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Styling Secrets for Spot-On Mantel Arrangement

Hi there! Dawn here, from DesigningDawn.com, and today I’m here to share a little about the new Styling Secrets course from the School of Decorating* which Jackie introduced yesterday here. If you’ve ever struggled with getting spaces in your home to look finished or put together, this course is for you …

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My No-Sew Faux Sheepskin Tree Skirt

I feel like the more effort I put into a holiday, the more fun and personal it becomes. And this year, I seem to be much more determined to make a creative effort for the holidays. For starters, I’m very excited about my tree skirt this year. For less than $10, and …

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DIY Scrap Wood Magnetic Bottle Opener

The scrap wood pile: if there were ever a universal symbol of a DIYer’s unwavering optimism and belief that trash can be useful, this is it. We all have them, and we all know why we keep a random pile of wood around. It’s because we’re certain—with 0% chance of admitting we …

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How to create a luxurious home with black and white decor

Black & White Design Inspiration from Tamara Magel Award winning designer Tamara Magel has a knack for creating comfortable, stylish homes with a variety of textures, colors, and natural materials. Her most recent project was transforming a young couple’s unit in a luxurious New York skyscraper. While this home is …

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Gingerbread Houses: Tips & Tricks

You all loved Jenny’s kitchen and well, her whole house! when she shared a while back. She’ll be sharing her beautiful style here regularly (hooray!) and today she has some amazing inspiration, tips, tricks, and recipes for your annual gingerbread house tradition! Gingerbread houses don’t have to be fancy (think …

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Gingerbread Houses: Tips & Tricks; Day 7

You all loved Jenny’s kitchen and well, her whole house! when she shared a while back. She’ll be sharing her beautiful style here regularly (hooray!) and today she has some amazing inspiration, tips, tricks, and recipes for your annual gingerbread house tradition! Gingerbread houses don’t have to be fancy (think …

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Master Bathroom Floor Tile: Part 1

Damn, it feels good to sit down for a second. If you missed it on Instagram, this weekend was a big one at the UDH! Before… After! Long story short (HA! That never happens on this blog): A couple of years ago, my dad decided to rip out the linoleum and put …

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25 Ways to Use IKEA Bekvam Spice Racks at Home

25 Ways to Use IKEA Bekvam Spice Racks at Home How did a humble spice rack from IKEA become a hot item for kids’ rooms and nurseries? Somebody had the clever idea to use them to hold books instead of spices and a whole new world of possibilities opened up …

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A New Tree, A Little Cleaning, & Charlie

For those who saw on Sunday that today was supposed to be a sCrap Wood Challenge (hosted by Sawdust Girl), she decided to postpone it for a week, so I’m pushing a few things around in my calendar in order to keep up. This post was intended on going up next …

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Christmas Decor Triangle Tree; Day 5

For Day 5, we decided to put a metallic spin on one of our favorite projects from last year! Be sure to follow along here on the site or on Facebook to see all 12 days! Last year we showed you this Ornament Display Tree, and we loved it!  The triangle tree …

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