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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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Bicycle Built for a Pair of 90s Coat Rack Shelves

This was a case where the 90s called and wanted their shelves back, but I had to tell them, sorry, no can do.  After “not” painting the living room and rushing through the $100 dollar guestroom/ office update, let’s just say that the get-er-done approach was trending in our new little home, and I honestly […]

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Glimpse of Restoration at Valley Forge

Imagine if you had a knock at the door one day, and it was a group of tattered looking soldiers who said, “Hi.  We just fought this this huge battle and we seem to have gotten snowed in.  We’re going to need you to let us move into some of your homes and ask that […]

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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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Coffee at the Roundhouse

One of our new favorite places when my son comes in to town is called the Roundhouse, and for good reason…yes, it’s round.  This Roundhouse has been around since about 1880 and is said to be one of the oldest limestone round house structure in the US. The Roundhouse was originally built to house a […]

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Use the glass and frame only from a vintage frame to make a framed moss shamrock or any moss shape that works for you. Rustic, simple look for St Patrick's Day or Spring decor - StowandTellU.com

DIY Framed Moss Shamrock on Glass

I’ve always loved the look of glass framed art, but have yet to purchase one of those pressed glass frames.  I do however, have several vintage frames that still have the glass, but are missing the artwork. Ideal for mounting something with glue, ie: a mossy shamrock, to the front of the glass for faux […]

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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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Paint a message, phrase or saying onto a thrifted plate. Fun idea for teens to put favorite song lyrics, poem. Also nice project for Valentines or inspirational gift idea - StowandTellU.com

Painting a Message on a Plate for My First Crush

One of my very first crushes was not on a boy, but on a band.  I didn’t know who they were, what they looked like, how successful they would become.  All I did know, at about the age of 10 or 11, was that when one of their songs came on the radio, I was […]

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20 faux kitchen pantry ideas for creating a pantry space when you have no designated pantry storage area - Faux and TellU from StowandTellU.com

20 Faux Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Do you have kitchen pantry envy? As in your kitchen doesn’t have a pantry, but if only there was a way to make one appear, you’d ask where to sign up? I can relate. We didn’t have a pantry in our townhouse kitchen, so we had to use two of the cabinets to store our […]

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6 cozy winter diy project ideas to keep you busy until the warmer weather arrives from StowandTellU.com

6 Ideas to DIY Away the Winter Blues

Well, the holidays are over, but for some of us that only means that we now a few loonnnggg, cold months of winter staring us in the face.  Many of us like to get busy cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering and that is a great place to start, but I always like to try and celebrate […]

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Favorite DIY Projects from 2015

As I look back on some of my favorite diy projects from 2015, I’m happy to see that many of the pieces completed before the move transitioned quite well into our home albeit with a new function in several cases. It was worth it to keep plugging away at furniture makeovers, even while in moving […]

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How to turn a lamp shade into a gift basket. Upcycled lamp shade gift basket from Stow and TellU

Upcycled Lamp Shade Gift Basket

I’m so glad I didn’t toss out an old tartan fabric lamp shade when we were moving because, as it turns out, I was invited to join the Junk Revision monthly group challenge.  Also called the Junk Visionaries group challenge. December junk revision challenge:  Unexpected items as gift wrap This group was started by Lucy […]

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Tuna Can Christmas tree using flickering flameless tealights. Great for small space living, a bachelor pad, minimalist or industrial Christmas decor from Stow and Tell U

Lighted Tuna Can Christmas Tree

You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna Christmas tree! Okay that was cheesy, right?  But that’s the saying that kept coming to mind as I was making this lighted tuna can Christmas tree. By the way, who remembers the name of the band that had a similar album title back in the 80’s? […]

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Basement laundry room is updated almost exclusively with paint, several diy repairs and a "use what you have" approach from Stow and Tell U

Townhouse Laundry Room Makeover Reveal

I realize that I never showed you all the rest of the basement update, but with the move to the new house and the happenings of this past summer, I had to put the reveal on hold temporarily.  I did take some “after” photos though, and I’m hoping you’d still like to see them now. […]

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Upcycled Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Table

I had been standing in the furniture section of my local thrift store staring at my choices for a coffee table makeover.  It was one of those times when I knew darn well they didn’t really have what I was looking for, but my stubborn, unrealistic self wanted to believe that if I stood there […]

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