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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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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 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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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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10 Easy DIYs for Summer Break

Every year at Design*Sponge we take a weeklong break from the office to relax and be with friends and family, so I’ve been thinking about what I want to get done during my break. I have a million work projects I should be doing, but I think my mind and body would appreciate if I…

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Wednesday August 6th, 2014

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Printable Freebie: Natural Dyes Chart

If there’s one thing that can strike fear in the hearts of the eco-conscious and health-minded, it’s the thought of chemical textile additives. From the oh-so-dreaded flame retardants that bathe some of our most innocuous, everyday items to the elusive artificial dyes that impart a supernatural vividness to our clothes, these ghastly things are seemingly…

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How to Whitewash Furniture

Summertime puts me in the mood for lighter tones and a more beachy, bleached-out color palette. In the spirit of adding that summery feel to my home year-round, I decided to try my hand at whitewashing a piece of wood furniture. I picked up at the flea market a table that had a beat-up, dark…

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Thursday July 31st, 2014

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

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DIY Papier Mache Cacti

David Stark is the king of FUN. Whenever I want to feel inspired or get creative “outside of the box” ideas for my home or a get together, David’s site is the first place I look. From huge events that turn shoes into a tornado to parties that showcase colored pencils as centerpieces, David knows…

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DIY Marbled Coasters

I’ve never been someone who was very precious with their things. I like to save up and buy things for my home that mean something to me and have stories behind them, but I also believe that objects were meant to be used and lived in, so stains and little scratches aren’t my biggest concern….

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