DIY Floating Fireplace Mantel on Brick Wall: No Fear Beginner’s Guide
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DIY Floating Fireplace Mantel on Brick Wall: No Fear Beginner’s Guide

Do you want to build and install a floating fireplace mantel shelf on a brick wall? This post will show you how to do it, step by step! Many older homes (like mine) have fireplaces built into brick walls, or with brick surrounding the fireplace opening. If you want to install or update an existing…

6 Questions to Ask When Planning to DIY an IKEA Kitchen
DIY | Home | Kitchen

6 Questions to Ask When Planning to DIY an IKEA Kitchen

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home…so I guess our heart is dirty, broken, and in need of a replacement. In fact, a kitchen/heart transplant is in order! But where, oh where, to begin? When you are considering a big project like a kitchen remodel, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Rather than…

How to Create a Home You Love On a Super Tight Budget
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How to Create a Home You Love On a Super Tight Budget

If you’re like me, you want to have a home that welcomes family members and guests alike in a comfortable, beautiful way, but you might not have room in your family budget to afford all new furniture and extensive, blow-the-walls out renovations. While financial limits can be frustrating, I’m here to tell you that you…

Make Roman Shades from Mini Blinds that Hide the Blinds (No Sewing)
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Make Roman Shades from Mini Blinds that Hide the Blinds (No Sewing)

Vinyl Mini Blinds are the workhorses of window coverings: they are cheap, easy to install, and do their job admirably. They also provide a nearly perfect structure for a more professional looking window treatment: DIY Roman Shades.  You can make Roman shades from cheap vinyl mini blinds (that hide the blinds hardware) with only five…