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DIY Built-in Shelving

*** DIY Built In Shelving This post is part of our master bathroom update. To see what we've done so far visit the following links, and visit all the links at the bottom of this post for more organizing ideas!  Part 1 Bathroom Before  | Part 2 DIY Industrial Vanity Light | Part 3 Bathroom Progress Update Thank you all for your kind feedback on my last post. It was very nice to see that you enjoyed it and it made my first foray into the world of blogging very pleasant indeed. Built in beadboard shelving was actually the first project we did in our master bathroom. You'll notice in our "before" pictures we even painted it grey once, but our color scheme has since changed (which happens a lot around here). Alas, the house came with no linen closet (see our floor plan), and the floor space is pretty limited in the master bath so we are trying to be selective on what portable pieces we bring into the room. The commode sits in a small alcove so above it was the perfect place to bu … More...

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Today I’ve opened my home (along with 24 other bloggers) for a winter decorating tour… Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enjoy this week’s blog hop. ******* My Winter Decorating Home Tour To me, being in the “now” means to not wish away the beauty that our long winter season […]

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His-Hers Arrow Pillows Great for weddings, but perfect for Valentine’s Day. *** Perhaps wedding planning and tying the knot has caused me to become a tad bit more romantic. Lately I’m inspired to create a few new designs for Valentine’s Day. I prefer a subtle, not-over-the-top tribute to this holiday, I typically make candy with my […]

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Top 10 DIY Projects of 2014

Top 10 DIY Projects of 2014! I have to be honest with you. 2014 really kicked my butt. I don’t shy away from adversity. If something is difficult, I still show up every day with my coffee in hand, ready to tackle the world. I’ll even wear a helmet if I need to on a particularly […]

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DIY Laminate Floor Installation

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DIY: Stenciled French Backsplash

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My Top 10 DIYs of 2013

My Top 10 DIYs of 2013 To my surprise, readers don’t stop at Snazzy to witness the more complicated DIY home remodeling stuff. You like to see smaller painted furniture projects. Even more popular are the projects where I completely failed, made big mistakes and had to start over So here we go, below is […]

DIY: Classic Wainscoting

DIY: Classic Wainscoting

*** Total Cost: $500 or less (cost of materials for the entire foyer and it wrapped around hallway)–we did the stairs later Time Involved: One weekend (with the right tools and a good tutorial) Tools needed: (affiliate links included)-> Chop saw A Level A pencil Caulk with wet cloth Primer Paint of your choice.  We […]

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DIY: Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation (Kitchen)

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Upstairs Foyer

Transforming our Foyer

{Scroll to the bottom of this post to continued the tour} The foyer went through quite a transformation since I built my house. Full source list of materials can be found at the bottom of this post. It’s amazing what a little paint can do. Our house faces east and is bright and sunny in the […]

DIY: Closet Turned Dressing Room

DIY: Glam Closet Makeover

I was compensated with a free stencil for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. {Scroll to the bottom of this post to continue my home tour} I’m so proud to be the FIRST to review the “Teardrop Trellis” Stencil from Royal Design Studio. I used this gorgeous stencil in my tiny closet that […]

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DIY: Stenciled French Backsplash

Stenciled Backsplash, for under $150!  I had a beautiful, unused stencil with a script version of the French sonnet, “Springtime in Paris” (it was originally intended for my sunroom curtains, little did I know I would soon DIY my first stenciled backsplash). I changed my mind on the curtains and I decided I didn’t want visitors to be distracted […]

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My Top 10 DIYs of 2013

My Top 10 DIYs of 2013 To my surprise, readers don’t stop at Snazzy to witness the more complicated DIY home remodeling stuff. You like to see smaller painted furniture projects. Even more popular are the projects where I completely failed, made big mistakes and had to start over So here we go, below is […]

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 {Continue the tour by scrolling to the bottom of this post} Here is my front porch in the summer of 2013. I had just painted the front door.  And I was just about to hire contractors to stamp the concrete. A little embellishment to my wreath, inspiration found at Down To Earth Style. The pretty wood frame […]

Upstairs Foyer

Transforming our Foyer

{Scroll to the bottom of this post to continued the tour} The foyer went through quite a transformation since I built my house. Full source list of materials can be found at the bottom of this post. It’s amazing what a little paint can do. Our house faces east and is bright and sunny in the […]

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