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Burl Wood Furniture Hack and Factory Finish Paint Job You Can DIY

An Upscale Furniture Makeover For Cheap: Today I’m showing you how to get the look of expensive burl wood for less than $20 and in under 20 minutes. Plus I’m divulging my tips for getting a chalk paint finish without buying those expensive chalk paints.


DIY Hardwood Staircase Makeover: Replacing Carpet With Wood Treads On Pie Steps And Curved Landings

Installing Hardwood Treads Using An Easy-To-Make Template For Pie Steps or Curved Staircases
Last Fall, we tackled the renovation of our home’s foyer. The biggest project was replacing the old carpet on the staircase with hardwood treads and white risers. While it seemed a pretty straight-forward project in the beginning, it ended up being the one project we couldn’t get a contractor to do. No one wanted the job.

The problem? Our staircase is angled and features a “pie step” or curved landing. So we figured out how to DIY the job. In doing so, we saved thousands of dollars! Today, I’m showing you how I created a template to create the deeper stair treads that pie step landing required so you can do it yourself!


Cheap Shiplap DIY: Horizontal Board And Batten Tutorial

How To Install Horizontal Board And Batten: My Modern Shiplap DIY Knockoff On The Cheap
Last Spring, we did a 6 week makeover on our dining room. During this makeover, we removed the stuff wainscoting and planned to install shiplap. Only we ran into budgetary issues and realized the cost of shiplap was way too prohibitive for us. So instead, we spent less than $200 to get a modern board and batten look in our dining room and we love it! Today, I’m finally breaking down the full process so you can DIY!

What’s Your Home Decor Style? Here’s How To Find Out.

How To Pinpoint Your Decorating Style

I’m always hearing from people who say they just can’t pinpoint their style. I totally understand that. People like pretty things. So when a room is pretty, regardless of the style, we tend to consider it “our style” simply because we enjoy looking at it. But simply enjoying looking at it doesn’t make it appropriate for our own homes.

DIY Tutorial: Christmas Gift Tags That Double As The Gifts Themselves
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DIY Tutorial: Christmas Gift Tags That Double As The Gifts Themselves

If you’ve ever received a gift from me, you know I taking wrapping very seriously. I love a good cloth ribbon and coordinated paper but even more, I like to create gift tags that can be used as Christmas tree ornaments or activities for children. Here are my favorite tags I’m giving out to my family members this year.