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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

At Home Redesigns

Hey! I see the number on the sitemeter keeps going up, which means.....even with "pseudo-Kim" doing the posting-- you're still reading! Yay!!!



I have to tell you though, this has been harder than I thought! Seems that everyone I have wanted to introduce you to has already been featured! Then, the answer came to me in the form of a commenter on my own blog. A NEW girl! She's probably already in Kim's FFF (future feature file), but I'm going to claim her first!



Everyone, say hello to Mary Harrington of At Home Redesigns. Mary, this is everyone. (hand shaking and smiles exchanged.)



You can just tell she's going to be cheery, because this is her house:


Mean people do not live in yellow houses :)!

Mary is a re-designer, which means she'll take all the mish-mash you have sitting around your place and make it suddenly look be-au-tee-ful whilst you still have a fat wad of cash in your pocket from not having to buy all new stuff. Huzzah! She was also a web writer and editor before starting her own business, so you'll be in for a good read along with your eye candy.


This blog has before and after pictures. Ooooooh! I loves me some before and afters! It's like getting to read the last page of a really great book before you've even started it. Look at what she did for a client's living room:

mish-mash!


presto-change-o!

That' s some good re-designing Miss Mary!


She also shows you how to squeeze more than one use out of a room:

Dining room + library= getting smart while you eat!........

A cozy little spot in your kitchen for your friends to sit and not help you do the dishes after dinner!....


She also gives good furniture makeovers. Lookie!:

Who knew that affixing dead sea creatures to a cabinet would make it look sooo cute?!

And she's a woman after my own heart hitting boring stuff with a can of orange spray paint:


Everything looks fresh and modern painted orange!

Other great things on Mary's blog: *good advice on painting (where do you stop the paint?---she'll tell you!) *how to navigate an antiques show and *her "I love these ideas" Sundays where she features photos and tips from her readers. I'm an interior designer myself, and even I learned a few new tricks reading Mary's blog!

Like I said before, At Home Redesigns is fairly new to the blogging world, so get to know her now before you're just one of eleventeen daily commenters :)! Go give her some love and don't forget to tell her TCB sent you!

I've got one more post up my sleeve for Friday---and then I promise I'll let Kim out of my basement and give her her blog back :)! See ya then!



15 comments:

Good & Crazy said...

I just found Mary myself! (Hi Mary!)

Glad she's on your site!

At Home Redesigns said...

Thank you sooooo much for the feature. I'm extremely flattered and grateful.

Mary

Layla said...

FANTASTIC blog! I love your style. Will be back often. :-)

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

stephanie said...

fabulous. I love the way she seperated her living room with a simple change of furniture positioning! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Jo said...

I love a good before and after; I'll check her out!

Nicole said...

What a beautiful home. Your are doing such an awesome job. I love checking our your blog every day, I can't even imagine how much work goes into it. Thanks for always giving me something to look forward too.

Aunt Mimi's Creations! said...

Loving the Dining room + library! Cute! Looking foward to seeing more!

Megan said...

You...
are
cracking
me up!!!!

:)

This is great!
btw, if you love before and afters, i just posted a few myself!

Deanna said...

I want that cozy little spot in my kitchen. I love toile! Soooo great!

Heather said...

Okay, I love how she made that little sitting area in her kitchen!! I would love to make my breakfast nook into a cozy little area for my friends to sit.

Mrs. Jones said...

I love her blog. Thanks!

~Heather

Aim said...

What a great site for those of us that don't have a lot of money to redecorate.

artgirlATL said...

I'm loving all your creative posts!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ooooh, I love before and afters! You've hooked me! :)

~Sarah

Chelsea Van Tol said...

omg those bookshelves!!!