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FIVE Ways to Keep Your Entryway Clean and Organized!

five ways to organize your entryway

Winter can be a messy time with all of the boots, coats, backpacks and snow tracked all over the house. For many years it seemed like my entryway was constantly piled with these Winter items, not to mention the mess that muddy and salty shoes and boots made as they piled up by the entryway door. Finally I got a handle on the Winter mess and clutter. Here are FIVE ways I have found to keep … [Read more...]

Make an Outdoor Instagram Wreath

outdoor instagram wreath

Hey There! We're Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative Blog.  We're best friends that are committed to keeping it real as we blog together about all things DIY.  We're beyond flattered to be contributing here at TT&J and we hope this year we'll bring you even a fraction of the inspiration that Jen dishes out on a daily basis! I don't know about you, but Jess and I are pretty … [Read more...]

YOUR Best DIY Projects of 2012!!

45 DIY projects

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...]

Easy Decorating DIY — Make Taped and Painted Pillows in ANY Pattern!!

taped and painted pillows

I have used stencils to create patterns on pillows, so I thought it would be fun to try creating patterns on pillow with tape. I used ScotchBlue Painter's Tape to make these pillows. And it couldn't be easier to create one-of-a-kind pillows this way. Here's what you need: … [Read more...]

Make a Duvet Cover from a Fabric Shower Curtain!

Duvet out of a shower curtain

Have you ever had a project in your mind and then you just can't find what you are looking for? That's what I ran into with my guest room redo. For the bedding I knew I wanted a grey duvet cover that had some ruffles but not too many - so it wouldn't be too "girly". And I wanted it to be a plain color so I could make some graphic pillows to go with the bedding. I looked and looked and couldn't … [Read more...]

DIY Subway Tile Table Redo!!

subway tile table makeover tutorial

I've been working on my outdoor space this year. Last month I made some DIY Subway Tile Planters and a privacy screen out of old doors that were sitting in my garage. I had an outdoor table in my yard that was very weathered and worn. And since I am working on my tiling skills (I bought a tile saw last month too), I wanted to update that table with a subway tile top! And actually, this … [Read more...]

Ikea’s Scrolly Ung Frame — 13 Different Ways to Use It in YOUR home!

ung scrolly frame collage 2

My sister Ashley has one of the whimsical Ikea Ung Frames in her entryway. She painted it a pretty grey color and put some chicken wire inside. She keeps invitations, pictures and other pretty mementos in her frame. I have one sitting in my craft room. I couldn't resist picking it up the last time I was visiting Ikea. I have been debating where to use it. Here are 12 other ways I have … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 24 Ways to Decorate for Summer!!

24 ways to decorate for Summer

Happy Father's Day!  I hope you are enjoying the day with the special men in your life!!   I love this time of the year. It makes me excited to work on my yard and home. I was thrilled to see so many beautiful Summer Decorating Ideas linked up this week. Make sure to check out all of the links!  Rocking Chair Redo @ Nest of Posies   DIY Furniture Update @ Madigan Made   Anthropologie Meets … [Read more...]

DIY Blogger House Update!!

daybreak blogger house

I can't believe how fast the DIY Blogger House is coming along at Daybreak!! Bangerter Homes is doing an incredible job. I stopped by the other night to check on the progress and was amazed!! The walls are all up and framed. It is going to be such a wonderful home!! I love all of the little details that have been thought out -- like lockers in the back entry, the pantry space, a wonderful front … [Read more...]

How To Replace Sliding Closet Doors with Standard Doors (tutorial)

how to replace slideing closet doors with standard doors

In my last two room makeovers, one of the biggest and most dramatic changes I've made is to replace the old sliding closet doors with regular hinged doors. The old doors weren't horrible doors -- at least they had a colonial look. But sliding doors are a little awkward to use and mine kept coming off the tracks. I love closet doors that open wide, it's so easy to see what's inside. Plus, if you … [Read more...]