Category Archives: DIY and Home Hacks

Faux Coffered Ceiling Using Beadboard and Moulding

This DIY ceiling makeover uses beadboard and moulding pieces to create a faux coffered ceiling. It’s a simple way to add a little extra architectural interest in an otherwise drab ceiling. This is the work of Amber Oliver who writes the In the Loop Blog. Follow along with her step-by-step instructions to see how she completed…
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Mood Colors and their Effect on Interior Design

The concept of “mood colors” is a somewhat vague one because, after all, most colors have at least one mood associated with them. Black, for example, is generally associated with darker moods, while yellow is connected with much lighter, happier outlooks. We’re all probably familiar with, at least to a small degree, mood rings and…
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How to Build a Simple Antique Wood Crate for Under $10

Hello! It is Mindi from MyLove2Create, and I am happy to be back! A few months ago I shared my reclaimed wood stool and antique cutting boards, today I am sharing a super easy build. It is cute, useful, and just brings a smile to my face, meet my Antique Wood Crate! See, soooo fun!!…
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Cream-Colored Patio Haven for Outdoor Entertaining

This cream-colored patio was styled by Krystine Edwards of Living Pretty Styled. Her deck was badly in need of some love, and she used this as a chance to turn it into a spot for outdoor entertaining. Take a look at how her new outdoor dining set, an outdoor rug and a planter-turned-cooler come together to…
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The Iconic Architecture Of The World’s Major Apple Stores

Apple really knows how to impress and how to stay above its competitors, and not just with their products. The architecture and the design of some of the major Apple stores around the world is truly something to be amazed by. These outstanding buildings are designed to be tasteful, majestic, impressive but also inviting and…
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Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as it’s well organized, practical and user-friendly. Size, as a result, is not as important and the structure and features of a kitchen. The focus today is on…
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Floor-to-Ceiling Windows Used To Full Potential To Highlight Great Views

If there’s one thing floor-to-ceiling windows excel at, it’s framing a beautiful view and bringing the outdoors in. Architects from all over the world are making the most of the wonderful locations they work with by including full-height windows in their designs. They get to connect houses to their surroundings and to immerse them into…
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Free Printable Patriotic Party Pack

‘Tis the season for fireworks and barbecues! Between Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, my favorite way to commemorate the summer holiday season is with some good grilled food followed by fireworks with my favorite people. Around this time of year there is no shortage of red, white and blue plates, napkins, cups, etc.,…
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How to Sew a Pillowcase: Two Simple Methods

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have an aversion to bed-in-a-bag sets. It’s too much match-y-ness for my taste. (Although, if coordinated fabrics make your heart sing, far be it from me to judge. Sing away, heart. Sing away.) Sewing your own pillowcases is a super fast and easy way to break up…
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Create an Easy Feature Wall With Dramatic Artwork

Ideas abound for feature walls, from tiles or textures to wallpaper and wood. Another great idea to consider is art.  No matter if it’s an expensive painting or simply a piece that you love, it can make the room special. An artwork is a great way to draw attention to a space whether it is the centerpiece of…
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