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DIY dining table; stained butcher block with a metal base

A short while ago I started a huge project which is hands down my favorite one so far. I’ve made a built-in out of IKEA cabinets, gutted closets and created a cloffice. I’ve painted wallpaper, stenciled walls, made wallpaper from fabric, created a family command center, turned my television armoire into a banquette bench. You get the…

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Sofa Fort City

The following post is sponsored by Wayfair. The other day was a sofa fort kind of day. The sofa in the basement is constantly being made into a fort or castle or hideout of some sort. When I was asked by Wayfair to participate in a Sofa Fort City campaign I knew I’d have some…

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the room switch project: the plan

What better way to spend the summer then rearranging bedrooms? Well one at least. My daughter has decided to switch to the guest bedroom which will give her a little privacy and separation from her two younger brothers. The guest bedroom is rarely used so it didn’t make sense to put a hold on an entire room…

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cutting corners on the remodel budget…

Since this basement remodel was our second go-round at finishing the space I was really interested in cutting corners on the remodel budget. One of the ways I did that was by taking on some of the jobs that the contractor did last time. One example was putting together the IKEA pieces that comprised the built…

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Curtain hanging tips…

Are you ever looking for some good ideas, tips, tricks and more? Do you have any questions about design or decor in your home? Hometalk is a home improvement, gardening and DIY network where you can share ideas, ask questions and get inspiration. I have a lot of my own projects on there as well.…

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project gallery

I finally finished something which I hope you will find useful! I’ve created a project gallery where all of my projects can now be found in one space. Just click on the Project link in my header and it will bring you to a full gallery of all my projects and tutorials. Take your pick from…

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Four-Sided Glass Pendant Light from World Market…

I’ve been eyeing the Eldridge Pendant from Ballard Designs for a while. I love everything about it from the clean lines, to the antique bronze finish, to the clear glass shade. It has a simple design that makes quite the statement piece and would be a great addition to my kitchen. It is a bit pricey so…

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a pretty site… the finished basement…

Isn’t this the prettiest site ever…     After almost six months of floods, water damage, mold, asbestos removal and countless other thrilling items (I’m not even including dealing with insurance!) we are done! I’ll have lots more information to come about how we brought it all back. It looks exactly the same for the…

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basement update {hopefully the last!}

There has been a lot of progress on the basement over the last week. After some heavy rains we had some water which was totally unrelated to the flood in the summer caused by a loose valve. Luckily we had not put the floor down yet before this latest bit of water. We decided to…

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