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Chalkboard Table and 2 Chairs

When my blog was still just a wee little baby, I posted about one of my favorite furniture transformations of all time:  my daughter’s chalkboard table.  It has become quite a fixture in our home.  I love how it subtly suggests “a kid lives here!” without being obnoxious.  {Moms with lots of toys in your […]

How to Decorate a Mantel All Year

How to Decorate a Mantel All Year Using the Same Basic Pieces

Decorating a mantel can be tricky. Accessories need to be properly scaled to the fireplace, the size of the room, and each other.  They need to look good together, and, ideally, they need to be pieces that you won’t get tired of looking at after a few months. I’ve learned a thing or two about […]

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Baking Photo Shoot {A Day It All Made Sense}

Things have a funny way of coming together, don’t they? I recently had the opportunity to do a photo shoot for a senior who loves to bake and plans to go to culinary school.  We had the idea to set up a baking scene with my vintage accessories. I just have to say this:  It […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Home Decor {Bound Books + Leaves}

I don’t know about you, but something about this image of coverless books bound together with twine and topped off with leaves just makes me feel relaxed… I was looking for an inexpensive way to fill this large, shallow galvanized bucket with something fall-related, and this idea came to mind. I ran to Goodwill after […]

25 Fabulous Fall Projects

25 Fabulous Fall Projects

Are you still in need of some fall inspiration? Well, have no fear, we’re here to deliver just that! This month’s Get Your DIY On theme was “Falling for Fall” and our blogging friends did not fail to link up some fantastic projects! Wood Block Pumpkins by View From the Fridge   {Krista’s Pick} Pallet Pumpkins […]

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Halloween Home Tour

I’m going to start this post with a very funny Halloween joke that a student of mine told me earlier this week: Q:  What do ghosts serve for dessert? A: I SCREAM!!!! {I will pause now as you laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.} Ok.  Now that we’ve all had our funny bones tickled, […]

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Playing Pretend + Wayfair’s Custom Upholstery Collection

Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for this post.  All opinions and statements are 100% mine.  See my full disclosure policy, here. I have a confession to make:  I hate my couch. It’s brown, it’s pretty ugly, and it just doesn’t reflect my style. At all. With a two-year old who spills, stains, and climbs […]

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Halloween Vignette

You want to know something funny? I didn’t think I was going to decorate for Halloween this year. I had lots of good reasons why I wasn’t going to too:  Too busy, too tired, too many dishes to do, too much laundry to put away, yadda, yadda, yadda. ….and then I found the MOST AMAZING […]

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Boogie-Bones Garland With Vintage Records

When decorating a house for Halloween in a kid-friendly way, one must include dancing skeletons…right?! Miss L. and I can’t get enough of the funny dancing skeletons in our “Boogie-Bones” Garland. It’s possible that I may have put the Halloween decor up a little too early.  Try explaining (100 times a day) that Halloween isn’t […]

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Decorating a Small Front Stoop for Fall

In my mind, my front porch is huge. I always brainstorm a bunch of ideas for accessories and flowers to decorate with when the seasons change… …and then I realize that I only have a tiny front stoop to work with. To make the most of my little stoop, I pulled out my U-Pick Pumpkins […]

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Get Your DIY On: Falling for Fall

Thank you so much for joining us for this month’s edition of Get Your DIY On! Each month we host a link party with a new theme and ask you to show off your best posts, old and new! If you missed our features from last month’s “Pinterest-Inspired” theme, you can check them out here: […]

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A {Not So} Spooky Halloween Tree

Happy Friday! We’re officially in October, and I thought it would be fun to share a favorite project that I made last year. I wanted to make something Halloweeny and kid-friendly for Miss L’s room, and I settled on a cute ghostly tree.  Last weekend I pulled out the spray-painted twigs, hand-made ghosts, polka-dot garland, […]

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Little Step Stool Makeover {It’s $30 Thursday!}

It’s $30 Thursday, and I’ve been saving this little gem for just such an occasion! You may remember our recent bathroom makeover from a few weeks ago.  I got questions about the little numbered step stool in some of the pictures. Well, here it is in all of it’s numbered glory! I actually went back […]

Eureka Wall Mirror Giveaway

Kenroy Home Eureka Wall Mirror Giveaway!

Disclosure:  I received free product in exchange for this post.  All opinions and statements are 100% mine.  See my full disclosure policy, here. If you are looking for a wall mirror to add some rustic texture to your decor, look no further.  I have you covered! Kenroy Home’s Eureka Wall Mirror is my new favorite […]

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Fall Home Tour

Hi!  It’s a very special Wednesday around here, because I’m participating in “An Autumn Welcome” fall home tour series with some seriously fabulous bloggers! If you are new to House by Hoff, welcome!  I’m so glad you found your way here today! Let’s get to the tour! I would say that, for the most part, […]