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ah, the joys of spray painting. i literally have a hundred picture frames. i've just collected them over the years. usually black or some sort of dark metallic. but since that doesn't really fit my decor style anymore, i'm embracing the spray painting addiction trend that's taking hold of the [mostly blog] world. my husband thinks i'm nuts, until i place everything back into the house and he loves me again because it looks perfect. i even spiritualized spray painting/repurposing here. yes, i really did.

this is my little bookshelf. given to me by my mom. the corkboard is from Homegoods. the other items i've had for years [except the lantern which is a $1 Goodwill find, painted black]. the "a" holds up my books, "j" holds my husband's, and "r" holds my daughter's. she knows that she can only touch her shelf but she always talks about ours. 

the crate might be sprayed to match the [krylon "jade"] frames. not sure yet.

i'm thinking i should probably replace the two-moth old baby shower invitation with a 5x7 verse: i'm thinking isaiah 33:2 or daniel 4:37 [minus the "Nebuchadnezzar"] or psalm 71:19-21 , maybe in the New Living Translationwhat's your choice? i'd love to know! actually, now that i think about it. why don't i just do all three and just switch them out over the months? i think that's what i'll do.

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now, over to this little area that i'm going to love pretty soon. i'll be saving up my etsy income for two of these beauties. i'm super bummed because just a few days ago they were on sale for $90 each. and truthfully, i may find some that i love even more at ross or marshalls or someplace like that. so i'm not married to these. once i have the $$ i'll do a quick sweep to make sure i'm not missing out on the perfect chairs, before i order the ones above. 

frame: [krylon "avocado"], candlestick: [krylon "dove white"]. table should be painted, no? black or white?

i'm hoping for this to become my bible studying, coffee drinking, book reading area. i can't be too comfy while i read or i'll fall asleep. seriously.

[btw, the accessories have already changed since taking this photo. what is wrong with me?]

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i also painted the top of this antique dresser that we got from my in-laws. my father-in-law had faux finished the top with a marble/granite looking technique. it was probably in style 20 years ago when he did it [and i have to say, i thought it was actual granite, so he did a really good job with it].  it looks so much better now in our dining room. that we don't dine in because there's no table. i'm thinking this will look perfect above the dresser. [and i see that it's on sale too, so i'll be making that purchase asap! i really like these too. what do you think? are you a fan of huge fork and spoon artwork in the dining room? i kind of am. it would look cute in the kitchen, too. write your weekly menu on it? hmmm.

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last but not least, my [super good looking] man planted 5 palm trees in the front yard last week. it did take about 12 hours, poor guy. they look so good, i don't know why we waited so long [probably because it was a LOT of work]. they were only $22 each at costco. gotta love costco.

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