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DIY Gold Leafed Art

Ok so before we get to Stephanie's big reveal, we have a few pretty wonderful DIY's we need to share. First up: this awesomely simple gold leafed art, inspired a bit by Lovely Little Details + Song Ink's gorgeous print and a bit by this fun print we saw on Art.com.

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Ten Tips on Painting a Striped Wall

So today we're devouring  our Weddings Editor - Erin's - recent houselift. Code for house facelift. One of the things that Erin tackled when she first moved in that we all fell so hard for, were her striped walls. They instantly made her tiny space feel larger and decidedly oh so chic. So we asked Erin to share a few little tips on wall striping. Fat or skinny, bold or shy, following these little tidbits...

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DIY Gold Dipped X-Bench

Before we get to the most fun bit of Erin's home makeover (the full tour, of course!) we thought we'd share a quick little tutorial on how we spruced up a few X-Benches in Erin's space. Now, there was nothing seriously wrong with them to begin with, but they did lack a little sparkle. And Erin is the kind of girl that seriously sparkles. So luckily, with a quick coat of white paint and a little dipping action...

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DIY Woven Chandelier

So this DIY is awesome. Like really awesome. Like "wow, I think I spotted this chandelier at that fantsy pants boutique the other day" awesome. And while it may look a bit complicated. It's not. I promise. If you can say over-under-over-under, you can totally do this. Totally. Ikea lampshade  Ikea pendant cord 1 coil...

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IKEA Hack: Bedside Table

Yesterday we shared the marble side table that we crafted from a simple $30 find at IKEA. Today, we're moving our craftiness to the bedroom. With another hack, another piece that looks and feels so much more luxe than you would imagine. Especially seeing that the table cost a whopping $8 to start! So let's get to it! Ikea...

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DIY Ikea Side Table Hack

Round these parts, IKEA hacks are kind of like the soon-to-be born royal baby. We can't stop talking about them, obsessing over them, finding joy in what they are going to look like when all is said and done. Okay, terrible reference. I know, it's Monday. But seriously? We are a little nutty over all of the fun that you can have with a good IKEA find. Namely? This $30 Ikea side table that we gussied up with a bit of marble and a splash of gold.

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Welcome Today Show Viewers!

A big warm welcome to some of our new visitors! We're so glad you're here! And for our existing readers, we're tickled pink that we're finally able to let to cat out of the bag: a segment on the Today Show? Well it doesn't get much better than that. The concept: a chic and stylish, eclectic living room filled to the brim with DIY projects and store bought...

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DIY Ikea Bar Cart Hack

As an interior designer myself I, admittedly, have a bit of a love hate relationship with Ikea. I can't stand the idea of cheaply made furniture, but I love the concept of style being readily available on a budget. My biggest Ikea-related pet peeve, however? Walking into a friends home only to find a handful of items I too have on display in my own. Which is exactly why this next DIY has me extra giddy. Because though it's definitely more labour intensive than projects of SMP's past, it results...

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DIY Wood and Gold Lamp

I'm no stranger to DIY projects of all shapes and sizes, but for some reason the idea of tackling a lamp has always felt like a daunting task. I'm thinking it has something to do with the electrical aspect (yep, I'm 27 years of age and still fear electrocuting myself)... But honestly, it's surprisingly easy with just a little know-how. And if you follow our step-by-step guidelines, you too could get...

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DIY Lined Envelopes

Okay so now that we're equipped with our well-stocked stationery bar, it's time to personalize those notes just a touch. Because receiving a letter in the mail is great, but receiving a letter with a fancy DIY'ed lined envelope is just that much better. And, honestly, it's so simple to do  - and the...

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DIY Velvet Jewelry Tray

The organizational nut within me is all sorts of excited about this next project. It's actually made from a wooden silverware tray, so it's really more of an upcycle project than anything else. That means it doesn't require any wood working skills - just a lot of hot glue! It's supremely easy and gives you all sorts of fun little compartments to ensure that your baubles stay in line (because there's nothing...

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DIY Garden Markers

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that really stand the test of DIY times. The little ways to add personality and soul to your life without burning your fingers with hot glue or accidentally sewing your finger to your fabric. So when we saw these sweet little Garden Markers that the lovely Mariah at Everything Golden sent our way we fell in love.

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DIY Plastic Bead Coasters

Our hearts are heavy as we begin to wrap our minds around the terrible news surrounding beloved wedding photographer Eric Langlois. For more information, and ways to help, please visit our LBB Blog right here. #findericlanglois Today is all about DIY and design and this project is about as good as it gets. Colorful ...

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How to Makeover an X Bench

These Target X benches are some of the least expensive around (they're only $80 each!) but they come in a dark wood with dark espresso leather that is more suited to the office than a vibrant, cheery living room. We wanted to give them an upgrade so that they felt brighter, more luxurious and infinitely more personal. For this particular projet, adding extra foam is the key to making these benches look amazing. The proportions...

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DIY Abstract Art

So just in case our kisses art isn't really your thing, we thought we'd put together something a little more sophisticated and a little less playful. Some art for adults, if you will! This abstract art is surprisingly easy to make with your own two hands, even if you have little to no artistic skills at all. With our help, you'll be...

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DIY Kiss Art

This particular art project can be done in record time and is virtually impossible to mess up (my kind of DIY!) Chances are you're going to feel really silly at first, but I promise it gets fun once you get past the ridiculousness of it all. It’s a satisfying way to get bright colors up on your walls really fast, and is so pretty it’s hard not to feel a sense of accomplishment when it's all complete.

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Antiquing a Table with White Loft Studio + Beautiful Days

Now here's a brilliant idea that combines two of my very favourite activities: antiquing and brunching. Kate, of Beautiful Days, and Heidi, of White Loft Studio, set out not long ago, determined to scour their local antique shops to find inexpensive pieces and bring them home to use as inspiration for a fabulous al fresco brunch. What ensued is all sorts of lovely, and...

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DIY Stenciled Towels

Good morning, lovelies! It's GORGEOUS out today here in Boston and we thought this little project was the perfect way to add a touch of something light and breezy into your home. To celebrate all of the prettiness happening inside and out. Plus, we loved the idea that these DIY stenciled towels were handcrafted so perfection wasn't even remotely in the cards. The imperfections on each gave them a really...

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DIY Chevron Gift Box

Have you ever taken the time to figure out your love language? Because I've known for a while now that mine is gifts. So if someone showed up at my front door with this chevron gift box in hand I would be totally and completely over the moon. Whether it's for a birthday, a hostess gift or no reason at all, giving someone a little token of...

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DIY Gold Pitchers

I swear, if someone doesn't stop me I'm going to go on a gold leafing rampage and fancify everything I own! It's such a simple process yet it makes such a huge impact. I love that you can transform a mass produced, run of the mill item and give it a hint of wow in no time flat. In this case, we grabbed an inexpensive ceramic pitcher and got to it. If I'm being honest, it's so simple that you almost don't...

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