How to Trim & Install Closet Doors {Dremel Ultra-Saw Review}

How to Trim Closet Doors with Dremel UltraSaw | Pretty Handy Girl

I have a friend named Holly. She and I live in the same neighborhood and we help each other out with DIY projects. Last week she asked me to help her come up with a solution to hide her dirty laundry. Holly and I were trying to figure out how to replace her sad laundry […]

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A Joss & Main Curated Collection of Indoor/Outdoor Ease (wish list)

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Pssst! It’s my birthday tomorrow! Do you remember when you were a kid and used to get very excited before your birthday? Maybe you were like me and compiled a big wish list of anything and everything you saw at the mall that you liked. Those were the days. This year, I spent some time virtual window […]

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5 Minute Update for Your Ceiling Fan

5 Minute Ceiling Fan upgrade | Pretty Handy Girl

When I was updating my son’s bedroom, I gave the ceiling fan a 5 minute update! You can easily change the look of a ceiling fan by quickly swapped out the light shades. I removed the scalloped edged glass shades and replaced them with square ones for a more “gender neutral” look. New glass shades […]

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Repurposed Vintage Milk Jug Side Tables

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Jaime here from That’s My Letter sharing a DIY repurpose project that works great outside or inside. Take a vintage milk jug, add a precut circular wood top and you have a functional and stylish side table.  If you want to get fancy I’ll show you how to add the personalization too! I started this project […]

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How to Compost – Magnificent Garden Soil

How to Compost - Magnificent Garden Soil| Pretty Handy Girl

Do you compost? Oh my gosh, if you don’t, why not?!!! It is easy, it’s great for the environment and it will result in amazing nutrient rich soil that surpasses anything you can buy from a store! Some of the additional benefits are that you will reduce the amount of trash you produce and keep […]

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How to Strip…Paint Off a Door

How to Strip Paint Off a Door | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you ever had to strip… paint off a door? (You must leave a dramatic pause after strip for the full effect! LOL. If you haven’t had to strip…paint off a door, consider yourself lucky. If you need to strip… paint, I have some tips and a tutorial for you! Here’s the back story: My […]

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Easy Card Table Makeover

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I can only imagine that Matt and I are not the only family in America with a less than stellar card table.  In fact both of ours were hand me downs from grandparents and though they may have been fabulous in the 80′s, now they are really lacking in the attractive decor department.  A few […]

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3 Step Little Red Wagon Planter

3 Step Wagon Planter Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Container gardening is easy and great for instant color gratification. But, it’s especially fun to find “unconventional” objects to use as a planter. You may have noticed my little red wagon planter in the Landscaping 101 post. My 3 Step Little Red Wagon Planter is sure to bring color to your landscaping while also providing some […]

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Landscaping 101 – Tools, Planting and Adding Color {+ True Temper Giveaway}

Landscaping 101: Tools, Planting, and Adding Color to your Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

When we bought our first home 13 years ago, we were lured by the idea of having at least half an acre of land. Little did we know that it would involve LOTS and LOTS of yard work. Over the years we’ve learned several tips and tricks to creating beautiful landscaping that will last for […]

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How to Tile a Small Table Top

How to Tile a Small Table Top

Hello and happy summer pretty handy readers. It’s Jessica from Decor Adventures. With the weather getting warmer, I’m completing lots of outdoor projects these days. One DIY adventure I’ve never actually tackled is tiling, but I’ve always wanted to. Today I’m going to show you how to tile a small table top. It’s easier than you think […]

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Boy’s Bathroom Refresh {#LowesCreator Project}

Seaside Theme Bathroom Refresh #LowesCreator | Pretty Handy Girl

You know those projects that you complete 80% of the room and think to yourself, “This is good for now. I’ll do the rest in a day or two.” Yup, the boy’s bathroom was one such 80 percenter. I finally took the time to finish the last 20 percent of this bathroom makeover by giving […]

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Red, White & Blue Themed Boy’s Room Reveal

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Happy Friday!!! I finally finished my son’s room makeover. Poor kid has been asking for over two years when I was going to work on his room. It feels so good to be done and be able to share the final reveal with you. The theme started four years ago when I converted his extra […]

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Easy Strawberry Tart Recipe

Easy Strawberry Tart Recipe

Hi there, I’m back this month to share an easy strawberry tart recipe! In our neck of the woods it’s prime strawberry picking time and I’m always experimenting with new strawberry recipes. This tart is not only delicious but it’s so easy I let my 5 year old help make it! Ingredients: 1 sheet puff […]

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Securing an IKEA LILLÅNGEN Mirrored Cabinet to the Wall (with an outlet cutout)

Wall-mounted IKEA LILLÅNGEN Mirrored Cabinet turned Stuffed Animal Storage | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you ever shopped the “As Is” section at IKEA? There are some deals to be found there! Like this IKEA LILLÅNGEN Mirrored Cabinet. The cabinet had a small bent piece at the bottom and was therefore marked down to $60 from $100! Score! I easily bent the metal back in place with pliers once I […]

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Why I’m NOT going to participate in Teacher Appreciation Week anymore!

Farmhouse Painted (chalk like paint) Jar Vases | Pretty Handy Girl

Two weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation Week at my son’s school. Every year I have a bit of a knee jerk reaction to this week. Is it because I don’t appreciate my sons’ teachers and administrators? Definitely not true! I appreciate them more than I can ever show. It’s a joke in our house that […]

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DIY Pom Pom Placemat Pillows

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Hi Pretty Handy Readers, Jaime here from That’s My Letter  sharing another fun DIY project.  Today it’s pom pom placemat pillows. Yes, please! We just amped up the fun factor with these cute pom pom placemat pillows and they are a cinch to make. You make a placemat sandwich with pom pom trim in between […]

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Wall Mounted Desk Tutorial

Wall-Mounted Desk Tutorial | Pretty Handy Girl

Hey, I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Was it productive? Full of DIY activities? Well, I’m back with a tutorial for building a wall-mounted desk. The great thing about a desk that is wall mounted is it can be small or large and it won’t take up any floor space! This gives a nice […]

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How to Make a Chalkboard Surface Desk

How to Make a Chalkboard Surface Desk | Pretty Handy Girl

As part of the makeover of my son’s bedroom, I wanted to create a fun chalkboard desk surface for him to write and build legos on. The idea of a chalkboard coated surface came to me when I remembered how much he liked the mini-chalkboard decals that used to be on his room wall. Creating […]

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Budget-Friendly Customizable Etched Glasses

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With summer right around the corner, summertime barbecues and pool parties aren’t far behind! When a friend takes time to plan an event, Jacque and I always try to come up with a unique idea for a party gift to bring them as a thank you!  Since summertime tends to bring with it, a slew […]

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A Blue Loft Bed for My Son

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Guys and Gals, I am here today to tell you that you can build a loft bed for your child! However, unlike most of the tutorials you find on my site, building this loft bed is not one of them. Instead, loads of gratitude goes to Ana White and her fabulous plans for building a loft […]

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