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DIY: Oversized Wall Art for $50

There is nothing like oversized, canvas art to make your home look refined and cultured. While I often say the bigger the better (mainly referring to my hair, jewelry or decor-not my gut), the larger the art...the larger the price tag. But with a little inspiration from House of Jade Interiors, I was able to make this large, Indigo art for $50. . *This post contains affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy…

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Beginner’s Guide to Home Staging

A few weeks ago, I got to stage my home for a very exciting opportunity. I was asked by a regional publication to be included in their spring edition's home feature. I was giddy with excitement! After the excitement settled, I realized I needed to bust my butt not only cleaning the house, but tying up some loose ends and staging my home ...I wanted to display it in the best possible light. With my home staging mission fresh in…

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How to Mount a TV Over a Brick Fireplace (and Hide the Wires)

The very first time I envisioned our living room, I knew I wanted our flat screen mounted to the brick fireplace. I wanted one focal point, and placing the television elsewhere would have meant two conflicting focal points. The problem is that our home was built in 1986 (well before flatscreen tv's were a reality). This meant the cable and electrical  receptacles were placed on another wall...not mounted into the fireplace like most modern homes. After consulting with electricians, I…

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Double Pantry Barn Door DIY – Under $90

I am so happy to finally share with you my barn door DIY for replacing boring bi-fold doors . Built for my pantry, I would have loved a true barn door on a sliding track, but the space did not allow enough room for this. So,  I had to build two narrow doors. If you have been following me, you know that when I say "I built",  I really mean (in most cases) that  I nagged my husband into building something. This…

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Transforming My Bathroom Vanity With Gel Stain

With outdated hardware and a yellow-ish finish, all of my bathroom vanities needed a makeover.Seeing what an ordeal it was to paint my kitchen cabinets with oil paint, however, I was looking for an easy way out.Thank goodness I stumbled upon a new product called gel stain( here is the one I used). *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on one of those links and buy something, I may receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. After some…