My Small Condo Laundry Room (a.k.a. Hallway Makeover) Before & After

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When you live in 834 square feet, the idea of having an actual laundry room is nothing but a dream. We small space dwellers have to carve out specialized utility space where we can find it, and I just happened to find space in my hallway. So now, after a creative hallway makeover, I basically have a small laundry room. It's out in the open, it's … [Read more...]

Plaited Jute And Antiqued Wood Jar Label

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The other day, I was in Hobby Lobby and noticed that they had their glass items on sale for 50% off. I've been wanting a pretty decorative jar for my utility "room" to keep the detergent in, so I bought one. I also wanted to make a creative label for it, but I had a heck of a time figuring out what to do. Chalkboard tag? I've done that. Painted … [Read more...]

How To Hang Draperies And Curtains Like A Designer

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Good morning, friends!  I'm slowly chipping away at my "to do" list for my hallway, and I think I'll actually have the final ta daaaaaa to show you next week. I finally made a trip to Home Depot yesterday and actually remembered to purchase the items I needed to hang my striped painted curtains properly.  So last night as I was finishing those … [Read more...]

Easy Modern Triptych Wall Art

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I'm slowly but surely making progress on my hallway. I's a hallway. It should have been done months ago! I'm just taking my sweet time, right?! Last week, I tried my hand at making some wall art to go on the only sliver of wall in the hallway. Since it was going to be right there by the argyle wall in the utility closet, and the … [Read more...]

Striped Painted Curtains Part 2

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Hello, friends!  Today, I'm feeling a bit frazzled and scattered.  I woke up this morning feeling like I was running behind.  I hate waking up like that.  One of the reasons was because I didn't quite get my striped painted curtains finished.  I mean, the actual painting of the curtains is finished, but the hanging of the curtains is pretty sloppy … [Read more...]

Turn An Ugly Hollow Core Door Into A Pretty Chalkboard

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Good morning, and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I finally got my HVAC closet door finished, and here's how it turned out... Yep, it's a big 'ole chalkboard!  And you know what?  I love it! I had such a hard time deciding what to do with this door.  If you'll remember, when I finished my custom air return … [Read more...]

DIY Custom Wood Air Return Vent Cover, Part 4

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Well, it took a while to get brilliant idea, a DIY fail, a Plan B that never got off the ground, and then a return to the original design...but I'm finished!  FINALLY!  And I'm pretty darn excited about how my custom made air return vent cover turned out!  See for yourself (and please disregard the door.  I still haven't decided what I'm … [Read more...]