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Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com
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Easy and delicious, this spinach, ham and cheese quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! maisondepax.com #recipe

Eclectic Office Makeover

eclectic office makeover at maisondepax.com #rustic #industrial #classic #chic

I started strong last year with a tour of my entryway and living room... then I got sidetracked by the master bath, attic, and nursery.  But a new year school is a new start, and I'm determined to stay on track.  Plus (as you may have seen on instragram), I found a fabulous new desk chair for a great deal.  It was just what I needed to "finish" my industrial, classic, chic - in a word - eclectic office. My vintage file cabinet (one of my favorite makeovers ever - find the tutorial here) … [Read more...]

Pesto Chicken Kabobs

delicious and easy! pesto chicken kabobs via maisondepax.com

These pesto chicken kabobs combine fresh, savory ingredients to create the perfect blend of grilled deliciousness.  And you know my recipes, it's quick and easy, too! Homemade basil pesto dresses up a simple chicken, squash, and zucchini kabob... And be sure to make some extra chicken so you can throw it onto salads, sandwiches, or pasta. Again, we're all about efficiency here. ;)  You don't even have to clean a pan (yet another reason I LOVE to grill!) And these make … [Read more...]

5 BIG IMPACT Home Projects (M&MJ #69)

5 DIY projects for the home that make a BIG impact! via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 69 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]

White Planked Desk Makeover

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Does anyone else feel like the vortex of end-of-summer (i.e. I am my children's only entertainment) and getting-ready-for-school (i.e. a million and one errands to run, forms to fill out, and open houses to attend) is sucking the days, hours, and minutes away?  A fact that is in NO way relevant to the amazing makeover I have to share with you today... but one that is very relevant to the length of this post tonight.  Due to said time-sucking vortex in which I am now living, you will be getting … [Read more...]

Twine Wrapped Bottles

rustic, nautical, versatile wine bottles wrapped in jute twine at maisondepax.com... use them as centerpiece, bookends, vases, or accents!

With school starting around the corner, I figure most of us with kids are a little short on time... But this project is so quick and easy, it won't even make a dent in your schedule.  You might even convince your kids to do it with you - a little quality family time before they're off to school.  All you need are some old bottles, jute twine, hot glue, and a little creativity. ;) I chose to go light and simple with my home this summer (you can tour it here if you missed it), and since … [Read more...]

How to {Re}Decorate A Home

Tips for keeping your home decor on-trend and up to date without breaking the bank at maisondepax.com #redecorate #homedecor #HavertysRefresh #ad

I shared a complete Before and After Tour of our home last week, and your responses were SO kind! I laugh, though, because I feel like maybe I should have dubbed it a "Before and During" tour instead. Not because our laundry room is only halfway finished (but the mudroom section is gorgeous!), or because our kitchen needs to be gutted... No, it's because I don't think decorating is ever finished. To me, it's an ongoing (and VERY fun!) process. I want to incorporate new things that inspire … [Read more...]

5 Creative DIY Tutorials (M&MJ #68)

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Welcome... to week 68 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]

Vintage Aqua Bookcase Makeover

Fabulous "vintage aqua" bookcase makeover for adorable and functional playroom storage at maisondepax.com #makeover #furniture #paint #diy #tutorial #chalkpaint

I cannot believe summer is coming to an end so soon!  Especially with the new baby at the beginning of the summer, I feel like this one has just flown by...  I did manage, however, to accomplish one of the things on my "to do" list: makeover a bookcase in the play room in a custom paint color that I'm calling "vintage aqua" ;) . This was a very simple job.  I got a free (score!) bookcase from my neighbor.  It was painted with semi-gloss trim paint (please forgive the blurry picture... I … [Read more...]

How to Create Green Patina (and what to do with the cornstarch in the back of your pantry…)

Create your own gorgeous patina to imitate oxidized copper with this tutorial at maisondepax.com #paint #tutorial #technique #howto #patina #metal #fauxfinish

You know those items you have in your pantry?  The ones you hardly ever use but you always have a big box taking up space?  Please tell me I'm not the only one!  Well, my friends, today's tutorial will not only help you achieve some super gorgeous faux metal patina, it will help justify the square inches being eaten up by one of those random products in your pantry.  Are you ready??? So I recently acquired that gorgeous tall candlestick, and I loved the finish so much that I decided … [Read more...]

5 Internationally Inspired Recipes (M&MJ #67)

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Welcome... to week 67 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the linked projects.  Remember, I am joining with four other amazing bloggers, so all linked projects … [Read more...]