Why Don’t You…?

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…camouflage that aged, stained floor with a striped redeux?

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A Summer Dining Refresh

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Picnic and outdoor dining tables are so functional, but can be so… plain. Why not dress up your existing spread with a painted table runner down the center?

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Why Don’t You…?

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… make an impromptu stool with a stack of magazines and some belts?

I love how resourceful many stylists are, swooping in at the last minute to further beautify a less-than-perfect space. In this case, a bit of reading material goes a long way in bringing some personality (and surprise seating!) into the space. Such a fun idea, right?

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Why Don’t You…?

book wallpaper

… create your own wallpaper with pages from your favorite book?

Wallpaper can be so beautiful in a variety of spaces, but it’s all so very permanent. And if you have decor anxiety like me, forever second-guessing your furnishing decisions, permanence can sometimes be a bad thing. The good news? With a bit of ingenuity, your favorite illustrative book and some poster putty, you can create your own temporary wallpaper – collage style!

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Why Don’t You…?

handwritten art work

… get sentimental with your artwork?

Whether you’re still holding on to pen pal letters of years passed or are looking for something creative to do with a particularly telling grocery list, handwritten notes can double as custom artwork faster than you can nail another hole into the wall. Simply take the original to your local printer or office supply store and have them scan and blow up the image. Then, head to the craft store for an over-sized frame and – boom – instant graphic-based art for your happy walls.

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