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How to Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances are really popular - the only problem is that they actually aren't all that stainless. Grease marks, finger prints, food drips, and more can often easily coat your appliances and leave them grungy and gross. I have the perfect solution for getting them clean in no time - and no, it doesn't involve olive oil.

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets With Chalk Paint

When we moved into our house we knew that we would want to eventually change up the kitchen that hadn't been touched since the mid-80s. While the original kitchen was dark, orange and black, and dingy, our style trends toward more modern and clean. We had quite our work cut out for us! But luckily we discovered the easiest way to transform your cabinets: chalk paint!

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Chalkboard Quote Art

Every month my bloggy friends and I participate in a monthly challenge where we pick a common item or theme. This month we picked chalkboard paint, so I decided to make some pretty large-scale quote art!

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Modern Leather Book and Magazine Holder

Each and every month, my bloggy gal pals and I participate in the Monthly DIY Challenge, which is where we all work with a common theme, item, or company and see what cool stuff we can create! For the month of July we worked with The Leather Hide Store.

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Stenciled Bathroom Ceiling and Mini Makeover

Each month, me and my bloggy friends get together for the Monthly DIY Challenge which is where we all work with a common theme, material, or company and see what we can come up with! In May we worked with Royal Design Studio Stencils.

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Ikea Lantern Hack

On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my blogger friends get together for the Monthly DIY Challenge and present our projects. Each month we have a new theme, material, or company we work with and for April we worked with Modern Master's Metal Effects Patina kits!

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#MonthlyDIYChallenge: Easy Gold Poster Clips

Every month, me and my bloggy gal pals get together for the where we create projects based on a common theme or item. This month's theme was metallic paint! I had a bunch of old mismatched binder clips lying around and I knew that I could spruce them up and give them new purpose.

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Home Office and Lounge Makeover

When we moved into our house, we were met with a baby blue beadboard and nautical wallpapered spare room. Not the classiest of spaces and definitely not our style! It just became a dumping ground and was really unpleasant to look at. Blah.

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Monthly DIY Challenge: Wine Cork Bar Sign

Every month, me and my bloggy friends participate in the where we each pick a common material or theme and then see what we can create! This month's theme was cork. I decided to make a fun bar sign using some old wine corks to go above my little drink mixing station. It's super easy and lots of fun!

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DIY Modern Mobile

With rainy days here to stay, I've come up with the perfect craft project to keep you occupied! A modern mobile. Perfect for nurseries, craft rooms, or basically any space you want a bit of whimsy, this project is perfect for using up leftover scrapbook paper!

Erica Sooter
Erica Sooter
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