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14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

This article was first published in Cromly. I've been talking to several people about refurbishing really old (and dilapidated) pieces of furniture lately, and even have some DIY projects waiting on the wings for me, so I decided to dig up this piece I wrote some time back (and even added several new items on the… Continue reading 14 Amazing Furniture Makeovers You’ve Got to See

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How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

We sold off our old, rectangular, Wengge-finish, 4-seater dining set last week, and as soon as that set was loaded onto our buyer's pickup truck, I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief.   For years, I've lived with that dining set (inherited from our in-laws' house) knowing that it was just too, well,… Continue reading How to Repaint & Reupholster Your Store-Bought Dining Set

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Designing a coffee cart for a coffee mix brand

HUH. So I wrote this entry a week ago, and forgot to publish it. TYPICAL ME. Anyway, here goes. ------------- A coffee cart isn't exactly a home project, but I love the way this project turned out so much that I want to share this here. Besides, I'd like to think that I was able to use… Continue reading Designing a coffee cart for a coffee mix brand

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How to make tape art over old appliances

Got really old, sad-looking appliances at home? No budget to buy newer, better appliances? Need a quick and easy DIY project to do something...anything about it? If you answered yes, yes, and yes to the questions above, then this is the post for you. Last week, while staring at our laundry area and racking my brain for… Continue reading How to make tape art over old appliances

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9 creative ways to make your own headboard

Hello! Well now wasn't today's onslaught of rain and wind (and hail in some parts of the metro, I hear!) something? I hope no one got hurt in this afternoon's maelstrom, and that everyone's home from the horrendous traffic that ensued. If you recall over the weekend, I posted about how I switched up the… Continue reading 9 creative ways to make your own headboard

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How to hang art

Hello! How's your weekend going? Not as wet in our part of the metro anymore, but still with the occasional drizzle and sweater-weather feel. Today I'll be talking about how to hang artwork. I know right, such a mundane thing to even blog about. But hear me out. While you can easily go the 3M-mounting-tape-type… Continue reading How to hang art

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Copping the look of a mirrored console (on the (really really) cheap)

So this image has been on my Pinterest board "Stuff to DIY" for the longest time: Why, you ask? Because that white console with the mirrored doors looks slightly similar to our wine/coffee bar, that's why. The only problem with mine is that it has glass doors, ergo, everything inside can be seen. Now that shouldn't be… Continue reading Copping the look of a mirrored console (on the (really really) cheap)

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Riding on the metallic trend by making my own copper tray

Every time I go out to source products for my photo shoots, I always spend time discerning if I should buy my own tray. Those lacquer and mirrored trays at West Elm almost tempted me to give in. It's a good thing I intentionally didn't bring money nor any of my cards, because those trays… Continue reading Riding on the metallic trend by making my own copper tray

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My daughter’s hobbit birthday party: Guests and games

And now for the third and final part (mostly pics) of this throwback post to my daughter's hobbit party! (Check these links for the first and second installments.)

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My daughter’s hobbit birthday party: Food and decor

(Scoot over here for the full post on preps for this DIY party!) Now I had enlisted the help of a lot of friends and family to decorate the venue and set up the party. But as I said before, my daughter's birthday, while falling a couple days after Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' actual birthday,… Continue reading My daughter’s hobbit birthday party: Food and decor