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DIY Upholstered Ottoman from an Old Coffee Table – A Tutorial

Materials: An old coffee table (Craigslist or hand me down) 2″ Foam Batting (thicker is better) Staple gun 1/2″ plywood cut to size (Home Depot or Lowes can make your cuts for free) Spray Glue Fabric Sander Primer Paint Most upholstered coffee tables wrap the foam/batting/fabric around the entire top of the coffee table and… Continue reading DIY Upholstered Ottoman from an Old Coffee Table – A Tutorial

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“Be Passionately Curious” – Free Printable

I decided my basement entry needed some inspiration!   After scouring online for something fun and not finding anything that I absolutely loved, I decided to try and make my own.   So, here is my free printable!  It is inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious”.… Continue reading “Be Passionately Curious” – Free Printable

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Laundry Room Makeover Part 5 – MORE Counter Space

When trying to maximize the space in our laundry room I decided I wanted to separate our washer and dryer and add a counter to go between the two appliances.  Previously, our washer and dryer were side by side leaving the space to the left of the dryer open and wasted. After building this very… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover Part 5 – MORE Counter Space

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DIY Framed Chalkboard

An Afternoon DIY – Framed ChalkboardPhoto taken by Paul Lorei Make your very own chalkboard with only a few supplies. Items needed: Frame Plywood cut to size  Black spray paint primer Chalkboard paint (I used Krylon spray paint) Chalk Screws (slightly longer than width of plywood) Drill Drill bit Picture hanger hardware Long thin piece… Continue reading DIY Framed Chalkboard

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“Be Uncommon Today” – Free Printable

After making my “Be Passionately Curious” printable, I decided I needed another.   I wanted something for the other wall in the basement entry (for above my hooks).  It hasn’t been hung there yet because I need to get a 3M sticky hanger for the wall (it is concrete and much easier to just put… Continue reading “Be Uncommon Today” – Free Printable

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Laundry Room Makeover – Pt 3: Installing new/old Cabinets

Installing New/Old Cabinets Above the Washer and Dryer Anyone remember this? This was our kitchen when we bought our house.  See those cabinets on the upper right corner of the picture?  We took those out (along with some others) and they got moved to the basement.  Now that we have finally started getting around to the… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover – Pt 3: Installing new/old Cabinets

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Laundry Room Makeover – Updated Utility Sink – Creating More Countertop Space

Laundry Room Makeover – Part 1: Updated Utility Sink I have been working on transforming my laundry room into a place that is more organized and therefore a better place to work in.  Our laundry room is actually quite large (for a laundry room), but it is in a dark basement. On top of that… Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover – Updated Utility Sink – Creating More Countertop Space