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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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DIY Watercolor Makeup Brush Jars

Not only do these DIY watercolor makeup brush jars look insanely cute sitting atop your counter, they're also incredibly useful. And isn't that the best combination ever when you're chatting DIY? Throw in the fact that storing your brushes like so has proven to extend the shelf life of those expensive little tools and this is one project that pretty much sells itself! Spray paint in coral, mint, sky...

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DIY All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

I wasn't sure it was possible, but I'm pretty sure our cleaning routine is about to get significantly cuter. Not to mention a whole lot better for our health, the environment and everything surrounding it. Enter: DIY all-purpose citrus cleaner! Made up of ingredients you can actually pronounce, this bad boy gets the job done (all while being totally adorable)! Glass spray bottle 1 ½ tbsp...

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DIY Jewelry Dish Perfect for Holiday Gifting

I might just make a million of these this holiday season. There's nothing quite like displaying your most prized jewelry pieces front and center in their own little glorious dish. And this DIY crafted by Hello Natural is right in keeping with my sentiments. A little something pretty to gift to the hostess or your mother/ sister/ bestie. Get the full details including more images of the how to on Hello Natural...

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DIY Metallic Pipe Vases

We are always on the hunt for something new to paint gold. Tah Dah... DIY bud vases are just the thing to add a bit of sparkle and fun into your centerpieces, especially with gorgeous Fall florals. Or maybe a few peonies. We love a good gold and peony moment. Check out these pipes turned vases, by Alexis from ...

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DIY Organic Holiday Wreath

I love using fresh greenery on the front door, or even the mantle during the holiday season. A simple re-usable grapevine wreath plus some favorite seasonal flowers and you have yourself a wreath the neighbors will envy. Hoot and Holler is showing us how to create an organic holiday wreath that is modern and custom all rolled into one. Make sure you check out the whole...

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8 DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Here at SMP, we believe in splurging. Especially on those timeless, you'll take them from home to home, move them from room to room pieces. But when it comes to giving your space a facelift for the season, DIY is where it's at. And here are 8 totally do-able, totally steal-worthy projects that are worth that trip to home depot. Each that will most definitely brighten your day.

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DIY Hanging Pumpkin Planters

Can you believe it's already mid-October? As I have been getting our home ready for the upcoming holiday, I've been on the hunt for a fresh take on your typical Halloween decor. I wanted something a little less ghoulish and a bit prettier, so I decided to create these white DIY hanging pumpkin planters. No orange or black in sight. See the full project here. Xo...

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DIY Weaving + A Giveaway

Lauri from The Moms Project here with a fabulous DIY lesson today (+ a great giveaway)! Meghan Shimek of Native Textile, the fabulous weaver and fiber artist from San Francisco, is showing us the tricks and the trade of how to get started on your own weaving and wall art. And she has a gorgeous piece for you! Good luck and don't forget to head over to...

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DIY Fall Flower Arrangement

There's evidence out there that states waking up next to fresh flowers on your bedside table is a way to improve your energy throughout an entire day. When I saw that, I knew we had to save September's foraged arrangement for my bedside table. September's flower harvest is by farm my favorite! It's full of all sorts of goodies (and we're breaking them down below!) XO The girls at...

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DIY Felted Ball Mobile

Most everyone here at SMP headquarters is either on mat leave, has just returned from said leave, or has recently announced that they're expecting. There are maybe two of us who joke that there's something in the SMP water, and we're crossing our fingers it's not contagious (hashtag NotReady). But then we create a DIY the likes of this one, and I start to second guess myself. Because, you guys? It's so cute!!

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DIY $10 Light Fixture

As an interior designer, I'm all about trying to come up with the best of the best for less. And had you told me that Heather Jorde created her dining room fixtures with golden plastic straws, I probably wouldn't believe it without seeing it for myself. And it's kind of amazing. In fact, she constantly gets compliments on the fixture - and chuckles to herself when she explains it's a...

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DIY Pretty & Polished Thumb Tacks

The kids may be heading back to school, but that doesn't mean we can't get in on the organizational fun! I live for school supplies, organized work spaces, and tiny items that bring in pops of color. Hello, pretty & "polished" thumb tacks! These babies brighten up any inspiration board and take mere seconds to make! Xo ...

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DIY Mid Century Modern Sculpture

If you are a fan of Mid Century Modern, then this DIY is for you! You can make your very own classic midcentury piece for your home. No thrifting or antiqueing required! I love how this piece turned out and the vibe this adorable hand-made gem adds to the space! Happy DIYing! XO Lidy   1/8" Brass Stock Thin hardwood stock (any of your choosing) Burl or any other base (could be flat) Drill...

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DIY Ombré Linen Art

Art is one of those things that completely makes a room. It's that last little layer that instantly transforms a house into a home. But there's no question that the stuff can run you a pretty penny. Especially when you're looking for a piece of this scale. But with a little know-how, and a handful of linen, you can instantly transform your room into a thing of great beauty. Have no fear, we'll show you how! 3 yards linen fabric...

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DIY Skateboard Shelf

I've admittedly seen the skateboard shelf done before, and haven't exactly been it's biggest fan. But then 100 Layer Cakelet came into my life. As it turns out, bronze pulls and nautical rope are enough to make me do a 180 because their DIY skateboard shelf is adorable. Beyond adorable, really. Perfect for a nursery, kids room or heck, front and...

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DIY Clothes Rack

Whether you live in a teeny tiny condo with a ridiculous excuse for a closet (hello! I feel you) or you simply like to keep your prettiest of pieces on display, this next DIY is for you. Made up of things you'd find in the plumbing aisle at your local hardware store, this beauty couldn't be easier to piece together, and adds instant chicness to your space. (4)...

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DIY Marbled Glasses

These textured marble glasses are sure to be a hit for your next party or backyard BBQ! Not to mention, these hand made, one-of-a kind beauties have that perfect pop of color for summer! You just can't go wrong with this DIY - every design will look perfectly unique, the way it's suppose to! Glassware Water Resistant Modeling Paste Acrylic Paint Paint Brush Dish Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Gather...

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DIY Table Runners

We fully subscribe to the notion that if you can't find it, make it (one peek at our DIY archive and you'll see just what I mean)! Which is why we adore Threaded Together. Because when they set out to put together their...

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