Bright Idea: A Fancier Shower

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Let’s face it – every homeowner has dealt with a less-than-desirable shower curtain at some point. But for a space you utilize daily, why should your bathroom be a room you dread? The good news: a simple $20 investment can make all the difference in creating a bright, bold and inspired spot to house all of those great ideas you come up with in the shower…

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A Custom (Free!) Coffee Table

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I love the idea of re-purposing old pallets found and discarded outside of restaurants, shipment centers or office buildings. From beds to sofas (and more ideas here!), they offer a wide range of possibilities while providing plenty of character from any space. (There’s just something so very comfortable and “lived in” about a rustic piece, and you truly can’t get more rustic than a recycled wood pallet, right?) Yet by far, one of my favorite pallet transformations is this smart, functional coffee table from Ellinors Hus.

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A Table Transformation

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Our coffee table is in a sad state of affair, friends. From dents to nicks (and yes, even marker remnants from play dates gone awry!), I’ve been tempted to just scrap the whole thing and purchase a replacement. Instead, I’m taking a cue from Weekday Carnival and simply covering the mistakes – one concrete slab at a time.

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Bright Idea: Spotlight Your Backsplash

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Backsplashes rarely receive due praise. After all, they’re working double time to keep those walls safe and dry, fielding grease splatters and dishwater and everything between. Why not shine a spotlight in appreciation for the true star of the kitchen, the ever-functional, always-reliable backsplash?

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Get The Look

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I’m generally drawn to monochromatic living spaces, full of surprising textures rather than colors and interesting finishes rather than hues. Yet after spotting the above image, I suddenly craved a bit of fun in my own home. It’s just so… happy, dripping with candy-coated sweetness. A gal on a mission, I had to figure out how to recreate the look and began furiously searching online for pieces that might possess a bit of color-filled magic just like this living space.

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