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4 Easy Paint Techniques

Do you have a piece of furniture that you are thinking of tossing? Have you considered painting it? It’s amazing how you can transform something with paint and a little know-how. I have painted chairs, beds, chests, clocks, candlesticks, trays, baskets—you name it. Paint completely changes the look. Read on for a few techniques you can […]

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Creating a Functional and Inspiring Garage

Of all the places we’ve lived in Chicago, this is our first home that has a garage we can call our own. It was a huge selling point for us, as we’d finally have the space to stash our bicycles, power tools, and (also for the first time) gardening supplies! But as we began renovating the […]

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What’s in My DIY Tool Bag?

I come from a handy family and have been a DIYer for as long as I can remember. I rearranged my room and sewed my own clothes as early as age 10. As I got older, I was the only girl in my dorm who would ever consider removing the standard dorm room overhead light and […]

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Style Hacks: Discount Décor for the Everyday DIYer

I think some people hear the phrase “DIY project” and assume it’s going to be complicated, intimidating, and only for the power-tool proficient. But that’s just not so! Many of my favorite DIY projects are simply easy ways to elevate store-bought products to make them look way more expensive. The average person can totally handle […]

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DIY St. Paddy’s Day Décor

There isn’t a ton going on in March, which I think adds to the excitement that surrounds St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you aren’t Irish, the holiday is still a fun opportunity to spring up your space with a little green.  Here are five, pretty DIYs to freshen up your March. This adorable gold shamrock flower […]

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Try This: DIY Your Own Window Trim

Our bedroom renovation has been coming along nicely, bit by bit, piece by piece. Dare I say … it might actually turn into a room we love to be in? Since I last shared our new windows with you, we’ve DIY-ed trim, a deep window sill, and checked ‘Our New View’ off the list! It’s come a long […]

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Valentine’s Day Design: Nursery Edition

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I naturally think of all things girly. Pink, red, blush, purple, and cream scream girl to me! So I began envisioning how I would design a little girl’s nursery—since I have two boys, this literally is a dream. When I think of a little girl’s nursery, I don’t necessarily […]

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A Family Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples, but I try to make it fun for our entire family. I like to think of it as a day to make those I love feel special. I do think sometimes people who aren’t in relationships can feel left out, so it’s a great time to do something […]

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How to Give Your Home a Fresh Look After the Holidays

The presents were opened, the Christmas tree is long gone, and the fruit cake is a hard rock. As you survey the room, you realize it looks … well … empty. So now what? I love the holidays, but I also love putting everything put away and starting with a fresh slate. But just because the […]