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Thursday October 23rd, 2014

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

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DIY Project: Leather Folders

I’m an avid believer in surrounding ourselves with things that inspire our work, because after all, work is what we spend most of our time doing. Though, maybe we can’t exactly watch our favorite TV shows or sip on scotch while we work (as much as I know that those things inspire me), we can…

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Monday October 20th, 2014

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

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DIY Project: Hello Beautiful Doormat

Fall is upon us, which brings crisp air, the coziest of clothes, delicious treats and lots of gatherings with our favorite people. It can also bring unwanted outside dirt inside at times. A doormat is the perfect solution to fix that, and to make this fall completely perfect. Doormats can have such a large impact…

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Wednesday October 8th, 2014

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DIY Project: Marbled Table Legs

Every person has that dream material or finish that is always their first choice, should their budget ever allow. For some it’s brass, others a rich wood like walnut, but for me it’s marble. Marble all day. If I could top every table with old marble (I prefer something that’s worn in and less precious)…

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DIY Project + Book Trailer for Make & Give

In the world of DIY, there are several people who stand out to me for not just their creative ideas, but their warmth of spirit. Erin Jang and Steph Hung are two of those people. I’ve been following their work for years and their fun and inventive projects are always the sort of clean and…

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Wednesday October 1st, 2014

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How To Paint a Tile Backsplash

I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes, you can totally paint a tile backsplash. It’s all about planning your design and having the right materials. Inspired by the graphic look of Moroccan tiles, I added a geometric pattern to a standard-issue white backsplash, and the result contributed a ton of style to…

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Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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10 Stunning Flower Projects for Bringing Fall Home

As of this past Monday, it is officially fall up here in the northern hemisphere. For many of us, this means donning sweaters and scarves, stocking up on hearty foods, taking up long-neglected craft projects, and waiting in line for pumpkin-flavored anything. Oh, and gourds. You can’t forget about the gourds. Indeed, autumn is, for the most part, pretty…

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Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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10 Creative DIY Stair Runner Ideas

This weekend I found myself dreaming of having a home with a second floor. I’ve spent most of my life (and dorm years) living in single-floor apartments or homes, and there’s always been something so grand about the idea of a dramatic staircase leading to bedrooms or other spaces that are a good distance away…

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Wednesday September 10th, 2014

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DIY Embossed Cards

I always think of embossed cards as the little black dress of stationery. A simple embossed card always feels in style and detailed enough to be interesting but isn’t so in your face with decorative details that the message is lost in the design. I’ve always wanted to know how to make my own embossed…

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Lighting DIY 101

One of the easiest ways to update the look of a room is by changing out the lighting, and as we start moving toward shorter days and longer nights, it can have a huge impact on the way you feel in a room. We’ve rounded up our favorite lighting DIYs plus some fantastic Before &…

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Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

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DIY Tassel Curtain Tie Backs

I spent the last week soaking up the final days of summer in my hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia. If there’s one thing I learned in addition to how nice it is to start every morning at the beach, it’s that I really need to get some window shades going in our home. My parents…

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Thursday August 28th, 2014

Wednesday August 27th, 2014

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10 Inexpensive DIYs for Summer Break

I get really frustrated when I find a great DIY project that I want to try, but discover that it comes with an incredibly high price point. For me, DIY is all about using what you have around the house and finding clever ways to turn inexpensive materials into something that looks fantastic. So if…

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10 Beautiful Flower Projects

If there’s one thing I love about summer, it’s the incredible wealth of beautiful fresh flowers. From roadside wildflowers to huge sunflowers, this is the season when nature seems to offer up so much inspiration and color. One of my favorite pastimes is container gardening, so I love any DIY project that lets me bring…

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Wednesday August 20th, 2014

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DIY Refrigerator Update

Yesterday we got to learn more about Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess and today I’m thrilled to be sharing one of my favorite project ideas from their new book, Happy Handmade Home. We’re always excited to get a new design book in the mail, but this one stood out to me because the…

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