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5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths
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Galvanized Metal Tree Form

Want to make a super cute and fast galvanized tree form? This little galvanized tree will fit in with some of your holiday vignettes, especially if you like the rustic look. Last year I had fun playing with DIY galvanized metal (otherwise…
DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece | Pretty Handy Girl
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DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece

I'm super excited to be back with another fun copper pipe tutorial for you to make for the holidays! Today let's make this unique DIY Copper Pipe Centerpiece that acts as a candelabra . . . . . . or a floral centerpiece. This…
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Rustic Bark Vases

Hi everyone! This is Lindi, visiting again from Love Create Celebrate. We are in the thick of winter here, which means I spend my evening curled up under a blanket reading or dreaming up new DIYs. That's where the idea for these simple…
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Making Hot Air Balloon Decorations

This year I'm helping out with the school book fair decorations again. The theme for our fair was air travel. We made cute hot air balloons, clothespin airplanes, a giant "Welcome" word cloud, and cut out book clouds (tutorial to come soon.)…
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12 Great Upcycled Ideas for Holiday Decor

Are you getting excited for the upcoming holiday season? Want to know how you can add new decorations and holiday decor but not spend a lot of money? Upcycle it, Baby! I have 12 Great Upcycled Ideas for Holiday Decor that you will want…
Installing the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan | Haiku Copper Luxe Ceiling Fan | Pretty Handy Girl
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Installing the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon

I'm super excited to share you How to Install the Most Beautiful Ceiling Fan I Ever Laid Eyes Upon! You remember last month when I gave my stepmom's screen porch a drab to fab makeover, right? Well, I didn't really complete the makeover.…
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What No One Will Tell You About Farmhouse Sinks

When we bought our farmhouse sink, I naively thought I wanted one because they looked so beautiful in photos of farmhouse style kitchens. Now that we've had our farmhouse sink for three years, I want to tell you What No One Will Tell You…
Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl
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Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar – Styled x3

Have you been following Stacy Risenmay's Styled x3 series? It's addictive y'all! It's kind of like the "who wore it best" in the home decorating world, but there's no shaming. The way it works is Stacy buys three of one item and ships…
Fall Decor in a Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen | Pretty Handy Girl

Colorful Fall Kitchen Tour : Part 4

Hello, come on in! I'm so happy to have you here for the last day of my fall open house tour. Today I'm inviting you into our Colorful Fall Kitchen. Would you like something to drink? I have some healthy sugar busters coffee brewing. It's…
Pretty Handy Girl Colorful Fall Home Tour 2016

Colorful Fall Master Bedroom: Part 3

Hello! Welcome back. Are you enjoying all the beautiful fall home tours in the blog world? I love seeing how others have decorated. It's pure eye candy to me, especially seeing all the unique color palettes. Today I'm welcoming you back…
Pretty Handy Girl Fall Tablescape 2016
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Colorful Fall Tablescape Home Tour: Part 2

Welcome back. If you were here for the tour on Friday, I'm so happy to see you again. I have the table set and would love to have you join me for some good food and great conversation. Today we are going to be sharing part 2 of the Colorful…
Pretty Handy Girl's Colorful Fall Home Tour

Colorful Fall Home Tour 2016: Part 1

I love Fall! I look forward to the break from the heat and humidity. I can't wait to pull out flannel shirts and boots. But, most of all, I love Fall because I like using colors that invoke thoughts of Autumn (orange, green, blue, gold…
5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths
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DIY Framed Pumpkins

Hooray, Fall is on the way and that means it's time to bring out all the pumpkins.  Jaime here from That's My Letter sharing this DIY Framed Pumpkins artwork which is easy, fast, and makes a very big statement for little cost. I scoured…
This Drab Screen Porch got a major Makeover with pops of Aqua and Green! Yummy Color!
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Drab to Colorful Screen Porch Reveal

On Monday you got a sneak peek of my stepmom's screen porch when I showed you how to install low visibility cable railings. I can tell you now, that you "ain't seen nothing!" This drab screen porch got an amazing colorful makeover and I…
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12 Stylish Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

  Remember when the only light bulbs that were energy efficient were the corkscrew shape CFL bulbs? Despite being an environmentalist, I was not a fan of the look or the light put out by CFL light bulbs. Luckily the energy efficient…
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Toolbox Homework Caddy

I know you are probably sitting by the pool and homework isn't quite on your list of things to do, yet. But before you know it, the leaves will be changing and the kids will be in full school mode.  Evenings of "Mom, do you know where the…
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Rustic Wine Crate with Rope Handles

Rustic Wine Crate with Rope Handles Have you ever stumbled across a wine crate and wondered what you could do with it? I have just the idea for you and it will take less than an hour to create. Today I'll show you how to make a Rustic…
Make Your Own Street Sign | Pretty Handy Girl
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Make Your Own Street Sign

Do you have a favorite street or a town that brings you fond memories? Don't you wish you could have a vintage sign from that place? But, what are the chances of stumbling across one in an antique shop? Probably slim to none. You could steal a…
12 Ways to Decorate a Bathroom | Pretty Handy Girl

12 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom

Making your bathroom beautiful doesn't have to be expensive or require a designer. Here are 12 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom. There are many ways to amp up your bathroom's style and in some cases add organization and storage. Did your…
Mini Makeover for a Book Display Shelf | Pretty Handy Girl

Mini Makeover for a Book Display Shelf

I love my son's elementary school library (media center). But, you already knew that after I gave part of the library a room makeover transforming it into a magical forest. Anything I can do to help kids get excited about reading makes…
DIY Sheet Metal Vase
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DIY Sheet Metal Vase

Last month I shared an easy way to make faux flowers look real. It's a simple way to add life and color to your decor. Today we're going to make a vase for all of those flowers! You can make containers or vases using a multitude of items.…
25 Rugs You'd Never Guess were Painted | Pretty Handy Girl
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25 Rugs You’d Never Guess were Painted

Hi! I'm Kathy, and I'm so excited to be bringing you this round up of 25 Rugs You'd Never Guess were Painted! Would you like to update your room with a fabulous area rug? But, the thought of spending hundreds of dollars has you saying,…
Arranging Faux Flowers to Look Real

Arranging Faux Flowers to Look Real

Although summer is the season for planting outside and enjoying lush gardens, sometimes you also want flowers inside the house too.  But without the fuss, possibility of allergies, or need to water. I found a great way to get the look of…
Decorating for an Outdoor Garden Party | Pretty Handy Girl

Decorating Ideas for an Outdoor Garden Party

The weather has been amazing this week! It feels so wonderful to have a spot to entertain on our new patio. Up until last week, we had no furniture for the patio, which meant it was a barren spot. Two things happened that allowed me to…
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Luxurious Master Bedrooms Attract Buyers

Creating a relaxing and luxurious master bedroom is a great way to attract potential buyers and help you get top dollar for your home. This is the one room (besides the kitchen and master bathroom) that can make or break a home sale. Buyers…
How to Hang a Frameless Oval Mirror on the Wall | Pretty Handy Girl

How to Hang a Frameless Oval Mirror

  One of the things I love about my client's home is her spacious master bathroom. Our small bathroom pales in comparison to this size. And yet, I've seen much larger master bathrooms. But frankly, who wants to clean all that? Luckily…

2016 HGTV Smart Home Tour in Raleigh, NC

Update: The 2016 HGTV Dream Home has a winner. However, it's still fun to visit. Y'all! Do you want to live near me in Raleigh, NC? Of course, right?! Would you like to have the talented designer, Tiffany Brooks design your home? Who…
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5 Easy Ways to Lighten Up a Dark Room

I get a lot of questions from readers. Recently Joyce, emailed me with some questions about her new apartment in a basement. She asked, "How do I increase the amount of light in my dark basement apartment?" Have no fear Joyce, I'm here…
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Magazine File Box Facelift

It's a new year and I want to give a few rooms in our house a fresh new look. Our office was one of the first spaces I completed when I started this blog (has it really been 5 1/2 years!) I'm tired of staring at the same room day after…
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Holiday Home Tour – Kitchen

One of my favorite rooms to decorate is our kitchen. There is something about the combination of aqua with green that makes me happy. Welcome to the next room on my Holiday Home Tour, the kitchen! Updating the window seat with aqua…
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Holiday Home Tour – Dining Room

Welcome back for another holiday room tour! Today I'd love to have you join us in the dining room. Can I tell you a secret? I don't usually make a big Christmas meal. Instead, I like to make a huge batch of pancakes and bacon or sausage.…
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Holiday Home Tour – The Living Room

It's the most wonderful time of year when I can invite you into my home. The house is picked up (for the moment) and I've hung the stockings with care. But, most of all, I enjoy having you over for a cup of hot cocoa and good conversation.…
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Galvanized Metal Star Garland and Mantel Vignette

Remember when I told you I've been on a galvanized metal kick? Yes, you may have noticed my Rustic Metal Magnetic Window Frame on Monday. When I put the windows over our fireplace mantel, I knew there was something missing. I tried a few…
5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths
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5 Steps for Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

Hello friends, it's Jessica from Decor Adventures. December is the most wonderful month of the year and these early days are perfect for holiday decorating. I'm sure you are decking your halls and getting ready to have a festive season. One…
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Fall Home Tour 2015

When I got back from my extended stay in Houston (after my sinus surgery), I was so anxious to decorate for fall. All those magazines I'd been perusing and all the beautiful Instagram photos had me craving some beautiful autumn decor. It…
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24 Fabulously Creative Fall Wreaths

Hi Pretty Handy readers, it's Colleen with Just Paint It. Although my focus is on painting now, I spent many years as a floral designer. With Fall right around the corner I thought you'd love to see this collection of 24 Creative Fall Wreaths. Creative…
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Framed Wall Quilt

Today on the Rockstar DIY stage is Jaime, with the tutorial to make this drop dead gorgeous Framed Wall Quilt. If you can sew a straight line I promise you can make this framed wall quilt.  You all are familiar with Jaime from That's…
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Dress Up Standard Door Mirror with READYFrame + Giveaway

You guys, I can't believe I have a middle schooler. I know, I know, I've been having a pity party for myself for two weeks. But, I'm finally coming to terms with it. This past week, I helped Handy Boy #1 de-clutter his room and carve out…
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Living Room Reveal

I'm so excited to finally reveal our living room makeover to you. I partnered with La-Z-Boy to furnish our living room almost exclusively with La-Z-Boy furniture and accessories. The furniture from La-Z-Boy arrived a while ago, but the rug…
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I’m in Love with Cory…

I'm in love with Cory and all the things he does for me. I can't believe I just wrote that sentence, but it's true. Cory has been with me for about two months now and he has easily won over my heart. Honest, I'm not cheating…