Mounting Individual Antlers

I've long had a pair of natural shed antlers I picked up at a thrift store several years ago.  I've used them in all sorts of places-- on bookshelves, as centerpieces, on my fireplace, coffee tables, you name it.  But now they have a new home: mounted Read More
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DIY Open Shelves with Frigidaire Professional

Open shelving is one of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now.  It doesn’t show any signs of going away any time soon and allows for both a beautiful display area and a practical, go-to for every day dishes and cookbooks. You can create Read More
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DIY Kitchen Backsplash with Frigidaire Professional

Tiling is consistently one of the DIY projects I get asked about the most.  It can be intimidating to launch into tiling your backsplash when you’ve never tiled before.  Tiling the first time has a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of Read More
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Home and Family DIY Star Finalist Taping

Boy, what a past week I've had!  I mentioned a while back on social media I did something way outside my comfort zone and submitted a video for Hallmark Channel's show Home and Family contest to find their next DIY star.  After I entered, I tried Read More
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IKEA Changing Table Hack

Parents Magazine reached out to me a while back, asking me to participate in a challenge with four other bloggers-- come up with an IKEA changing table hack and transform it into something with a totally different purpose.  With Ruby's love of art and Read More
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DIY Built-ins Part 2 (video)

I'm excited to share DIY Built-ins Part 2 today with another video tutorial. (Here is Part 1 in case you missed it)  As I've mentioned before, this was certainly an involved project, but it wasn't as difficult as we anticipated.  I think planning ahead Read More
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DIY BUILT-INS PART 1 (video)

Our family room has gone through quite the remodel.  Here's a little before action from when we were walking through the house to refresh your memory... The room just felt so closed in, dysfunctional, boring, and blah.  I always envisioned built-in Read More
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DIY FURNITURE WHEEL REPAIR

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend if you're stateside!  Ours was full of relaxation and just chilling together as a family.  I finally feel like I'm caught up on sleep which for me, is really saying something. Do you remember my Craigslist Read More
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HOW TO BUILD A PERGOLA

If I was to pinpoint one thing that took our deck from just ok to wow, it would be the pergola.  It is hands down the most beautiful thing in the backyard and adds such a richness to the deck. When we were mapping out the design and construction plans, Read More
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INEXPENSIVE PARTY INVITATIONS WITH DIGITAL ART

I have a love/hate relationship with invitations.  I want to send guests beautiful, thoughtful invitations via US Mail that set the tone for the party, but I also hate forking out hundreds of dollars for something that will likely be tossed in the Read More
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