My Never Fail Secret For Bargain Shopping Success

April 22, 2017

My Super Secret Bargain Shopping Trick

I love to shop for home decor. Decorating is my passion, but let's face it, without restraint it can be a very pricey hobby. That doesn't work for me. I was raised by depression era parents, being frugal is in my genes. I also live in a tiny cottage. Too much stuff makes me itch and twitch. Simplifying has been the name of my recent game.

That, however, does not mean I like to shop or decorate any less. I just have to be very discerning.

Setting A Fabulous Farmhouse Table

April 18, 2017

Set A Fabulous Farmhouse Table With A Few Key Elements

We're old movie buffs around here. Black and white, the 30's and 40's, film noir and campy musicals, we watch them all. While they may be new to my kids, I have seen most of these movies many, many times ~ enough times, in fact, to have memorized the scripts and quote them often, whenever I feel that a line pertains to our life. 

My kids are being raised on a steady diet of old movie quotes. 

Organizing Your Closet For Spring And Summer

April 10, 2017

How To Organize Your Closet For Spring and Summer

I always find myself giggling at those real estate shows where people declare that the walk in master bedroom closets are just too small. They couldn't possibly make that kind of space work. Seriously? These people have no clue. 

DIY Cheat | Creating A Custom Door For An Archway

April 7, 2017

How To Make A DIY Door For An Archway

It's no secret that my house is old. Very, very old. It's part of its charm and one of the main reasons we fell in love with it. It has quirky features and architectural details that you just don't find in modern the archway leading into my living room.

It's lovely and adds a bit of grandeur to our modest little home, and while I totally adore it, it did make the idea of adding a door quite impossible.

My Love Affair With Tulips

April 4, 2017

Tulip Tricks And Tips

So what's my favorite flower? Do you know? Do you care? Well, if you've been a fan of Exquisitely Unremarkable for any time at all, you know that I love tulips. Simple, cheap, common ~ tulips. My first post was inspired by a grocery store bouquet of red tulips, that same bunch eventually became my logo.

Burlap And Button Tail Bunny Banner

March 31, 2017

DIY Bunny Button Burlap Spring Banner

Ever lose track of time in the fabric store? Wander aimlessly up and down the aisles, gazing at the floor to ceiling rolls of color and pattern, gathering samples that do not match your decor and dream about the ways you could use them...even though they're not even remotely red? No? Just me? 

Easy Easter Decor

March 28, 2017

Decorating With Tulips For Spring

Ah, spring! That fabulous time of the year when the world begins to awaken, the ground thaws, birds return and everyone is thinking about bunnies and Easter decor. Or not so much, depending on where you live. I live in a not so much kind of area. 

How To Touch Up Chipped Cabinets With A Paint Pen

March 24, 2017

How To Touch Up Chipped Kitchen Cabinets With A Paint Pen DIY
When people look at my kitchen they often assume that it's new. Well, it's not. As a matter of fact, we added this room over a decade ago and not much has changed in all that time.

Three Things I Would Never Do To My Home

March 21, 2017

Three Things You Should Never Do To Your Home For Resale

Is there anything you'd never, ever do to your home? As you can imagine, after years of writing, I have received my fair share of home decor and renovation comments and questions. One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is from people who want to know if there's anything I wouldn't do to my house, because of resale. 

My answer is always, always a very definitive no.