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Hey Girl, My Valentine to Suffering Husband I rerun this post every year, so sorry if you have seen it in past Valentine’s Day.  This post still makes my heart swoon as I love my Suffering Husband more every year.   This year (2017) is especially sweet because we will be celebrating our 25th wedding […]

Trashy Tuesday Trash Every year I post this post as a tribute to my friend Ben.  Please take a moment to read on.  I hope this post inspires you to see all the redeeming value in every single human we encounter in our lives.  We all have beauty inside of us.  -Karen New subscribers!  You […]

How to redefine what it means to create I belong here, and so do you! If you are new around here, then I will bring you up to speed in a hurry.  Over 5 years ago I started this blog.  The main purpose was to provide a web space of my custom painted furniture portfolio. […]

Welcome to Decorating From a Dumpster Redoux Office Tour! Finally!!!  My Decorating from a Dumpster Redoux Office Tour is ready for its close up. Quick, check out the post before it gets all messed up again!   Manny my dumpster found mannequin with the splatter paint job stands sentinel to my office o’ junk.   Step inside.  That’s […]

Trashy Tuesday I went Junking In Atlanta Hey y’all!!  I was in Atlanta last week for the America’s Mart, which might I add was THE BEST PLACE to see gorgeous home decor and furniture. I was not there to go junking in Atlanta!  I will be sharing more about my trip and my time at the […]

 Blogland Tour Continues at Redouxinteriors A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces to join the tour through Blogland.  So fun!  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Larissa’s blog, it is a must follow.  Larissa has beautiful painted furniture, upcycled decor and a beautiful blog.   Larissa also has a beautiful Etsy […]

How To Decorating a Patio With Junk Happy Summer!!   Where I live, it’s a long hot one…… “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus Wherever you live, whatever your plans might be this summer, I just wanted to remind you of a few things. […]

One Week Home DIY Challenge. One week, no husband, no kids.  Just me and the dog. My kids are all going to various camps for the entire week next week.  Suffering Husband is going to my girl’s church camp to assist.  This leaves me.  ALONE FOR ONE WEEK! Technically, it is 5.5 days, but who […]

Trashy Tuesday, Truth in Trash and My Side Yard! Welcome to Trashy Tuesday, where we talk trash, literally.  This is a show and tell episode of Trashy Tuesday.  I show, then I tell, and you can leave me a comment and tell me about your trashy piles too! Before we get to all the Truth […]

DIY Black and White Stairs.  STILL.  If you have been around here a little while, you might know this is a stop and start project that has been ongoing for over 6 months now.  This is where I will pick up Monday morning.  We have had a few versions of what we “thought” we wanted […]

This was originally published three years ago, but I like to share it every year as a reminder of how much abundance we have.  Happy Junk Love to you all! It is no secret that I have a love of junk, many of us share this passion. Ver early today, I had a new experience […]

Welcome to the Trashiest Day of the Week! Trashy Tuesday.  If you have been around here before, you know I love a good Dumpster Dive.  It is right up there on my list of favorite things to do, like speeding down a roller coaster.  I love a good mystery novel, and Dumpster Diving is like […]