How to Makeover Kitchen Island with Shiplap and Trim

If you're looking for a way to give your kitchen a little facelift, then look no further! A quick and easy way to update your kitchen is a little kitchen island makeover. We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home and if you've got an island you know it's where everyone gathers. So why not add an extra touch of style and sophistication to your kitchen island with shiplap and trim moulding. In this blog post, we'll share tips and tricks to make your island a real show stopper! So if your kitchen island is in need of…

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The Best Cheap & Easy Halloween Decor Ideas

Certainly Halloween is one of the most fun holidays - it's a time when you can be as creative as you want and let your imagination run wild! Just check out these 60 spooky and creative ideas for Easy Halloween decor, clearly they will make your home look amazing this year! From outdoor decorations to indoor, from cheap to elaborate, we've got you covered. Happy haunting! And a special thanks to our blogging friends for allowing us to share their clever ideas with you! Please drop us a comment with your favorite Halloween decor idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW5p7N2hmGM&t=14s How can I decorate my…

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10 Surprisingly Easy Home Projects to DIY for Beginners

The best way to become a skilled DIY-er is to start with some easy projects and gradually work your way up to the more challenging ones. So, if you're just starting out, here are 10 easy projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of DIYing. From simple furniture projects to creating an accent wall, there's something for everyone in this post. You'll find these easy DIY's perfect for beginners! So roll up your sleeves and get ready to take on some new challenges and you'll be a pro in no time! What is a Good DIY Project for Beginners…

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How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Textured Wall

I'm going to let you in on a little secret: you can paint perfect stripes on a textured wall and it's easier than it looks. In fact, with the right steps, you can have professional-looking results in no time. One of the great things about painting is that there are endless possibilities when it comes to what you can do with your walls. You can go bold with a bright color or make a subtle statement with a tone on tone. But one of the most popular choices for creating interest on your walls is stripes. Painting stripes on your wall…

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Secrets to Painting a Room Fast with Less Mess

With only one room left to finish in the basement, we were anxious to paint this room fast! This soon to be home gym was our painting room for all of the basement doors. Once we finished with the basement family room One Room Challenge, this room certainly looked like a scene from Monsters Inc. Painting all of the doors with the Wagner paint sprayer, certainly saves time, but left quite a mess in the room. But since the room was unfinished, we knew we'd be painting the room anyway. And we're excited to share with you what is now our…

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How to Easily Make a DIY Round Coffee Table

Have you ever searched and searched for a piece of furniture and just can't find what you're looking for? That's clearly the case when I was looking for a round coffee table for our basement family room. Today, we'll be sharing how to easily make a DIY round coffee table from an old dining table. Because of the size of my sectional, I needed a 54" diameter round coffee table. And not only are they hard to come by, but when I found a few, they were terribly expensive or not the right style for my room. So that meant we…

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How to Make a Simple Box Cushion with a Zipper

Does the thought of making a box cushion seem intimidating to you? Then you are in the right place! We'll share tips that will make sewing a box cushion easier and with a perfect fit. Let me tell you, I wanted to have this bench cushion for the reading nook custom made by a professional! With all of the DIY projects we had going on with the basement family room, this was not a project I really wanted to do! However, I was too slow and with a 5 week lead time it wouldn't be ready in time for the room…

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How to Apply Water Based Stain: Tips for Pro Results

Have you tried to apply a water based stain in the past, but the results were blotchy and uneven coverage? If so, then you'll want to scroll down and read this post. After our own struggles with a water based stain, and many hours working with stain, we'll share the tips you need to know to get professional results the first time. Applying water based stain is different from an oil based stain. Water based stain dries much faster and so you need to follow certain steps to get the beautiful result you're looking for. As part of the built in…

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The Best Basement Family Room Ideas on a Budget

Clearly it's been weeks of exhausting work, DIY projects and a few setbacks, but reveal day of our basement family room is finally here! We are so excited to reveal our modern coastal basement family room ideas. Whether your style is modern coastal or not, you'll find lots of ideas for creating a basement family room you'll love. Welcome to week 8 of the Spring 2022 One Room Challenge! Certainly this challenge has pushed us to our limits. Despite a few setbacks, we rallied and are so thrilled with the results of our basement family room. We have certainly created a…

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How to Make a Built In Reading Nook in a Closet

For years I've dreamed of making a built in reading nook in my home. And while designing the function and practicality of our basement, I really wanted to find a way to incorporate a reading nook into our family room. Over the years of I've saved many creative ideas for building a reading nook from magazines, Instagram, Pinterest and from visiting the Parade of Homes. And I knew exactly what I wanted to include in our reading nook. First of all, I wanted a cozy spot to relax with a good book. Along with adequate lighting and bookshelves was next on…

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