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The blog brittanyMakes is not your average DIY blog. Brittany, who is an Accountant by day, balances DIY projects alongside her multitude of other talents, from home decorating to art projects, craft tutorials to tales of home improvement. It is here where she journals her adventures with the purpose to encourage and inspire her readers to do what they love, take risks, and above all, exercise their creative muscles!

Changing Door Hardware an Easy Upgrade

Posted by: on August 4th, 2015 | Make A Comment

  Brittany Cramer of brittanyMakes is slowly upgrading the look of her home, and doing so as frugally as possible. Changing out the door hardware– door knobs and locks– was the latest step in the home remodel. As she shows us, it’s a super easy DIY project that packs a lot of bang for the buck.   

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DIY Side Table With Himmeli Base of Copper Pipe

Posted by: on March 9th, 2015 | 26 Comments

  Himmeli is a Nordic technique used to make Christmas decor from straw or brass tubing. Himmeli inspired mobiles, sculptures, hanging planters and wall art are all the rage lately… and it inspired Brittany Cramer of brittanyMakes to make a very cool DIY side table.  It’s her contribution to our series DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Brittany [...]

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Small Patio Ideas: A Patio Makeover Revisited

Posted by: on July 1st, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a year or so since Brittany of brittanyMakes turned her small patio into a wonderful place for outdoor entertaining. The gorgeous painted floor was a big hit, and the patio has been the site of many a get-together with friends.  Brittany has a report on how the painted concrete floor is holding. She also describes [...]

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Decorating for Christmas is Easy When You Follow These Three Tips

Posted by: on November 18th, 2013 | 24 Comments

  We are simply blown away by the gorgeous holiday decor photos and Christmas decorating ideas our Holiday Style Challenge contributors are sending us. It’s all so inspirational, and there are a lot of great decorating tips in our ongoing series. But here, we get three easy tips that will make decorating for Christmas like a [...]

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Easy, Elegant Outdoor Decorating Ideas with Brittany of brittanyMakes

Posted by: on April 11th, 2013 | 26 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. Brittany, of the blog brittanyMakes, held what could only be described as a totally elegant BBQ soiree to celebrate the success of [...]

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