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My best friend and I are constantly in the process of redecorating our homes. I understand that some people don’t constantly live in a flux of new furnishings and paint colors like us, though. Choosing to redecorate your home is an exciting time, and one that can reflect your personality in so many ways. Not only will you be showing how flair and style in how you choose to do up your house, but how you go about it can be interpreted by others, too. Whether you’re employing somebody to do the work for you, both in design and execution, […]

D.E.R – The Three Stages of Redecoration


When you’re searching online for ways to style your home, there are very few articles that relate to your home looking good on the outside. When we think of home styling we often just think about the rooms in our home and living areas. But we need to start remembering to treat the outside of our home, and our yard or garden, as an important part of the home. It should be treated like a room in the home too. So if you feel like you have been neglecting that extra room for a while, then here are some ideas […]

How To Make The Outside Of Your Home Look Just As Good As The Inside


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We all have one room in the home that we barely use. In fact, it can often become a junk room full of old stuff. But you could be wasting space which could be rather useful for your family. And the best thing about it is you could easily turn it into something useful in a couple of steps. You just need to put your DIY hat on! Here are some ideas to turn your spare room into something marvelous! Make it into a playroom for your kids A lot of families find they end up with their kid’s toys […]

Ideas To Turn Your Spare Room Into Something Marvelous!



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Buying a house is probably the most expensive and significant investment you’ll make. It’s a prized asset, which you hope will appreciate with time. When you invest in bricks and mortar, it’s always a good idea to look for potential. If you can add value, you’ll boost your balance when it comes to selling. If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling or revamping, or you’d like to try and increase the value of your home over the coming years, here are some of the most worthwhile renovations. Image source: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/renovation/ Adding a conservatory Conservatories are an excellent way of adding […]

Boost Your Balance With These Home Renovations


“Making a home your own” is something that all lifestyle magazines insist you do as soon as you move in. It’s something we all want to do, too, but sometimes not as easy as they suggest. After all, your bank balance – and your body – can be largely exhausted by the time you fall over the threshold. In reality, once you get through the door, your priority has to be getting a good night’s sleep and finishing off the move. After that, a few stress-free weeks are usually in order. Eventually, though, you will want to make it yours. […]

Room-inating On Furniture For The Whole House


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I needed a cute little outdoor rug to add some color to my hammock area. Luckily, we were about to throw out an old hose. I snatched it out of the trash and went to work. With just some zip ties and spray paint I was able to get just the look I wanted. Basically, all you do is coil the hose around itself and use zip ties to secure one coil to the next. While you coil, make sure that the ends of all of the zip ties are on one side. The side with the ends will be […]

How to Make an Outdoor Rug with a Water Hose



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Recently, we remodeled our bathroom.  We were left with a sink with an old sink from the demo. We tried to give the old sink away, but no one needed it, so I decided to turn it into a birdbath. First, I removed the sink from the pedestal. Then, I buried about 4 inches of it to make it stable.   I ran to the local Goodwill and grabbed some old dishes to use in my birdbath. I ended up getting a serving platter, a smaller plastic tray, a pretty glass and a little crystal bowl. It all cost me […]

How to Make a Birdbath out of Junk


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Originally published April 16, 2014 The wall in my dining room was boring when you compared it to the rest of my home. I had to do something with it. I’ve always like the look of old, vintage prints. I remember my grandma had a tea pitcher with vintage ads printed on it. I loved looking at it while drinking a tall glass of sweet tea (Oklahoma, yall!). A few years ago, I rescued this old book from a 100-year-old farmhouse that was being torn down. (I got this cabinet in the same house!) Here’s my hubby tearing down the […]

Awesome Inexpensive Vintage Wallpaper Using Books


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My daughter bought a plant terrarium kit at Hobby Lobby and loved it, so we made our own at home. Here’s how we did it. First, poke holes in the bottom of the cup using a nail. Then, fill the cup with soil and add a seed or small plant. Tape another cup on top the cup containing the plant to form a dome. Then poke holes in the top using a nail.   When it rains, little drops of water will drip into the terrarium and excess water will go out of the bottom.

Homemade Plant Terrarium: Solo Cup Craft   Recently updated !



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My friend Josh is planning on moving, so we have been scouting Hobby Lobby’s clearance isles for decorations. His theme for the living room is “autumn” so we were looking to snatch up anything we could use to give the feel of a sunny October afternoon. Low and behold, we found this metal wall decoration: And it was half-off! It was leaves, but it wasn’t fall leaves. I assured Josh that I could jazz it up with some paint so he snatched it up. At home, I broke out some acrylic paints in fall colors and got to work. First, […]

How to Transform a Hobby Lobby Clearance Item


Spring door decoration 62 comments
I love to change my decor to reflect the seasons, but a lot of the time I just don’t have time to decorate. This year, I’ve come up with a bevy of cute and super fast ways to decorate for spring. 1. Use an Old Purse! I love having something bright and festive on my front door, but I hate spending hours making a new wreath. I had a bright yellow tote that I use to carry my stuff to the gym and some silk sunflowers. I hung the tote by its handles using a wreath hanger and just plopped […]

6 Cute, Fast Decorations for Spring / Summer


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Follow my blog with Bloglovin I like to store things in Mason jars, but sometimes the things I store in them are ugly. The answer? I made faux milk glass using nothing more than household paint. The results are pretty and concealing at the same time. First, you pour about a cup of household paint into a clean Mason jar. Then, you rotate the jar to coat the inside of the jar with the paint. Once the inside is fully coated, pour out the rest of the paint. Let the jar dry over night and bam! Milk glass.  To learn more about […]

Mason Jar Crafts: How to Make Homemade Milk Glass



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Two winters ago we had a really bad ice storm here in Texas and Oklahoma (I live on the border). As a result, my mom lost all of her silverleaf maple trees. That was around 20 trees! There was a lot of logs laying around after they cut up the trees and I smuggled some away for craft projects. The first project I did was set a few up in my living room as plant stands. So simple and looks so cool! Don’t you just love the silver bark? If you do this at home, just make sure that all of […]

Log Plant Stand for Cool Green Decor


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I love finding things on the side of the road or by a dumpster and fixing them up. My motto: Years ago, I found this knickknack shelf beside a dumpster. I pulled the broken doors off of it and it stayed like this for a while: Then I removed the molding around the top and painted it blue: We used it like that for years, but I wanted a china hutch and decided that my little cabinet would work great. First, I needed to find another shelf that I could stack on top. I found one on my local Facebook […]

Dumpster Diving Transformation: Homemade China Hutch


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How do you know when it’s time to remodel your bathroom? When the floor tries to gobble up your child. Yep, the floor around the tub gave way. Thankfully, no one was hurt! Mind you, my house is getting close to its 100th birthday. It was more than time to redo that floor! My husband and teen proceeded to tear out the linoleum, hardwood, sub-flooring and support beams. It took a few hours, but a new floor was installed. The new flooring is waterproof Allure Resilient Plank Flooring. It was really easy to put in and is super durable. While we […]

The Floor Ate My Daughter: Major Bathroom Remodel



I just did a DIY for CNET that I think you’ll love! You’ve probably seen cloud lamps floating around Pinterest, well I figured out a simple way to make one in less than an hour. Here are the instructions for making a cloud lamp. Bonus tip: If you use an LED light that can change colors your cloud can have a bunch of different dreamy effects. Here are some photos of my finished lamp:

How to Make a Cloud Lamp   Recently updated !


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Ever wonder how to hang a wrapped canvas that isn’t framed? Let me introduce you to the soda tab method!All you need is a soda can tab, a staple gun, scissors and a length of cord or wire. First, lay your tabs 3/4 of the up the frame of your canvas. Staple them three times with your staple gun. Thread your string or wire through the top loop of both tabs. Tie the string to one of the tabs and pull the center of the string until it reaches the center of the top of the frame. Tie off the […]

How to Hang a Wrapped Canvas with Soda Tabs


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You may already know that I’m an artist. I run Art Questions Answered and do illustrations for books and magazines. Sometimes I like to experiment with new mediums. This time, I used metal that I found on the side of the road, in my junk drawer and laying around the house. You can make metal art, too. There’s no welding involved. All you need is some E-6000 glue and a canvas.  Take a look at my process:

Recycled Metal Art Anyone Can Do   Recently updated !




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I’m in the mood to talk about weddings today, so this post will be on creative decorations for your wedding, invitation ideas and…stuff. Here are some tips from my own wedding. Yup, the pictures are from my wedding back in 2007. Wedding Toppers One of the first decorations that I picked out for my own wedding was what went on top of the cake. I wanted something unusual, not just the average man and wife on top of our cake. There are plenty of sites that offer unusual wedding cake toppers, but unfortunately I didn’t know that.  So, I ended up buying […]

Creative Wedding Ideas that I Used at My Wedding   Recently updated !


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I hate to throw anything away, so you can imagine how happy I was when I realized that you could make yarn out of old t-shirts! I was even happier when I realized you can crochet rugs with t-shirt yarn. Here’s how you can do it, too!  How to Make T-Shirt Yarn Making t-shirt yarn is super easy. I like to do it while I watch television at night. 1. Cut your t-shirt in a circle. Take a look at the illustration. You simply start cutting and go around and around the tee until you get to the armpits. Easy-peasy. 2. […]

How to Make a T-Shirt Rug




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I finally finished another step in my bathroom makeover. My hubby installed a faucet that looks like one of the old pump-style kitchen faucets. It is a Pfister Ashfield faucet and I love it! You can see more of my bathroom makeover in this post. Here is what it looked like before:  

Bathroom Makeover: New Faucet


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    Our floors needed a pick-me-up…badly. We pulled up the carpet and realized the people who owned the house before we did got paint all over the hardwood floors. I didn’t have time to sand the old stain off and apply new stain, so I used a primer and paint all-in-one instead. It covered up all the yuckiness and looks really nice. The color is Chipotle Paste.Do you have some floor nightmare stories?

Painted Hardwood Floor Refinishing



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Today, let’s go outside for our craft. I love pallet crafts, so I asked my husband to bring me some home from work. He brought a whole stack! The little spaces in-between the slats gave me an idea. What if I made a garden plot from the pallets? So that’s just what I did.First, I laid down a layer of old carpet on the ground to prevent weeds. Then, I laid the pallets on top of the carpet, making sure that there was a  walkway in-between each one.Finally, I filled the spaces between the slats on the pallet with soil […]

How to Make a Garden from Pallets   Recently updated !


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Okay, this may come off as HUGELY cheap, but I re-fluff pillows instead of buying new ones. I just hate how, after just a few months, a pillow goes limp and flat, but I refuse to go get a new pillow. To get that brand-new feeling, I wash the pillow in my washing machine with hot water and lots of laundry detergent (I find that they need extra because oils from your head are extra difficult to remove.) Then, I throw it in the dryer on medium heat until it’s dry. Poof! The pillow is soft and fluffy once more!

How to Make an Old Pillow Like New   Recently updated !


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Bright and cheery decor!I am a Pinterest addict. I recently saw a pin for tissue paper pom-poms and I pinned it right away. I’m redecorating my office (here is the before and after I redid my filing cabinets) and thought, why not? You can follow Toni’s pom-pom instructions on her site, but the way I did it differs just a bit because I used two colors of tissue paper to match my color scheme. The whole project cost under $10, but made a big impact.Here’s how I did it: Take four sheets of tissue paper and lay them on your work surface. Accordion fold […]

My Office Makeover: Paper Pom-Poms DIY   Recently updated !



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    Yesterday, I told you that I was redecorating my office and will be posting the results throughout the month (Click here to see the before photos). Today, I am going to show you my first project. My office contains two rusty filing cabinets that I decided to restyle in a funk, retro way.I’ve seen other projects where people have restyled filing cabinets with paper and paint. Well, I did mine with paint and vintage fabric I got for free on Freecycle.My office decor colors are a perky yellow and a cobalt blue. So, I painted the cabinets with Rustoleum […]

My Office Makeover: Chic, Retro Restyled Filing Cabinets   Recently updated !


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    My office is the sunroom in our house. Two walls are completely covered in windows. It is a tiny room, but I love having my own office for my business (I’m a freelance writer and illustrator).Here are a few photos of my office before I started redecorating.It’s all pretty boring. The walls are white, the floor is white. Everything is white. I have to very old filing cabinets that aren’t in the photos because I’m redoing them. That’s tomorrow’s post!Yup, tomorrow you will see how I took two rusty filing cabinets and turned them into very fashionable storage containers. I’m […]

My Office Makeover: Before


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    I am big on finding trash on the side of the road and turning it into something nice. Well, I found a huge nicknack shelf on the side of the road. It looked like a dog had taken big bites out of it, so I had to putty, paint, and tighten the whole thing. I think it turned out nice. Go through the pictures in the slide show to watch how I fixed it up.

Dumpster Diving Shelf Redo