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 know...it'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...]

Yes, This Really Is A Post About A Cat Litter Box

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If you have a cat (or two, or three), then you know what an irritation the litter box can be, especially when it comes to finding a place to store it. It needs to be out of the way so that guests in your home aren't greeted with a litter box front-and-center, but it can't be so far out of the way that it becomes a chore to clean it out every … [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 here...one 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...]

DIY Custom Wood Air Return Vent Cover, Part 3 (SUCCESS!)

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After my brilliant idea for a custom air return vent, and then my colossal fail on that project, I needed a "Plan B". Some of you had some great suggestions for me, and I actually set out yesterday to put one of them into action. I headed to Home Depot to find one of those laser-cut panels that people use to make those pretty radiator covers … [Read more...]