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Kitchen Progress: Phase One is Done

Phase one of my kitchen update is finally done! Kitchen update 1 started back in June… okay, so it has taken a little longer than I had intended to come this far, but aside from staging it to look pretty with home decor trinkets and perhaps adding a bit of under cabinet lighting, I can […]

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Basement-update

Basement Update – Picking a Paint Color

With the microwave challenge out of the way in the kitchen, we are finally able to get back into focus on the updating the scary basement.  We have both been very busy at our regular jobs, so progress has unfortunately been a tad slow.  But, at least by now, most of the clutter has been […]

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If, If, If and the Very Scary Basement

Did I ever tell you that I’m afraid to go in my basement? It’s very scary down there. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to go down there either. There is no shortage of spider webs…or spiders for that matter. Sometimes when I go down in the basement, I feel like there are giant spider webs […]

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Gear up for warmer weather

Gearing up for the Warmer Weather Table Decor

My mom always used to say, that April comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  I’m hoping that lion has gone back in his den until next year!!  We’ve had rather pleasant temperatures this weekend, so, gearing up for the warmer weather was finally in order.  Having taken a short road […]

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Spring Fever with Copper and Green

Copper and green… I’ve seen this combination a few time before, thought it quite pretty and knew I had to try it myself.  With a few décor beauties from the Goodwill, a few family heirloom-like pieces and a few added craft store decorating essentials, I was able to mix and match until my heart’s content.  […]

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Textured Tray

Re-purposed Textured Tray I re-purposed this tray by adding some texture with joint compound.  Joint compound is fairly easy to use and allows you to create a multidimensional look.  By letting the joint compound begin to harden, then smoothing it down with your hands, you can obtain a surface smooth enough to stand items on […]

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Storage box with lid decorating ideas

Easiest Way to Decorate a Lidded Storage Box

If you are interested in making your own storage box with lid, and you want to spruce it up just a bit, here is one of the easiest ways to decorate one of these boxes, so that you can place the box on a shelf, in full view, and not be disenchanted by the look […]

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DIY Lidded Storage Box

These might be kinda ugly, but…. one of the most common and practical solutions for organizing and de-cluttering is using a storage box with a lid.  Store bought boxes with lids can be costly, especially when you need to buy several; so, I decided to make my own. Although these aren’t very pretty, they are […]

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Wrapping Paper Keepsake Box

A keepsake box can be a great gift, and even better if it’s handmade.  I made this keepsake box from a few items including a storage box with lid ( I used a computer paper box), wrapping paper and decoupage.  Applying decoupage and paper to the cardboard makes the box more durable and long lasting.  […]

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Backgammon Decoupaged Nesting Tables

  Nesting tables are great space savers.  You can store the smaller pieces under the larger piece when not in use and pull the smaller pieces out when you need to use them.  I picked up this set of nesting tables for a great deal.  It was missing the top inserts, but with a little […]

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Turn Your Closet into a Mini Mud Room

    As EMBARRASSING as this is to show you just how cluttered and messy my front closet was, I think the transformation really proves worth it.  Since I completed this mini mud room makeover, I can honestly say that it has been much easier to keep it in order.  I live in a small […]

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re-purposed table with decoupage

Sheet Music Table Makeover

     Ikea Sheet Music Table Makeover with Decoupage Decoupage is a fairly easy process and a great way to customize your own look.  For this table I took old sheet music, crumpled it up, ripped it into pieces and edged the pieces with black ink to get what I think is an interesting yet […]

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