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DIY Campaign Style Storage Boxes

*This post is awesomely sponsored by National Hardware! (I’m a big fan of their hardware!) Maybe it is because I have 3 kids whose superpower is mess making (and then there’s the husband…but that’s another story), but in my mind the holy grail of organizing is the perfect storage container to wrangle any and everything. After […] Read more…

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DIY Vertical Wall Planter

There is no better way to dive into a new year, or even into the winter months than creating an indoor garden! I mean, who can beat the benefits to your budget, your health, the taste of your food with fresh herbs and greens, AND stunning new wall decor, all-in-one! Sounds like a win-win-win-win to […] Read more…

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DIY Rustic Buffet Table

Since we moved into our new house two months ago, I’ve had picture frames, vases, and dishes sitting atop TV trays the corner of my dining room, and it was driving me crazy! Sooner or later, one of my kids, or maybe my little one-year-old nephew would inevitably bump into the TV tray and in series of unfortunate events […] Read more…

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DIY X-Leg TV Stand

So, I’ve been making fun of myself for my “college dorm” solution to the new TV we just got. I had a mancave moment (on behalf of my husband) and bought a big 50″ television, but forgot to check to see if it would fit between the windows where the TV goes, or even fit on […] Read more…

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DIY Ladder Shoe Shelf

Storage solutions are like world peace in my home… It is the answer to all my little first world problems. Hahaha! You have to understand, when I have to tell the kids to pick up their shoes for the 10th time this week…argh, well, you get the idea. I realize that this is all a part of the training […] Read more…

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DIY Copper Cabana

Recently my good friends at The Home Depot reached out to me with a fun DIY challenge; they wanted to know what I could create using piping. Are you kidding, I’ve always wanted to get my hands on pipes and see what I could make…challenge so totally accepted!! I was so excited, I dreamt up about […] Read more…

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Garbage Can Privacy Screen

*This post is awesomely sponsored by Kreg Jig (thanks guys!). All opinions expressed (and of course this project), is my own. I HATE ugly exposed trash cans and recycling bins, so I’m pretty thrilled with this project! This week you toured two of my favorite outdoor areas to lounge in my yard, but I have one more corner […] Read more…

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Kid’s DIY Kitchen Playset

Ready to be mom (or dad) of the year? Honey, put away your wallet, this isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg. Yes, your child can have a kitchen playset Pottery Barn would be proud to produce, but without a hefty price tag. All you need is a couple cube bookshelves, and a […] Read more…

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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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DIY Picture Frame Ledge

The moment I saw my new couch in this space I immediately knew that a beautiful Pottery-Barn-like picture frame ledge would be gorgeous above it and make the whole space! Needless to say my enthusiasm quickly hit a wall when I could not find the much coveted picture frame ledge of my dreams in a reasonable price. […] 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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DIY Corbel Shelves

I love making custom shelves and organizational racks! It effectively increases the storage of any cabinet, room, or closet, and makes organization a cinch! You can easily and inexpensively make your own shelves and storage racks with one simple (and really cool) hack. Corbels with existing key hole fittings. It makes this DIY a breeze […] Read more…

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How To Hack Your Way To A Wardrobe

This month Hickory Hardware and Pittsburgh Paints challenged 9 bloggers (including yours truly) to transform an Ikea Rast Dresser using their products. What fun! I jumped onboard right away with the perfect project in mind. My master closet is itty bitty living space, and I’ve been dreaming of the perfect freestanding wardrobe to expand some of […] Read more…

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