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A Versatile DIY Tray

Caitlin of The Picket Fence Project shows us this super easy DIY to makeover an old tray for next to nothing! We love the rope detail on the tray handles, giving it the perfect nautical touch that wouldn't look out of place in a Nantucket beach house. You wouldn't know by looks alone that this tray started from humble beginnings as a green polka dotted piece from her parent's home! If you've been following this tray's...

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DIY Hanging Rope Planters

I am so excited to share these DIY Hanging Rope Planters with you guys! Think fringe, tassels, and metallic gold coupled with greenery - need I say more? Sure, you could spend hours basket weaving your own, or you can try it my way! I promise it's ten times easier. xoxo Alexis of  The Shift Creative Rope (cotton rope) Gold Ribbon Yarn Hot glue Raffia Pot Plant Yarn Needle  After...

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DIY Ombre Pen Pots

When form and function meet, it's a beautiful thing. That's why we're crushing on these DIY ombre pen pots from The Lovely Drawer. They're the prettiest way to keep your pens handy and will look so chic on your desk! Plus, who couldn't use a little more ombre in her life? What's so great about this DIY is that you won't have to look far to gather the materials. The Lovely Drawer gets creative with materials...

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DIY Patterned Tray

When you stumble upon a DIY project that makes a major style statement without working up a sweat, it's like striking gold. Well, you've hit the jackpot with this patterned tray DIY from The Lovely Drawer! Give your plain trays a glam makeover with a coat of gold paint and a pop of patterned paper to dazzling effect. This incredibly easy and inexpensive project is the perfect way to instantly update your home. With endless combinations of colors...

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DIY Nesting Coffee Table – Ikea Hack

Here at Style Me Pretty Living we are obsessed with a great decor hack, especially when it's from our favorite Swedish home store, IKEA. So much so, that we even rounded up our favorite 23 at one point. Then, we stumbled on this DIY Nesting Coffee Table from Classy Clutter and fell in love! Click on the gallery to see a step-by-step to getting...

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DIY Decorative Jewelry Hanger

We all have a lot of necklaces. They tend to been get thrown in various bowls, trays and dishes around your bedroom, leaving you rooting around like a crazy women in the morning looking for a certain one. Luckily for us, The Lovely Drawer came up with this easy DIY which is useful but will also be a cute addition to any wall. You can see where all your necklaces are in a fun and decorative way! Wooden house White...

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How to Clean Your Whole Kitchen with 10 Basic Ingredients

Most of us spend a good chunk of our day in the kitchen: cooking, cocktailing, snacking, eating and unfortunately cleaning. But what if we told you, with 10 basic ingredients, that cleaning would not only be a cinch but super green. Have a look at this round-up of environmentally friendly cleaners from Hello Natural that can all be made with 10 simple ingredients. To make it even easier, we put...

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Strapped, Settle and Splurge – SMP Living on the Meredith Vieira Show!

If you missed our segment on the Meredith Vieira Show, you're in luck my friends. Abby dished secrets on crafting a gorgeous space no matter what your budget. From perfectly kissable DIY art, to on-trend accessories and pieces so worthy of a splurge, we have all the Strapped, Settle and Splurge details below and all you have to do is hit play. Dying to know where that gorgeous lamp is from or the steps for making that insanely...

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SMP Living on The Meredith Vieira Show!

Guess what today is? Yes, it's President's Day but it also happens to be the day we are making our Meredith Vieira Show debut! Tune in as Abby Larson crafts a room with pretty pieces for every budget. Think a mix of splurges, steals and projects that no one would guess are DIY's. Have a look at our round-up of items and DIY's below and be sure to tune in today for all the Meredith Vieira Show magic! Our Favorite Pieces:...

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DIY Dip-Dye Stripe Pillows

If pillows are your weakness and you spend more on fluffy refreshers than food in a month, you're not alone. You know what helps ease that new pillow budget? A good ol' DIY. It's friendly on the pocketbook (which we love) and easily edited to your style and color palette. All in all, a DIY worthy of adding to your arsenal of tricks. Navy fabric dye Plastic gloves Trash bag Plastic bin (we used...

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DIY Imprinted Ceramic Bowls

You know what we love? Taking something so simple and making a gorgeous jewelry display out of it. This DIY from The Lovely Drawer is like magic. It starts with white fimo clay and turns into imprinted ceramic bowls in ....wait for it... 7 steps! You are literally seven simple steps away from these dresser topping beauties. So grab those supplies and get to baking and be sure to stop by...

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DIY Modern Placemats

Black and white will always be in style and it's the perfect color palette for gussying up simple party accoutrements. Take these modern placemats for instance. They're part of The Shift Creative Valentine's party coming up in a bit and we're totally smitten. Make your very own version of these dotted, x'd and o'd paper placemats...

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DIY Floral Wall Sconces

We have a fresh take on a Valentine's Party coming up from the masterminds at The Shift Creative. It's infused with super approachable projects and a fun, modern feel. But first, we're tackling four of those DIY's starting with this floral wall sconce. With paper, paint and fresh flowers you can whip up the perfect decor to accompany a Valentine's...

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DIY Map Stick Figure Silhouettes

Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes and often look best with mixed media – a round-up of family photographs, paintings and prints. Try this DIY for map stick figure silhouettes from Honey & Fitz and Ruth Eileen Photography. It's the perfect way to add some pizazz to your walls and can be customized to the spot on...

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DIY Gold Striped Fridge

After seeing this gold striped fridge, I am thoroughly convinced that all refrigerators need a good duct taping. It's simple, andddd a great DIY for renters so it gets bonus points.  Dina of Honey & Fitz came up with this genius DIY along with photography (and fridge owner) Ruth Eileen. Grab the what and how below and for...

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DIY Custom Lucite Frame

Ruth Eileen is one of our favorite photographers in all the land and she has a super fun live/work space. Check it out here if you missed it. And now we are going to dive into three DIY's that call this space home. Crafted by Dina of Honey & Fitz, meet the lucite frame.

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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DIY Gold Wreath

Who says wreaths need to be made of holiday greenery? Glam it up this season with an easy, all you need is a glue gun approach to wreath loveliness. These gold inspired wreaths instantly make your house feel modern and chic - but the best part is that you can tuck them away and they will look just as glam next year! Find even more holiday ideas and crafty goodness in our SMP Holidays Mag out now!

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20 Chic Ways to Organize Your Office

I don't know about you, but the crazy person that resides inside my brain finds it terribly difficult to focus on work when my office is in disarray. However, over the years, I've unearthed a handful of super easy, totally chic tools, that have helped keep everything at bay, allowing me to really focus on my daily tasks at hand. And today I'm here to spill ALL the beans! And these may just be the prettiest beans ever. PS - A whole plethora of...

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17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

I live in a tiny box in the sky downtown Toronto, and my kitchen is pint-sized at best. Unfortunately for me this means that when it's even in slight disarray, the entire condo feels like a mess. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at keeping the kitchen clutter at bay, and am pretty excited to share a handful of my favourite tips and tricks with you today! Ps - SO MUCH KITCHEN INSPIRATION! (caps...

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