DIY - Rustic Coffered Ceiling and Ryobi Tools Giveaway

wooden tone and white flat coffered ceiling installation instructions.

Hi friends,

The final piece of the puzzle for my dining room makeover is here, the coffered ceiling!  It took me quite a long time to get to the final details because of the break I took during the holidays.

But, hey guys, its here, and I love it, and as a way to say thank you to all of you for being that patient, I'm super happy to be teaming up with Ryobi Tools to give you the opportunity to win an amazing set of power tools. I'll talk to you about this in a minute. For now, let's get to the ceiling details...

I was in the midst of building the bookcases, when out of the blue I looked at
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Valentine's Day Mantel with Ombre Tissue Paper Heart

ombre pink tissue paper heart, blue paper tree, paper flowers

Hi friends,

This is one of the reasons I like to decorate for Valentine's day:  It's a big splash of color that makes these cold, gray days of Winter more bearable.

Well, to tell you the truth, this project was done thanks to the beautiful and surprisingly not so cold day we had yesterday.  Yep, a perfect day to get busy working with these beautiful colors.
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DIY - Board and Batten

square grid on white on white wall - Swiss Coffee satin and semi gloss

After finishing work in my dining room, I ended up with a very messy living room. Christmas was just two days away, and I didn't want to have this room in that kind of disarray for the holiday.

So, of course, tools and stuff were removed and the wooden planks got in. The baseboards were long gone! it was as simple as painting the walls and wood, and installing the grid. Well, it took me two days without the finishing touches, those were done way after.

Adding board and batten on a single wall is a very easy project that will give lots of character to a boring room.
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Farmhouse Dining Table Makeover

dining room with white and wooden tone table and french ladder chairs

Hey there,

Has it been hard for you to go back to your regular routine after the holidays?  Well, it's been so hard for me to get in the swing of things, and the cold weather isn't helping much. 

I'm glad I tackled so many projects last month for the reveal of the dining room, this one is one of those.

I had no idea what kind of table was this, I did a Google search for dining tables with drawers, and the best match was this: Farmhouse dining table with keeping drawers and tapering legs from non other than Magnolia Home line! Whoa, after seeing that price, I'm so happy with the time I invested bringing this beautiful table back to life. :)
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Happy New Year!

black and white and gold paper plates in a clock design with numbers to 12

Hi friends,

I've been MIA these past few days, I've been taking some time off from blogging, social media, and projects. I was trying to be more present here in my home and with my family during this holiday season. However, before the year comes to a close, I wanted to share this small project with you all.

We usually don't celebrate the arrival of a new year, but when I found
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Top Ten of 2016

Hi Friends,

It's that time of year again, time to look back at all we did during 2016, and see what worked, what didn't, and learn and prepare for the year ahead.

As usual, I compiled the projects that I created during this year, that got the most views. There are a couple of surprises, but overall, they're projects that I loved working on and I'm glad many of you enjoyed.

So, let's start at number 10. The final project to be completed this year. I was a bit surprised to see it climb to the top ten because the reveal was during this month of  December, but I'm glad to see it was that well received. Check it out, a plain room that got a set of built-ins, new ceiling treatment, and it was decorated in its best farmhouse Christmas attire. >

10.  Dining Room Makeover

a plain dining room is transformed with a rustic planked ceiling, built-ins and lots of great accesories.

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Christmas Mantel

red and white wooden barn quilt with winterberry christmas tree

Ha, this was one of those projects that I started right on time, but for lots of reasons, it got relegated to being one of the last ones to be finished.

It was just yesterday, five days before Christmas, when I looked at this area and thought... C'mon, I cannot
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A Visit to Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, MD Townhome dressed for Christmas with wreaths on windows and window boxes full of ornaments

Hey there,

As I told you over on Instagram last Friday, we were in Annapolis, MD, giving company to our daughter who had a business meeting there.

This was her first time there and she didn't want to deal with parking. So, Mr. RLC was the chauffeur and I was simply giving him some company while we waited for her. Though, as soon as we arrived,
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