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Painting kitchen cabinets? Here is a great tutorial and one of the easiest methods I've seen. #kitchen #cabinets #painting #painted #remodel #diy
Have you been thinking of painting your kitchen cabinets, but can’t stomach the thought of all the mess, upheaval, and general mayhem that goes along with such a big project? Then I have good news for you! Now there’s an easier way to paint your cabinets, without destroying the heart of your home in the process. (THANK YOU to DecoArt and D. Lawless Hardware for providing supplies for this project!) You may remember I already wrote a post on the “...
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Week #2 and it's the painting phase in our makeover for the $100 Room Challenge. Just completed project: DIY Painted stair runner in dark gray. Come check out the before and after.

#100RoomChallenge #paint #stairs #stairrunner #diy #entryway #stairwell #room #update #budget #makeover
$100 Room Challenge, week #2 is painting entryway stairway and covering up a jagged piece of unfinished drywall in our 1940's cottage home.
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Handmade personalized pillows to match any color room. Aren't these adorable? #pillows   #sewing   #homedecor   #handmade   #handcrafted   #diy   #designing   #colors   #seamstress  
I've mentioned in the past that the colors in our family room are muted shades of rusty orange, browns, and earthy colors. We like it that way, specially at Christmas when the pine cones are in old crates and a fire is sna...
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How to make mini faux saplings or seedlings using either an upcycled Christmas decor wreath or purchased fake pine tree branches.
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Handmade gift ideas are the best! How about this coaster idea using leftover floor tiles?

#tiles #stenciling #gifts #diy #rustic #crafts #handmade
 
Repurposed Tile Coaster with Stenciling

Here is a quick and easy tile coaster tutorial that would make great gifts!!

#tiles   #tilecoasters   #stenciling   #gifts   #diy   #adultcrafts   #DIYinspired   #tutorial  
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This cinnamon and clove handmade soap makes the sweetest gift idea!
#handmade   #handcrafted   #soap   #giftideas   #holidayseason   #crafting   #christmasgifts   #eatcraftdiy   #fiftyandfab  
Easy homemade lotion bar recipes made with coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter plus clove and cinnamon bark essential oils.
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This laundry room is getting a whole new look with faux brick wallpaper. See more inexpensive ideas from the $100 Room Challenge.
#100RoomChallenge #eatcraftdiy #wallpaper #brick #faux #laundryroom #diy #makeover #whiteroom #homeimprovement


A low budget laundry room makeover including new paint, wallpaper, area rug, and storage. Lots of ways to get creative on a budget.
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It's week #2 in the $100 Room Challenge and I'm loving this diy hand painted wall sign in Patti's master bedroom. Come see how she made this sign for almost free.

http://gardenmatter.com/100-bedroom-makeover-challenge-week-2/

#100RoomChallenge #handpainted #masterbedroom #diyprojector #livelaughlove #walldesign #signage
Welcome to week 2 of the $100 bedroom makeover challenge where we tackle bedding, the headboard and how to create wall art.
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Repurposed Christmas ideas that you can pull off in time for the holidays.
Repupurposing and Upcycling things you already have at home to make them Unique in your home for a Christmas look, Chalky type paint, fabric scrap garland, wood buildings, painted globes, picture frames.
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Adorable Christmas scenes in a jar
Create charming, waterless snowglobes using vintage mason jars, bottle brush trees, and faux snow for Christmas decor that will delight everyone!
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Homemade gingerbread houses and a sweet holiday home tour. #hometour #farmhouse #holiday #rustic #cottage #diy #decor
Sheeesh, I feel like these Holidays are wiping me out. This week has been one roller coaster of events…between my home tours, my Hometalk Live yesterday of my Christmas mantel, Christmas shopping, and of course some of my finishing touches on the decorating. I think I can finally say I’m just about done with the... Read more
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Easy to make Christmas tree ornaments using moss and card board. #Christmas, #ornament, #craft, #cardboard, #rustic, #moss, #Christmastree, #craftproject, #groupproject, #nature, #natural, #simple, #stencil, #printable
Do you like making your own ornaments? I usually try to do one handmade ornament per year. One of my favorites was the rustic twig Christmas tree, so this year I decided to try a variation. Instead of twigs, I went with moss, but kept the card board base because left over cereal boxes are …
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Bringing travel, texture, storage, and salvage together as DIY projects, furniture and crafts.
Introduction
I am owner/blogger at StowandTellU, where I share travel tidbits, texture on anything, storage solutions,salvage of old finds and DIY projects, furniture and crafts inspired by all of the above.



 
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I am married and have 1 son, just out of grad school.
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  • Columbia College Chicago
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DIY projects, crafts, furniture painting
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Earthy Holiday Pillows From Sew A Fine Seam
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I've mentioned in the past that the colors in our family room are muted shades of rusty orange, browns, and earthy colors. We like it that w

Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas & Techniques - Giggles Galore
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You've picked out the perfect present, now it's time to wrap it. Create beautiful packages with these creative Christmas gift wrapping ideas

Bakery Gift Sign With Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils
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Depending on the specific occasion, we enjoy making gifts around here. And as far as we can tell, the recipients like receiving them. You kn

Great Grandpa Herbs Vintage Toy Box
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Great Grandpa Herb wasn't a handy man. I remember hearing that often, but it didn't mean he didn't putz around in his garage fixing things.

House Number Update
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I've been a little unhappy with my house number lately. It isn't really obvious from the street and house numbers are really important parti

1980s Hutch Makeovers - Three Different Looks
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B E F O R E (CRAIG'S LIST PHOTO) As you all know, I change paint colours like I change my clothes... When I picked up this 1980s hutch for a

Book Review: A Woman's Shed
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by Gill Heriz Photography by Nicolette Hallett PHOTO SOURCE A Partial Synopsis from Book Depository: Every woman deserves a shed of her own,

Readers Share Their Painted Door Mats
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In July I decided to try my hand at painting a faded but otherwise intact oversize front door mat. The mat was a more expensive one that did

5 Minutes to Cleaner, Allergen Free Air
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.and its advertiser. All opinions stated are mine alone. #FRAMFresh #CollectiveBias Di

Filing Cabinet Hack
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I recently did a makeover of my home office (see Cottage Home Office Makeover HERE) and to complete the look of the space, I created a filin

Rootbeer Mini Keg Turned Canister
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Fusion Mineral Paint has some new colors, and I'm a lucky duck to get my webbed feet on some. 13 colors total, and I headed straight for the

Buffer vs. Edgar: Comparing Which Social Media Management Tool is Best f...
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Not sure which social media management tool to pick? This in-depth comparison of Buffer vs. Edgar will give you all the information you need

Fusion Casement With Funky Junk and My Patch Of Blue Sky
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Have you caught the fever yet? This is the third installment of Fusion Fever..... Fusion Mineral Paint fever that is. Things are really heat

Cottage Style Home Office
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Welcome to my new cottage style, light and bright home office! I did some major purging of this space and I'm so glad I did. I have half the

How To Style A French Farmhouse Fall Table
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How to style an elegant french farmhouse style fall table. White decorating for the farmhouse look.

How to: Burlap Curtains
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My AWESOME momma helped me make curtains for my dining room! My poor windows have been curtain-less for a year. I knew burlap curtains were

Refreshed And Updated Front Porch Walkway
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Over the years our front porch steps and walkway have seen a lot of use. Everything from little kids chalking on hopscotch squares and spill

Table Lamp Makeover with Paint
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I need a new lamp for my bedroom. Since I already have 3 table lamps sitting in a closet, I decided to make over one of them instead of buyi