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DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From a Desk

Posted by: on August 14th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Bathroom Vanity Made From an Desk

This DIY bathroom vanity has a fun twist– it’s made from a repurposed desk. It’s surprisingly easy to make the conversion, too. Spruce up the desk with a new coat of paint, cut a hole for the sink, and you pretty have your bathroom vanity ready to install. We used a new desk with a cool mission-style look, but you could just as easily convert an old desk from a thrift store to create a vanity in whatever style suites your decor.

Here’s the step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own unique bathroom vanity.


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Schlage Door Hardware for Home Upgrade

Posted by: on August 6th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Schlage Door Hardware for Home Upgrade

Mallory Fitzsimmons of the blog Charming in Charlotte decided it was time to upgrade the door knobs in her home, installing Schlage door hardware throughout. She was surprised at how much of an impact that simple upgrade made on the look (and feel) of every room. 


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How to Install a Door Knob (a Really Pretty Door Knob)

Posted by: on August 5th, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Install a Door Knob


Mallory and Savannah of Classy Clutter are pretty fearless DIYers, but Savannah admits this project gave her pause. We wanted her to show how to install a door knob in her bedroom door.

So, how did it turn out?


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3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade

Posted by: on August 3rd, 2015 | One Comment

3 Easy DIY Projects for a Small Bathroom Upgrade


These three easy DIY projects will give your small bathroom added convenience and a little extra visual appeal, too. These DIY projects were all mounted in an apartment bathroom, so they don’t entail any big changes to the room.

Follow along to build a cute towel hanger, a decorative jar lid and to install new cabinet pulls.


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Easy DIY Concrete Shelf Project

Posted by: on July 16th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Easy DIY Concrete Shelf Project

This DIY concrete shelf project will show you once and for all that working with cement is easy. It’s kind of fun, too. Whitney Jones of Whitney J Designs will be first to tell you that. She created this concrete shelf for her bathroom. Looking at the final result, you’d have no idea this was her first DIY project using cement.

You can make a stylish, industrial chic concrete shelf just like this for your own home. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial.


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Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places

Posted by: on July 13th, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bathroom vanities aren’t just for the bathroom, and we’re going to prove it.

See, there are a lot of places in the home other than the kitchen or bathroom where a sink and faucet can come in really handy. And installing a bathroom vanity makes the addition of a sink more attractive, plus it adds more storage space. It’s easier to install than a sink and separate shelving, too.

Here are our top three places in the home (other than the bathroom) to put bathroom vanities and sinks. Check out the photos, too. You’ll see that a vanity can be a natural fit in several parts of your home.


Bathroom Vanities in the Mudroom

Bathroom Vanities in 3 Unexpected Places: The Mudroom

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DIY Floating Shelves

Posted by: on April 30th, 2015 | 15 Comments

DIY Floating Shelves


When moving into a new home it’s great to add small, familiar touches such as photographs, mementos, etc. to make it feel like “home”.

What better way to display those items then on stylish floating shelves? I built these DIY floating shelves in my bathroom. But they would look great in your living room, den, or just about any room of the house. This easy tutorial will show you how to build these DIY floating shelves in your home. Just follow the step-by-step instructions. 

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How to Build Floating Display Shelves (in Your New Home)

Posted by: on April 29th, 2015 | 23 Comments

How to Build Floating Display Shelves

Moving into a new home can be an exciting time. The best part is being able to customize and personalize the space to reflect your style. You can transform a boring builder-grade bathroom into a customized looking spa retreat by adding DIY Floating Display Shelves, which are perfect for showing off art and accessories. But preparing for move-in day is important and can the task can be easier with a few helpful tips.

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New Ways to Use Decorative Hooks from Young House Love

Posted by: on February 6th, 2015 | 4 Comments

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Best selling authors John and Sherry of Young House Love have a new line of  decorative hooks you can only find at The Home Depot. They initially conceived of these Young House Love home storage hooks as picture hangers, but they can also work just as well as wall hooks and cabinet or furniture hardware. So whether you choose to hang a frame from one, add a few for coat hooks near the door, or replace some furniture pulls, these knobs and hooks can provide a decor update that should only take you a couple of minutes to complete.

Here, John and Sherry show us three ways they’re using their new hardware, and they even show us a clever DIY to customize one of their hooks. 

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A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover for Renters

Posted by: on August 14th, 2014 | 6 Comments

A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover for Renters


Renting a home doesn’t necessarily stop you from giving your bathroom a bit of a makeover. The key is to make it simple and inexpensive, and don’t tear out anything that’s attached to the walls. (You might want to mention it to your landlord, too, before you start.)

This is exactly what Ellie Somerville McNevin from Non-White Sofa did with the bathroom in her rental home. Painting the walls, putting down new flooring and adding a little flair to the mirror made a huge difference, as you’ll see…

My husband Nick and I recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina from New York, and although we’re in a rental, I knew a few small updates would make a drastic improvement to our master bathroom.

But I’m not going to lie… we ended up laying down some tile too.

The photo below shows how the bathroom looked when we moved in… scary, I know! The tiles were different colors that had been painted and had started chipping, and the walls were a dingy blue that desperately needed a fresh coat of paint.

Another downside was the standard builder’s grade mirror that was held up with plastic clips. Although I liked the size, it did nothing for the space, so I came up with a plan to give it a fresh new look.


A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover: Before the Makeover


With a bathroom in this kind of condition, I knew a trip to The Home Depot was in order.

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