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Jessica Van Midde

Jessica Van Midde is a San Francisco Bay Area Interior Decorator and Blogger. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Console Table Face-Lift

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I found this pine wood console table on craigslist a couple of months back. The women I bought the console table from told me that it was her mother's and they didn't have room for the piece. She said her mother bought the console table for about $800. Since she had no room for it and ...

Bookcase DIY Project

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It took me about two months to find the right bookcase online. I found this bookcase on craigslist in old town Pasadena. The man who owned it was moving out and couldn't take it with him. He sold it to me for only $50 and it was solid pine wood.The only bad part was he ...

Modern Wallpaper Ideas

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A lot of people think that wallpaper isn't being used in design anymore. Wallpaper is actually a key factor in interior design these days. I have been seeing it everywhere on HGTV, in design magazines & online. It's really making a comeback. Using wallpaper on accent walls and hints of small areas in rooms really ...

Used Industrial Carts

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I've been on the hunt for a great industrial cart to put in my living room. I've been looking everywhere trying to find a nice one. They sell them at Restoration Hardware, but they're far too pricey for my liking. These industrial carts work great for a coffee table, though it's a funkier look than ...

Recycled Glass Counter Tops

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It's amazing to see what's out there for finding ways to make your home earth friendly. I am not in need of doing a remodel, but it's great to be on the hunt for green products when a project happens to come along. Vetrazzo is a company that makes their products from 85% recycled materials. People are ...

Recycled Sliding Barn Doors

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A couple of months back I went to the LA Clothing Mart with my girlfriend and I saw one of the showrooms had a sliding barn door. I really fell in love with this look. I believe it was a jean company called Stitches that had it on display. It might sound strange, but it looked ...

Antique Streamer Trunks

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I enjoy mixing the new with the old. Sometimes people mix too much of the old and you feel as though you've gone back in time. I believe that it's good to have a happy medium when it comes to antiques. Not only do steam trunks look rustic, but they are great to use for storage. I have seen ...

Recycled Glass Jar Decor

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I absolutely love finding ways to recycle glass bottles. By finding or keeping unique glass bottles, vases, mason jars you give yourself the opportunity and the fun of finding ways to give them new life. Here are some examples: - Use them to hold flowers - Dry cookie recipe as a gift for the holidays - Candle holders - ...

10 Fun Wall Art Ideas

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10 Fun Wall Art Ideas: Wall art for the home offers endless uses and ideas. There are so many different inexpensive ideas to give your home more charm. Don't be afraid of trying something unique and different. If you don't like what you did you can always take it down and try another idea. Here are ...

Halloween Ghost Decoration Idea

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Ghosts decorations look fantastic hanging in the trees in your front yard. It gives the yard a scarier and spookier feel for Halloween and is sure to attract trick or treaters! Step 1. Make the head of the ghost by blowing up a balloon & tying a secure knot. Step 2. Draw on the face with a ...

BTW it's a new year and I am full of inspiration and have lots of fun things and creative ideas to share with everyone. Stay tuned!

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