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No-calorie Candy Corn (DIY Decorative Wooden Accents)

Recycled wood scraps + craft paint = Fall/Halloween decor. See full tutorial at DIY Show Off.

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Quick, easy DIY fall craft - yarn pumpkins

I haven't had much time to prepare for fall yet (where'd summer go?) but this project was a super easy and fast way to add a little festivity to the dining room table.

thanksgiving wall art from thrift store art print, crafts, dining room ideas, seasonal holiday decor, thanksgiving decorations, nostalgic autumn print by Eric Sloane Give Thanks by me

Thanksgiving wall art from thrift store art print

I normally wouldn't give this framed art a second glance, but the size and autumn colors were perfect for Thanksgiving in our dining room. After checking to be sure it didn't have more value than the $4 I paid, I added the words "give thanks" with a Sharpie. Now rather than sit in a pile of junk, it'll serve as a gentle reminder once a year in our dining room.

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Tiled Bathroom Floor - apartment renovation

We're renovating a small apartment and making progress. The bathroom floor was just tiled and a new vanity, sink, toilet and lighting installed. And what a difference paint makes! Time to move on to decorating!

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Stacked Ombre Flower Ports

Previous years have been "indoor" pre-occupied with so many projects but this year, I've been enjoying planting flowers!

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Painting kitchen cabinets with Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

Giving a small apartment a new look on a budget. Painting the cabinets really brightened up the tiny space. With a tight budget, I love the power of paint and the way it can transform so much, don't you?

we re in the process of transforming our kitchen on a budget to fit our style we, home improvement, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design, kitchen island, Lazy Susan s with magnetic spice jars in an otherwise waste of space are within easy visible reach with sliding ladder or 6 2 cooking husband and antique chicken feeder becomes a cook book library

We're in the process of transforming our kitchen on a budget to fit our style.

We painted cabinets, swapped out hardware, painted walls, installed new granite countertops, new zero radius sink and faucets, marble subway tile backsplash, removed vinyl and luan and opted for distressed bamboo when the old original wood floor didn't match up with the plywood addition, removed a pantry and installed a pot rack and French doors. We still need a stove backsplash, baseboards, DIY kitchen island and a larger refrigerator. This is our forever home and we love the change.

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Getting Organized! An Awkward Unused Space Becomes an Open Pantry.

My 100th HomeTalk post! Hurray! Always in need of extra storage space, I transformed an awkward room? hall? (small room with 6 doorways) into a functional open pantry for our microwave, dried goods and baskets and awesome DIY industrial pipe shelving. #‎FarmhouseStyle‬ More details at

easy diy cat perch window seat, repurposing upcycling, I also added a coordinating cushion and hand sewn cat toys with catnip in the filling

Easy DIY cat perch/window seat

I repurposed an old serving tray into a cat window seat using an old serving tray and shelf brackets. Lalka loves to watch the squirrels and birds.

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See What We Did With a Pile of Half Buried Bricks?

An old pile of bricks from behind the barn is repurposed for creating a new "old" brick patio and walkways underneath our grape arbor/gazebo. I love the pattern and that this area isn't covered in overgrown weeds. It took all summer long, but my husband did an awesome job! See all of the steps we took to "get 'er done' in the link below. And more grape arbor rebuild/makeover linked in the first photo.

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About meMy husband and I are DIY enthusiasts. DIY home improvement and decorating as time and money allow. We enjoy watching this old farmhouse become our dream home. See the transformation and progress at We encourage you to give DIY a shot, create something beautiful and to 'show off' your hard work.