornaments
The weather is getting cold, pumpkins are almost on their way out after Halloween, and malls are already starting to play cheesy holiday songs. It may still be a while, but this is exactly the right time to start thinking about Christmas decorations and how to deck the halls for the “greatest time of the...Read More »
Christmas with Victoria - The Glam Pad
Ever since I was 12 years old, I have been in love with Victoria magazine. Each and every beautiful issue was savored and read over and over again during those pre-Internet days. At one point, I had collected every single issue going back to 1987, the year of the magazine’s inception. Unfortunately, I had to get […]
40 Minute $140 Staircase Makeover (for Safety and Style!)
Shortly after we moved into our new house, my son took a spill on the stairs. Then my nephew. Then my friend's toddler. And then we have our dog Sam who would slip and slide all over the stairs and the landing every time he went up and down. We needed to add a staircase carpet runner before someone else hurt themselves on our stairs. Instead of spending big bucks on actual stair carpet runner, I decided to go the more frugal route and use regular carpet runners. I tested out a carpet…
Painted Stairs and Adding Runners
You've all watched as my stairs transformed before your very eyes and we ripped that old carpet off and added new pine stair treads and new risers as well. I knew that I could make the stairs look pretty and had every intention of adding a runner, just like I did in my old house. I loved how that one turned out so much and wanted to repeat the pretty again.
4 Things You Need to Know About Farmhouse Style House Design
What is a farmhouse style house design? This style is more familiar to American culture, which is in rural areas or small towns. Perhaps you have seen these similar scenes in Hollywood movies, where houses are large but family-friendly inside—despite being separated from one another, mostly in the name of privacy. This type of environment is highly-influenced by the three antebellum styles, which are: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate. Some consider these styles romantic. Others…
To Paint Or To Stain… That Is The Question!
If you have been following my Instagram stories or if you saw my blog post a few days ago, you know that we are getting all new pine flooring the main level of our farmhouse. I'm a little sad after all the word we did to reveal the 1800's flooring, but Jose was right, it was so unsafe, holes everywhere, & were kind of beyond repair according to some flooring experts that came to look at them. Darn. So, we are doing the next best thing. We are instilling rustic wood floors ourselves. Now, I…
SHABBY CHIC STAIRWELL DECORATED COTTAGE STYLE
Bottom Looking Up I've shared with you several times that I live in a pretty two story home built in 1970. Decorating this charming "diamo...