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    Vintage Lace Lampshade

    These vintage lace lampshades are some of my favorite things that I have ever made! I have a real love for vintage lace!!! I made this lampshade years ago, and still love it! I did have a few comments concerning the hot glue used, just wondering if it would hold up over time? Mine has held up perfectly! If using hot glue is a worry, you could always use another type of glue. Here is a tutorial on how to make this sweet, delicate lace lampshade, from my old blog Nast.Nesting.Nested. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• One day I had a brilliant idea to make a vintage lace lampshade. The problem was, I only…

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    Perfectly Painted furniture

    Who likes to paint furniture? We definitely do!!! We’re always chasing that perfectly aged and distressed look! This darling vintage desk is painted in an old Martha Stewart paint color called hummingbirdblue. After the blue hummingbirdblue paint dried, we added a very light coat of a creamy white paint, which we sanded almost completely off. After sanding and distressing the desk, we finished it off with a small amount of Valspar antiquing glaze. A little antiquing glaze goes a LONG way. The thing that we most love about painting furniture is that you can always sand a little more, add a little more paint, or add a little more glaze…

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    Updating your kitchen cabinets~a complete guide to cutting and adding moldings to your cabinets

    As some of you know, I used to have a blog, Nest.Nesting.Nested, how to cut and use molding was one of my most asked about topics when I used to blog, so I thought I would share it here at LeCultivateur! A complete guide to adding moldings to your kitchen cabinets or just about anywhere around your home. Moldings, paint, and hard work is how I took the my kitchen cabinets, in my previous house, from this (sorry for the blurry photo, it was hard to find a “before”)…. To this….. I LOVE moldings!!!! Moldings can take furniture, cabinets, walls, etc. from boring & plain to being custom & beautiful.…

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    Easter Egg Tree

    I am beyond excited for spring to arrive!!! A few days ago I found these branches for sale at a local florist shop, I can hardly wait for them to bloom! If you look closely you can see little green leaves emerging from the branches. I decided to dress the branches up by adding some pastel colored Easter eggs hung from ribbons. It was so simple to make these hanging Easter eggs. First find some cute styrofoam eggs, I got these from Michael’s craft store. With a long needle, poke a hole in the top of each egg, about an inch deep. After the hole is made, cut a piece…

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    Blogging

    When thinking about starting a blog again, I contemplated whether or not it would be something that would be beneficial to me and also to those who read this blog. After revisiting my old blog, Nest.Nesting.Nested and reading through so many sweet comments on my old blog posts, I remembered how much love, encouragement, motivation, and inspiration that I received from the blogging community. It made me realize that starting a new blog was definitely something that I wanted to do! I have always been such a shy and very private person, which makes blogging so challenging and yet so rewarding for me. I love sharing my ideas! I love…

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    Decorating with plates ~ plate walls made easy

    Something that I am always drawn to is pretty plates! Plates of all sizes and shapes!! I love sifting through the endless stacks of plates at antique shops, trying to find the prettiest ones to take home. Can you really ever have too many pretty plates?. Over the years Jennie and I have decorated with plates a lot, whether it be a plate wall, beautiful plates arranged in a box, a crate, or even a chicken feeder, or stacked beautifully in a cabinet…we seriously love plates!!! When creating a plate wall, I like to start out by measuring the space that I have to work with and then taping a…

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    Simple & Inexpensive Spring Wreaths

    When we spotted this fresh greenery in the floral department at a local grocery store, we knew it would be perfect to use for these sweet spring wreaths! These wreaths are seriously so simple to make! Choose some greenery, either fresh or faux will work. Form the greenery into the size and shape of wreath you want. Secure the ends together with a piece of twine or wire, add a ribbon. It’s really just that simple! We simply used command strips to hang these sweet spring wreaths on the backs of chairs. Check out where we have linked this week…. Blog link list Thank you for visiting our blog!!! 💗~Emily…

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    Our first blog post

    This is us, Jennie and Emily, just a little more than 30 years ago! Jennie is older by just 16 months, we have always been close in every way! Just over a year ago we both sold our townhomes, which were right across the street from each other. My husband and I found a house that fit the needs of my little family. A week later, I brought Jennie out to see the house that we were buying, while looking around the neighborhood she and her husband fell in love with house in the same neighborhood! A dream come true, we still live across the street from each other! When…

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