Guest Room Makeover REVEAL

Well, so much for getting our guest room makeover done before Thanksgiving, but better late than never!  While I had the best of intentions and a solid plan for getting the room redone in just a matter of weeks, a broken set of custom-made closet doors set the project back by several weeks.  If you read the original post, you’ll know that my guest room was really more of a storage room for art and other wall decor that was no longer in use.  In all honestly, it was a pretty sad place for guests.  At any rate, I’m so glad to have this project finally done!

Our guest room is a small, rectangular room with a small window and a closet – pretty much just a plain box.  Here’s what it looked like BEFORE:

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After some planning and some work, this is our guest room AFTER:

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I’m so happy with how my Craigslist furniture came out once it was painted black.  Remember this cabinet?

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I think it looks much more sophisticated now painted all black.

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And I had the *best* time styling the shelves!  I even found a use for one of my small vintage clipboards, using it to hold a picture of my sleeping baby boy.

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My husband bought these sconces for me a couple of years ago when I initially started planning the guest bedroom, but they have been sitting in the closet all this time.  It’s so nice to have them installed, giving guests some task lighting for late night reading.  {They swivel so that they can be positioned as needed.}

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And I love the vintage tungsten-filament bulbs.  :)

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When it came to decorating above the bed, I knew I wanted to hang something but struggled with what exactly what to use.  Then I remembered this IKEA frame that I had purchased a while ago for a craft project and decided it would be the perfect thing!  I created a few pieces of chalkboard art and placed it in the frames with the glass removed.  Right now they say “His” and “Hers” but I made a couple of other pieces with different sayings so I can change up the look according to my mood or the season.

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I kept the comforters that I originally had and added a second set of sheets.  Unfortunately, the ones I had originally purchased from Target were no longer available so I have two different sets in the room.  It wouldn’t have been practical or budget conscious to buy two new sets when I already had one that was fine, but a little part of me flinches just a bit every time I see these two different striped patterns.  :)

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Remember these brass beauties that were always off the track?

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The old closet door has been replaced with paneled bi-fold doors that are much more practical for the space.

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Since there were no longer mirrored doors in the room, I added a full-length dressing mirror.  I love the carved details!

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We also finally added overhead lighting, a much-needed improvement!

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I decided to use sheers on the window since they overlap the glass a bit and I didn’t want to darken the room.  They are really more decorative than functional anyway.

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And now for the chair.  You might recall it used to look like this:

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I used a vintage hemp linen sheet I had purchased at the antique faire and applied a graphic transfer to the center of the seat area.  I then used upholstery tacks to attach the linen.  Here’s a look at it now. {Post about the chair upholstering process and why I love the result, even though it’s not perfect, coming soon!}

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And when the cabinet top is pulled out to create a work surface, the chair can pull right up to it creating a small desk space for guests.

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The room isn’t quite finished yet as I still have a few details to add here and there and like every other room in my house, I’m always moving stuff around.  But at least now my guests have a much nicer place to stay when they come for a visit.

 

Resources

Many of the items were things that I already owned, but I’ve listed the sources for everything (new and old) that I could remember.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the tour!
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91 comments on Guest Room Makeover REVEAL

  1. Jennifer
    January 27, 2014 at 1:34 PM (4 years ago)

    Fabulous! Wonderful ideas and execution. Love it!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2014 at 5:45 PM (4 years ago)

      Jennifer – Thank you so much for your kind comments!

      Reply
  2. Fotini Roman
    January 27, 2014 at 6:41 PM (4 years ago)

    I love it! Your Craigslist piece is the perfect bold accent to the room! Great job <3

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  3. Carrie This Home
    January 27, 2014 at 6:48 PM (4 years ago)

    This looks beautiful! I really love how the cabinet turned out–it really looks much classier in black! Any guest would be blessed to stay there.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2014 at 9:05 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Carrie!

      Reply
  4. Sue in Atlanta
    January 27, 2014 at 8:18 PM (4 years ago)

    Not finished yet??…your room makeover is fabulous….it’s magazine worthy…I love everything about it…the piece between the two beds looks great painted black…the whole room is just perfect…You did a great job.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2014 at 9:06 PM (4 years ago)

      Sue – Thank you for your sweet comments!! I really appreciate it!

      Reply
  5. Kim (TheKimSixFix)
    January 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM (4 years ago)

    Wow.. that is stunning. The dark painted furniture is beautiful. And I love how you dealt with those closet doors. I have similar brass sliding doors and I hate them. Your new ones are so perfect for the space. BEAUTIFUL!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:46 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Kim! I am much happier having the white painted doors instead of the brass ones. Now if I could only remove all the brass from my bathroom…. :)

      Reply
  6. Zenda
    January 28, 2014 at 3:50 AM (4 years ago)

    Wonderful job! You’ve created a cozy space for your guests. My favorite thing, though, is that cabinet. It looks so pretty painted black!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:47 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Zenda!

      Reply
  7. Christine
    January 28, 2014 at 4:29 AM (4 years ago)

    Your guest room is beautiful….love the beds and the chest in the middle….you did a great job!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:47 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  8. Val @ Love My DIY Home
    January 28, 2014 at 5:32 AM (4 years ago)

    Very nice. I’m working on my guest room too and appreciate some of the ideas here. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:47 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I hope you’re enjoying your project. :)

      Reply
  9. Kris {Driven by Décor}
    January 28, 2014 at 5:39 AM (4 years ago)

    Wow, I’m totally smitten by your new space! I am so in love with that chest – what a beautiful piece! And the light fixtures are super cool. Amazing job!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM (4 years ago)

      Kris – How sweet! Thank you! I had the light fixtures first and then added the chest so I was a little worried that they wouldn’t work together but I’m happy with how it turned out. :)

      Reply
  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    January 28, 2014 at 6:24 AM (4 years ago)

    This is unreal. I love every single detail. What a fabulous makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Marty!!!! And thanks for hosting a fabulous link party!

      Reply
  11. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    January 28, 2014 at 6:31 AM (4 years ago)

    This is gorgeous, Kim! I love how that cabinet turned out. It looks stunning in black. The beds look great, too. I wouldn’t spend too much time cringing over the different striped sheet sets. I think they look fine and can’t notice much difference in the pictures. This makeover was well worth your time. It is a great room and one any guest would be delighted to spend time in!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:51 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Kathy!!! :)

      Reply
  12. Bethany
    January 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM (4 years ago)

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!
    I had the same issue with Target linens that were no longer available & I found the name of the style, then searched them out & found a match (still in the package) on EBay. Great deal, too.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 5:25 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Bethany! I did look online but with no luck. :( So glad you had better results! Ebay is great for finding these types of things, isn’t it?!

      Reply
  13. DeDe@DesignedDecor
    January 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM (4 years ago)

    You did a fabulous job on the guest room. I love the lights, where did your hubby get them? All the details you added makes me want to come over and stay at your house!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you! The lights are the Madison sconces from Pottery Barn and they are still available {here}.

      Reply
  14. Judy
    January 28, 2014 at 5:18 PM (4 years ago)

    What a gorgeous makeover. I love what you did with the craigslist find. The black makes it look so elegant. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 5:23 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Judy! I just linked up. Thank you for the invite! :)

      Reply
  15. Kelly
    January 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful guest room! Your guests are never going to want to leave.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:16 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Kelly!

      Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:16 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you!! :)

      Reply
  16. Delia
    January 28, 2014 at 6:28 PM (4 years ago)

    Your guestroom came out beautiful! I love how you refreshed new-to-you objects – beautiful!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:17 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Delia!

      Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:18 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you for hopping over from DIY by Design for for the FB like! I really appreciate your visiting and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

      Reply
  17. Botanic Bleu
    January 28, 2014 at 6:53 PM (4 years ago)

    Your guest room makeover is stunning. What a wonderful job pulling everything together….

    I’m so glad I have a math background…helped me to leave a comment. :) HaHa

    Judith

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 28, 2014 at 7:19 PM (4 years ago)

      Judith – Too funny! Thank you for your kind comments.

      Reply
  18. Teresa
    January 28, 2014 at 7:42 PM (4 years ago)

    Painting that cabinet black was the single biggest chance in this room. It looks fabulous! I mean really really fabulous!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 7:17 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Teresa!

      Reply
  19. Mary Vitullo
    January 29, 2014 at 5:40 AM (4 years ago)

    Just found you through Savvy Southern Style. I love the bedroom makeover. Great choice in painting your piece in black. Have a great day!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you for visiting from Savvy Southern Style!! :)

      Reply
  20. Melissa
    January 29, 2014 at 5:56 AM (4 years ago)

    What a great makeover! I love the “non-conventional” use of the hutch as a bedside table!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  21. Dee
    January 29, 2014 at 7:44 AM (4 years ago)

    It’s a beautiful room. I love the IKEA frames above the beds.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 7:53 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I really like those frames, too. :)

      Reply
  22. Rita
    January 29, 2014 at 9:25 AM (4 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE what you’ve done. If I were a guest, I’d never leave! Copying is the greatest flattery. I’d love to copy what you’ve done. I do have a small suggestion. I adore the lights next to the bed but the black cord is a bit distracting. Perhaps painting the cord the color of the wall would hide it in plain sight. If not the room is STILL FAAAAAbulous! Rita (glad I’m so good at math :-)

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Rita! I’ve considered painting the cord but haven’t yet decided what I want to do.

      Reply
  23. Martina
    January 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM (4 years ago)

    OMG….LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Martina!

      Reply
  24. west furniture revival
    January 29, 2014 at 9:50 PM (4 years ago)

    love your cabinet redo, i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I am always happy to have my work featured so long as there is a link back to my post. :)

      Reply
    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Marti – Thank you so much for the invitation! I’ll link up to your next party!

      Reply
  25. Amy@HomeRemedies
    January 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM (4 years ago)

    Wow! Picking my jaw up off the floor! Your room is gorgeous! Please come decorated my house?!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 31, 2014 at 9:02 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Amy! That’s so sweet!

      Reply
  26. cori
    January 31, 2014 at 7:07 PM (4 years ago)

    Wow, that looks like a lot of work, but what a payoff! I especially love the grainsack look pillows, those are adorable, and the blue you chose is gorgeous!. I’d love it if you would share this at my first-ever link party at DIY:Done! at FlyingC-diy.com. The party is open now thru Sunday, and I’ll be partying every weekend, hope to see you there!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM (4 years ago)

      Hi Cori – Thank you so much for your kind comments and for the invite. Congrats on your first party! I will definitely link up.

      Reply
  27. Christy @ Our Southern Home
    February 2, 2014 at 7:53 AM (4 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Just shared on my FB page and pinned. One of the best guest room revels I’ve seen!! XXOO Christy @ Our Southern Home

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 2, 2014 at 8:34 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you for the kind comments and the FB share, Christy!!

      Reply
  28. Terrie
    February 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM (4 years ago)

    I love your makeover, but am I the only one who would not like to share a bed with my husband, if I visited? :(

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 2, 2014 at 2:29 PM (4 years ago)

      Well, that is the downside to twin beds to be sure, but having previously had a queen bed in that room, we realized that the room was too small for such a large bed, making the space seem very cramped. Plus, our guests tend to be my kids’ friends when they have a sleepover, so twin beds are fine for them. :)

      Reply
  29. Amber
    February 2, 2014 at 3:14 PM (4 years ago)

    Now that’s an inspiring makeover. Cheers to you!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Amber!

      Reply
  30. Pamela
    February 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM (4 years ago)

    LOVE your guest bedroom to pieces! Thank you so much for sharing its reveal at THT.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 2, 2014 at 4:03 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Pamela! And thank you for hosting a wonderful link party!

      Reply
  31. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home
    February 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM (4 years ago)

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Beautiful and inspiring!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Suzanne!

      Reply
  32. Mallori
    February 3, 2014 at 5:48 PM (4 years ago)

    Love your makeover. The cabinet is fabulous!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Mallori!

      Reply
  33. Judy
    February 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM (4 years ago)

    I will be featuring this gorgeous room tonight at 8pm EST at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM (4 years ago)

      Whoo hoo!!!! Thank you so much, Judy!

      Reply
  34. Stacey
    February 4, 2014 at 6:09 PM (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful! The room now is so pretty and it was worth the time and effort you put into it. Great job.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Stacey! :)

      Reply
  35. Vanessa
    February 5, 2014 at 3:48 AM (4 years ago)

    Your guest room turned out gorgeous. I just love all the details in this room. Beautiful!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  36. Cecilia
    February 5, 2014 at 5:58 AM (4 years ago)

    I love how it all looks. Just beautiful! I found you on HomeTalk and am now following you!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you for visiting from HomeTalk and for the follow!!

      Reply
  37. Karen
    February 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM (4 years ago)

    Kim your room is so popular this week! It turned out so gorgeous. Maybe you can come help me finish my house!! Hope to see you soon at Paris Flea! -K

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 5, 2014 at 8:37 PM (4 years ago)

      Hi Karen – Thank you! I’m hoping to stop by this weekend. :)

      Reply
  38. Debra@CommonGround
    February 6, 2014 at 8:14 AM (4 years ago)

    wow, what a fantastic makeover, there’s so many things to love here!! I’ll be featuring you today over at Common Ground. thanks so much for joining in!

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  39. Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage
    February 6, 2014 at 8:18 PM (4 years ago)

    Wonderful job on everything! I’d love to stay the night in this room. So comfy and cozy! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      February 7, 2014 at 7:38 AM (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Jeannine!

      Reply
  40. Kacey Munson
    November 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM (3 years ago)

    LOVE this. I know that you used Maison Blanche chalk paint for the cabinet and furniture… but could you share the exact name of the color that you used?

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      November 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Kacey – Thank you! It’s Wrought Iron. :)

      Reply
  41. Lisa
    January 5, 2015 at 7:24 PM (3 years ago)

    Heirloom Court did a fantastic job on the painting! Made your room pop, gave it depth, interest and pizazz! As a designer I’ve had her do projects for me. Her work and color choices are always perfect! Nice room!!

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  42. sarah camden
    January 24, 2016 at 9:03 AM (2 years ago)

    What is the color of the cabinet? Wrought Iron?? Cheers.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2016 at 2:26 PM (2 years ago)

      Hi Sarah – Sorry for the delay! Yes, it’s Wrought Iron. :) Kim

      Reply
  43. Paula Henry
    January 27, 2016 at 12:11 PM (2 years ago)

    You are very talented and I’ve loved everything I’ve seen of yours. Great eye for design and for detail.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 27, 2016 at 2:24 PM (2 years ago)

      Hi Paula – Thank you for your kind comments! I really appreciate it. :) Kim

      Reply

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  1. […] If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed that from time to time I post some of my favorite Craigslist finds.  When I’m on the hunt for something, I check Craigslist EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  Seriously.  It might sound extreme, but when you’re looking for a bargain or a hard-to-find item, persistence usually pays off.  Some of my favorite things in my home are from Craigslist, like all of the furniture in this room!  {Which didn’t come from the same seller and didn’t start out black.  You can see the Before HERE.} […]

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