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DIY Holiday Stocking Post

Oh man, I have so much fun with these virtual build parties! There is nothing like seeing 25+ other bloggers build something from the exact same set of plans, and seeing it transformed to reflect 25 different tastes and styles! My talented blog friend Jenn from Build Basic invited me to join in this virtual […] 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 Obelisk Trellis

We relish a nice sweet sugar snap pea! The price tag to buy them fresh, not so much. I decided I would grow a giant patch of delicious peas and keep us satisfied all summer long, and those dearly beloved pea plants would wrap their little tendrils around a beautiful copper and wood trellis…I was determined […] 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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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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Navy Painted Throw Pillows

I’ve got huge news guys! In case you haven’t already heard me shouting it from my rooftop (and FB), I can hardly believe it, but I was featured in the March issue of Better Homes & Gardens!! Aaaahhh, I’m so honored! I shared an oldie but a goody project in the magazine on how to paint […] Read more…

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Drab to Fab Chair Makeover

The last couple years I’ve had the privilege of speaking at a few different Home + Garden shows and expo’s. This weekend I’ll be speaking at the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo, along with a great lineup of speakers…including Jonathan & Drew Scott from HGTV’s Property Brothers, Matt Fox who you’ll remember from HGTV’s Room by […] Read more…

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DIY Phone Charging Station From Scrap

A simple and sleek little phone charging station from Restoration Hardware caught my eye while stalking my local RH store. It’s like walking into a candy store, well…if the candy was laced with gold. I have yet to be able to afford anything there, because even something as small as this lovely phone charger costs $79. It’s […] Read more…

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DIY Etched Glass Tiered Tray

I recently became motivated to create several projects using a set of glass plates purchased at Target.  The first set was used to create Lilly Pulitzer inspired plates, while the second was recently transformed into Moroccan dessert plates.  Today, I’m using the last set to create a DIY etched glass tiered tray. I’m sure you […] Read more…

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DIY Coral Bookends for $2!

DIY projects with supplies from the “dollar store” are one of my favorite ways to add handmade decor to our home! DIY Coral Bookends We live super close to the ocean on Okinawa. Most of our summer is spent snorkeling and collecting shells, coral, and drift-wood. I found these two pieces of coral and knew […] 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…

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West Elm Acrylic Shelf Knock Off

It’s time for another installment of the West Elm Knock-off Series! Last time I showed you how to build a West Elm knock-off slab bench (which is an astounding $699) for a mere $15!! Today myself and these 4 amazing and talented gals are excited to share our latest West Elm knock-offs. Who say’s you can’t […] 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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