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Real Life Rooms — Adding Colonial Curb Appeal

Hello there! Dawn here, from DesigningDawn.com. I’ve had fun offering up my suggestions for reader submitted questions (in the form of a Photoshop mockups) here and here, and I’m back at it this month— this time with a curb appeal dilemma. (FYI, you can see all my moodboards and mockups ...

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28 Ways to Bring New Life to an Old Sofa

Ways to Bring New Life to an Old Sofa A new sofa is expensive! It can be hard to justify a new sofa purchase, especially if your old one is still comfortable and functional. However, a sofa that is ugly and outdated can be an annoying eyesore. Give your old ...

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Adding Trim to the Living Room Windows

DONE! Ahh. I love that word, don’t you? Too bad it so rarely happens in this house. Anyway, I am here to simply report that the trim— also known as “window casing”— that I’ve been meaning to add to the living room windows is finally up and nailed into place! It’s not a ...

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$10 to Organized: DIY Silverware Drawer Organizer

Hey folks: it seems to be that time of the month again (no, not THAT): it’s build challenge day! You’ve seen me participate in these before (such as here and here… and oh yeah, here too) and probably have noticed a few other bloggers participating with the hashtag #OrganizeBuildChallenge on ...

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25+ Free Printable Vintage Images

If you’re a fan of beautiful printable vintage images (like we are!) — rejoice! Earlier this month, the New York Public Library announced that they are making public domain thousands of high-resolution vintage image from their collection, those that have no known US copyright. Public domain means the images are free ...

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Fixing the Furnace (and Saving Some Serious $)

Not every home improvement story can be a glamorous one, but the ones that aren’t sure can save a lot of money! Case in point: learning how to fix the furnace and avoid a $500-900 charge in new parts and labor. About six weeks ago in December, I went out of town for a ...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging

Hello Remodelaholic readers! Colleen here from Lemon Thistle, home to DIY, home decor, printables, and parties. I’m happy to be back today sharing this fun DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging. Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday I typically do a lot of decorating for. This is mostly because the decorations can be ...

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Favorite Projects of 2015: Friends Edition

In my last post, I shared all of my favorite projects of 2015. Some were on the list because they were popular with the blogging community (like my raised garden beds the lumber rack in the garage); some were ones I was just plain proud of because of their significance ...

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Favorite Projects of 2015

The last week of the year can be pretty cathartic; I get to purge the past year’s misgivings, look back at favorite projects, and start making plans for a better year to come. But, I can’t deny that I also have a tendency to dwell more on what I didn’t ...

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