DIY Blog Squad

Apr
1
2015

Fountain Refurbish for Spring

Many years ago I purchased a froggy fountain while attending a garden festival. I had never really liked the bluish-black color of the fountain, but he was just too cute to leave behind that day.

Over the years, I've used him outdoors for summer parties on the deck. Occasionally after a party, I would leave him out for a week or two to enjoy before tucking him away for the next party.

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Jan
6
2015

Four Tips to Design a Budget-Friendly Curated Gallery Wall

DIY blogger confession time… although I’ve been at this DIY blogger thing for over five and a half years, I’ve never done a gallery wall. They looked too tedious and expensive.

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Jan
3
2015

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Ever since we moved into our new home, I spend much less time in my kids’ rooms since we have a first-floor master. I don't really need to go upstairs much unless I'm going up to chitchat or say goodnight. The other week I was in my daughter's room and noticed her jewelry all over the place and no organization at all, and I started to get the organizing itch.

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Dec
2
2014

Painted Steel Pail Christmas Tree
Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, sharing a fun DIY for this holiday season that you can do with just a few supplies and cans of spray paint, a Painted Steel Pail Christmas Tree!

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Dec
2
2014

Holiday Decorating with Paint

Hey guys! It's Allison here from House of Hepworths. Today I'm going to show you how to make a festive holiday candle centerpiece. It looks really classy and was so easy to make. Anyone can make this, I promise!

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Dec
2
2014

Holiday Decorating with Spray Paint

Hi y’all, it’s Monica from Monica Wants It! The holidays are here! I always get really excited to see all the new décor out at my favorite stores… until I see the prices. Then I get really excited to recreate it at home for way less. I’m obsessed with black and gold lately, so I decided on black, white and gold as the color scheme for all the holiday décor in my home. Plus, it looks great all the way through New Year’s Eve.

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Nov
4
2014

How to Paint Stripes

There is nothing better than an easy update that can instantly change the entire look of a room – it’s called the power of paint. While changing a color can significantly transform a room, going one step further and adding stripes to your walls can create some sophisticated interest as well.

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Nov
4
2014

How to Paint Neutral Over Bright Walls

Do you have a room in your home that has wild, bright or dark color walls? One that needs a new color to update it? In my house I had such a room… with not one, but two tones of neon green! I bet you can tell that this was once the room of a teenager. See the blocks of tan? That was the previous wall color. Bookshelves were mounted to the walls and not moved in these spots when the walls were painted neon green. Looks kind of like a checkerboard – and a nightmare to paint over with a light color.

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Oct
1
2014

Make your own Chalk Paint (DIY refinished end table)

End tables are a dime a dozen at tag sales…and they are the best way to test out your painting/refinishing skills. Folks worry all the time… “What if I paint it and don’t like it!?!” but when you start out with a beat up $10 table, there should be no worries in your mind at all! Just go for it! Chalk paint is all the rage because of the weathered finish it gives to painted pieces. What I love about it is that it’s hard to mess up. There is no need to be perfect…the look you are going for is imperfect—sounds perfect right?!? (perfectly confusing??) Ok, this is how easy it is to make your own chalk paint with any latex (water based) paint that you may have lying around.

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Aug
23
2014

Update Bookcase with Crown Moldings

I have always been a fan of custom built-in bookcases but have been intimated by their price and the skill required to create them. However, about a year ago I enlisted the help of my father and a few other skilled family members to help me transform a few bookcases into a custom entertainment unit. I was thrilled with the results and learned that a little paint and crown molding goes a long way.

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Aug
23
2014

Painting Your Door

I live very close to my parents, so I pop over quite a bit during the week. Every time I go to their house I'm met with this wooden door in a brick/terracotta shade that has been like this for decades!

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Aug
2
2014

Leftover Paint Storage

If you are a homeowner and tackle DIY and home improvement projects, then I am pretty sure you have a few cans of paint hanging around in your basement or garage that are leftover from previous projects.
 

I probably have more than most people since I write about paint for a living and save all the leftovers to use for touch-ups. Plus, when I need only a small amount for a project having a stash on hand saves time. I have even been known to make my own paint colors by mixing leftovers together, creating a truly custom color.
 

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Mar
7
2014

Updating Your Entryway

I had put this space on hold for almost a year because it has always been a very tough space to decorate and organize. I focused on finishing the other areas we were renovating, and sadly used the back door as much as possible.
 

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Dec
31
2012

Chalkboard Art Wall

Today I wanted to show you how I turned the new chalkboard wallin the kitchen into a gallery wall to hold the Bub's artwork.
 

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Jul
7
2012

Knockoff Sunburst Mirror

Well hello! I'm so excited to share this little DIY project with you all (y'all? Can I be southern for a moment?) Because it turned out JUST how I envisioned.
 

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