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Kara Paslay Guest Post: Upgrading Your Furniture

By Blogger April 30, 2012

Hello there!  My name is Kara and my husband and I write the blog Kara Paslay Designs!   Tim and I work together doing all sorts of interior design projects.  I am the big picture girl and Tim is the detail guy and furniture builder.  Our favorite projects include doing custom installations or building custom pieces, but unfortunately that's not always in the budget.  When we are working with a smaller budget, there are a few tricks we like to use in order to make pieces feel a little more expensive or to make existing pieces work for us.  One of those tricks is changing out furniture legs.

Room Revamp: Frame Gallery

By Blogger April 5, 2012

I have been drooling over the concept of having my very own frame gallery in my home. Whenever I have free time I find myself stuck on pinterest looking at the different types of frame galleries I could have, (follow me on pinterest!) Big empty frames, frames with paintings, frame galleries with pictures, frames that are the same color, frames that are multiple colors, the possibilities are endless! I've had a large collection of odd frames in a box under my bed for a least a year and they have sat there just collecting dust.. You have to understand one thing about me, I'm slow to decorate simply because I want to see if a trend will stick or if I still really have strong feelings towards a project after a couple of weeks. So I began by gathering up all my frames that I've had for months and choosing the ones I thought would work the best for my frame wall.

Start To Finish: Console With Storage Baskets

By Blogger April 4, 2012

Furniture with function is always an easy decision. Let's be honest, when it comes to making a purchase and your stuck between an ottoman for $59.99 and an ottoman that has storage inside for $69.99 what are you going to pick? The one with storage inside right? The goal of a home furnishing designer (at least a good one) is create not only something beautiful but furniture that will serve multiple purposes. For instance the conception of this particular console table is not only to sit behind a couch with lamps on top of it looking pretty but also to provide storage.

DIY: Coffee Canister Makeover

By Blogger March 29, 2012

Tall, dark, and rich...........slow down, I'm talking about coffee! Without my morning coffee I transform into this grouchy old bear of a woman, so every morning I wake up and make myself some tasty coffee with a french press coffee maker. It's perfect because it makes just one cup, and me and my roommate both drink a different coffee roast so the one-hit wonder french press is ideal for us. So I decided to beautify this one little area of my kitchen.

5 Storage Ideas You Overlook

By krys February 24, 2012

Organize your home by finding 5 storage ideas you overlook. I have to admit I am guilty of stashing an item in a particular spot in my home, then placing another item on top of the first item and before I know it, I have a huge pile! I have even been known to forget where I put something. A home offers a variety of areas you can use as organized storage.

Furniture Pieces vs. Collections

By krys February 16, 2012

Why Match Furniture?

Furniture's Hidden Talents

By krys February 3, 2012

Have you been thinking about buying a new coffee table? I have had several different ones myself: heavy wooden ones, light-weight glass ones and even a handsome, off-white faux stone look. They were all great and served a purpose, but the one that I have now is not only aesthetically pleasing and goes with my current style, but it’s secret, too.