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31 Days

31 DaysI love my bloggy friends.

And I love parties. And I love the idea of getting together with bloggy friends to have a party. And when you decide to get together with your bloggy friends to party for 31 days in a row, you know you are going to have a good time.

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So who is hosting this bloggy bash and what is it all about? My BBF Nester gathered up some awesome ladies to share 31 days of inspiration during the month of October, each on their own blogs and with their own 31 day theme!! (by the way, the blogger photo arrangement was stolen borrowed from My First Kitchen and because I stole it and Darcy’s button arrangement above, none of the photos correlate to the buttons. Sorry, that would have been awesome but I’m not that technically savvy.)

I‘m inviting YOU all, my bloggy friends, to have the best October EVER! It will be one GIGANTIC 31 day party. All you have to do to enjoy this event is visit the participating blogs (listed below) throughout October!

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I’m so excited to be hosting 31 Days of Autumn Bliss here on The Inspired Room! I love the idea of being deliberate and purposeful about living an authentic but beautiful life and savoring every blessing we have. So I am (theoretically, lol) going to find 31 short and sweet ways to SAVOR EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OCTOBER.

Oh my fall goodness it is going to be an AMAZING October with 31 ways to bring autumn bliss and fall warmth to our homes and plenty of inspiration for the holidays ahead!

Don’t worry, as promised I am still kicking the season off with our 3rd annual Fall Nesting Party on September 8th (you will link up inspiring ideas and fall decor to get us going on the season) but then hold onto your stocking caps because that is only the tip of the fall goodness around here! Think I’m overdoing fall? Think of it this way, fall is NOT LONG ENOUGH as it is! I’m just going to savor it for 31 days!! Live each fall day to the fullest!

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So visit these awesome ladies and their blogs TODAY to hear about their 31 Day focus and then hang out with us in the month of October for this big bloggy bash!

Sandy Coughlin – Reluctant Entertainer
31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining
Darcy – Life with my 3 Boybarians
31 Days to a Better Photo
Jen – Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
31 Days to More with Less
Melissa Michaels – The Inspired Room

31 Days of Autumn Bliss
Emily F – Chatting at the Sky31 Days of Grace
Kendra – My First Kitchen 31 Days to an Inspired Table
The Nester – Nesting Place31 Days to a Less Messy Nest
Emily – Remodeling this Life31 Days of Living Simply

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Furniture Makeover: Dining Table Before & After

Furniture Makeover: Dining Table Before & After

Furniture Makeover

As you probably know, I’m never satisfied to have JUST ONE project going on at a time. I’m usually all over the map at my house, tackling 12 billion things at once. It seems things take forever to get done.

But the beauty of my “work on everything all at once” approach is that sometimes LOTS of projects get FINISHED all at once. That, I like.

Furniture Makeover: Dining Table Before & After

BEFORE: WOOD TABLE

Just when I shocked a few of you by admitting that I painted my antique coffee table blue, this weekend I also finished painting my previously unpainted WOOD dining table WHITE. Yes, I painted another wood table. See what it looked like BEFORE?

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DISCLAIMER: This table was just a simple not fancy pine Pottery Barn circa 1990 something, no antiques were maimed or devalued in this makeover. I do LOVE natural wood and have no intentions of painting ALL of my wood pieces. Just the less than lovely ones that need a little lift. 

And now it’s white.

As you can see in the top after pic (yes, this picture was added to this original post to show you what it looks like with the leaves!), I didn’t paint the leaves. So now I’ve got a two toned white and wood table, which apparently is quite trendy now, but for me it was just one of those happy trend setting decorating accidents! Ha!

Furniture Makeover: Dining Table Before & After

It is not perfectly distressed. It is not perfectly painted. It is not perfectly anything. I simply used a coat of Zinsser primer and a coat of white trim paint. DONE. All of these pictures are the same table makeover, just in various stages of my ever-changing dining room decor!

Furniture Makeover: Dining Table Before & After

The truth about why I’m completing painting projects is that I had a deadline this past weekend.  When I have a worthy deadline, I find the time to finish all sorts of things.

Do you work better under a DEADLINE?
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