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21 Ways to Reuse or Upcycle an Old Sweater

21 Ways to Reuse or Upcycle an Old Sweater Decorating for winter doesn't always have to mean decorating for the holidays. Have you ever thought about reusing an old sweater to make winter decorations? Sweaters represent warmth and coziness.…
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Cotton Fall Wreath and Décor for the Entryway

Cotton Fall Wreath Every morning for the past few weeks I woke up and looked out the window. A few leaves have turned color, but as soon as I look at the weather report — the heat and humidity has yet to leave North Carolina. Will fall…
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16 DIY Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas

Built in storage and shelves are a great way to create an attractive home that is as functional as it is beautiful. Built-ins maximize the space you can use in your home and make it easier to keep organized and clutter free. Here is a collection…
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50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make!

50+ Pallet Wood Projects You Can Make! Do you have a spare pallet lying around from that last large shipment? Or maybe you know somewhere to get free or inexpensive pallets? If you do, here are more than 50 Pallet Wood Projects that you can…
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26 Creative Ways to Decorate with Red, White, and Blue

Creative Ways to Decorate with Red, White, and Blue July 4th is right around the corner. If you like to decorate for the 4th, try using red, white, and blue primary colors to give a patriotic vibe to your home. Red, white, and blue are also…
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Master Bathroom Design Plans for Saving Etta

Master Bathroom Design Plans It's hard to believe I need to start thinking about all the materials and fixtures I'm using inside the master bathroom of my flip house. We are just finishing up framing this week and I have my plumber and HVAC…
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FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable

With Spring finally arriving (fashionably late for most of us), I thought it was time to update our chalkboard sign and give you a new FREE Spring Flowers Chalkboard Art Printable to download, print, and hang up in your house. I'm not…
DIY Spring Decor Cloche table centerpiece
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Spring Cloche Idea

Spring Cloche Idea Hi, it's Julie from Love My Simple Home back with another simple DIY tutorial.  Today I have a quick project using a cloche, faux spring flowers, and live moss to create a beautiful spring cloche. Materials: (I've…
Check out these 111 DIY Farmhouse Decor ideas and get a ton of inspiration on how you can decorate your house in the farmhouse style without breaking the bank!
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111 DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas

111 DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas Do you love farmhouse decor as much as I do? What is Farmhouse Style exactly? It can be described as worn, weathered, rustic, comfy, or anything that reminds us of a simpler time. If you're like me (and love…
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Clever DIY Upcycled Vases

20 Clever DIY Upcycled Vases Vases are beautiful and one of those home decor items that can be used in many different ways. They can sit empty on a shelf adding to the style of the room, hold beautiful flower arrangements, or be given as loving…
How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign | Pretty Handy Girl How cool! You can use this technique to make or transfer any sign graphic.

Dreamy Screen Porch Makeovers

Dreamy Screen Porch Makeovers Screened porches are the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors while staying away from things like bugs and rain. As the weather starts to warm up, we will be spending more time outside. Here are several beautiful…
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Cheerful Hello Spring Plaque

Cheerful Hello Spring Plaque Hello, Pretty Handy readers! It is Anika from Anika's DIY Life here with a fun new project to get your home's decor ready for spring! While we are impatiently waiting for spring, I thought we could create a…
easy DIY test tube vases on the wall
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DIY Wall Mounted Test Tube Vases

DIY Wall Mounted Test Tube Vases Happy Valentine's Day! Hi all, I'm back again from Anika's DIY Life. I am sharing this super easy and quick tutorial to make DIY wall mounted test tube vases. The best part is they look really cute on the wall…
Who knew PVC pipe could look this good? With some paint and hot glue, you can easily make this heart decoration for Valentine's Day!
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PVC Pipe Heart Decoration

PVC Pipe Heart Decoration Hi there, Pretty Handy Girl readers! I'm Vineta from The Handyman's Daughter, back with another tutorial! I was in the hardware store the other day, and I was inspired to create something using the many different sizes…
Can You Create a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint
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Can You Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint?

Can You REALLY Make a Mirrored Window with Spray Paint? I have to admit, I was skeptical when I picked up a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. According to the directions, you can Make Your Own Mirrored Glass with Spray Paint. I decided…
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DIY Living Wall Planter Tutorial

DIY Living Wall Planter Tutorial For anyone who lives in a "not so sunny" place (and needs a quick pick me up from the dull grey skies), you'll find this easy DIY Living Wall Planter Tutorial just what you've been craving. Even if you live…
Upcycle Idea: Soap Dispenser to Gorgeous Vase
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Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase

Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase Hello, Pretty Handy Girl Readers! I'm Julie from Love My Simple Home and I'm excited to be here as a new contributor and hanging with you! I have a passion for interior design and share affordable…
A simple and easy way to upcycle an old cutting board
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A Quick Cutting Board Makeover for Meal Planning

A Quick Cutting Board Makeover for Meal Planning Hello, it's Anika here from Anika's DIY Life. I hope you had a great start to your new year! One of my New Year's resolutions is to get better with planning meals. I've really struggle with…
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9 Holiday Storage Hacks

9 Holiday Storage Hacks Now that Christmas is over, you're probably in one of these two camps. Camp #1: Christmas is over, time to pack everything away pronto. Camp #2: Christmas is over, but I want to enjoy the decorations for a while…
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How to Tile a Fireplace

How to Tile a Fireplace Hello Pretty Handy Girl Readers! Sarah here from The Created Home. Today I'm sharing how you can update and customize your fireplace by doing your own tile work. Don't be intimidated, tiling is actually quite accessible…
Holiday Home Tour 2017 | Pretty Handy Girl
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Holiday Home Tour 2017

Happy Holidays! I can't believe the holidays are here once again. This will be my seventh holiday home tour shared with you. I honestly can not believe I've been running this little old blog of mine since 2010. (These are my holiday home…
Decorate your mantel for Christmas with these DIY stocking holders made of scrap wood!
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DIY Stocking Holders from Scrap Wood

Hi there, Pretty Handy Girl readers! I'm Vineta from The Handyman's Daughter, back with another tutorial for you! I have a mountain of wood scraps in my workshop, and the hardest pieces to use up are those pesky 2 x 4 end cuts. Lucky for you,…
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Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20

Make an Elegant Holiday Wreath for Less than $20 Have you ever been in a home decor store and fell head over heels in love with a wreath only to gag at the $50 or more price tag? Put your wallet away, because today I want to show you how you…

DIY Corbel Curtain Rod Holders

Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers! You know what costs too much? Curtain rods. Personally, I have a curtain addiction that is matched only by my addiction to accent pillows, but let's face it, people notice the curtains, not the curtain rod…
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16 Stunningly Beautiful Green Doors

Stunning Green Doors: I admit it, I'm crushing on green doors lately. If you know me well, you know that I painstakingly stripped my front doors a few years ago and repainted them bright green. Now I've been thinking more and more about front…
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The Best DIY Aging and Antiquing Techniques

Aging and Antiquing Technique Tutorials: Do you love the idyllic vintage or rustic look? If your answer is yes, then this round up is for you! I've curated some awesome projects with full details for aging and antiquing techniques that every…
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Fabulous Fall Home Tours

Fabulous Fall Home Tours Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Home Tours! The tour features 8 fabulously talented bloggers who have opened their homes up so you can get inspired by some beautiful fall decorating. If you are just coming in from Sarah's…
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Fall Tablescape and Coffee Bar

Fall Tablescape and Coffee Bar Welcome! I'm so glad you could join me today. I enjoyed taking a little time off from my investment house projects to decorate the house for autumn. It's always fun to twitter around and create a beautiful tablescape. Last…
Green and purple hydrangeas in rustic wood trough. Build Your own Rustic Trough Centerpiece tutorial.
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Build Your Own Trough Centerpiece

Build Your Own Wood Trough Centerpiece Wood trough centerpieces are very popular right now and for good reason! They will work with any seasonal decor. Add grass and eggs and you have instant spring decor. Add sunflowers and you have just decorated…
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DIY Tile Centerpiece

DIY Tile Centerpiece The holiday season is just around the corner, and there's nothing quite like time spent with your friends and family gathered around the table. I know sometimes it's all you can do to produce a delicious spread for your…
DIY Burlap Bulletin Board
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DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board Hello, Pretty Handy readers! I have a quick and fun project for you today! We're going to make DIY Burlap Bulletin Boards together, hooray! I love displaying pictures around the house, but sometimes I don't have…
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FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable

FREE: Fall Chalkboard Art Printable This weekend the cooler temperatures stirred my internal desire to start decorating for fall. I love fall! Whether it be the beautiful leaf colors, the pumpkin spice lattes or the ability to wear boots and…
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How to Repaint Dated Decor

Want to know How to Repaint Dated Decor? Raise your hand if you are a thrift shopper? No, what about yard sales? Have you ever seen any ugly ceramic decor items that shouldn't have survived the 70's or 80's? Nodding your head YES? I thought…
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Dreamy Window Seat Inspiration Photos

Dreamy Window Seat Inspiration Photos I have a friend, named Claire, who is an interior design genius. She would beg to differ, but honestly she is brilliant when it comes to design decisions. This friend was the visionary who created our…
Beautiful Fall Tablescapes - Decorating Your Table for Fall
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21 Beautiful Fall Table Decorations

Beautiful Fall Table Decorations Fall is approaching fast! Are you looking for some inspiration for your fall table decorations this year? This collection of beautiful fall tablescapes is full of creative ideas to motivate and inspire you to…
Vintage Map Lampshade | Pretty Handy Girl
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Vintage Map Lampshade

Do you want to update a plain vanilla lamp shade? Do you have a vacation you want to remember? You can do both with this vintage map lampshade! The process to create a Vintage Map Lampshade is easy, especially if your lamp shade is close…
How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign | Pretty Handy Girl How cool! You can use this technique to make or transfer any sign graphic.
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Children’s Closet Library

Turning the bonus room closet into a Children's Closet Library is one of those projects that took longer than expected. Not because the work was harder, but because I took a break from the project for many months while other things took…
How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign | Pretty Handy Girl How cool! You can use this technique to make or transfer any sign graphic.
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How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign

How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign: You guys, I'm super excited about this Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign I made using scraps from my workshop. This sign turned out 200 times better than I imagined in my head. I knew I had to…
Holiday Home Tour 2016 | Pretty Handy Girl
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Holiday Tablescape Tour 2016

Welcome to the Holiday Tablescape Tour of 2016. I've partnered with some of the most talented DIY bloggers for a jam packed tablescape tour. You won't want to miss a stop because there's lots of decorating inspiration for all. If…
How to Make a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign | Pretty Handy Girl How cool! You can use this technique to make or transfer any sign graphic.
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Holiday Home Tour 2016

I'm so happy to see you again this year! This is my annual holiday home tour and each year I can't wait to invite you in to see the decorations. (These are my home tours from 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015.) This year I tried to keep it simple,…