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Top DIY Projects for Home | What Our Readers Love This Year

Top DIY Projects for HomeThe year has come to an end and it’s a great time to look back on 2020. For many of us it’s a year we would like to forget, yet there have been many good things about this past year as well.Clearly, we’ve all been home more and learned much about ourselves. Without a doubt, we’ve learned that we can do hard things! Not only have we shared more time together as a family, but also we’ve learned new and maybe better ways of working. As a result of “work from home” as the new norm, many business…

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How To Fix A Broken Bed Rail

Is it really worth fixing a broken bed? This day and age everything seems to be disposable. It's so easy to go and buy a new bed if it breaks. So, is it really worth fixing? I can assure you that my husband was ready to go out and buy a new bed. Most of our furniture is second hand, either purchased through the classifieds, or as in this case, passed down through the family. Often times this means that things need a bit of repair. My Great Grandpa built this bed about 40 years ago. First used by my sister…

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How To Refinish Furniture into a Beautiful Wood Dining Table

Have you ever wondered how to refinish furniture? Perhaps the whole process seems too daunting to give it a try?Here at Sunny Side Design, we love getting our hands on many kinds of projects, but we especially love to refinish furniture!In this post specifically we’ll show you how to refinish a wood table that I found for FREE many years ago! It’s been in dire need of some love and care for far too long, now it’s finally finished, and it couldn’t be more gorgeous!Continue reading to see how we transformed this sad little table from the side of the road…

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How To Hang A Tree Swing Without A Branch

Tree swings! What is it about a tree swing that draws you in, like there is some magnetic force pulling you closer, even just at the site of an abandoned swing? There’s something even nostalgic about the scene of a home with a swing hanging from a tree. Perhaps taking you back to a simpler and carefree time in your life.There’s no doubt that creating a dedicated space for children to run around and play outside is beneficial to their physical health and happiness (and their Mother’s sanity! 😜 especially during this pandemic). Children love swings, but sometimes having one in…

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How to Makeover a Bar Stool with a Farmhouse Style

Are you looking for some ideas to makeover a farmhouse bar stool? This easy DIY tutorial using chalk paint, white wax and upholstery transformed these thrift store finds. We found three worn wooden and cane farmhouse style bar stools begging for a makeover! The bar stools looked really rough at first, but we could see their hidden potential.Scroll down to see the before and after photos. Clearly the transformation is amazing! See how you can get professional results with our ideas and tips using paint, wax and recovering the upholstery. We have found that you spot the best finds when you…

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Easy Thrift Store Desk Makeover with Chalk Paint

Do you have outdated furniture that’s in good condition, but you’re not happy with how it looks anymore?Why not give it a little makeover!Updating your furniture can be so easy.You’ll be in awe at this desk makeover.See how we took this from a thrift store find to a beautiful piece in our home.If you love to re-imagine old furniture pieces like us, then you'll love our Modern Desk Makeover too! Who else loves hunting for their next treasure to fix up from the thrift store? Usually we happen upon the greatest finds when we're not really looking for anything specific. This happened…

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Inexpensive Master Bathroom Makeover

Are you embarrassed by your dated master bathroom. I sure was. I just kept the door closed and tried to ignore it! Without a doubt it was boring and outdated. Since the day we moved in, I had had big plans to completely gut the bathroom, relocate the fixtures and have my dream modern master bathroom. Five years later it still looks exactly the same as the day we moved in. 😩  It was definitely time for an Inexpensive Master Bathroom Makeover.Why did I wait so long to make these simple cosmetic changes? Clearly we could have made these inexpensive changes…

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Re Purpose Thrift Store Bunny with a Weathered Stone Look

Are you looking for a fun spring or Easter craft? This week we have such a fun, hands on project to try. A re-purposed thrift store bunny with a weathered stone look.We promise that once you try this technique, you will be looking for more objects in your home that you can transform!Last week Steph and I spent a little time looking for some spring inspiration. We are both so ready for spring! It seems like winter has just dragged on. Is that ringing a bell with you?We found a little inspiration at one of our favorite stores, Pottery Barn. Their…

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DIY Reversible Holiday Signs

How clever are these DIY reversible holiday signs?!  I wish we could take credit for the creativity behind this clever idea.  Nonetheless others beat us to the punch, but that's ok.  We want to show you how easy it is to make your own DIY reversible holiday signs! Not only do you get two pieces of home decor out of one sign, but this also helps eliminate the need to find more storage space for all of the home decor!  I think everything should be reversible 😂 it's budget-friendly and takes up less space! Win Win. Building the base of the…

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DIY Bathroom Remodel on a Budget

Are you dreaming of an updated bathroom, but you don't have a lot of money to pour into a major renovation? We totally understand!  When we purchased our home I knew that this bathroom needed a major overhaul! Definitely nothing in this space represented me. However, the budget was tight, after a major kitchen renovation as well as new paint and flooring throughout our home, we didn't have a lot of money we could put into it. Take a look! Not only did we succeed in a DIY bathroom remodel on a budget, but we were also able to add some…

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