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Upcycled Cabinet Door Artwork Tutorial

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Earlier this week I posted a before and after post of my kitchen-cabinets-turned-artwork project. Truth be told, this project has been a long time coming. I painted these a while ago. We finally hung them up this weekend! Isn't that how most things happen? Upcycled Cabinet Door Artwork Tutorial: I used wood filler in all the holes left from the hinges and knobs. After it dried, I sanded that down and then painted the doors with a foam roller. You can read more about that here. Fast foward Read more ...

DIY Ruffled Camera Strap

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I am a documenter. I save movie tickets. I have saved nearly every greeting card I have received in my lifetime. I scrapbook. Everything. From important things like weddings and births, to random life, like going to see Harry Potter with an eyeliner lightening bolts drawn on my face with a friend. (Don't act surprised.) I'm the "the picture-taker". As soon as I had enough babysitting money I would ker-plunk down my $7.99 for one of those wind-up 35mm film camera and click away with my friends. Read more ...

How to Make $0.24 Christmas Cards

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via One of my favorite things this time of year is receiving mail. Good old fashioned, stamped, icky tasting envelope sealant snail mail. No one sends mail anymore these days. It's all about the modern technologies called email and text message. My mailbox (not to be confused with my inbox) is usually full of credit card offers, landscaping company fliers and coupons for dry cleaning. But not lately! The last few weeks we have opened up cards with sparkles and photos and flourish. I've finally Read more ...

Coffee Can Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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As many good projects begin these days, I was perusing Pinterest and came across a photo of a twig vase. Lightbulbs flashed before my eyes and this project was born. I saved a coffee can and went outside for some free twigs that are scattered all over our yard. I tried to find twigs that were relatively straight and thin. (While searching for twigs, you may come across a stick that strongly resembles Voldemort's Elder Wand. You consider keeping it, but then think better of it and put it back Read more ...

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor

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Like millions of other people this week, we are traveling to be with family on Thanksgiving day. However, that doesn't mean I was going to let a holiday-related decorating opportunity to pass us by! With the exception of Christmas, I tend to be a seasonal decorator rather than for specific holidays. I've had a bit of fall decor up for a while. Per usual, I begin with what I have, like this orange book, black wire cake stand and white ceramic apples. Once I added a few fresh gourds, voila. Instant Read more ...

A Gut Feeling

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(Alternative title: "Vonderful Gut" - Mom, that's for you.) Kitchens and bathrooms. People on HGTV loves their kitchens and bathrooms. When we bought this house, we knew we'd be heavily renovating our kitchen and both our bathrooms. Want proof? Check out our groovin' powder room. (For the record, this room is incredibly hard to take a photo of.) "The powder room—typically a main-floor half-bath with a sink, a toilet, and a mirror—is often the home's smallest room, averaging just 4 feet Read more ...

Island Inspiration

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Our kitchen renovation is continuing to progress slow and steadily. Emphasis on the slow. While we aren't making much visual headway, we actually have made quite a bit of planning progress. We purchased our faucet last weekend (woot woot to the Lowe's clearance rack!). I also went through our cabinets and windows with a tube of paintable caulk to fill in a few more cracks and leftover holes from my initial pass through. We've also picked out a sink and (I think) our countertop. We're going with Read more ...

Nearly No-Sew Autumn Bunting

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This project begins like many others in my house. With two little words: Trash. Picking. There is an interior designer who lives down the street from my parents. Every once in a while she weeds through her stash and puts lots of lovely items she doesn't need anymore on the curb. In the case of this project, she was getting rid of a swatch book of designer fabrics. I've been saving them for eons and the right project finally came long. I thumbed through it and cut out all the swatches that looks Read more ...

DIY Felt Autumn Wreath

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I'm plugging my nose and cannonballing into the pool of fall decoration with full force! Our spring was spent packing and our summer was spent unpacking, therefore I haven't had any fun decorations up since Easter. Fall decorations are going to abound this fall to make up for it! I love New England in the fall. It's perfect. To begin my autumnal adoration, I started with a natural wreath from Joann Fabrics ($3 plus a 10% off coupon!) and six sheets of felt (at 35 cents a sheet). I made two Read more ...

DIY Autumn Bloom Belt

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I came across this awesome tutorial on I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar and wanted to pass it on! Cheri (aka Momma) has a lot of creative tutorials for DIY projects - a few of which are now on my task list! When I came across her Autumn Bloom Belt, I knew I wanted to give it a shot. Here is hers: And here is mine: Instead of buying 1/8 of a yard for each felt color, I bought felt squares for 35 cents each. That plus the ribbon set me back about a total of $3.00 and took about 30 minutes. (I Read more ...