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What the Heck is a Bolster!

Wood Log Bolsters This just shows how oblivious I am to the world of interior design and decor, but I recently added a new word to my vocabulary. But, to be completely honest, I’m not quite sure I’ll ever use it. I’d much rather just say pillow, instead of using the word bolster. I guess it is easier ...

Hardwood Flooring and Your Home

Hardwood Flooring It’s impossible to debate the fact that hardwood flooring adds a natural elegance and richness to any home. Not only does the addition of hardwood flooring really make a room come to life, but it can also add value to your home if you ever choose to sell it. With many styles and options, hardwood ...

Bombay Accents with Interior Design

Clocks at BombayCompany.com In interior design and decor, accents are the accessory items that accentuate existing furniture, patterns, textures and color schemes. Bombay accents do a little more than boost the interior of a living or work space. Some of these items resemble antique relics that transport buyers and their guests to a different period in time. The ...

Spruce Up Your Mixer with Vinyl

Mixer Vinyl I have long awaited a KitchenAid Mixer and a few Christmas’ ago, my parents surprised me with a lovely white one. It has made all my mixing experiences blissful. Well, today…I found a way to jazz it up a bit with this cute Mixer Vinyl.I found it **HERE** on Group Dealz!! There were a few ...

Five Decor Tips That Will Impress Other Men In Your Living Room

Living Room Decor When men and women design décor, they tend to approach the challenge from different angles. For women, this is a chance to express themselves and to choose a décor that will feel comfortable and homely; while for men it is an opportunity to show off to friends and demonstrate their success and accomplishments. Almost everything ...

Maximize Your Dorm Room Space With Style

dorm room Whatever the size of your soon-to-be dorm room, you can be sure it will be small. What would be considered a large dorm room is typically no more than a 15 x 15 room shared by two students. Most dorm rooms are smaller. Space is truly a premium. So, how do you live in what amounts ...

Ten Home Projects To Make Using Fabric

Fabric Very often we think about fabric being just used in the home for curtains and blinds. However fabric can be used to great effect to inspire unusual interior decor in your home. There are many ways to use fabric for clever home-making and interior design ideas. Here are ten ideas that will inspire you. 1.   ...

Essential Guidelines When Renovating Your Bathroom

bathroom renovation Bathrooms, for a multitude of reasons, are one of the most important rooms in the house. They provide a sense of personal cleansing and relaxation, so the aesthetics, layout, and functionality are of paramount importance. How is a cramped and cluttered space supposed to provide a person with rejuvenation? Unfortunately, rectifying an unsatisfactorily designed bathroom ...

Choosing the Right Curtains

Choosing the right curtains Tip of the Day Window treatments for the home should always be chosen with a great deal of care. Curtains can enhance the ambiance of a room when they are selected carefully and in coordination with all the other furniture pieces and accessories in the room. They should not clash with the other colors, nor ...

Tuesday’s Tip from Pinterest

Good Ideas (((This Tuesday Tip was found on Pinterest! And was created by Karen from Strictly Simple Style ))) buy tablecloths to use as draperies…. much less expensive, already hemmed, meant to launder often, and many patterns and colors available out there! 60×84 {or buy 60×104 so you can hem them AND still have matching fabric left ...

Burlap Barn Star

Craft Ideas Do you remember my “passion for burlap?” post? Well, on that post, I featured tonz of things that had been created or re-created using burlap. One of the super fabulous items was a barn star, that I had found on Pinterest. So, I decided that I could make that too, and it just so happened ...

Update Your Room with Fancy Switchplates

Good Ideas You guys are going to love what I just found. Fancy switchplates by Renu. Leviton’s newest product: Renu was actually featured on the DIY Network and it's such a brilliant way to update the look of a room in a snap! It's so stinkin' easy too!! {double high five} If decorating is your passion, you're gonna love Renu®!...

Create Your Own Stone

Good Ideas Have you been wanting to do a little home improvement project, or maybe spruce up the look of your home? On the exterior of your home, landscaping is always a surefire way to improve the overall appearance of things.Kevin Brandon Project AND, on the inside of your home, new tile can make a world of ...

Crafty Easter Wreath Ideas

Easter Wreath Today’s topic, here at Good Ideas and Tips, is Easter Wreaths, and there are so many cute ideas on the web that I had to share, and secretly… …(I want one of everything!)so, oh my gosh, this one is so darn adorable…I love it. There are tonz and tonz more…. It was found at “zlinf.com”This ...

Cheap Bathroom Redo

Good Ideas Well, If you remember from a few post ago, I had found a great bathroom sign that I wanted to re-create in our bathroom, and I also mentioned in a few older posts, that we live in a VERY old home that we don’t want to sink a ton of money into, since we are ...

Burlap Passion

Craft Ideas I’m In L.O.V.E. with Burlap and all of it’s many uses. This post is completely dedicated to Burlap! First up…Burlap PlacematsThese are found at MomSchooling.Com Second, this super cute Burlap Cuff This came from Pinterest. Third, these are gift tags made of burlap and chalkboard.These are handmade from Simply Classic Gifts. Fourth, Burlap Rosette BraceletFrom ...

Re-Purposing an Old Media Cabinet

Good Ideas One of our fabulous readers...has sent us a great idea for re-purposing an old media cabinet. Maria over at IDS (Interior Design Solutions) is an Interior Designer in NC and she writes a blog about various design ideas and projects. Here's her very easy fix to a media cabinet that is too short....

Rustic Bath Sign

Good Ideas A Rustic Bath Sign! I had a blank wall in our shower room, and wanted a great sign for it. And, as mentioned in previous post, I love older, antiqued signs. Lucky me...I had an extra piece of thin plywood that was about 10" wide. I painted the wood black with basic craft paint....

Ultimate Link Party GUIDE

Ultimate Link Party Are you a CRAFTER??? If you are, I have compiled a list of Link Parties, in no particular order, where you can SHOW OFF your mad skills! **upload your project pictures and tutorials, and just link back to these sites and thousands of people will see what you’ve created!** This is the ULTIMATE LINK PARTY ...

Old Signs

Good Ideas You know the cool thing about being me…is… that’s all I have to be! And it I love it because it makes me happy! I also love old things, and especially old vintage signs. So, this week I’m making two signs. One for my kitchen, and one for my laundry room....

Cheap Kitchen Redo

Good Ideas Oh, sometimes I really do wish I planned better! This is an after-the-project-is-finished photo. To begin, imagine it looking completely different, and then…I turned it into this!! (haha, I know there is no imagining what you couldn’t see before, but this is completely different!!) *Keep in mind, this is an old house, and everything I ...

Vinyl for the Bathroom

Good Ideas I have an awesome possum friend…A.B.B.Y., who is SO done, I repeat, SO done with the vinyl phase. And I seriously consider her opinion every time I think about vinyl, but truthfully, I’m just not finished with it yet. I found this “BATH” vinyl at Janey*Mac.com and I love it.In our house, we have a ...

Potholder Makeover

Good Ideas I recently fell in love with a chain store fabric. (if it’s killing you to know which major store, let me save you the mental anguish….it’s wally-world) Generally, SAS, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby are my all time favorites, but I no longer live close to any of those stores. I am also a “see in ...

How To Paint Faux Wood Paneling or Fake Wood

Priming Faux Wood Paneling In the 70’s, there was this trend of using Faux Wood Paneling to cover walls. I grew up calling it “trailer paneling” but regardless of it’s correct name, it’s a thin panel of compressed waste, made to look like real wood. It resembles this picture. Anyways, I have been redoing some things in our current ...

Re-Do Stocking Holders

Good Ideas I found this super cute idea on Cinnaberry Suite. She re-purposed her old “Santa Stocking Holders,” Into something very Pottery Barn Chic!!Please visit Cinnaberry Suite for the entire Tutorial....