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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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DIY Bookcase Hutch – The Build

Remember that bookcase hutch build I’ve been promising to share? Well it’s finally here! Well, there… I’m sharing the how-to over at Remodelaholic today! You’ll see my original sketches, and how I executed this build. The best part? It doesn’t require a full build, this is more like using what you have to get what […] Read more…

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Floating Frame Tutorial { The Loose Fit }

A floating frame around canvas art (whether you painted it yourself or purchased it) can bring a certain chic quality to the art. I love the effect it offers when surrounded by other framed artwork. Stunning!  Unfortunately a floating frame for a canvas costs anywhere from $100 – $300 in stores and online. How would you […] Read more…

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Floating Frame Tutorial {The Snug Fit}

I often find myself swooning over someone else’s gorgeous gallery walls and wishing and dreaming for a few amazing art filled walls of my own. The thing about great art is that it can be quite costly… come to think of it, even “inexpensive” pre-framed art can be quite costly, especially after you’ve purchased several $30-$50 pieces. I’m […] Read more…

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Making a Simple Mirror

Oh how I have longed for one of those gorgeous large round mirrors, framed in a walnut stained teak! I’ve been wishing for what feels like forever. Of course, that’s not saying much, my wishlist is quite extensive, and I’ve been wishing for lots of pretty things. Sometimes it is just not prudent to spend so […] Read more…

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Under Bed Storage

My middle munchkin likes to keep her papers and projects in defined piles on the floor. Fine, at least she “organizes” her stuff (or something like that). In case you were wondering, why yes, yes I am twitching. Of course, I want her to learn that a truly clean room means keeping her floors clear […] Read more…

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