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Credit When it comes to designing a bathroom, many homeowners keep things simple and go with a neutral color scheme and simple decorations. As this is a very practical room, you’ll find that lots of people put an emphasis on the utility and usability of their bathroom. But that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice style. In fact, bathrooms can be both very stylish and practical spaces if you focus on adding small decorative features rather than going overboard. To help you figure out how to decorate and design your bathroom, here are some small details that can really make a […]

Small Bathroom Details That Can Make A Big Difference


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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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Image Source Are you thinking about starting to work from home? If that’s the case, you do need to set up the right environment. It’s important that you have a place where you can be productive throughout the day. Otherwise, you are going to find it difficult to make a profit, no matter what job you’re completing or what business you’re running. There are various things you’ll need in your home office if you want it to be the perfect place for working from home. Adjustable Desk My first recommendation is that you invest in an adjustable desk. With an adjustable […]

Design The Ultimate Office In Your Home


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Whether you want to make sure the house you live in now is healthy, or you’re buying your first home, there are a few things you must do to ensure a healthy home. Here are the 7 crucial elements of a healthy house to help you: 1. Thorough Child Proofing If you have children, then making sure your home is thoroughly childproofed is crucial. You’ll need to tidy wires, cover corners, install stair gates, and search vigilantly for other hazards that could be causing a problem. If you don’t have children, then this can probably wait, but getting things in […]

7 Crucial Elements Of A Healthy House


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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’ve been posting a lot of ideas about weddings during the last few years, but most of them have been for summer weddings. Here’s a craft idea for winter wedding decorations. Buy packs of snowflake Christmas tree ornaments to decorated with. These are around two dollars per pack at Wal-Mart, and can be used to decorate almost anything. My favorite idea is hanging them on plain looking light fixtures. They make an impact and they are easy to remove. Another idea is to bundle some pretty sticks together, tie them in the center with some wide ribbon, and use them as a valance for […]

Ideas for Winter Wedding Decorations



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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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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



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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


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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


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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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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



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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


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I drink wine and think the bottles are so pretty. I have rows of colored glass bottles in my living room windows (take a look, below), but I wanted to go a step further.I saw a liquid soap dispenser on Pinterest made from a Jack Daniels bottle and figured I could do the same with a wine bottle. I picked a pretty green one and topped it with a pump saved from an old bottle of lotion. Here is how to make the Bottle Top Mirror.

Wine Bottle Soap Dispenser Craft



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After redoing my kitchen’s backsplash, I had a lot of grout left over. I ended up using it to make some wall art for my bathroom as part of my bathroom makeover. Here’s how I did it: First, I taped a piece of cardboard to the back of a picture frame using Frog Tape. Masking tape would work, too. I picked an old, weathered frame for my wall art. Next, I flipped the frame over and filled it with grout using a putty knife. Make sure to get the grout right up to the edge of the frame. This is what […]

Super Cool DIY Wall Art Using Grout


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Need a new idea for your kitchen? I had a bunch of sea glass left over from the decorations we used in our wedding and I wanted to use it in our house. I went out and bought some grey grout and went to work. I used a putty knife to smear the grout all over the wall. I kept smearing until I had a quarter of an inch of grout on the wall. Before the grout had time to dry, I stuck the sea glass into the grout.      

Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash with Sea Glass


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This post is a simple and quick solution to stuffed animal storage. Screw a cup hook into the wall, latch a canvas bag onto the hook and plop stuffed animals into the bag. Here’s how it ended up looking in my daughter’s room:As you can see, I hung up a large stuffed animal (with thumb tacks) beside the bag so that it looks like the plushie is holding the bag. Fun right? If you hang the bag low enough, your child can snag their favorite animal from the canvas bag anytime they like.

DIY Stuffed Animal Organizer



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Today I want to share with you a wall treatment I came up with. As a kid I used to do potato prints on paper to make homemade wrapping paper. Well, now I’m doing it on my walls. Pretty funky cool, huh?That design was made by:  Cutting a potato in half, long-wise Cutting the pieces in half again Sticking a plastic fork into the back of a potato piece so it is easier to hold Dipping the potato piece into house paint Sticking the potato on the wall over and over again It turned out pretty nice, huh? This is one wall in my […]

DIY Potato Painting Wall Treatment


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I saw an ad on Facebook for Nomorerack.com and boy am I glad I did! I saved 83% on a down alternative king size comforter for my bed. Just in time, too, since my current comforter is falling apart. I saved a total of $163 and paid only $36. Shipping for your first order is free, so I didn’t even need to pay for that! Don’t believe me? Here is my receipt, above to prove it! 

Save Up to 85% on Homegoods: My $36 Down Alternative Comforter from NoMoreRack


DIY Lampshade 63 comments
This is a super quick craft for anyone that wants to change an old lampshade in a snap. My daughter grew out of this beautiful skirt, but I couldn’t give it away. I noticed that it is about the same size as the lampshade on my floor lamp and it color coordinated with my living room. Hahza!All I did was run a bead of hot glue around the top of the shade’s frame (I didn’t remove the old fabric) and then stuck the waistband to the frame. The skirt was a little bigger than the frame, so I pinched the waistband every […]

Amazeballs Lampshade DIY Using a Skirt



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If you’re like me, you have tons of magazines laying around. Girl, that just doesn’t work for me! I was tired of the clutter, so I decided to whip it up into fabulous home decor. My mom gave me some fantastic vintage wallpaper scraps, so I used that and a cereal box to make a magazine holder. What You Need: Cereal box Scissors Marker Wallpaper scraps Hot glue Here is what to do: Cut the flaps off of the box. Draw a line diagonally from one of the top corners to halfway down the box on both sides. Cut the box […]

Cereal Box Magazine Holder Craft