DIY Privacy Liner for Bamboo Roman Shades

August 31, 2015



DIY privacy liner for bamboo roman shades

So this weekend I tackled what I thought would be a very easy DIY. I was wrong. I added a privacy liner to bamboo roman shades. While it was not terribly technical, on the Exquisitely Unremarkable scale, it was more time consuming than I thought it would be. I like quick projects. Of course, in the end, it worked out perfectly.

The room is dark and private.

I'm just exhausted.

The Exquisitely Unremarkable Book Review ~ Dear Carolina

August 27, 2015



It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to read a book. I see books that I would like to dive into, make lists based off of your recommendations, but I never actually get the chance to pick them up. Life gets busy. So when I found out that Kristy Woodson Harvey from the blog Design Chic wrote a book and offered to send me a copy, I jumped at the opportunity.

Made In The Shade

August 24, 2015




Everywhere you look, people are proclaiming that summer is over. Whoa, I say, not so fast. As a former kindergarten teacher, I am very well acquainted with the calendar and each season's birthday. Fall does not arrive until the 23rd of September, people. We still have a full month of fun in the sun left and I for one am ready to take advantage of every last drop.

Solar Pool Heater and My Ugly Garage

August 21, 2015



Solar Pool Heater

Last spring, my husband stained the concrete patio in our backyard to spruce it up and I shared the process. Hometalk very graciously highlighted my post on their Facebook page and the comments rolled in. Most people wanted to discuss the concrete, but there was a lot of interest in my garage as well. It is covered in solar pool heating panels.

Not everyone got this, even after my explanation. 

My Naked Chandelier

August 17, 2015




Here she is, my naked chandelier. Isn't she a beauty? I've had this lovely light fixture since 2003, a long time, but you know, until recently, I never really noticed her elegant lines and pretty patina. That was all hidden behind her shades. 

Renovation Realities

August 13, 2015


My daughter's bedroom has been pink since the first week we moved into this house, over a decade ago; at the time she was four. As you can imagine, pink lost its allure somewhere around the age of eight and she's been gunning for a color change ever since. 

Exquisitely Unremarkable Has Been Nominated

August 10, 2015



Apparently, there is someone out there who loves red just as much as I do...and they like the way I present that color, and a few others, so much, that they have nominated me for an Amara Interior Blog Award.

The Power Of The Price Tag

August 7, 2015


When it comes to decorating, one of my secret weapons to a perfect room, lies within the power of the price tag. Nope, it's not about buying things on sale, I mean I am a huge proponent of sale shopping, but that's not what I'm talking about. 

Eat! Easy Chicken Francaise (and One More Wooden Sign)

August 4, 2015


I do not like cooking, but I do like eating, and while I could make do with cheese and crackers or cereal for most meals, my family would prefer not to. Can you believe them? 

To make everyone happy, I opt for very simple recipes. Today, I am sharing my quick and easy Chicken Francaise. 
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