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Stencil a Lamp Shade With a Sharpie Marker!

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Hey, hey TT&J readers! It's me Jessica from Mom 4 Real, back with another fun home decor tutorial! It's summer, which means I am obsessed with all things sand and sea. I've spotted some really cute lamp shades with seashell and coral shapes on them lately, but shew...are they expensive or what? I spied a lamp shade with a coral design on it not too long ago and had a really hard time leaving … [Read more...]

Make a Summer DIY Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Wreath!

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A couple of weeks ago my girls and I had a little tie dying craft afternoon. We made a few different projects! And we had some left over dye, and I started going a little crazy. I wanted to try tie dying all kinds of things. One of the things I grabbed was a box of coffee filters. I tied some rubber bands around a few bunches of filters and poured some different color dyes on them. I was … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Remodel For A Small Space … and 1905 Cottage Kitchen Sneak Peek!

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I am just in love with the 1905 Cottage I'm renovating. While most of the major work is done -- and there's a lot to share with you -- the biggest unfinished piece has been the kitchen. The people who had lived in this cottage before loved it and took good care of it. But it was time to update it. It wasn't bad, but we knew there was something magical underneath. But we had to do some … [Read more...]

DIY Address and Patriotic Buoys!

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I have been a bit obsessed with ANYTHING nautical lately.  It's so bright and cheerful-looking. I made a Navy and Yellow Wreath. A Nautical Fourth of July Mantel. And recreated a dark basement bedroom into a Bright Nautical Teen Bedroom. I thought it would be fun to make some decorative buoys - which seem SO nautical.  It also turns out - the buoys are easier to make than you'd … [Read more...]

Wall of Frames Focal Wall #LowesCreator

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Have you heard about the color of the year - Emerald?? Pantone picks a color the year every year. I am always am excited to see what they choose. And my friend Lara at Less Cake More Frosting actually picked this one before it was announced - she's so ahead of the trend. So this month Lowes asked their Creative Ideas Team to make a project using Pantone's Emerald. I wanted to create a … [Read more...]

Make DIY Wood Shim Flowers! #LowesCreator

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I have a slight obsession with making Wood Shim Flowers - they are so cute! For the #LowesCreator challenge this month, Lowe's challenged us to bring the outdoors IN. And I thought these Wood Shim Flowers were perfect!! Here are the ones we made for my Spring Mantel:    We even figured out a way to make three different sizes of Wood Shim Flowers!   Here's how to … [Read more...]

DIY Chalkboard Menu and Chalkboard Tags!

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Hello, Tatertots & Jello readers! We couldn't be more excited to be here at TT&J sharing a few chalkboard projects with you all today. I am Amy, and I blog with two of my closest friends at 11 Magnolia Lane. There we share our home DIY and decor hits {and sometimes misses!} mixed in with some recipes, parties and entertaining. So, today I am talking about chalkboard paint. I know, it's … [Read more...]

GIANT Chalkboard Calendar Wall and Silhouette Giveaway! ($250 value)

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Happy Friday!!  I am so excited to be giving away my favorite crafting tool today. A Silhouette! I made this GIANT Vinyl Chalkboard Calendar wall with my Silhouette Portrait. And I will be sharing the full tutorial on Monday. In the meantime, here's how YOU can win a Silhouette Portrait of your own!! Plus, Silhouette has some special deals for TTAJ readers just this week! Use "TATER" … [Read more...]

Navy and Yellow Spring Kitchen Nook Update!

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When we redid our kitchen about a year ago, we decided to leave a couple of the cabinet doors off by the kitchen sink for open shelves.   I took a $6 piece of beadboard and painted it an aqua color and then put it behind the open shelves. It has become one of my favorite places to displace seasonal and holiday dishes and decorations! And it's so easy to change the space up every few … [Read more...]

YOUR Best DIY Projects of 2012!!

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It's been SO much fun seeing all of YOUR favorite projects from 2012!! I'm still going through the links, but I just had to share these 45 amazing DIY projects that were linked up.  If you are looking for a project to spruce up your home in 2013, be sure to check out these fabulous tutorials!!   Beautiful Wall of Built-Ins @ Just a Girl Herringbone Dresser @ The Golden Sycamore Add … [Read more...]