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December 17, 2013

DIY Rustic Wood Embellished Holiday Plaque

The holiday season is the perfect time to create in your home. Try this DIY project by Shelley from The House of Smiths to add a little holiday spirit to your home!

Since we’re going with a whimsical, white and gold theme for our holiday decor this year, I decided that adding a few more rustic, natural elements would help balance out all of the feminine touches and sparkle going on. I’ve always been in love with words, so a customized wooden holiday plaque with a popular phrase on it seemed like the perfect idea. With a 40% off coupon in tow, I snagged this rustic wooden board at my local home decor store. It came to about $5.00. Then I took some seashell white [...]

 
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November 21, 2013

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

I live in the south. It’s hot here and I just sat here for a minute or so trying to think of one person I know locally who does not have a ceiling fan in each bedroom of their home. I got nothing. It’s just how it is down here. I know it might be more popular design-wise to have a beautiful chandelier hanging over your bed (believe me, I love that look) but if I ever tried that, my husband for sure would be bunking with the kids in their blissfully breezy rooms. When it’s mid summer and setting your AC below 76 means going broke, you better believe that ceiling beast is set on high. So hang on to your sheets, this is how to install a ceiling fan.

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November 18, 2013

DIY Gold Holiday Garland

This year for our holiday decor we’ve decided to glam things up a little with lots of gold, sparkly accents and whimsical touches here and there. Having a theme behind our holiday decor each year has been sort of a tradition, and sometimes we can’t find exactly what we need in stores, so we tend to make at least a few pieces each holiday. Our first project we’re sharing is this simple, yet elegant DIY gold holiday garland with decorative ends. Here’s how we made it:

First, we started by making the end pieces. We used natural brown and white coffee filters, doilies, scalloped punched vintage music rounds and a few trimmings that we picked up from our [...]

 
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October 25, 2013

Freshen Up Your Decor with Fall and Thanksgiving Printables

Nothing gets me more excited for the holidays than the decor. The festive colors and decorative items produce a mood and ambiance that creates all the anticipation of things to come! Holiday decor can be sophisticated, frilly, beautiful, modern, colorful or simple. So to help you get going on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we have gathered various styles of printables that you can use this season in YOUR home decor set up! Most of these ideas are FREE to print and can be done right on your own printer, or sent to a local print shop for a small fee. These printables are great to use in frames, awesome for decorating a table for a dinner party, or just to simply use as part of [...]

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