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    4 DIY Planter Box Ideas that Make Any Outdoor Space Beautiful

    Welcome to the Summer Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop! I’m so happy to be part of it and I’m excited to show you my DIY planters. This blog hop is hosted by AnnMarie & Anne from Simply2Moms. If you’re visiting from Shannon at My Little White Barn. or if you just happened to stop by, I’m so glad you’re here.  Do you have an outdoor space that needs a little extra love and care? Do you want to create a space to enjoy without spending a lot of money? DIY planter boxes are a great way to do it! Some planters can be made quite inexpensively and they immediately brighten up…

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    Thrifting Saved my One Room Challenge

    It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge. We are quickly coming up on the final week (week 8)! Can I finish in time?! I sure hope so! If you haven’t heard yet, I’m a guest participant in the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge. That means I’m working on transforming my living room in 8 weeks. If you had asked me a few days ago if I would finish in time, I would have been seriously doubtful. However, I finally found the exact item I was searching for on Facebook Marketplace! Why was it so hard to find and what was I looking for? Well, I’ll tell you.…

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    How to make a $250 Anthropologie tassel chandelier for only $31!

    I fell in love with this tassel chandelier from Anthropologie. Like, head over heels in LOVE. However, it costs $250…I saved it on my computer and frequently looked back it it, waiting for a sale…it didn’t happen. Then I thought “I can make that!” and off I went to make it for only $31! Seriously. $31! Try it out for yourself by following the below step-by-step tutorial. Materials 3 metal floral hoops (6″, 10″ and 14″) Classic 10 white crochet thread (3200 total yards) Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Cover Spray Paint 24mm split rings (13) Link chain Inexpensive pendant light (without light shade) Tupperware container lid, scissors, pliers and screwdriver…

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    How to Throw a Toddler Birthday Party – The Easy Way!

    Before I had kids I thought I’d hate throwing kids’ birthday parties. The thought of spending hours cutting out and painting cardboard so that it looks like a doghouse or something else random sounded painful! Well, turns out I really love throwing birthday parties for my toddler. Why? Because I do it how I like to do it. I do what works for me. Do I spend hours cutting and painting cardboard? Nope! Should other people? Sure, if they want to! For me, here are my three best friends for party-throwing: Pinterest Amazon Prime Walmart Grocery Pickup Seriously. So easy. Then I can focus on the fun parts – the…

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    DIY Rustic Farmhouse Style Coat Rack

    I love using old wood I have lying around to make custom home decor items. First, it’s inexpensive. Secondly, I can customize the piece to fit my space exactly right. Thirdly, I get rid of old scrap wood that is filling up my garage! Have I convinced you yet to give this a try? In the following tutorial I am going to show you how to make a rustic farmhouse style coat rack. If you are looking for other easy farmhouse style projects, don’t forget to check out my $5 Blanket Ladder tutorial. Sign up here to get notified of new blog posts via email! Gather your supplies: I bought…

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    A Simple Way to Update Old Door Knobs & Vents

    Unfortunately for us, our lovely 70s home had 15 nasty brass (aka shiny gold and really ugly) doorknobs in it. It also had about 15 nasty, rusty vents (how do vents get rusty?! I have no idea!). They all looked terrible and I really didn’t feel like spending a ridiculous amount of money buying brand new replacement knobs and vents. Fortunately, Rust-Oleum Spray Paint is one of my favorite products ever. Seriously. It’s amazing. Check out the step-by-step tutorial below for an easy and cheap way to update all the nasty door knobs and vents in your home 🙂 First, the nasty vents (and check out the nasty carpet –…

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    How to Update Ugly 70’s Spindles

    You know when you walk into a house and this is what you see? 70’s SPINDLES!!! This was one of those things that I told my husband that we definitely needed to update because I just really dislike them. Turns out other remodeling projects took priority when we moved in and these drove me crazy for a few years (haha, yes, YEARS) until one day I randomly walked upstairs and my husband was ripping them out!! Hooray!! I think it was right in the middle of our huge kitchen renovation so I was surprised that we were taking on a new project but I couldn’t have been happier to see…

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    DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor: Easy to Make & Less than $10

    When I have blank walls I normally just drive to a few stores and find wall decor to hang up (proof here). Sometimes it’s expensive. Sometimes I like it for a few months and then randomly start hating it and replace it again. I’ve never made my own wall decor but I decided to give it a shot to get something truly unique AND really inexpensive. This project took less than an hour to make (seriously, I did it one evening after my son went to bed). Also, it cost me about $10 total but it could cost you $0 if you have these materials already lying around! Simple materials…

  • DIY Kitchen Renovation Painting Cabinets, Before and After
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    How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets The Right Way!

    The hot home renovation trend – painted kitchen cabinets. I didn’t plan to jump on the bandwagon but I ultimately did and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! Check out our kitchen before and after in the picture below…clearly we bought this house based on potential, not current aesthetic appeal 🙂 Before I tell you exactly how to paint your cabinets, let me tell you this: This was HARD. This was my least favorite project in our house. I might have taken a two-month hiatus from it and finally my in-laws kindly mentioned that they would take some cabinet doors home to paint My office…

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