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How to Make a Wood Plank Headboard

Making a semi masculine, rustic-looking wood plank headboard is very easy. Dean and I should know, we’ve created one in each of our last two houses! Just grab a few wood pallets, dismantle them, sand down the pieces then follow our instructions below and you’ll have the perfect rustic wood headboard in a weekend! And if you… 

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Black and White and Color All Over Kitchen

Lish’s original 1960’s kitchen was transformed from a long galley style kitchen with standing room for 3 to standing room for at least 6! She finished it on a modest budget with lots of color and happy touches! Visit Imprintalish for more of Lish’s Black and White and Color All Over Kitchen.  

Custom Traditional Dining Room

John started with a “builder-grade boring” plain dining room and transformed the space through a series of upgrades. He started by adding a strip of molding a few inches below the crown molding and painting it all semi-gloss to make it look more substantial. Next, John spent a few months adding a custom built raised… 

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Cottage Office

Daune wanted an office that could pull double-duty. It is a thoroughfare in her cottage…so it needed to be well-organized and functional with fun design. She also use it as an extra ‘sitting room’ when needed. The sofa turns into a queen-sized bed when Daune’s family needs an extra guest room, her teens and their… 

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Wendy’s Traditional Kitchen

This kitchen proves that you don’t need a bottomless budget to dramatically improve the look of your kitchen. A fresh coat of paint for the cabinets and walls, coupled with inexpensive subway tile and IKEA butcher block counters, took this kitchen from shabby to chic. Visit Old Town Home for more of Wendy’s Traditional Kitchen.

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10 Decorating Ideas Under $20

Have you ever wanted to dress up a room or change it up a little – without breaking the bank or taking several weekends to do it? Well, take a look at these… 10 Decorating Ideas Under $20 1. Create a gallery wall using a collection of family photos – print them out in black… 

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Old Town Home’s Traditional Master Bedroom

From a dark and lifeless box, to a serene and relaxing space, see how Old Town Home transformed their traditional master bedroom. Projects included building custom closets (include one dedicated to shoes!), a hidden jewelry cabinet, new attic stairs, plaster, paint, and a whole lotta TLC. Click for more of Old Town Home’s Master Bedroom.

A Little Bit Industrial & A Little Bit Country Dining Room

Meg previously had a matching dining room set but she didn’t feel like it captured the personality of her home. She searched through classifieds, antique stores and thrift stores for industrial and well-built vintage pieces to transform. Meg painted and/or stripped almost everything in the room and custom built an industrial shelf to hold her… 

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Refined Rustic Bathroom

This bathroom used to be light pine. Bliss stained the mirror and the tree leg vanity a dark ebony as well as peg hooks on the back wall. The baseboard trim was painted white and she shopped the house for accessories. Her husband did a poured concrete vanity top. They used what we had to… 

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Rivit Media – Ad Network

  Rivit Media’s vision was simple: to bring together the most inspired members of the DIY and Crafting online publishing community and connect them to the key brand advertisers who want to reach the audience they deliver. The result is Rivit Media, the only ad network solely focused on the DIY and Crafting audience.

BlogHer Conferences

  BloghHer Conferences. In 2005, BlogHer Co-founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone held a conference to answer the question, “where are all the women who blog?” Today, BlogHer conferences bring together thousands of these women from around the world to discuss, inspire and connect with each other. Join us!

Blogher Publishing Network

Blogher Publishing Network  with more than 3,000 blogs, is one of the largest and highest-quality publishing networks of blogs authored by women. Join Blogher publishing network and you’ll be paid a revenue share from ad campaigns that run on your blog as well as paid for participating in product review programs. You can also apply to write… 

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Glam Media – Ad Network

  Glam was founded in 2004 with the vision to create engaging experiences for consumers by packaging brand advertising with professional digital content. Glam currently operates across seven lifestyle verticals: Women’s Style, Home, Entertainment, Men’s Style, Wellness, Food and Parenting. Glam Media’s ad network is always looking for influential, inspiring voices to join our growing roster of Creators.

Cozy Eclectic Bedroom

Maria’s master bedroom has been ‘finished’ for about a year. Until she decided to make a few little changes after a recent trip to Ikea. A graphic black and white pillow and some new almost industrial lamps spice up her – almost – finished bedroom. Visit Our Lake Life for more of Maria’s Cozy Eclectic… 

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Our Lake Life’s Cozy Eclectic Master Bedroom

Since we’ve been working on our master bedroom lately, I thought it would be fun to share another take on a master bedroom… Our Lake Life’s cozy eclectic master bedroom. First of all meet Maria. She is the New Jersey career woman/mom/wife/blogger behind Our Lake Life. This is the view from her house…if you can believe… 

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Peaceful Guest Retreat

Would you believe this room used to be a teen boy’s room! Jennifer had to remove 17 year old wallpaper, scrape the popcorn off the ceiling and repaint everything. With bedding from TJ Maxx and furniture from a local shop, this room is now a peaceful guest retreat. Visit Decorating Ideas Made Easy for more… 

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Get the Look for Less | Breakfast Nook

Our old IN$TANT ROOM series is now Save or Splurge! We sort of figured that Save or Splurge makes a whole lot more sense – since it’s a  series in which we do a little virtual comparison shopping just to prove you can “get the look for less” and design a fab space on any budget – and not some magical recipe we’ve come… 

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