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Sunday, February 7, 2016

It's Almost Furniture Makeover Season!

You know, it's almost that time of year when the weather is starting to warm up from the winter freeze, and you just can't wait to get outside and get more active. And by get more active, I mean digging out my stash of spray paint and random paint samples and dragging furniture and random home decor outside. This is also the time of year that if the neighbors see me outside with spray paint, they know I am up to no good!! (And the hubby knows the grass in the backyard is going to end up being 10 different colors, none of which are green. Sorry, not sorry.)

This time of year is so fun; furniture gets a new lease on life, accessories get freshened up with a new coat of paint, and sometimes a new color. It's also time to start hunting for new treasures; people start having garage sales and auctions, and I am ready to head out with my growing list of items to be on the lookout for this year.

In honor of this upcoming season, I thought I would share a few of my favorite furniture makeovers. Maybe one of them will inspire you to do a furniture makeover when the weather gets warmer where you are!

One of my very favorite furniture makeovers, was also one of my first. I made a simple little round side table into a fun baseball table for my boys.

DIY Baseball Accent Table - One Mile Home Style


To break up all of the wood that was going on in our kitchen and dining room, I painted our dining room table a simple cream color, and then gave our mismatched chairs a bold blue coat of paint.

Refinished dining room table in cream with navy blue chairs - One Mile Home Style

Another great find were these two desks that I picked up for $10 each. They were not in the best shape, but a little wood putty and paint goes a long way.


Vintage Kids Desk Makeover - White with Green Drawers | One Mile Home Style


Refinished Kid's Desk - White and Navy | One Mile Home Style

The coffee table in our living room is on it's second color. I originally painted it grey, but in our grey living room, it was kind of blah. So, one afternoon it decided to paint it this rich navy blue, and I love it!!

Blue and White Living Room- One Mile Home Style

Who doesn't love a good trash to treasure furniture makeover story? I turned this fantastic office credenza that was headed for the dumpster into the perfect entertainment center in our basement family room. 

Mid-Century Modern Office Credenza to Entertainment Center Makeover - One Mile Home Style

I can't wait to get this furniture makeover season started!! 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Month In Review - January 2016

Here we are wrapping up the first month of 2016. I started the year off by changing up the look of the blog a little bit; a fresh look for the fresh new year. I am working on a few behind the scenes blog updates as well, you probably won't notice much of a change, but I will be working on getting a few things a little better organized.

The first post of the new year was a look back at the top 15 posts of 2015. Did your favorite post make the cut?

One Mile Home Style Best of 2015 - A round-up of the top posts of the year

The next hot topic was my 2016 word of the year; this year I chose "Simplify" and I can already say that I am happy with that choice! 

Word of the Year 2016: Simplify | One Mile Home Style - Organized School Supplies in Glass Jars

In honor of my word of the year choice this year, I shared how I am keeping my decorating simple and shared this DIY Pom Pom Garland.

Cozy Winter Decor White Yarn Pom Pom Garland Strung on Rustic Wood Shelves - One Mile Home Style

I also worked on finishing a few half-started projects, and these farmhouse style pillows that I made from napkins were so easy, and are a fresh winter addition to my home decor.

How to Add Easy Farmhouse Style with Grain Sack Printed Pillows - One Mile Home Style

I love seeing if organizing ideas really are as good long-term as they appear. I revisited the small space command center I created, shared what worked, what didn't, and what I changed.

Small Space Family Command Center | One Mile Home Style

The month wrapped up with a Create and Share Challenge. This time our group of bloggers partnered with GraphicStock to create a project using any of the graphics from their website. I created some fun Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art

How to Create Your Own Hand Embroidered Dandelion Wall Art - One Mile Home Style

Thank you to all of you that visited the blog this month, be sure to come back again for more home decorating fun!!