Americana DIY Abstract Art

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I recently became interested in abstract art.  Like the DIY kind.  I'm not a 'real artist' so as to not offend 'real artists' but anyone can create a basic piece of abstract art and get their creative juices flowing.  It's actually very relaxing to create a sea scape or other kinds of simple abstract art and these particular pieces I made are SO, so easy to do.  So get the supplies and go make your own DIY abstract art! Supplies: Gold … [Read more...]

10 Painting Hacks

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I do a LOT of painting.  On any given week, I will probably have painted at LEAST once, most likely more, and sometimes I painted all week.  It depends on the project I'm doing and the status of said project.  However, along the way, I have learned a few … [Read more...]

Habitat for Humanity

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There's one organization that I've always wanted to be more involved in:  Habitat for Humanity.  This is right up my alley.  I would love to roll up my sleeves and help build homes for people in need.  It would be so great to do that kind of service, using the skills I have developed over the years and also learning so much more. This year Procter & Gamble is celebrating 10 years of partnering with Habitat for Humanity on building, … [Read more...]

Metallic Gold Foil Pillows

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I really wanted some more gold accents in my daughter's room, so I thought some gold foil pillows would be perfect.  And I love how they turned out, especially the little stars. My daughter's room is going to be a long road.  I can't decide what I want and even though I have visions in my head, it doesn't always end up going that direction.  I can't just throw out all her existing stuff, I have to find ways to incorporate it. I even … [Read more...]

DIY Stair Wainscoting

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I finally finished the hardest thing I have ever worked on-- DIY stair wainscoting.  Whew--guys, this was HARD to do.  However, it was much, much harder because of one thing that most of you won't have in your house--this angled wall that my stairs wrap around.  If your stairs just go straight up a wall, it won't be nearly as hard.  I loved this tutorial by Thrifty Decor Chic. This isn't really a tutorial as much as it is a story about … [Read more...]

French Grain Sack Chair

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I recently gave this chair a makeover to go in my guest bedroom.  It used to look like this: And now it looks like this.  I wanted to do a more neutral, classic style to go in the guest bedroom.  I love the French grain sack chair style so that's what I was aiming for. It was cute before, but after two years of living with kids, the wood was covered with yucky stuff and the fabric was completely stained beyond recognition.  It was … [Read more...]

Dark Gray Painted Chair

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Big news guys, dark gray is IN.  It's hot!  It's trendy!  Go paint everything dark gray!  Okay--if you say so. But seriously, I have noticed a big increase of the amount of dark gray I'm seeing in the new houses being built around me, and having such a light color schemed house I am inclined to add a bunch of dark gray accents.  I haven't shared them with you yet but here's the first of many...a dark gray painted chair! It used to look … [Read more...]

DIY Grid Wainscoting

DIY Grid Wainscoting

I recently completed a huge, exhausting project--my guest room makeover.  My husband thought it would be awesome if I did board and batten around all the walls except for having one wall be a feature wall with grid wainscoting.  So in case you were wondering how to do it, here it is:  How to make grid wainscoting. I read several tutorials before I attempted this, but I ended up just doing it the way that worked the best for me.  Whenever I … [Read more...]