Painted Two-Toned Desk + Tips on Painting Furniture

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I'm just about finished with the updates for my son's bedroom makeover.  It hasn't been a huge overhaul, but with rearranging the furniture, adding colorful stripes on the wall, and hanging new DIY pallet shelves, this space has received a welcome refresher.  In the midst of moving around the beds … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel with Shades of Turquoise

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Last week here in Upstate NY, the weather was amazing and I soaked up every bit of sun I could get. Now it's a little chillier, but Spring and Summer will be here before ya know it! In the midst of the gorgeous weather, I took some time to put together my new Spring Mantel. Over the past few … [Read more...]

30 Easter & Spring Decorating Ideas

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Spring has arrived and Easter is on it's way in less than 3 weeks.  Wow 2012 is flying by!  I've had some readers ask about Easter decorating ideas and tips, so here is a roundup of Easter decor that can easily transition right into Spring (and even take you through Summer). Enjoy and be … [Read more...]

Dried Hydrangea Wreath

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It's officially Spring! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me when the days are longer and the temps are warmer.  The winter was pretty non-existent in Upstate NY this year, so thankfully a lot of projects that were on the backburner till Spring, already got finished. Over the weekend … [Read more...]

Create a Layered Window Treatment

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Whether they are dainty wood blinds or over-the-top dramatic drapery panels, something is needed on every window!   And without, it's like going to a party wearing a gorgeous dress and  jewelry, but forgetting your shoes. That being said, I'm also a big fan of layering window treatments which means … [Read more...]

How To Glaze a Cabinet Using Stain

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I've glazed, antiqued, and distressed furniture for a few projects that I've featured in the past, but during the makeover of my master bathroom, I tried a completely new and different way of glazing.  Instead of using my water/paint technique, this time I used stain. As I mentioned in the … [Read more...]

How To Make Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain

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I am thrilled to have my master bathroom complete!  The kind and thoughtful comments that YOU, my awesome readers, have left over the past week have made the craziness all worth it.  So thank you, thank you, thank you.  As I mentioned during the reveal, I DIYed (technically not really a word, but … [Read more...]

Blog Feature: Printable Decor

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Happy Monday Friends!  I hope you enjoyed the weekend.  We had amazing weather and spent alot of time outdoors.  I've got a jam-packed week ahead, but wanted to share a little something with you on this first-day-of-the-week... Last week on Daily Do It Yourself (my other pride & joy), I … [Read more...]

12 Sensational Standard Sized Bathrooms

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Most of us don't live in huge, lavish homes with bathrooms the size of our bedrooms. A typical sized bathroom is 5x8 feet, but many are even smaller. Some think, "what can I do with this small space?" or "how do I make a statement, yet still have the bathroom be functional"? No matter the … [Read more...]

Horrid to Heavenly Master Bathroom Reveal

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In one week, my master bathroom went from a place that I dreaded and turned into a heavenly, serene, and spa-like oasis.  The last 7 days have been a whirlwind of working around the clock, but it's all worth it!  Looking back, I can't believe I waited so long.  I walk into this space now and I feel … [Read more...]