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DIY Kitchen Island Makeover {with Plywood and Lumber}

So glad I bit the bullet and revamped our builder grade kitchen island! It is amazing what a little plywood, 1x4 and 2x4 can do for an ordinary cabinet. Add a little paint and stain, and we have a brand new island!

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The Carpet Had to Go....didn't It?

Don't you ever just want to take a peek under the carpet on your stairs to see what the builders left you? I wanted to, and I did! Fourteen years of going up and down these "white" stairs and I couldn't resist any longer. From the looks of it, I was not blessed with hardwood like some folks but a soft pine wood instead! Beggars can't be choosy, I had to make this work!

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Goodbye Dirty White Carpet......Hello Gorgeous Maple Hardwood Floors!

We have all had that perfect, spotless white carpet in our homes. Problem is it doesn't stay that way. Spills happen, a family member walks on it with dirty shoes....and that white carpet turns into a dingy, mushroomy color. No amount of cleaning can ever bring it back to life! Right? It needed to get replaced and I was dreading having even more carpet in our house.

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Quick and Easy DIY Potting Bench

I couldn't believe how fast these came together. I built two of them in under six hours!

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How to Frame a Builder Grade Bathroom Mirror

I don't know why the single {large} mirror is so popular with contractor's, but with simple decorative moulding, you can make your bathroom mirror go from boring to WOW with very little time involved!

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Upcycling a Broken Picture Frame!

I had a cute picture frame, but it was no use to me as the easel broke off from the back. :( I held onto it for ages. Hating to throw it away- so glad inspiration finally hit.

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Giving an Outdated Ceiling Fan a Little Face Lift!

After spending months trying to find a new ceiling fan for our family room, I finally just threw up my hands and said, "I have nothing to lose by spray painting it". If it worked, I would save some money and if it didn't I wouldn't have lost out on anything as I wanted to change it out anyway! Win/win in my books!!

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DIY Industrial Pipe Sofa Table

I have loved all of the industrial pipe furniture that I have seen all over the internet, and knew that I had to make one for our home. I finally got a chance to do this, and came up with a design that would accommodate our "live edge" table top.

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How To Make Coasters using Ceramic Tile & Photographs

I can't believe how easy it is to make coasters using your own photographs or even scrapbook paper. This is a great gift idea {even made four sets as gifts this past Christmas} for someone who has everything!

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DIY Jewelry Organizer {from an Old Shutter Cabinet Door}

I love it when an old household item can be upcycled into something up to date and fashionable!

Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
About meHi, My name is Shaunna and I am the author of the blog Tempting Thyme {}! I am a DIY enthusiast, driving my husband insane with all of the ongoing projects in our house....I could stop, but what would be the fun of that?