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    November 4, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Window Treatments

    Photo from Sheffield Furniture and Interiors 

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    October 6, 2015
    DIY Wood Wall….Using Stickers??

    I love the look of wooden walls, but not all of us can live in a secluded cabin in the mountains. The rustic look is extremely popular right now- if you want it in your home, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars knocking out your drywall and installing logs from Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home. All you need to get a nice wooden wall in your home is this tutorial by Ann Monroe at Momtastic. The best part is, it’s real wood. The other best part is, it’s “peel n’ stick”. Check out the post here for some gorgeous inspiration.

    Photo Credit: Pexels 

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    October 2, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Recycled Pallet Table Inspiration

    There are some great ideas here! I LOVE the card deck one! Great idea for a gaming table.

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    September 9, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Industrial Meets Country Charm

    Photo from Zoe Claudia 

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    August 7, 2015
    Friday Fun Video: Wall Art Ideas

    Have some blank, boring wall space in your home that you’re looking to get rid of? Prepare to be inspired!

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    August 6, 2015
    Basement Makeover: From Dank to Swank

    One thing I really miss about living in Kentucky is the basements. Where I live now, we’re pretty much sitting on a solid sheet of limestone no matter where you go, and there are no basements here. But, we don’t get as many tornadoes here, so we don’t actually need them. Need them or not, basements are awesome. They’re like little secret underground lairs- and some of them are really awesome. I’ve seen basements with game rooms, home theaters, gyms, and even entire separate apartments. I’ve also seen some really, really creepy looking basements that are basically just caves. How nice yours is depends on how much work you’re willing to put in. If your basement is overdue for a makeover, check out this post by the TFH Editors and Experts at Family Handyman for tips:

    -Use a waterproofer like DRYLOK Extreme to stop water seepage in walls.

    -Add some bright paint to bring light into the room. But be careful, all white may give your basement an insane asylum look.

    -Bring in some light fixtures, and consider adding laminate flooring

    Photo Credit: Jeremy Noble 

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    August 5, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Bedroom In The Attic

    Photo from BPC Architecture 

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    June 15, 2015
    Making Your Coffee Table Look Fabulous

    Honestly, I’d never quite understood the purpose of coffee tables. I don’t like how low they are, I seem to always be banging my leg on them, and I don’t drink much coffee. Plus, I’ve never really known what to put on them. I can style a bookshelf like a pro with books and knick-knacks, but coffee tables leave me completely dumbfounded. That’s why I love this post by Kim at Tidbits and Twine. Here are some of her ideas for making your coffee table a beautiful part of your living room:

    -Try putting things in all four corners. This is great if you prefer a busier look and have lots of decorative elements you want to use.

    -Or, try a contained grouping. Place your decorative items on a serving tray in the center of the table.

    -Keep it sweet and simple. Sometimes, less is more. A simple vase of flowers can work wonders.

    -Group things with varying heights and textures.

    Photo Credit: Constanza 

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    June 8, 2015
    Furnishing Your First Apartment On A Budget

    Even though things are looking up for college grads, there are still millions of them out there with no job and thousands of dollars in debt. The ones that don’t move back in with their parents have to face stagnant wages and inflated rent prices. That’s why it’s important now, more than ever, to look for ways to save. Once you save for an apartment deposit, you run into the problem of how to afford furnishings, let alone décor that lets you express yourself. Check out this post by Julia Welling at SheFinds for tips on saving big when moving out:

    -Sign up for store rewards cards before making any purchases

    -Hit up local thrift stores. Be patient and you will most likely find something you love that is affordable.

    -Get creative with your space. A curtain + pressure rod = instant (CHEAP) room divider. Especially helpful for studio apartment dwellers.

    Photo Credit: Rob Young 

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    April 22, 2015
    Wordless Wednesday: Quirky Bathroom

    Photo from Jones Design Company

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