Add Pizzaz to Your Porch with a Painted Rug

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: Sometimes a porch space just needs a little boost to take it from so-so to so fabulous! My favorite way to do that without breaking the bank is with paint.  I recently re-painted my front porch floor.  After painting it gray, it looked nice and…

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5 Simple Tips to Create an Outdoor Living Space

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: With Summer right around the corner, warm temperatures and fun activities are drawing us outside into the fresh air. Entertaining friends and family, relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the birds singing in the morning, splashing in a pool and soaking up sunshine are just a…

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5 Simple Ways to Decorate with Trays

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: One of my favorite decorating accessories is the tray. It is functional and can be used in an immense variety of ways.  Trays are made from a multitude of materials - melamine, sisal, wood, mirrored glass, brass, silver and even an old vintage soda box…

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5 Ways to Update Old Furniture

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Old furniture is beautiful.  Many pieces are sentimental - passed down from generation to generation. Others are rescued from thrift shops, estate sales and antique shops. The quality and character that old furniture is amazing. Each piece was made with a finesse that the factory produced…

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7 Fantastic Wall Treatments

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Moving into a new home, renovating, and redecorating all have at least one thing in common - painting. Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to personalize and completely change the "feel" of a space. However, today I want to inspire you to…

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Vintage Book Bundle {DIY Decor}

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Are you looking to add some extra texture to your home decor?  Maybe you've been on the lookout for a nightstand or side table accessory.  Decorating with "vintage" book bundles is an excellent way to add character and texture, however, buying ready-made book bundles is…

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Accessorizing With Books

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Books have been a well-employed home decor accessory for hundreds of years. Wonderfully huge walls of books decorated libraries in historic homes such as the Biltmore Estate and Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford. Today, books are still one of the greatest accessories you can add to…

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Decorating With Maps

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: A trend that I've noticed in recent months is a resurgence of decorating with maps. Not just "normal" decorating with maps like hanging a world map in a classroom or placing a floor-standing globe in an office. This recent trend takes decorating with maps to…

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Do-It-Yourself Pillow Designs for Your Home

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Accessories are to a room what icing is to a cake - typically a room needs accessories to feel complete. Pillows are a wonderful way to perfectly complete sofas and chairs as both visual and comfort elements. Whether simple or intricate fabrics, embellished or plain, handmade…

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4 Ways To Decorate With Stencils

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: Does your home need some extra visual impact?  Or do you have furniture that could use a face-lift? Stencils are a stunningly beautiful addition to home decor because they make a powerful statement. Now, I'm not talking about the alpha-numeric stencils that you may have used…

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