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#1905Cottage Kitchen Reveal!!

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I have some fun news coming regarding the #1905Cottage. I just love that little house. But in the meantime -- here's the kitchen reveal!!   And did I ever tell you why the kitchen reveal took so long?? When we took the bathroom floor up and looked underneath the cottage we discovered that the cottage's sewer line was collapsed - so we had to get an entire new sewer line all the way to the … [Read more...]

Before & After DIY Contest Supporting Habitat for Humanity

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I'm excited to partner with OPC The Better Half to host the Before & After DIY Contest supporting Habitat for Humanity!! You could win a $50 gift card to Lowe's, Home Depot, or Amazon, whichever you prefer AND a $100 donation to Habitat for Humanity in your honor! UPDATE -- Congratulations to http://www.blessedlifeatopacakestand.com/ for winning the gift card. And thanks to everyone … [Read more...]

30-Day Room Makeover with Jo-Ann and HGTV Home™!!

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If you've been reading my blog for long you might know that I've been wanting to give my Master Bedroom a facelift for almost 4 years.  It just seems like there are always projects that get moved up higher on the list.  And it's a space that I've been struggling with. Do you have a space like that in YOUR home? So when Jo-Ann contacted me about making over a room in my home with their new … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Open House at the 1905 Cottage!

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What are you doing for the Fourth?  Every year our community has a pancake breakfast, followed by a down home paradeand carnival. My kids LOVE decorating their bikes and joining in. The 1905 cottage that I've been working on is right on the parade route. I was thinking it would be fun to have the house open after the parade!   Come for the parade at 10 am and then the … [Read more...]

Barn Door-Inspired Painted Chest (DIY Tutorial)

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Hey, hey TT&J readers! It's Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I am so excited to be here! I've been working on sprucing up my living room a bit this Summer. I wanted to insert a little more color into my decor. I have a crazy love for aqua, and have recently been bitten by the the yellow bug as well, so these are the colors I decided to use in my gallery wall. There was one problem though...as … [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...]

Great Ideas — 20 Creative Transformations!

20 creative DIY transformations

Breathe some life into old rooms, furniture, and more with these beautiful projects from this week's Wrap-Up Party! Turn a dresser into a Media Stand with Flip Down Media Drawer @ Love, Pomegranate House Gold Leaf Home Accessories @ Now At Home Mom Organized Utility Closet @ Lookie What I Did … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Cork Topped Coffee Table!

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Hey, hey, TT&J readers! I'm so excited to be back sharing another fun DIY project with you! I'm Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I LOVE repurposing old things into fun and somewhat unconventional new things. Call me crazy, but I just like things that are unique, and I absolutely love taking something old and giving it a new life. Well, this project is all about taking two old things that have … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 28 Before & After Projects!!

28 before and after DIY projects

There's something so satisfying about creating a transformation.  It can be big or small, but seeing a project transformed into your vision is what DIY is all about. Here are 28 Beautiful Before and After Projects -- check them out and see the transformations!! And check out the rest of the ideas linked up this week for many many more Before and After ideas -- I am amazed by YOUR ideas each … [Read more...]

How to Make a DIY Wood Beaded Chandelier!!

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When I was designing my new office, I knew I wanted to make a wooden bead chandelier as the focal point. I had a chandelier in mind -- the Arterior Maurice Chandelier -- that was between $1,600 - $2,000 to buy. I ended up making my own beaded chandelier for about $250 and it's bigger too -- 32 inches in diameter by 3.5 feet in height. Here's how I did it:  … [Read more...]