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…?

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… craft an impromptu height chart using an oversized ruler?

If you enjoy spending time antiquing, you’ll notice how easy it is to spot certain items that are no longer in heavy rotation: vintage tin signs painted with historical slogans, heavy castiron pots, and – occasionally – oversized wooden rulers. Renovator Raina was lucky enough to find one (although given her DIY skills, I wouldn’t be surprised if she whipped this one up in an afternoon!), and I love the idea of transforming it into a sentimental height chart for those ever-growing kids.

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Why Don’t You…?

… color code your cabinetry?

The latest issue of Real Living Mag brought out a show-stopping array of colorful homes, but the one that caught my eye the fastest? This vibrant kitchen full of rainbow-inspired cabinetry in a fun (and functional!) industrial finish.

How fun would these be in your own kitchen? I’d love to see the look in an office setting, as well – can you imagine how lovely it would be to have your office supplies color coordinated and organized in such a fun way?

Tell me, friends – where would you use this idea in your own home?

Photo Credit: Jean-Marc Wullschleger/Living Agency from Real Living; via Poppytalk

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Why Don’t You…?

… color block your walls?

Forget choosing the perfect shade or hue to brighten up your walls. Instead, opt for a few tones in the same color family to create a wall installation that’s as quirky as it is chic!

Bonus? Feel free to color outside the lines. Color blocking is meant to be fun, so no need to achieve the perfect angled squares or rectangles. Instead, grab a brush and start playing!

After all, a home is little more than a grown-up’s playground, yes? Happy coloring!

Image Credit: Cote Maison

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Why Don’t You…?

… go ahead and scribble on your dresser?

You’ve seen how transformative the power of paint can be on an old piece of furniture, but what about the power of the written word? Get the look by taking a Sharpie to an old standby and write your favorite song lyrics, daily affirmations or uplifting words of encouragement.

Bonus? A coat of dry erase paint allows you the freedom to write and re-write to your heart’s content! Genius.

Image Credit: French by Design (via Konfetti)

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