Friday, September 12, 2014

DRIVEN BY DECOR {MY FAVORITE 5}


What a great week!  I really hope that you've enjoyed all of my guests, and that you've received a huge dose of inspiration from their favorite posts!

Today, we'll wrap things up with Kris from Driven by Decor.  When Kris comes to mind, I always think "classy lady" and "classy home!"  Over the past year or so she's been working hard to update and transform a new-to-her home to make it extra special for their family.  I've come to know Kris better as we've co-hosted the Best of the Nest party each month, and I'm always interested to see what she has going on.  You're in for a treat today!


Hi everyone! I'm Kris from Driven by Décor and I'm so excited to be part of Jennifer's Favorite 5 series. I stumbled upon Dimples & Tangles about a year ago and all it took was one look at Jennifer's fabulous dining room to have me hooked on her fun, colorful style. And as if her amazing taste and killer DIY skills weren't enough, I've come to find that she is truly one of the nicest gals in all of blogland. Thanks so much Jennifer for inviting me to dish about my favorite projects on Dimples & Tangles today!

Hopefully my favorite five will give you a good taste of what Driven by Décor is all about - sharing decorating inspiration, DIY projects, and simple tips & ideas for adding affordable style and timeless design to your home. Here we go:



Trying to decide how high to hang the chandelier over your dining room table, what size rug is best for your space, or how many inches above your couch to hang that new piece of art? I've put together my favorite tried and true measurements to help make these decisions a little easier.



My hands-down favorite project since moving into our new house is the decorative plate wall in our dining room. And I'm happy to report that it's been up for 6 months and counting without any plates falling off the wall (did I just jinx myself?)


With tween and teen daughters and a techie husband, we have more than our fair share of electronic devices. In order to tame the cord clutter that was driving me crazy, I created this super simple family charging station by changing out a standard wall outlet to a 4-port USB outlet and converting a standard wood organizer to our new electronics headquarters. 


My daughter's bedroom had a pair of ugly flat-panel closet doors that were a real eyesore. As part of her tween bedroom makeover, I used some inexpensive molding, paint, and IKEA handles to transform them into these paneled stunners.


With Halloween on it's way, I thought it'd be fun to wrap up my favorite 5 with some cute Halloween treats. These witch hat cookies are so simple that even the youngest of kitchen helpers can get in on the act.


I hope that you all enjoyed my favorite 5 and that you come on over to Driven by Décor - I'd love to see you there! You can also find me on pinning away on Pinterest and sharing what I'm up to on Instagram. Thanks so much for having me Jennifer - I can't wait to hear all about your trip! 


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Kris's plate wall and gorgeous closet doors are definitely at the top of my favorites list, too!  You won't believe that this Ikea nightstand was a DIY hack project, and I love these bracelets so much that  I think I need to grab my girl and make some for this Fall!

Thanks so much for being here today, Kris!

**You can check out all of the posts in this series with each of these links.  Happy Reading!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

PRIMITIVE AND PROPER {MY FAVORITE 5}


Today I am thrilled to welcome Cassie from Primitive and Proper.  If you were to look up "superwoman" in the dictionary, I know there would be a big 'ol photo of this girl!  I honestly think she could run circles around most of us.  She has a thriving business restoring and painting furniture, co-runs a local barn sale, will take on any DIY project, exercises faithfully, and is an amazing Mom to two cuties!  If you don't know Cassie, you're in for a treat!


Hello, Dimples & Tangles readers! I am so excited and honored to be here to share my favorite 5 blog posts of all time in the history of ever. Jennifer is one of the most stylish bloggers I know, so I have some big shoes to fill today. I've been blogging for over 5 years, although the first couple of years I had NO idea what I was even doing. (PLEASE don't look at any posts that date pre 2011, ok? Deal?) But the point is, I had many posts to choose from. :) I also wanted to mix it up a little with some style, some DIY, and a little about me. Here goes, and in no particular order....

This project is a favorite of mine because I love the result, but it was also the product of my husband and I working together. That was epic. Usually I do the DIY's around here, so it was great to collaborate and NOT kill each other in the process.
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This tutorial was probably the most elaborate and detailed I have ever written, which was an achievement for this girl who doesn't care for writing the steps down, or photographing them along the way. (Pats self on back). And the result made such a unique statement in my kitchen that it was so worth all of the intense labor, and documenting of said labor.
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So many of my readers wanted to know more about my husband. I share tons about my life and my kids, but apparently not enough about Chris; so he humored me and let me interview him. It was so much fun for me to write and hear your comments!

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This space just screams fun and was so much fun to create for my daughter. It's so different from any other spaces in our home because it's Emmy's very own style completely reflected.

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This post is the least related to my blog, but I had such an amazing time participating in this relay. It taught me more self discipline than I've ever had, and also showed me that when I push my limits I exceed even my own expectations. That's a lesson that can be applied to all aspects of life, including DIY and design. Oh, and did I mention we have a DIY bloggers' team for next year, and there happens to be one spot left on it..... it could be yours! Email me at cassie8978@gmail.com if you are interested!
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Jennifer, thank you so much for letting me share my 5 favorite posts with your readers today! Hope some of you will hop over and visit me at Primitive & Proper! Thank you!

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See, I told you!  Some of my favorite projects of Cassie's didn't make her list.  This dresser makeover is my all time favorite... no surprise there!  Finally, you simply must see her stunning, moody dining room.  It's just so, so good!  

Thanks for sharing with us today, Cassie!

**You can check out all of the posts in this series with each of these links.  Happy Reading!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GOLD AND STRIPES {MY FAVORITE 5}


I'm so excited to have Emily from Gold and Stripes here today!  I came across Emily's blog while hosting our Best of the Nest link party, and I'm so glad I did!  Then, I was so happy to meet her in person at Haven this summer.  You will quickly see why I like Emily's blog so much...our taste is so similar and I think all of her favorite things are mine too!




Hi, everyone! I'm Emily from Gold & Stripes! I've been blogging since December but I've only really tried to "get serious" about my blog since attending Haven Conference this past July. I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer at Haven but I've also been following her blog and pinning her pictures for quite a long time. Jennifer has impeccable taste and I am so honored that she asked me to guest post and share some of my personal favorite posts from my blog.


I like to consider my style pretty versatile and eclectic. I love some modern, glamorous pieces but I'm not afraid to throw in vintage pieces from the thrift store! If it's not obvious enough from the title of my blog, I'm an absolute sucker for all things gold & striped. Seriously, I don't have an ounce of will power when it comes to these two trends. In my book, more is more when it comes to bold geometric patterns and metallic.

My recent fave is my daughter's latest room reveal.  I poured myself in to lots of little DIY projects like making a marquee light from a canvas board, lining the curtains with fringe, and putting together a sweet vintage plate wall to accent her PB kitchen.

Addelyn's Room Reveal
My favorite projects usually consist of the same overall formula..cheap, easy, quick. And this  DIY Spotted Art project was exactly that. Using supplies I already owned, I whipped up two canvases in less than 5 minutes and I couldn't have been happier. They were just what we needed to tie in the space (temporarily)

DIY Spotted Art 

My Craigslist Bookshelf Makeover post is one that I must share, not just due to the fact that it's my most popular post to date, but because I absolutely loved this project! At  a whopping $80 in project costs turning this media unit to fake the built-in look added a major focal point to our living room! 

Craigslist Bookshelf Makeover

My DIY Agate Trinket Box post was a project that I really enjoyed. Right when agate was becoming a big trend, I was seeing a ton of agate boxes that were quite expensive. So I decided to make one myself and I was so pleased! This was hands down my easiest project ever!

DIY Agate Trinket Box

Last but definitely not least is this post on my DIY Greek Key Trim Lampshades. I love what a simple project can do to tie together a space. This is another one of those easy  impact projects!

DIY Greek Key Trim Lampshades
I hope you've enjoyed reading and thank you so much for sticking with me today.  Please come by and visit my blog or Instagram for more projects just like these!


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Isn't it obvious why we're friends?  I have a set of faux agate coasters, and I'm thinking I might need to sacrifice one to make my own trinket box!  You'll totally want to check out Emily's full home tour for lots of gorgeous eye candy, and her campaign chest makeover is a favorite of mine.

Thanks for sharing with us today, Emily!


**You can check out all of the posts in this series with each of these links.  Happy Reading!

Little Black Door
Charming in Charlotte
Honey Haven
Gold and Stripes


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