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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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DIY Gold Painted Baskets

This is literally the easiest DIY project I've ever done. And I did it while my kids were watching a Peppa Pig which is like 15 minutes. Okay, so... I love baskets. Love them. Use them to hold wood & blankets in the winter, gardening tools in the summer. I throw our newspapers in a basket, our magazines, my kids books, the works. So being able to elevate a basket to wow status in like no time at all? It's VERY...

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DIY Watercolour Placemats

I'm kind of obsessed with this next DIY as it falls under both the "I must do this!" and "why didn't I think of that?!" categories. You know the ones I'm referring to. The projects you could actually sit down with a group of friends and tackle as a team on a Sunday afternoon? These gorgeous watercolour placemats are the type that don't take a ton of skill, but result in a completely custom, totally useable product that's entirely your own. Linen fabric (you will need 2 layers of 14.5"x19.

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DIY Rope Bag

We're tackling this Tuesday morning in the finest of forms with this fantastic DIY rope bag. Having recently been inspired by this gorgeous version of Doug Johnston's, our resident DIYer has taken it upon herself to show us how to create our very own, from scratch, using materials found at a hardware store no less. With some basic sewing skill and a handful of rope you'll be totally and completely styling at the beach...

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DIY Homemade Linen Spray

It happens like clockwork. Early April and I'm suddenly hit with that undeniable urge to clean-all-of-the-things. My windows beg to be flung open, my kitchen scrubbed down, my linen closet pulled apart (just to be put back in a neat and orderly fashion)... I don't think I'm alone here which is why I'm particularly excited about this fabulous DIY. Homemade linen spray is actually ridiculously easy to make yourself, and will instantly add a heavenly scent of your choosing to any spring cleaning...

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DIY Hostess Apron

As a passionate baker myself, I feel confident when I say that an apron is a kitchen essential. Unfortunately, I learnt this the hard way through strawberry stains and chocolate splatters. Though a cute apron isn't necessarily a requirement, it is a recommendation if you ask anyone around here. With some basic sewing skills (ahem, hello youtube!) and some fabulous fabric, it really isn't terribly difficult...

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Recyle Your Magazines Into Great Projects

I tend to have a love hate relationship with my magazines. I love the quiet Saturday mornings I get to spend with them, piping hot tea in hand but I hate that I don't have the heart to throw any of them away once I'm finished. There they sit, taking up precious real estate in closets, cupboards and the like. Well. Not any longer. Not now that I have Anna Sattler's suggestion on hand! From Anna.

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DIY Love Board

Even though we love our own  e-inspiration board builder (you have to play with it as it just got a fun new makeover and it's um, awesome!), I often wonder if the art of a physical inspiration board will be lost amongst the masses. There's something to be said about flipping through your favorite magazine, ripping out a crisp, inspirational image and adding it to a collection of things that make you smile. A board that...

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DIY Copper Pot Rack

There's something about building something with your own two hands that's beyond satisfying. Though this copper pot rack appears complicated at first glance, it's actually relatively easy to throw together on a whim. The results are incredibly impactful and will be sure to get people talking. Not to mention it will elevate the wow-factor in your kitchen by miles! Captured by...

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