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How to make a faux woodgrain chalkboard surface | Stowandtellu.com

How to Make a Faux Woodgrain Chalkboard Surface

Chalkboard paint on anything and everything was all the rage a few years ago.  I still like how useful a chalkboard can be for everything from jotting down notes to expressing oneself in quotes. I tried a little chalkboard experiment with a faux woodgrain patterned surface for the $100 entryway makeover last month. Since it […]

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10 ideas for how to add song lyric wording to home decor | stowandtellu.com

10 Song Lyric Wording Decor Ideas

Songs have a way of making us remember a time, a place, a moment, a person… It gets etched on our brain and every time we hear that song… we remember. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it bad. Mostly it’s good. I like to think so anyway. Last year I painted a favorite passage from an […]

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Make Vacation Photo Throw Pillows Using Groupon

What do you do with your vacation photos after a trip? Stow them away in a photo album, box, the cloud or your hard drive? Like I do? Last week I mentioned how hard it was to find post cards these days. So, I made a collage of my own. Just for fun! As I […]

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How to Make Fishing Buoys from Bottles

I have been stock piling used bottles because I have been wanting to try making fishing buoys with them for quite some time now.  We have our annual trip to the Warren Dunes and the shores of Lake Michigan this weekend. The thought of sinking my toes in the sand always puts me in the […]

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Unless You Can Be a Vintage Mermaid Statue

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a vintage mermaid statue. Then always be a vintage mermaid statue. Fess up. Haven’t you ever dreamed of being a vintage mermaid statue?  No? Okay. How about just wishing you were a mermaid? I’ve wished such a thing.  And from all the quotes on Pinterest, it’s seems to […]

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Turn a miniature house or birdhouse into a planter. This one was a tealight holder, so it had an open area where plants could be tucked into - repurposed-birdhouse-tealight-planter - StowAndTellU.com

Miniature House Upcycled as a Planter

What junk have you been collecting lately, just to turn it into something else?  I’ve been collecting miniature houses that range from faux birdhouse to brightly painted cottage.  Each piece seems to have another purpose, such as a tealight holder or tissue dispenser, but I’d like to upcycle all of these in some other way. […]

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Til We Meet Again Missing Sock Laundry Sign

The case of the missing sock scenario.  We’ve all been a character in that mystery story, haven’t we? If the laundry signs pinned across Pinterest is any idicator, then the answer is, yes.  There’s some pretty clever sayings that go along with the solution for what to do with the other sock, until you can […]

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$100 Office-Guest Bedroom Makeover

In our two bedroom house, as the layout of the home would have it, we’ve had to set up our office in the guest bedroom.  On most days we needed it to be a functioning office space with a side of guest bedroom, but we also wanted it ready-set for a visitor at any moment. […]

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How to make decorative faux speckled farmhouse eggs using bouncy balls and an easy splatter paint technique - StowandtellU.com

Basket o’ Faux Speckled Farmhouse Eggs

A few years ago when I was helping my sister re-do her kitchen, I diy-ed her a basket of decorative farmhouse inspired speckled eggs and to date, it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects.  Although she doesn’t live in a farmhouse, she does live on about 2 acres of property and boards her own […]

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A basement makeover done with a painted exposed ceiling, painted floor and 25 "use what you have" decorating ideas for the furniture and decor - StowandTellU.com

25 Use What You Have Decorating Ideas for a Basement

Before I plunge full force into decorating our new house, I wanted to take you back just a time or two more to the basement update at the townhouse.  After the new year began, I finally had a chance to pull together all of my receipts and add up the total cost of the basement […]

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Simple decor idea using aquarium gravel. Use red and white for Valentines Day. You can also fill jars with sour cherries or red hots - Stow and TellU

Aquarium Gravel Filled Valentine Jars

Who’s up for a simple decor idea, be it for Valentine’s Day or any other season?  Last summer when I spied the aquarium gravel filled jars that my niece had put on all the tables at one of our outdoor yard parties, I knew that I wanted to somehow bring that idea into my home. […]

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Cuties Wreath and Coffee Sack Bow

The last two weeks of January are almost always the coldest of winter and this year is no different.  One of the moments I take delight in is when I spot the abundance of citrus produce at the grocery store. The Cuties happen to be one of my favorites.  They’re pint sized, easy to open, […]

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Handsewn Ironing Board Cover

The days were numbered for my ironing board cover.  You know, it was faded, slightly torn, didn’t fit as well as it used to.  Kind of like my favorite old concert tee shirt, but without all the fond memories. The bones of the ironing board were still good, so I just wanted to re-cover it […]

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I Spy a Repurposed Sweater Curtain

I’ve seen repurposed sweater pillows, sweater pumpkins, sweater lamp shades. a sweater cat bed, but I had yet to spy a repurposed sweater curtain until I went to the home inspection for the house that we are buying. It was located in the hobby shed, and although I’m almost sure it was hung for utilitarian purposes […]

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Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… […]

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