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Organization Station – Office Inspiration

With a new business comes a NEW office… Which means new ways to organize and new creative ways to decorate! Since I will be working from home, a beautiful office is a MAJOR priority. I will be in my home office 90% of the time and want to enjoy my space. I will also occasionally be…

Rugs on Carpet

Over the past two weeks I have been working on ideas for our new {old} house. We move in this weekend and we could not be more excited. One of the first challenges I have faced (amongst many) is the wall to wall carpet. It’s brand new and actually has a texture that I really…

7 Rules to Using Craigslist Efficiently

When your a gal who likes to change things up around the house as much as I do, then you will fully enjoy this post. It’s all about making drastic changes in a room without having to throw money down the drain. So here is the million dollar question! How do you re-design a room…

My Casual Dining Room

So here it is my friends! My updated dining room with some NEW chairs!! The wicker chairs you see below are the ones I found online at Wal-mart. I still can’t believe the great deal I got on them. You can find them {HERE} – I think they are currently on sale for $170 for…

{Open Spaces} with Mari from Arcadian Home

A few weeks ago Mari, from {Arcadian Home}, approached me about writing a guest post here at The Blissful Bee! I was thrilled when I read her email and couldn’t wait to see what she would write about. Today I am so honored and excited to have her as my guest – she has truly…

Formal Living Room Updates

How long have I been updating this room? Too long if you ask me! Thankfully after many months of buying, selling, moving and re-arranging, I am finally finished – and very happy with the outcome might I add. So what all have I done? Keep reading to see my process! 

DIY Upholstered Chair

After lusting over a few beautiful designer linen chairs {found HERE}, I actually found a hidden gem on Craigslist that had some big potential. Given the plaid was about 20 years behind the times, and there was NO cushion… AND I had to convince my hubby to drive with me about 45 minutes to go pick…

Formal Living/Dining – Phase 3!

As you all may know, I have been working in phases to re-design our formal living/dining room. Today I would like to show you the 3rd of 4 phases. Yupp – That’s right! I said 3 of FOUR phases!! Totally didn’t think I would be changing this room so much, but hey – why not?? …

DIY Lamp Makeover

About 2 weeks ago I broke my absolute favorite lamp EVER. It was my green glass blown lamp that I bragged about in my {Pottery Barn Copycat Post} that I bought from Walmart a few years back. I was so devastated and SO mad at myself. I actually had 2 of them, so I still…

Classic Up-Do’s & a Wedding!

Over the weekend, I was so very privileged  to serve as a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding in Austin, Texas. It was the seriously the most amazing wedding I have ever been to. It was not only filled with tons of amazing family and friends, but the atmosphere was just perfect. Casual elegance would be the perfect way to describe…

How [Fashion] & {Home Design} Correlate

A lot of times the color and patterns that are trending in fashion are also trending in home design. I see this all the time and I even see it in my own closet and home! Fashion and home trends have always run along the same path, and today I wanted to show you some of my favorite…

How To: Hide those annoying cords!!

Ok so who has else an issue with cords showing all around your house? Isn’t it just the MOST annoying thing ever?? You work SO hard to make your house as perfect as you can, but then you have the unavoidable problem of cords… Whether it’s your TV cords, speaker cords, or just a whole bunch…

Formal Living/Dining – Phase 2!

Over the past few weeks I have been transforming our “formal” living and dining room. It’s one long space and there isn’t really much division between the 2 spaces. For the longest time, it was basically the “leftover” room of all the furniture I didn’t use in the rest of the house. It ended up…

Guest Bathroom Reveal

A few weeks ago I talked about our guest bathroom updates, and today I am finally here to post about it! I’ve had the walls re-painted for a while now, but I really hadn’t completed the accessories until today. Today we had a new Home Goods store open literally 3 minutes from our house, so…

{Antique} Settee Makeover

Hey guys – Well today I’m back with another ::Before & After:: post for y’all! This is really one of my favorites, so I sure hope you enjoy:)

{How-To} Style a Kitchen Cart

Hey there guys! Today I’m going to talk a little about styling:) Particularly about styling kitchen items if your obligated to a small space.  I think it’s pretty obvious that I don’t have the largest kitchen in the world. But I actually really don’t mind because it’s very open and has all the space I…

Porch Makeover Round 2!

Hey guys! Well, for a while now I have been working on perfecting our back porch. A few months ago I posted my initial makeover {HERE}, but have made quite a few changes since. I originally started with a red and brown color scheme, but always knew I needed one more accent color to make…

DIY Hanging {Drum} Light Fixture

{DIY Hanging Drum Light Fixture} Below is what we had hanging over our table before. It doesn’t look so bad in the picture, but I think it’s because you can’t really tell what it looks like. I was never too happy with the way it looked in the room and always wanted something much lighter…

A {Walton} 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Today the hubby and I hosted a fun little {4th of July bash} for our family. There was food and fun had by all – and of course tons of left overs! I’m pretty tired from all of the festivities, so this won’t be a long post today, but I…

Outdoor Lantern Light Fixture

For the past few weeks, I have been working on perfecting our back patio. There have been many {mini} projects going on, and this is the latest. It’s our light fixture that hangs over our dining table:) We originally had a fan hanging over the table, but from the moment we moved in last September,…

DIY Painted Chevron Curtains

Guess what time is it?? It’s chevron curtain time!!! Yupp – It’s taken me a while to get this post together, but it’s finally here! Now before we get started, I will warn you that these curtains did take a bit of time. They were relatively easy to make, but definitely involved some major patience! But don’t…

Pottery Barn Copycat!

  For YEARS I have loved the Pottery Barn “look” but simply cannot afford it at this time in my life. Hopefully one day I will, but until then, let’s take a look at some bargain look-a-likes!  

Hand Painted Anchor Table

So I’m not sure about everyone else, but I think I had the best weekend I’ve had in a while! Such a beautiful 3 day weekend full of friends and family. I took a nice little break from blogging and simply relaxed. It was fabulous!! Now that I’m all recharged, I am here and ready…

How To: Age Wood

A few weeks ago I posted about my recent { DIY Factory Cart Table }. During that process, I discovered an amazing process to aging wood.  In the past when I needed to age wood for a project, I typically grew impatient and didn’t put in the time or effort to do it right. I…

Frame it up!

Hey guys – so as I promised I am back with more projects! This time it’s a small little makeover, but none the less, it’s still a project! This was so simple to do and really made such a big difference. When I made over my {laundry room} a few weeks ago, I stole a…

Factory Cart Table DIY { Restoration Hardware Inspired }

Hello all! Ok so today I’m very excited to post about one of my proudest DIY projects yet. I know I have been posting mainly about room makeovers lately, but that’s not all I’m made of peeps! Little did you know, I have a strong passion for building furniture or up-cycling thrift store {and/or garage…