MAKEOVERS

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    GARAGE MAKEOVER FINAL REVEAL

    Hello friends! I can finally show you all what I’ve been working on for the last five weeks.  My garage!  It sounds funny saying that (there’s nothing sexy about garages), but if you saw the before photos, you will understand.  My garage was pretty much out of control.  I was using it for more and […] Read more…

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    GARAGE MAKEOVER UPDATE WEEK 4

    Hello friends.  I am so very sorry for being MIA the last couple weeks.  The Striped House has been more like The Nut House lately (big landscaping job, hacked cell phone, car shopping, lot of service calls at my house), combined with a long stint as a sick ward (sinus headache, turned allergies, turned bronchitis).  Things are […] Read more…

DIY

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    METAL TOOL CHEST MAKEOVER

    Hello friends!  As promised, here is the skinny on how I DIY’ed my hand-me-down metal tool chests, metal cart, and vintage tool boxes.  They were part of my recent garage makeover for the One Room Challenge. Here is what they look like now… Here is what “the before” looked like… I bought two small tool […] Read more…

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    MIDCENTURY MODERN BENCH TUTORIAL

    Hello all!  I’m sorry it’s been so long since last posting.  I’ve been hard at work getting my garage makeover wrapped up and I’m excited that I only have a few little things to do and then it’s done.  Funny thing is that it felt like I wasn’t making any progress for weeks.  Then suddenly […] Read more…

DECOR

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    INTERIOR DOOR KNOBS & HARDWARE

    Hello friends! You know when you learn something new that rocks your little world, you feel like you have to share it with everyone?  That’s how I feel about door knobs and hardware.   Yep, you read that right.  When I was wrapping up my mega door makeover in October, I got up close and […] Read more…

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    DIGITAL PRINT ART FAVORITES FROM ETSY

    Hello friends!  It’s been pretty busy around The Striped House.  In a couple weeks, a landscaping crew will be out to rework my front yard and I am BEYOND EXCITED.  This means yours truly is outside digging up old plants and moving a couple tons of river rock to my back yard.  WHAT was I […] Read more…

HOLIDAYS

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    Happy Holidays everyone! It’s that most wonderful time of year where everyone can unleash their inner decorating persona, go a little overboard – and it’s totally acceptable!  I’m always excited to see how other bloggers decorated their homes for Christmas.  Years ago, pre-The Striped House, I would become blissfully sucked in to blog hops where […] Read more…

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    MODERN TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE

    Hello and Happy Holidays! If you’re new to The Striped House, welcome!  I’ll be showing off my how I decorated my home for Christmas this week.  Today, I’ll be giving you all a sneak peek at my tree, it’s my favorite part!   Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living is hosting a week chock-full of Christmas […] Read more…

OTHER GOODNESS

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    HOME DEPOT: SHOPPING SECRETS

    Hello everyone!  Today is going to be a fun post.  Of any type of store (grocery, clothing, heck even Target), I spend the most time in hardware stores.  Specifically in Home Depot, since it happens to be 8 minutes from my house.  I’ve learned a thing or two about the in’s and out’s of HD; […] Read more…

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    REAL LIFE HOME TOUR

    Hello Friends! This is a one of a kind post today, so I hope you’re ready for all of the real-ness you’re about to see!  My dear friend, Amanda (who blogs at Amanda Katherine), asked a group of DIY and home decor bloggers to show our real houses.  Yep, no staging.  No cleaning.  No styling. […] Read more…