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The 2 Hour and $20 Fireplace Makeover

For just $20 and 2 hours, I dramatically changed the appearance of a 1974 drab fireplace. I buy old,...

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Painted Tile Countertops and Cabinets with SK

This poor old 1950's yellow tile counters and plywood cabinets had seen better days. It was time for...

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How to Age Wood (almost Instantly)

I love the look of aged wood, and I use a lot of it in my projects. However, there are times when I...

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How to Get the Dry Brush Paint Effect

I had seen this effect paint effect on a few projects lately on Pinterest but I could not find a...

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The Tea Cart

Such a cute little tea cart, but it had seen better days. I knew just what it needed to give it a...

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Turning Tiles Into Trivets

I did a post about how to SPiT tiles to make coasters (link to previous post at the bottom). I have...

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Painting Fabric With Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

I think I am addicted to painting the worse and dirtiest type of fabric I can find these days..LOL....

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Have you tried chalkboard paint?

We love it! Chalkboard paint is easy to make and has so many applications. Here are a few of our...

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Garage Door to Be Fun Place!

The garage we have is typical one from Japanese manufacturer which is basically a squared box. No...

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Stencil Basics: Stenciling With Discharge Paste

Discharging is the process of removing dye from fabric in a controlled manner. Jacquard Discharge...

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Faux Wood & White Wash

Faux Wood & White WashI was offered a nice coffee table with details I really liked. I was excited...

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How To Paint A Tile Floor Without Losing Your Mind

It’s been just a few days since I shared my hall bath remodel.Since then, I’ve gotten tons of...

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Antique Settee Makeover

By now, most of you know about my obsession with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan. You...

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DIY Dinosaur-Themed Nursery

After battling loss and infertility for three years, my husband and I are happy to announce that we...

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The Art of Verre Eglomise

Have you heard of the decorative art technique of Verre Eglomise? Apparently it dates back to the...

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DIY Stencil Tutorial: Paint a Linen Fabric Wall Finish

The elements of design that every room needs are color, pattern, and texture. But with so many...

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Stencils Can Perk Up A Small Office Space

Get creative with how you use your closet space by repurposing it for a different need, such as an...

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From Drab to Fab!

How to transform your dated fireplace, it's easier then you may think! But it does take time and...

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$4.00 Spray Paint in a POPULAR Chalk Paint Color!

Love the Annie Sloan chalk paints and fabulous colors but cannot afford a can of paint for every...

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DIY Gift Box With Chalkboard Paint

How many ways to upcycle a cardboard box...how about as a gift box. I needed a big box, for a big...

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Watercolor & Faux Tile on Glass Using Unicorn SPiT

I bought what turned out to be a specimen frame, so it has two pieces of glass in a single frame but...

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Give a Cheap Floor Mat a Designer Look With a Paint Pen

You know how stores will have some crazy-cheap item to get you in to their store? Well, last fall,...

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Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint In Any Color

I love chalkboards, especially the ones I can make on my own. I want to share my super secret...

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Embellish Your Windows With Stenciled Curtains

Learn How to Stencil Curtains Using the Sari Paisley Pattern
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I "shutter" to Re-purpose

Rotten wood shutters had to be removed but I saw a new life for them.