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Get Your DIY’er What They Really W

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Clever Holiday Gift Ideas

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DIY Christmas Stocking Hanger Box

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How To Style Seasonal Entertaining Vigne

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Simple 1-Hour Kids Coloring Desk

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DIY ‘Team Colors’ Serving Tr

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Custom Built-in Storage & Console

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10 Tips For Adding Style On A Budget

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Frame Refresh – From Damaged to Ne

Somebody tell me at what point in your life as a mom do you get to...
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DIY Kitchen Utensil Holder & Dish H

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Boring To Beautiful: Basket Hack

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USA Patriotic Marquee

Ready to get patriotic? Here in the U.S. everyone is putting up their flags, and rolling...
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DIY Custom Cube Organizer

I have a set of store bought cube organizers that I absolutely love. I keep...
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DIY Coffee Table With Pullouts

  Oh great, the movers totally destroyed my coffee table. What in the world would...
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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...
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DIY Pine Gel Candles

Nope, I've never been one to love the cold or snow, but even I have...
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DIY Mid-Century Modern Side Table

So this was suppose to be a side table for my daughter's room...well it hasn't made...
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A Little Valentine Love

Ready for Valentines Day? To show your sweetheart just how much they mean to you?...
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DIY Vertical Wall Planter

There is no better way to dive into a new year, or even into the...
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DIY Custom Closet Shelving (for deep clo

Ugh. I hate wasted space, especially when space is at a premium like it is...
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New Year’s Eve Plate

This beautiful silver foil "2017" plate is the perfect piece to spice up my table...
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Near Year Photo Backdrop

Happy New Year!! I think my favorite thing about the holidays and the anticipation of...
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DIY Gold Brush Stroke Candles

I'm excited to be back on Home Made by Carmona to share a quick project...
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Japanese Paper Fan Ornament

.   Here's what you need: Origami or washi paper (any decorative paper will work,...
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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...
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DIY Holiday Stocking Post

Oh man, I have so much fun with these virtual build parties! There is nothing...
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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...
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PVC Pipe Napkin Rings

Today, I'd like to share my DIY African Inspired PVC pipe napkin rings perfect for...
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How to: Build An Easy (Super Sturdy) Wor

It's that time of the month again, when I partner with Kreg to bring you...
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DIY Rustic Wheelbarrow

Woohoo! It's DIY party time ya'all! Me and a whole crew of my blogger gal...
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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...
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Modern Seashell Door Hanging

Hi there Home Made by Carmona readers. It's Kathy from Up to Date Interiors again...
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DIY Obelisk Trellis

We relish a nice sweet sugar snap pea! The price tag to buy them fresh,...
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DIY Copper Cabana

Recently my good friends at The Home Depot reached out to me with a fun...
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DIY Shibori Picture Frame

So today, I'd like to show you how you can Get The Global Look and...
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Garbage Can Privacy Screen

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Simple Solutions To Organizing A Child&#

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DIY Modern Mobile With Sea Glass &

I just love modern hanging art pieces and mobiles but they can be really pricey...
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Outdoor Furniture Build Plans

Every time I don a power tool, I swear I feel like a superhero. It's...
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Kid’s DIY Kitchen Playset

Ready to be mom (or dad) of the year? Honey, put away your wallet, this...
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Easy Fiber Yarn Wall Art

Hello everyone, I am Anima from This Design Journal and I am back again with...
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Simple DIY Painted Trays

I've been avoiding the thrift stores lately...well you know how it is, you walk in,...
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Vertical Hanging Kitchen Garden

I can't believe we had half a foot of snow on our deck just a...
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DIY No Sew Applique Labels

First, let me emphasize that this tutorial is best for canvas or fabric bins.  Please...
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Faux Moss & Succulent Terrarium

I have been adding more and more greenery to my house. Besides the benefit of...
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Spring Basket Wreath

I love Spring. I've been waiting for Spring for what feels like forever...that happens when...
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Swap It Like Its Hot 5

Hey guys, it's that time of year again! When my good friend Charlotte from Ciburbanity...
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DIY Photo Cube Shelves

Hi everyone, I am Anima from This Design Journal and am back here with another...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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DIY Etched Glass Tiered Tray

I recently became motivated to create several projects using a set of glass plates purchased...
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DIY Coral Bookends for $2!

DIY projects with supplies from the "dollar store" are one of my favorite ways to...
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How To Craft A Cute Binder

Since I'm not naturally organized (or tidy), I have to work hard to keep myself motivated...
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Homemade Candles for your Natural Home

Hi everyone, I am Anima from This Design Journal. I am thrilled to be part...
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Schedule and Chore Board

Well, it has finally happened. My eldest daughter asked me to create a chore board that...
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Christmas Eve Dinner Table

In many cultures the Christmas celebration starts on the Eve of Christmas with a large...
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Stenciled Designs For High End Custom St

If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of painting your own designs...
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High End Christmas Decor On A Low End Bu

Who says you have to spend an arm and a leg to have a spectacular...
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Christmas-In-The-Kitchen Craft Project

Happy holidays! Well, almost...they are just around the corner. Are you ready? Join me and...
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You Light Up My Life – Gift {&

Are you a gift giving rock star? I'd love to know the secret to how...
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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...
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Orange Pomander + Floral Bouquet

There is something so comforting and nostalgic about the scent of pomanders (also known as...
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Pumpkin Centerpiece for the Holidays

I want a beautiful centerpiece for my holiday dinner, but when you have to think...
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Thanksgiving Tablescape and Icebreaker I

I don't know about you, but I think the best part of Thanksgiving is the...
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DIY Wreath Doormat

It is easy to go into shops and buy something for your home (and there...
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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...
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DIY Designer Throw Pillows {as low as $5

Hey guys, I'm so excited to share this tutorial with you...it is one of my...
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Seasonal Fall Shadow Box

I am one of those people who decorates for the season long after the season has...
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Swap It Like Its Hot – Thrift Stor

Boy have we got some fun for you today! It's that time of year, when...
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Custom DIY Acrylic Drawer Organizers

I love acrylic drawer organizers, I hate that you can't find them to fit every...
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Shot Glass Candle Holders

Oh my goodness. Who in their right mind would buy a couple candle stick holders...
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5 Easy DIY Wall Art Hacks Using Tape

If you don't already know, I have a slight art obsession. A room just isn't...
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Dining In Style – From Mismatched

Ok, it's not pretty...it is kind of a weird hodgepodge of styles that could have...
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The Great Armchair Chalk-Over

Do you remember the last time I painted upholstery in my home? It was magical...
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Gather Here DIY Sign

Hi! It's Gilly from Colour Saturated Life back again to show you a simple DIY...
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West Elm Inspired DIY Floating Mirror

I seem to have a thing for decorating with mirrors...which is weird since I hate...
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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...
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DIY Reclaimed Wood Bookshelf

If you saw Alea Joy's home tour on Design Sponge a few months ago, you might...
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DIY Corbel Shelves

I love making custom shelves and organizational racks! It effectively increases the storage of any...
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Geometric Painted Mugs

Hi everyone it's Gilly from Colour Saturated Life and I am so excited to be back...
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West Elm Bench Knock-off

My idea of a good time is cruising through the West Elm catalog with a...
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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...
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DIY Quirky Head Vase

I posted a sneak peak on Instagram the other day, and realized I must be...
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The Ugly Duckling Door Turned Headboard

Once upon a time there was a sad lonely door, and it was the ugly...
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DIY Upcycled Utensil Holder

Hi! It's Gilly again from Colour Saturated Life back to give your visual senses an...
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Simple DIY Art Calendar

Today I'm excited to be share some Bedside Organization Tips over at IHeart Organizing! You'll see all...
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Wood Cut Letter Holder / Mail Organizer

I sat there for what must have been 30 minutes straight, staring at the chopped down pile...
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How To Make A Diamond Tufted Headboard

Diamond tufted headboards are stunning, but so prohibitively expensive that I wasn't sure I would ever gain one...
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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,...
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DIY Leather Door Wedge

I've always used whatever's been lying on the floor to prop open the doors in...
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Lovely Citrus Topiary Centerpiece

Since making orange pomanders over Thanksgiving last year I have been looking for another excuse...
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The Best Ways To Display Easter Eggs

I showed you how to create beautiful wooden gold dipped eggs, and color blocked eggs...
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Easter Centerpiece – A Seasonal Di

Terrariums, floral bouquets, or growing displays are a few of the beautiful ways to bring a...
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{Art Fix} DIY Marble Art

What you will come to learn about me is that I L.O.V.E. colour (in your face, intense,...
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The Secret To Painting Acrylic, Plastic,

I have a love affair with all things see-through. Well, no, that's not true... just...
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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...
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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...
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How To Create The Ultimate Sewing Kit

It's that moment when you're rushing to finish a project and you absentmindedly reach into your...
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A Lovely Little DIY Desk Calendar

I’m in love with this project—not only is it ridiculously easy, it also combines two...
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The Great Big Paint Project

Have you ever had that room that just baffled and vexed you? As if something about...
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Chic Wrapping Paper Storage

I have a weakness for wrapping paper. It's like their pretty designs and textures just call...
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The Fun In Cranberry & Popcorn Garl

So here I am, trying not to go munch on the kettle corn garland we...
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Picture & Scroll Filled Ornaments

  While browsing through the Christmas section of my local craft store, a very nice...
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Gift Giving With A Personal Touch

Are you a big gift giver? For many of you that is the most exciting...
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Elegant Gold Dipped Ornaments

When you're not looking to spend a lot, but want elegant high-end Christmas ornaments, look...
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Giving Thanks Place Setting

  Of all the holidays I think Thanksgiving is the best. Well maybe it just...
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Leaf Like Napkin Rings

Supplies: All you need is a roll or two of of jewelry wire, I use Darice...
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How To Style & Organize Your File B

  Paper filing was driving me crazy, so finding the perfect solution to simplify that...
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How To Make Faux Box Tins

I don't know if you have seen these ah-mazing SyuRo tins floating around Pinterest, but...
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Create Custom Magnetic Tins for Storage

Finding custom magnetic tins are tough, finding reasonably priced custom tins are near impossible. Well,...
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Stylized Office Accessories – Stap

By now you've realized that I miiiiight have a bit of an obsession with all things gold....
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Secrets To Painting Free Hand

I'm a lazy painter, but I'm pretty good so I can afford to be lazy!...
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The Front Door That Hits Me On My Way Ou

 If the multi-toned yellow, beige, and pink walls in my hallways aren't bad enough, the...
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Installing a Light Fixture – My La

I have one final project to brighten up my newly updated laundry room, and it...
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My Rather Alluring Floors

Whooohoo! Happy birthday to me! I just scored 3 boxes of Traffic Master Allure Ultra...
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How To Know When Upholstery Should Be Pa

To paint or not to paint...that should be the question before painting our upholstered furniture. But...
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How to Make Cute DIY Drawstring Bags

*Thank you to Smart Fab for providing the materials for this project!  I've gotten that organizing itch...
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Pintastic Pinboards & Painted Pins

By now you realize that I'm a bit pin board crazy. You have to understand,...
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Piano Lamp Turn Bookcase Lamp

Looking at my living room bookcases, I just kept feeling there was something missing. Then...
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Hostess Gift: A DIY Basketful of Spring

Looking for the perfect hostess gift for that Spring party or Easter dinner you've been...
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Dressing Table Turn TV Console

This dressing table was a family hand-me-down that I was grateful to receive but couldn't...
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Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie S

The harsh winter weather here in Northeast Ohio has put a big damper on my...
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A Puzzling Dilemma – The Ultimate

Puzzles are a favorite Saturday afternoon activity for my family.  I love seeing my three...
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DIY Wire Baskets

I have wanted wire baskets forever! Ever since seeing them in a lovely Pottery Barn catalog....
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Gold Sprayed Jars

When a craft work space is as much display as it is function, you want...
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Matte Maker, Matte Maker, Make Me a Matt

So, what do you do once you've bought or painted the perfect picture for your...
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The Wannabe Artist

Being the daughter of an artist can be...well, inspiring, sometimes frustrating. Occasionally you watch him...
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DIY Dry Erase Resolutions Board

I can be forgetful and absentminded which tends to get in the way of achieving...
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Lulu & Georgia Inspired Rugs –

The other day I was over at Lulu & Georgia, drooling...as usual. Is this my...
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Take It From The Pros – View Along

What is it with bathroom shower curtains? A single flimsy piece of material with a...
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DIY Hairclip Holding Art

I'm working on the art grouping in my kids Jack & Jill bathroom, when I...
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The Golden Touch…Storage Bowls

I've always been a brushed chrome girl...until now!  Deciding not to replace the pretty gold...
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How To Stain A Basket

Are you reading this title asking why in the world you would ever need to...
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The Painted Vanity

The vanity in my girls Jack & Jill bathroom could use a little pick-me-up, and...
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Wallpaper, Wallpaper, On The Wall…

Mmmmnnnooooggrrrrbleghhh. Oh hey... sorry about that. I was just looking over the bathrooms in my...
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DIY Key Organizer

Today I'm making key holders for my coat closet. I can hear my kids saying...
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DIY Flipped Shelves

My coat closet is coming along nicely, and I am hook happy now baby! Seriously,...
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Easy DIY Painted Bottles

You know how much I love to reuse old jars.  I use empty jars as...
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Pretty Magnets & Push Pins

What is the point of creating a beautiful pin & magnetic board if the pins...
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DIY Pin & Magnetic Board

Something needed to go above my daughters dresser, it looked a bit sparse sitting in...
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Dresser Rehab

A fantastic friend found this dresser on the side of the road and thought of...
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DIY Board Game Storage Unit

Some of you know I'm crazy about European board games. It is the one hobby my...
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Garden Fever Prt. 3: Building Raised Sub

Why Raised? Why Sub-Irrigated? Do you really have to ask? My raised beds sit on...
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Garden Fever Prt.2: Container Gardening

True to Ursula fashion, each year I am all-over-the-place excited to start my garden in...
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The Year Round Valentine

I admit it, I'm just not the holiday celebrating type. I heard that! Your jaw...
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Making a Simple Mirror

Oh how I have longed for one of those gorgeous large round mirrors, framed in a...
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Paint Chip Labels

I loooooooove labels. Hanging labels, tags, sticky labels, you name it! I am always thrilled when...
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Under Bed Storage

My middle munchkin likes to keep her papers and projects in defined piles on the...
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Clip Art Paintings

Art in a room is like ice cream on apple pie (since I don't get...
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Scrapbook Paper Art

My friend 'L' made these fantastic little Scrapbook Paper art canvasses for my daughters room....
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Vintage Fan Fake-out

As a general rule I hate fans, most of them are just plain 'ole ugly....
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