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HMC 2016 Creative Team

Meet The 2016 Creative Team!

I am so excited to introduce you to the 2016 Creative Team! We’re talking talented, stylish, inspiring ladies who I’m planning to learn a thing or two from. Let me just confess right up front, I blog because I need a community to help motivate me to “get my act together”. Yes, there are a few […] Read more…

DIY Side Table

DIY Modern Side Table

Here’s what you’ll need: Two ½” x 48” hardwood round dowels Upholstery nails, any color Round, wooden tray (like this Target one) Black spray paint Liquid Nails or another construction adhesive Length of scrap wood, at least 1/2″ thick and 8″ long Angle drill guide Graduated drill bits, up to 7/16″ Duct tape Sandpaper, any […] Read more…

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How to Build A DIY Tufted Bench

Well, I’m at it again, trying my hand at tufting…let’s call the first time I tufted practice. Although, to my great surprise, you all made my diamond tufted headboard tutorial go viral! Thank you for such a resounding response, it truly warmed my heart! So today I’m sharing how I built and upholstered my own custom […] Read more…

Amazing DIY Play Kitchen

Supermom Builds Play Kitchen

That is what the headline in the Carmona house reads after my last little project. 😀 My 3 girls are so thrilled. For some reason I thought they were outgrowing the “playing house” years…apparently I was wrong and for that I am glad! Let them be sweet, imaginative young’uns as long as they can! The […] Read more…

DIY Reclaimed Wood Bookshelf

DIY Reclaimed Wood Bookshelf

If you saw Alea Joy’s home tour on Design Sponge a few months ago, you might remember the beautiful bookshelf tucked into a corner of the jungle-like dining room.  It’s jam-packed with all sorts of lovely ceramics and terra cotta and looks so effortlessly chic and bohemian that I get discouraged just looking at it, it’s that cool. […] Read more…

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Awesome Use of Leftover 2×4’s!

Ever wonder what to do with those leftover slices of 2×4’s? Make a phone charging station!! I’m a contributor over at Remodelaholic, and every other month I share a fun DIY project. Today I’m sharing how to make this $2 phone charger (which is a cool Restoration Hardware knock-off by the way). Pop over to […] Read more…

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The Violet Bedroom To Be

Three young faces peek around my door frame with wide eyes and awe, and well they should! I’m standing there like the end of a Home Depot commercial, superhero stance, admiring my newly made-over master bedroom. Well, nearly made-over…I still have one last project and some organizing to do. Here is what this room looked like before […] Read more…

Learn how to make a gorgeous door stop with this tutorial from Annabode

DIY Leather Door Wedge

I’ve always used whatever’s been lying on the floor to prop open the doors in our house, anything from piggy banks to hatboxes, book ends to shoes…and occasionally the dog.  Whatever works, right? Especially now that spring is here (finally!) and we’ll be leaving the windows open, propping open the doors has become quite necessary–unless we […] Read more…

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DIY Candle Holders

I saw an amazing set of gold leaf candle holders at a home decor store I thought would be perfect as a centerpiece! Well until I nearly choked at the $40 price tag. I promptly went home and made my own knock-off in the same design out of $1/ea shot glasses! Much better price tag right? I […] Read more…

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