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Nov 17

Get The Vintage Schoolhouse Lighting Look You Love, For Less

As much as we love schoolhouse-style lighting, it isn’t always the best idea to buy something truly vintage and hope it works. There are stores — such as Schoolhouse Electric or Barn Light Electric — who sell absolutely beautiful fixtures in this style, but they are often out of financial reach. To help you stay on budget, and get the look you want, we’ve rounded up some of the best lighting options out there, all well under $100.

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Oct 17

A Built-In Firepit Is Just What Your Backyard Needs This Fall

Just because it’s fall, you don’t have to retire your outdoor furniture (and outdoor entertaining plans). A gorgeous firepit keeps you warm and creates a cozy gathering spot. Though you could opt for a portable firepit, a built-in makes an interesting focal point for your backyard or patio.

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Oct 17

Built-ins on a Budget: DIY Ways To Get the Look Without a High Pricetag

For those of us who love homes with character and architectural interest, built-ins are highly coveted features. Shelving units, cabinets, benches and desks that have been built right into the walls show an attention to detail that newer homes often lack. But don’t worry! You can still get the look in a brand-new house (or even a rental) without an expensive renovation. The secret formula? Just mix affordable furniture with some DIY magic.

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Sep 17

Before & After: A Basic IKEA Desk Gets Some Personality

After spotting this bright pink, approachably Boho IKEA hack on the internet superhighway, we knew we had to share it with you. After hitting up the IKEA ‘as is’/clearance section, Becky and Kelsey (aka The Sorry Girls) knew they could make something out of this compact, but slightly boring desk situation. They snatched it up, took it home and worked their DIY magic!

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Sep 17

Before & After: An IKEA Hemnes Dresser Glams Up

Courtney found herself in a bit of a design lurch when she ordered a new dresser for her daughter, but a month later got word that it had been cancelled. Instead of shaking her fists at the heavens and cursing the retail gods, she hopped in her car, drove to IKEA and snatched up a Hemnes dresser. With a little DIY know-how she transformed the dresser into a totally glam, Old Hollywood-inspired piece.

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Sep 17

Sliding Barn Doors Aren't Just for Fans of HGTV's Fixer Upper

Like shiplap and farmhouse sinks, sliding barn doors are one of those trends that seem to have gained in popularity thanks to HGTV’s Fixer Upper. However, I think that the appeal of this sliding door isn’t just about achieving that particular rustic style. Instead, it’s a smart solution for odd-sized pass-throughs, since you can easily trim the door to the size you need. Sliding barn doors are also a handy space-saving alternative to French doors, since you don’t have to worry about losing square footage to accommodate door clearance. They’re also relatively easy to install compared to other options (like pocket doors), since a key component to the look is the exposed sliding track.

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Sep 17

Serve It Up in Style: 7 Chic Tray DIY Ideas

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Labor Day is the perfect holiday for cooking out and chilling out. Half the fun of cooking and hosting is in the presentation, so today I’m serving up the best of the best DIY serving boards so you can deliver in style!

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Aug 17

How To Use Picture Ledges in Every Room of the House

This post is dedicated to the versatility and utility of a decor item that doesn’t often get top billing: the picture ledge. This diminutive cousin to the shelf is perfect for displaying photos in an unfussy, modern way, and it can do lots of other things too. Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of ten ways to use picture ledges in every room of the house.

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