About Sonya Barker:

My name is Sonya Barker and I write a blog called At Home with The Barkers. I share inspiration and tutorials for all things home from painting furniture, home décor, and crafting. I enjoy doing it all while staying on a budget.

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    Home Passion

    Passion: strong and barely controllable emotion Home: the place where one lives permanently After I looked up the definitions of passion and home, I came across this wonderful quote: “Tell me about your passions.  Tell me what makes you tick.  Tell me all the things you’ve discovered about yourself after all these years of searching.  […]

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    DIY Valentine Mug

    When I think of Valentine’s Day I always flash back to being a kid!  I go right back to elementary school to a class party filled with candy, cookies and the BIG Valentine card exchange.  Do you remember those sweet, fun and corny little cards we passed around every year to all of our friends?  […]

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    How to Decorate with Mirrors

    Mirrors have a purpose and we all know what that purpose is.  We need them to make sure we don’t walk out of our house looking like we just stepped out of bed or have something awful stuck between our teeth.   Now the fun part of decorating your home is to find fun and […]

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    Creating a Cozy Living Space

    Creating a cozy living space is easier than you might think.  It’s not about filling all of your space with lots of furniture.  A cozy room is about a feeling.  The way you feel when you or your guests enter a room.  To me cozy gives you that homey feeling.   The living room is […]

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    Decorative Planters in Home Décor

    It’s always fun to have multiple uses for standard household items.  This allows you to be creative, save money, and change things around in your home often.   When most people buy decorative planters, well, they use them to sit potted plants in.  Which of course, is great BUT that’s not the only thing you […]

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    Organizing Under the Bathroom Sink

    Keeping you home organized and efficient is everyone’s dream…wait or is that just me? I love to organize, especially small spaces where I can get it done today. Many times it is some of the smallest spaces in our homes that can get the messiest. Today we are talking about under the bathroom sink. That […]

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    Small Space Big Impact

    While apartment living may bring a smaller space than you would like, it doesn’t have to be without stylish decorating.  Most people fall into the myth that a small wall requires small art, that you should keep the size of the art in proportion to the size of the wall.  While proportions matter in some […]

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    How to use a Small Closet

    Whether you live in an apartment or a home, small closets are always going to be an issue.  Figuring out how to make a small closet work more effectively will help you greatly in organizing your space.  Most of the time the closet comes with one wire shelf already installed.  We all naturally just hang […]

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    Utilizing Dresser Storage

    Dressers are one of my favorite pieces of furniture to use throughout any home.  They are versatile and can be used in so many ways, not just the bedroom for storing clothes.  Dressers are especially helpful in a rental home or apartment where you may be limited on storage space.   I want to show […]

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    Welcome Home

    We all love to feel welcomed when we arrive at someone’s doorstep.  Our own home is no exception, for our guest as well as for ourselves.  I think the key to making a rental feel like home is to start with the first impression spot, the front door.  This spot should make your guest feel […]

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