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DIY Designer Belly Basket…

June 13, 2017

I’ve been seeing these designer baskets all over social media lately… after some research I discovered this basket that I’m loving is called a belly basket… but I’m not just talking about the plain janes like in the photo below, though they are great the way they are… I’m talking about the kicked up a notch ones… the ones where the price is also kicked up a few notches… They look incredible with plants placed into them, as blanket storage,…

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DIY Repurposed Techniques

How to Gold Leaf… via Thrift Store Swap

March 31, 2017

This is a fun set of reveals that I’m going to share over two different DIY posts! The first post will show you how to Gold Leaf!… how to prep, apply, seal, and even glaze gold leaf!… Early in the new year I joined a group of bloggers to do a Thrift Store Swap! What’s a Thrift Store Swap you ask!?… Basically we each found items at a thrift shop to send onto another member of the group and we had to relove whatever…

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Best Practices: Paint Brush Care and Use…

October 2, 2016
Paint Brush Care and Use

With the accessibility of great water based, low VOC, products such as FAT Paint, more and more people are rolling up their sleeves and getting painty in their homes with projects to feather their nests… BUT I’ve discovered something that I find a little shocking… paint brushes are not receiving the respect they deserve! I’m talking about paint brush care and use… paint brush cleaning!… EEK!… paint up under the ferrule, paint all over the place, brushes left sitting bristles down on…

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Reloved Ottoman Part 1: Weathered Wood Feet

July 3, 2016

I’ve just finished reloving the busy blue patterned lay-z-boy ottoman that I shared on instagram awhile back… between the reupholstery and preparing the new feet I have over sixty photos to share with you to show you step-by-step how to reupholster and step-by-step of how make the wood feet to look weathered.  I’ve broken this DIY project out into two parts: Part 1 – Weathered Wood Feet and Part 2 – Reupholstery. Part 1 shows the stages of creating the weathered wood…

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DIY House & Decor Techniques

Shiplap Wall…

June 19, 2016

We… the Pickle and I, have an ever growing list of home improvement/nesting projects that we’re working our way through… to really make our house OUR home… We decided to start with the shiplap wall in our living room… it was one of the easiest of the projects on our list and a great place to get started. After a couple trips back and forth between Lowe’s and Home Depot we found the better quality sheeting at HD for a better…

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