20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips

Finish off your rooms with beautiful baseboards, crown molding, and trim around windows and doors. 20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips via @tipsaholic #trim #molding #diy #home #repair


20+ Useful Trim and Molding Tutorials and Tips
Do you stare at the rooms in your home and wonder what’s missing? Sometimes the finishing touches are what brings a room from unfinished to completely decorated. These finishing touches include tall baseboards, beautiful crown molding, and chunkier trim around windows and doors.  Installing new trim in your home is easier than you might think and there is so many tutorials and tips out there to help you beautify your home. Here are some really great trim and molding tutorials and tips!

Baseboard Tutorials and Tips

How to Remove Baseboard
Before you can upgrade your baseboard trim, you need to remove your old ones. If you do it wrong, you could damage your walls and the trim. This tutorial recommends five essential tools to get the job done right.

How to Cope Baseboard
Coping baseboard trim so your corners look perfect takes some technique, but the results are worth it, especially for homes with walls that aren’t perfectly straight. This tutorial shows you how.

How to Install New Trim Over Old Trim
If you want a fast baseboard upgrade, there’s a product called RapidFit that you can use right over your old trim without having to remove anything. If this sounds like something you’d like, learn more about it here and here.

How to Install Baseboard
From removing old baseboard to mitering the corners, this tutorial covers everything in one post. Although some of the methods used here are different from those used in the tutorials above, it’s good to see how people do some things differently before trying the project yourself.

Faux Baseboard Tutorial
Make your baseboards look thicker with this simple trick: install thin molding above your baseboards and paint the space between the molding and baseboard white. It’ll all look like one thick baseboard piece! Read this tutorial for more details.

How to Clean Baseboard
You love your new baseboard, but they’ll get dirty with time and they can be a nuisance to clean. This tutorial breaks it down to 5 simple steps. Also good to know: if you paint your trim after you caulk, including the caulk itself, your baseboards will attract less dust and dirt.

Crown Molding Tutorials and Tips

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Have some space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling? You can fill that gap up with crown molding and filler wood. This will make your ceilings look higher and your kitchen look more custom and finished! Check out this tutorial and this one.

How to Make Your Crown Molding Look Taller
Maybe you already have crown molding, but you want it to be a little taller and chunkier. Here’s how to do it — a pretty easy and inexpensive project!

Cheater Crown Molding
If you’re intimidated by the corners in crown molding, this tutorial presents a solution that you might like.

Faux Crown Molding Tutorial
If installing crown molding is too much or too expensive of a DIY project for you, consider this easy faux crown molding to add some drama to your walls and ceilings. All you need are 1-inch trim pieces, along with finishing nails, white paint, and some tape. Great for a kids’ room!

Lowered Ceiling Tutorial
This is another faux crown molding, or faux picture rail, tutorial that will extend your ceiling color to the very top of your walls for some added architectural detail. It won’t make your ceiling feel lowered, but this is a great idea for rooms with a fun color on the ceiling.

How to Install Crown Molding
For a straightforward tutorial on installing crown molding just like how the pros do it, check out this great tutorial that comes with clear step-by-step pictures and instructions.

Door Trim Tutorials and Tips

Craftsman Door Trim Tutorial
Want to beef up the trim around your doors to give them a bigger presence? Check out this great craftsman door trim tutorial.

Traditional Door Trim Tutorial
If you’re looking for a more traditional look for your door trim, here’s a good tutorial for that.

Corners and Entryway Trim Ideas and Tutorials

Column Trim Idea
Do you want to paint different wall colors in the rooms in your open-plan home, but are struggling to figure out how to transition the different colors? Try this great column trim idea that can define the corners of a room to help you visually separate your rooms!

DIY Door Casings Tutorial
If you have wide entryways to the rooms in your home, you can add door casings for a more polished look. Here’s how.

Window Trim Tutorials

Here’s a nice, long list of the various window trim tutorials all over the internet, put all into one place for you! You’ll find a lot of good stuff here.

Caulking Tips

How to Caulk Moldings and Trim
Caulking is a vital part of installing crown moldings and trim. Here is a basic tutorial that tells you everything you need to know to start caulking. It also includes one great tip: always paint after caulking!

How to Caulk and Paint Trim at the Same Time
This little tutorial shows you how to paint and caulk your trim at the same time. So clever and it will save you a lot of time! And here’s another tutorial that shows you a similar trick, but done with crown molding.

Now that you’re armed with these trim and molding tutorials and tips, you’re ready to tackle the fun job of beautifying your home with trim and molding. For even more help, check out this great website that includes a pattern book to help you create your own trim patterns. Happy trimming!

 

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

 

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Savvy Salvagers Pallet Projects Infographic

Savvy Salvagers Pallet Projects Infographic

Do you love the look of pallet projects? There are endless possibilities for what you can create with a pallet. The other great thing is that pallets can be found for FREE. Not sure where to find pallets? Or what to do once you find them? Here are lots of great ideas and resources for using pallets. Thanks to Irish Timber Projects for this amazing infographic. Learn about all the ways you can use pallets throughout your whole home.

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Fabric Wallpaper: 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers

Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! If you want to try using fabric as wallpaper, here are 15 tips for DIY fabric wallpaper! Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers at tipsaholic.com #diy #fabric #wallpaper #tips #homedecor #decor


Fabric Wallpaper 15 Helpful Tips From Experienced DIYers
Fabric wallpaper is a great way to decorate the walls in your home! It’s cheaper than most wallpaper, relatively simple to install, and easily removed when it’s time. If you’re seriously considering covering a wall or two in your home with fabric wallpaper, read on for some handy tips on how to apply fabric wallpaper.

Three experienced DIYers, Emily of Emily A. Clark, Stephanie of Cre8tive Designs, and Sherry of Young House Love all tried the fabric wallpaper in their homes and shared their results and tips on their blogs. Here are their best tips all in one place for you!

Emily put up a beautiful chinoiserie toile fabric in her daughters’ bedroom using liquid starch. First, she rolled the wall with the liquid starch and then put the fabric on the wall. After pressing out all the wrinkles, she did another coat of starch on top.

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Stephanie created an accent wall in her guest room with a bold yellow fabric with liquid starch. She put up the fabric panel by panel — she rolled a section of the wall with liquid starch and then rolled the liquid on the back of one fabric panel, and then put that up on the wall. Then she did the same thing for the next panel and so on.

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Sherry covered a wall in her daughter’s bedroom closet in a whimsical floral fabric with only a staple gun and some fabric glue. She held up the fabric and stapled along the edges of the wall, starting at a top corner and working her way down.

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Their fabric wallpapers are gorgeous, but they did encounter some trial and error in completing their projects. This is a good thing for you, since you can learn from their useful tips!

  • Use a busy fabric for your fabric wallpaper so it’s harder to see the seams.
  • Choose the right fabric for this project. Home decorator fabrics are great, 100% cotton fabric is a good idea. Velvet fabric is too heavy and silk fabric will leave behind water marks if you’re using liquid starch.
  • There are many wallpaper calculators on the internet, such as this one. You can use these calculators to help you figure out how much fabric to buy.
  • Buy a few extra yards of fabric in case you make some mistakes.
  • Heavily textured walls might not work well with liquid starch. You could try sanding down the walls before starching.
  • Remove the face plates of outlets and light switches before putting up the fabric.
  • Get someone to help you if possible; an extra set of hands is so useful in holding up and positioning the fabric.
  • Use thumb tacks to hold up the fabric as you roll on the liquid starch or staple away.
  • Use a broad knife or wallpaper brush to quickly smooth out fabric and press it on the wall, especially in the corners. If you don’t want to buy a new tool, a piece of stiff cardboard works. This is for the liquid starch method.
  • If the starch dries and the fabric doesn’t adhere, add more liquid starch.
  • If you’re stapling the fabric to the wall, keep the fabric pulled taut as you staple.
  • Overlapping the edges of your fabric panels is easier than butting up the two edges.
  • Use a staple gun along the seams of your fabric panels if you’re using liquid starch and feel like your fabric needs the extra hold.
  • Use an x-acto knife to cut away excess fabric along the edges of the wall and around outlets. Use a brand new blade for best results.
  • Cover up the cut edges with ribbon trim. You can hold down the ribbon trim with black furniture tacks (like Emily did) or glue it with fabric glue (like Sherry did).

Thanks to these tips, it should be a pretty straightforward DIY for you that will give you amazing results! For a general idea of the costs of fabric wallpaper, it cost Emily around 170 dollars to cover her wall with 9 yards of fabric and 15 yards of ribbon. Of course, the final cost breakdown depends on your fabric choice. Find a great fabric you love on sale and you’ll pay even less for a beautiful accent wall.

Don’t want to cover a whole wall, but love the idea of using fabric on the wall? Consider fabric wall decals or covering the back of bookshelves with a pretty fabric.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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15 Fabulous DIY Plumbing Pipe Projects

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15 Fabulous DIY Plumbing Pipe Projects
You’ve probably passed the plumbing pipe aisle at your favorite home improvement store many times, but maybe it’s time to give the pipes a second look. They can be turned into many amazing things, from a clothes rack for the kids to an elegant canopy bed for you! Here are 15 fabulous DIY plumbing pipe projects to inspire your next DIY project!

A note before we begin: there are two main types of non-plastic plumbing pipe: galvanized pipes and black pipes. Either one of these will work for the DIY plumbing pipe projects listed here; it depends on the look (and price) you’re after.

1. Clothes Rack

Make it easy for your young daughter or son choose their clothes in the mornings by making this clothes rack out of plumbing pipe and wood! This DIY pipe project would also be a great clothes storage solution for a fun dress-up center.

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2. Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Sliding barn door hardware can be pretty pricey, which makes this DIY pipe project all the more awesome. For only $40, you can DIY your own sliding barn door hardware using a plumbing pipe and a couple other items.

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3. Nightstand Legs

Got a slab of wood laying around just waiting to turned into nightstands, a coffee table, or a bench? Turn a couple of pipes, along with a floor flange for each pipe, into cool table legs. Wrap them with jute twine and add paint for a fun paint-dipped look.

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4. Mudroom Locker System

Set up an industrial looking mudroom locker system with plumbing pipes and a couple of metal lockers. This DIY pipe project is great for kids and their heavy backpacks!

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5. Industrial Side Table

Need an extra side table? You can build a really cool industrial side table with butcher block and plumbing pipes.

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6. Coffee Table

This is a truly beautiful coffee table made with spray-painted plumbing pipes and a custom wood top from a local wood worker.

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7. Industrial Pipe Curtain Rods

The industrial look is hugely popular these days, so there are industrial pipe curtain rods being sold in stores for high prices, but you can easily make your own!

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8. Industrial Shelves

Have an empty wall staring at you in the face? Fill it up and add more storage to your home by building industrial shelves with plumbing pipes. If your empty wall space is a tad bit smaller, this DIY plumbing pipe shelves project might work better for you.

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9. Floor Lamp

Brighten a spot in your home with this industrial floor lamp made of plumbing pipes! You can find everything you need in a home improvement store and this unique lamp will cost you only $180 in materials.

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10. Console Table

Need a narrow console table for your entryway or your sofa? This DIY black pipe console table might be the solution you’re looking for. This table is topped with a salvaged piece of wood from a family member’s barn. Gotta love a DIY project that has some family history in it!

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11. Laundry Room Hanging Rod

If you have a weird spot in your laundry room that you want to hang up a hanging rod and you need something that’s custom-fitted to your space, plumbing pipes will do the trick! I did this project a few years ago and we still love our clothes hanging rod.

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12. Firewood Holder

Here’s a really stylish way to hold all of your firewood during the winter! Build your own firewood holder with a couple of wood pieces and plumbing pipes and make it portable with casters.

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13. Outdoor Table With Casters

Outfit your patio with this industrial-style outdoor table with casters. It’s the perfect size for six people, but if you want a smaller or bigger table, you can easily modify the plans to create the perfect table for yourself.

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14. Bar Cart

Bar carts are already inherently cool, but you can build an even cooler one with plumbing pipes! This DIY pipe bar cart looks great outside, but it would work just as well in any space in your home. Add casters to make it mobile for the perfect bar cart.

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15. Canopy Bed

Yes, you can build your own canopy bed with plumbing pipes! This is a big project for the serious DIYer but the results are spectacular. Add billowing curtains for the full canopy bed effect!

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Isn’t it amazing to see what you can build with a couple of plumbing pipes and hardware, along with some creativity and cleverness? What other DIY plumbing pipe projects have you been inspired by?

PVC pipes are just as versatile as metal plumbing pipe, but at a much lower price. Check out 10 Classy PVC Projects for even more DIY plumbing pipe project ideas!

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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15 Small Space Hacks

More and more people are moving to urban areas these days. Which means more people are living in smaller spaces. It could be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out these amazing 15 Small Space Hacks from Able Skills. Hopefully these ideas will help maximize your small spaces.

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How to make a Room Look Bigger Infographic

How to make A Room Look Bigger

Sometimes it is the small things that make a huge impact. Learn how to make a room look bigger with all these great tips from Good to Be Home with this amazing infographic. Use a couple of these tips and you won’t recognize your space.

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5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist

Not sure what to look for in Craigslist? You could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist. Find out about 5 things you should buy from Craigslist! 5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist via @tipsaholic #craigslist #onlineshopping #thrift #thrifting


5 Things You Should Buy on Craigslist
Chances are, you’ve looked through Craigslist or maybe you’ve used it a few times. But you’re not sure what to search for and sometimes it’s just easier to go to a store to buy something new. However, you could save a lot of money shopping on Craigslist if you know what to look for. Here are the 5 things you should buy on Craigslist!

 

1. Recreation Equipment

Boats, RVs, bikes, kayaks, and other recreational toys are expensive and they can go down in value fast. Consider looking for them on Craigslist, since those who are selling their recreation equipment might not have used them very much. You can find a great deal this way!

 

2. Exercise Gear and Sporting Equipment

Everybody wants to exercise more, but not many actually do. Some people give up on their exercise equipment, such as treadmills, weights, stationery bikes, and more, and decide to sell them on Craigslist. You can find some great exercise gear that are like new and much cheaper than they would cost new.

 

3. Furniture

Brand new furniture can cost an arm and leg, but why buy new when Craigslist is chock-full of gently used furniture at low prices? You could save up to 50 percent buying used furniture. Look for moving sales for the most savings, since transporting furniture is expensive and many people would prefer to sell fast than go through the hassle of moving everything they own. If you live in a college town, look for great deals on furniture during the spring time when college campuses close up for the summer.

 

4. Baby Clothes and Gear

Babies need a LOT of stuff… and they use them for such a short time. Look for baby clothes, shoes, toys, nursery furniture, strollers, carriers, and more on Craigslist. Since they are used for a short time, they are usually in great condition and will save you a lot of money. However, avoid car seats and cribs for safety reasons and make sure to check product recalls.

 

5. Tools

Many people buy or receive tools as gifts and use them only a couple of times. Take advantage of this and look for a power tool that you need on Craigslist before heading to the nearest home improvement store. Just be sure to test out the equipment before you buy and you might walk away with a new tool for your next DIY project at a great price.

 

If you’re not too sure about buying things on Craigslist, check out 4 Tips for Shopping on Craigslist. These tips are great for beginners!

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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Decorating with Marvelous Marsala

Love the new spicy color of the year, marvelous marsala? Here are lots of great ideas to add the color into your home decor. How to decorate with Marsala at tipsaholic.com #marvelousmarsala #marsala #coloroftheyear #pantone #decorate #decor


Decorating with Marvelous Marsala
Are you digging the new Pantone color of the year, Marsala??? It is a little bit of a different color from radiant orchid, but it is still beautiful. It looks great in so many aspects of the home. From pillows to furniture to lamps, there are so many ways to incorporate this spicy color into your home.

To add this color to your home check out all these different home decor pieces from overstock.com. Add a touch of Marsala with sometime small or go big and redo a whole room with Marsala as your inspiration.

Love the new spicy color of the year, marvelous marsala? Here are lots of great ideas to add the color into your home decor. How to decorate with Marsala at tipsaholic.com #marvelousmarsala #marsala #coloroftheyear #pantone #decorate #decor1. Calantha Red Wall Mirror Price: $169.95
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5. Red Tufted Top Round Ottoman Price: $279.99

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6. Safavieh Hand-woven Marbella Rust Wool Rug (4′ x 6′) Price: $71.99
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How To Throw a Killer Super Bowl Party

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It’s that time of year again!  Nope, I’m not talking about the January thaw, New Year’s resolutions or the best car deals of the year… I’m talking about the biggest football game of the season!  The Super Bowl will soon be upon us, so it’s time to gear up and get ready!  Do you have your favorite game-day recipes ready to go?  How about some football-themed decor and party goods?  And most importantly, are you wearing your team pride in style??  With these tips, ideas and stellar products, your Super Bowl party is guaranteed to be the best on the block!

 

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1. Party Supplies

You’ll want your party supplies to scream football, support your favorite team, and be fun!  But they also need to be functional.  You can go definitely go the DIY route for some things (check out this DIY Football Field Table Cover from Hello My Sweet that’s made from a rug!), but to tie it all together, Overstock has the supplies you need!  You could make a football paper chain or  go all out and create your own football field on the table!  And here’s an easy idea: dress up some mason jars with tape to turn them into footballs.  And if you want more DIY ideas, here’s a football birthday party for inspiration!  Don’t miss out on these deals either:

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1. The Ultimate Sports Fans’ Cookbook: Festive Recipes for Inside the Home and Outside the Stadium (Paperback) Price: $12.50
2. Red Vanilla ‘BAR’ and ‘PARTY’ Serving Dishes with Wooden Tray Price: $34.99
3. Solid Copper Tankards with Brass Handles (Set of 6) Price: $121.99
4. The Football Nut Pistachio Wicker Gift Basket Price: $42.99
5. Petal Shaped Bamboo Serving Tray with Ceramic Bowl Price: $46.99
6. Football Party Snack Pack Price: $39.99
7. Super Bowl 49 ‘Touchdown Pro’ Bamboo Cutting Board Price: $54.99
8. Serat Two-layer Round Slate Server Price: $32.00
9. Brentwood PC-483 Football Popcorn Maker Price: $35.50
10. Bathtub Shape Chip and Dip Bowl Price: $40.50
11. Insulated Picnic Red/ Gray Football Tote Price: $29.99
12. Personalized Craft Beer Pilsners (Set of 4) Price: $44.99
13. Galvinized Cold Drinks Oval Tub Price: $32.50
14. KitchenWorthy Patriotic Chip and Dip Stoneware Platter Price: $25.50

 

2. Deck out the Man Cave

Don’t neglect the most important room during this party – the man cave.  Learn how to frame your own jersey to put on the wall.  Or make some easy treat cans for portable snacks.  And even the kids can make some cool pillows dad would love on the couch!  Whether you’re grilling or chilling, Overstock has an incredible selection of grills, recliners, and ton’s of fun football paraphernalia to make everything perfect.

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1. Burr Oak Foosball Table Price: $759.99
2. LNR Home Senses Tri-mocha/ Beige Football Shag Rug (2′ x 4′) Price: $55.00
3. Barn Owl Primitives ‘Football’ Canvas Art Price: $123.00
4. LG 60LB7100 60-inch 3D Web OS, 240HZ Smart LED Television Price: $999.99
5. Whisky Ice Stones Price: $13.50
6. Home Innovations Stainless Steel Grilling BBQ Tool Set Price: $37.99
7. Party King Grills Varsity 6612 Medium Grill and Tailgate Transport Price: $742.00
8. Fremont Die NFL Game Day Board Game Price: $36.99
9. Personalized Keg Mug Price: $29.99
10. Tudor Games NFL Pro Bowl Electric Football Game Price: $109.99
11. Made to Order Simmons Upholstery Miracle Power Rocker Recliner Price: $654.99
12. QFX PBX-505100BT Portable Batterry Powered Tailgate Bluetooth Speaker Price: $54.99
13. j-me Cozy Remote Tidy Price: $25.99

 

3. Patriot’s Fans

Are you rooting for the Patriots?  You’ll need some gear to show it!  You can DIY football jerseys with freezer paper stencils, crochet a blanket in team colors or make a fun scarf in Patriots red!  Or you could go to Overstock for any of these awesome Patriots items:

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1. New England Patriots 8-foot Team Banner Flag Price: $54.99
2. New England Patriots One Too Many Ugly Sweater Price: $69.99
3. Samba (American Football Conference) Price: $31.99
4. NFL New England Patriots Fan Face Price: $24.99
5. Laser Engraved Serving Set Price: $39.50
6. NFL Football Sports Team Logo Gamewear Leather Bracelet Price: $18.99
7. NFL Licensed Team Logo Jersey Sleeve Ultimate Hand Foam Finger Price: $37.50
8. Picnic Time Malibu Navy New England Patriots Price: $99.99
9. NFL New England Patriots Bow Tie Earrings Price: $12.99
10. NFL New England Patriots Helmet Heater Price: $189.99

 

4. Seahawks Fans

Maybe your loyalty lies with the Seahawks.  Wear your team with pride!  Make your own football helmet, customize it to represent the Seahawks.  Use a Seahawks logo to decorate your water bottle or sew some old Seahawks shirts together in a quilt.  Here’s what Overstocks got for the Seahawks supporters:

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1. Winning Streak NFL Seattle Seahawks Man Cave Embroidered Banner Price: $28.00
2. NFL Football Team Logo Pennant Dangle Earring Charm Price: $14.99
3. Picnic Time Icon Cheeseboards (NFL) National Football Conference Price: $47.99
4. Seattle Seahawks Green Clip Keychain Id Ticket Lanyard Price: $9.99
5. Fanmats NFL Seattle Seahawks 22×35 Football Mat Price: $25.99
7. Picnic Time American Football Conference Sidekick Cooler Price: $65.99
8. NFL Seattle Seahawks 11-inch Thematic Gnome Price: $27.00
9. NFL Seattle Seahawks Thematic Resin Piggy Bank Price: $22.00
10. Game Time Seattle Seahawks NFL Men’s Beast Watch Price: $49.99
11. NFL Sports Licensed 60qt Wheeled Cooler Price: $64.99

If you don’t want to pick sides?  Just whip up this DIY referee shirt and you’ll be ready to go!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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20 DIY Geometric Projects for Your Home

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The geometry trend is still going strong and it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon! Maybe you’ve tried it with your clothing, jewelry, or a few other things, but have you given your home a taste? There are many ways to add geometry to your décor, and it’s probably easier than you might think. While some projects may require a little more brainwork (and elbow grease!), you don’t have to go back to school or even remember any mathematical equations – just pick a tutorial, start with one or two simple shapes, and start creating your own diy geometric projects!

 

1. Hanging Planter

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Use some fun materials like brass and leather to put this hanging planter together. Fill a decorative bowl with your favorite small plants (maybe some succulents?) and place it in the planter for your immediate decorative pleasure.

 

2. Dodecahedron Pendant Light

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This is a project that requires a bit more effort due to its precise angular cuts, but the result is well-worth it and the details are already laid out for you here. Purchase a basic pendant light kit, attach it to your new geometric wonder, and light up a room.

 

3. Photo Display

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Here’s a geometry project that’s quick and easy! Map it out beforehand or just experiment a bit. And if you don’t want to do this directly on the wall, consider trying it on a large piece of wood, in a big frame, or on your office corkboard!

 

4. Stitched Animal Art

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Even if you’re not much for sewing, the simple tutorial for this geometric animal art will convince you to give it a try. You can get canvas from a craft store (or online) in a variety of sizes. Find an animal silhouette that suits your décor and print it straight from the internet for your template.

 

5. Heart Pillow

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Give an old pillow a new look by adding an angular, piece-y heart. Choose some fun fabrics and use the printable pattern provided by Hart & Sew if you’re not sure where to begin.

 

6. Plank Headboard

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This is a great DIY for a thrifty and fabulous wood headboard! It can be made for under $100 and built to fit any bed. Use the calculations provided to take out some of the heavier mathematical work, or design a pattern of your own!

 

7. Wall Décor

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These clever hexagons make the perfect wall décor! Cut from MDF, they can be painted and, according to My Sister’s Suitcase, they can hang using only command strips if you’re worried about damaging walls. And here’s a little tip: you can order an unpainted set of six MDF hexagons (3 solid, 3 hollow) from these ladies’ Etsy shop, GeometreeDesign for a great price!

 

8. Lamps

 

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Another MDF project, Sarah M. Dorsey Designs has already done the legwork for you when it comes to the measurements for these incredible dodecahedron lamp bases. Follow her design and instructions for the lighting, or use a simple lighting kit to make things even easier.

 

9. Hanging Pen Holder

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Geometry can be both visually pleasing and functional when you craft something like this pen holder! All you need is a block of wood, a drill, and some paint to get started. Draw out your own design or replicate the colorful triangle pattern at Remodelaholic. You might even want to hang your pen holder up on the wall after seeing this tutorial!

 

10. Doghouse

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We couldn’t very well leave our furry friends out when it comes to home geometry! Create this amazing doghouse using triangles (sized for your own pup!) as the main shape and add some carefully angled supports to pull it all together.

 

11. Plastic Straw Planters

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If you want to test out the geometric look without committing to a time-consuming or costly DIY, these planters are for you. Why? They’re made from plastic straws, floral wire, and spray paint! Choose a shape and take an hour to put some together – no one will know they’re not the real deal.

 

12. Triangle Accent Wall

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Are you working with a rental home and aren’t allowed to paint? You’ll love this super-thrifty idea for an accent wall! Use contact paper to cut triangles that can be directly applied to the wall without worrying about damaging existing paint.

 

13. Wood Trivets

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A little accessorizing can go a long way and these wood trivets certainly prove it. Come up with your own designs or draw inspiration from the ones seen on A Beautiful Mess. And if you’re not sure about using them to hold hot pots and pans, why not hang them on a wall as art instead?

 

14. Washi Tape Door

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Here’s another one of those super-simple one-hour projects that can change the look of a whole room. Grab your favorite washi tape and map out a design on the nearest door, using multiple colors and patterns if you like. This makes another great project for a rental as well!

 

15. Bear Doormat

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Your guests will hardly want to wipe their feet on a doormat like this one! Trace or draw your bear (or animal of choice) onto the back side of a straw doormat and cut him out with a sturdy pair of scissors. The geometric lines can be burned into the mat, but you might try just painting it.

 

16. Centerpiece Boxes

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These wooden boxes are simple and look amazing with the busy triangular patterns painted onto them. If live plants aren’t your thing, consider filling your centerpieces with seasonal foliage of the artificial variety.

 

17. Painted Dresser

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Geometric decorating has been around much longer than you might think – try a more traditional take on things with a pattern like the one on this Moroccan-style painted dresser.

 

18. Dowel Wall Art

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Here’s a project for the adventurous crafter! Made from wooden dowels and string, you can try just about any shape with the right ambition and a drill.

 

19. Candles

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Little projects can have a big impact in your home too – just look at these incredible candles! Use the printable templates from How Did You Make This? to fold geometric molds for shaping the wax. If you need some help getting started, try a simple candle-making kit.

 

 

20. Concrete Planters

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You can get creative with these planters before and after making them! Because of shipping costs for such a heavy item, the best place to find the concrete mix for the project is at your local home improvement store. Once you’ve made your triangles and allowed them to dry, you can arrange them in many fun patterns!

 

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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12 Fun and Functional Playroom Ideas

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Do you have a playroom dedicated to play and games for your kids? Here are 12 playroom ideas that will give you a functional, organized, and FUN playroom.

Dress Up Corner

Designate a corner of your playroom to act as a dress up area. Put a full-length mirror that’s tall enough for your kids and hang up their dresses and costumes near it. Your kids will love having everything at reach and a mirror for them to admire themselves. Add even more storage with an ottoman that can hold shoes, hats, scarves, and tiaras. If your kids have a lot of dress up clothes, you could DIY this nifty dress rack!

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Window Bench with Shelving

If you have an awkward wall in your playroom with a window and not much wall space, you can turn that spot into a window seat with side by side shelves. You don’t need to pay lots of money for a custom install — pay a visit to IKEA and grab three of their Kallax shelf units. Put one below the window and the other two standing on both sides of the window. Add storage boxes that fit into the shelves and a cushion on the “bench” and ta-da, you’ve got a great storage solution that looks great AND extra seating for your kiddos.

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Art from Kids’ Books

Don’t forget to decorate the walls with lots of art to stimulate your kids’ imagination and creativity. Not sure what art to use? Consider art from much-loved kids’ books, such as Eric Carle. Don’t go ripping up your kids’ books just yet — look for decorative prints of these books. Like this one! Or you could scour thrift stores for used copies of your kids’ favorite books and cut out pages from those.

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Interactive Art

Another great art idea for the playroom is interactive art: something that you can take down and let the kids play with, and then hang back up when they’re done. This truly great felt board is fun for kids to play with by rearranging all the people, vehicles, and animals in the park, but it also looks really nice in the playroom.

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Hanging Clips

Kids create a lot of art and they love to see us display them. Make it easy by adding hanging clips in your playroom. Whenever your kids complete a masterpiece, you can just clip it up without fussing with tape or pins. And it’s easy to swap out older art pieces for newer ones. Depending on how many kids you have, you might want to have two or three or four of these hanging clips, or curtain wire with clips, which is what they’re called at IKEA.

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Hopscotch

Yes, hopscotch is traditionally an outdoor game, but there’s no reason why it can’t be moved indoors. The game is confined in the lines and there’s no real throwing, so go ahead and put it in your playroom! You could paint the lines right on the floor, but an easier solution would be to use tape to make the lines. Paint tape would work great on wood floors, while duct tape would be just fine for carpets. There’s a lot of colorful duct tape on the market now; choose one that matches your playroom’s decor.

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Physical Toys

Kids are physical creatures and they often need space to run, swing, and experiment with what their bodies can do. That’s usually done outside in a playground, but sometimes it’s too cold or too hot to go outside. If your playroom is big enough, consider putting in some playground features, like gymnastics rings, a climbing wall, a swing, a ball pit, or even a slide.

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Magnetic Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard walls are popular in playrooms, but why not take an extra step and make your chalkboard wall magnetic? That way, your kids can draw with chalk AND play with magnets – double the fun. Use a combination of magnetic primer and chalkboard paint to make your magnetic chalkboard wall. Make sure to stir the magnetic primer thoroughly and do two coats so the magnets will stick to your wall. To make your chalkboard wall prettier, consider framing it with molding or window casing.

If you have texture on your walls, you still can have a magnetic chalkboard wall. Try this great tutorial!

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Reading Corner or Nook

Dedicate a spot in your playroom to the exciting activity of reading! There’s a lot you can do to make a reading corner a perfect place for your kids to sit back and escape into another world. Install rain gutter shelves or ledge shelves to hold your kids’ books, put down a couple of bean bags, and a lamp or sconce. You could also put in a tepee to make it even more cozy. If you have an unused closet in your playroom, you could turn it into a reading nook like this one.

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Glass Jars

Crayons, pencils, pens, markers, and chalk can get disorganized fast… but when they’re organized, they’re often hidden away and kids forget about them. Solve both problems by using glass jars, such as cookie jars or candy jars, to hold art supplies. These glass jars could be used to hold small toys, like marbles, and craft supplies, like stickers and pom-poms.

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Lego Table

Do you have kids who are addicted to Legos? Organize all these tiny pieces with the help of a Lego table and a few plastic bins. There are many different versions of a Lego table, but a great one is this one hacked from an IKEA LACK coffee table. Put Lego road plates or any other Lego base plate on top and organize all the pieces by color or type into the plastic bins. Put the bins on the shelf and under the table and rest easy knowing you’ll never step on a tiny Lego piece again.

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Wall Mounted Baskets

Not sure how to organize the plethora of stuffed animals that’s overtaking your playroom? Put them in wall mounted garden baskets! Take out the lining, spray paint the baskets in any color you like or leave them as is, and mount them on the wall. Put up all of your kids’ stuffed animals in these baskets. It’ll still be easy for your kids to see and if you hang them low, they can grab whatever stuffed animal they want. This is also a cute way to decorate a wall or a corner of your playroom.

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How did you like these playroom ideas? I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas from this list that would be useful for your playroom. What other playroom ideas have caught your eye lately?

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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9 Tips for Creating the Perfect Gallery Wall

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1. Create impact.   By definition, a gallery wall adds impact and punch to a space.  An effective grouping uses visual interest for impact.  There are a few different ways you can do this.  You can use frames of different textures, sizes, and colors, along with different mat sizes.  You could also intersperse mirrors, art, monograms, or other items between photos to break up repetition.  Try using unique items paired with items of completely different styles design-wise to create a more eclectic look.  For instance, clean, simple lines on a few frames, a vintage mirror and some industrial address numbers could round out a gallery wall.

 

2. Strike a balance.  Your elements don’t have to be all the same size – quite the opposite, actually.  What you DO need to focus on is balancing your wall.  Placing large items all on one side with small framed pictures next to them can make the wall seem lopsided.  If all of the elements you use are dark and large, the whole wall can feel heavy and oppressive.  You don’t have to use symmetry to achieve balance, rather make sure you break up your larger pieces with smaller elements and space things appropriately.

 

3. Establish unity.  Every element you use in your gallery should be united in the same manner.  Unity is achieved in many different ways, or even a combination.  For instance, seemingly incongruent photos could show your child’s growth over time.  Use items from your vacations to create a travel wall.  Tell a story from your family history with photos and heirlooms.  Unity can also come through the physical appearance, as well.  Use like-colored mats or frames.  If the photos and artwork are from different times, places, eras, and subject matters, print them all in black and white.  Any combination of these will create a cohesiveness that makes your gallery wall look polished.

 

4.  Be uniform.  While the sizes of the individual elements do not need to be uniform, and the spaces between them likely won’t be either, the shape around the entire collage should be.  There should be a clearly defined shape around the outer edge of the gallery wall with no pieces jutting out oddly beyond the rest.

 

5. Fake it first.  Lay your pieces on top of paper and trace around them.  Cut them out and use painters’ tape to hang them on the wall.  This way you can easily move all of your elements around without making any marks on the wall.  You’ll be much better able to visualize the end result with fake stand in items that are impermanent.  Plus, you can place nails and screws right through the paper – it makes it easier to tell if you’re placing them at the right spots, level and far enough apart – and just pull the paper out when you’re done.

 

6. Height matters.  Be sure to hang things at the right height.  Concentrate on the distance things are from the floor.  As a general rule, your focal pieces should be hung with their midpoints at eye level.

 

7. Use teamwork.  When it comes to hanging your piece, teamwork is best!  That way you won’t need to climb up and down the ladder excessively.  You’ll also have someone on hand to tell you if things are straight, fetch items, and bounce ideas off of.  Sure, you can go it alone, but it’s more fun with a partner anyway!

 

8. Play around.  Have fun with it!  Don’t take yourself too seriously.  When it comes to your home and your design, there’s no wrong way.  Make sure to move things around more than once to get a better idea of what will look best.  In the end, go with your gut.  Your eyes won’t lie, what looks right probably is!

 

9. Gather ideas.  There are a lot of templates and layout ideas out there on the internet.  Here are a few to help you get started on your own gallery wall:

Pasinga

Pottery Barn

Anne Beck Photography

 

Click here to see how to make a gallery wall out of kid’s artwork!  And don’t miss this creative use of salvaged old picture frames.

Here are some tips and tricks for hanging photos.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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13 Transformative Fireplace Makeover Ideas

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle 13 Transformative Fireplace Makeover Ideas

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home?

1. Paint a brick fireplace black or a bold color.

You’ve probably seen many brick fireplaces that have been painted white and that can look great, but that’s not your only option. You could paint your fireplace black for a more modern look. Pair it with a stained wood mantle for a chic result!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

Another idea is to paint it in a bold color, like teal. This can feel like a risky choice but it can come out looking just fabulous if the color goes well with your decor! And you can always paint it again another color if you want to redecorate down the road.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

2. Add built-in shelves on both sides of the fireplace.

A fireplace all by its lonesome on a wall can look, well, lonely. Consider building shelves on both sides to add more storage to your home and to fill out the wall. Your room will also look bigger and taller as a result!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

3. Tile the fireplace surround.

This simple change will give your fireplace an instant update. It’s not a hard project and the results will amaze you. You could tile over your existing tile or go all the way and pull out the existing tile. Ceramic tile would work, but so would glass mosaic tile and marble herringbone tile. Visit a tile shop or a home improvement store and choose from the many options for your fireplace makeover!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

4. Stain your brick fireplace.

Maybe you want to change the look of your brick fireplace, but you’re just not down with the idea of painting it. You can stain it instead! This fireplace used to be gray until it was stained a more traditional red and it looks much warmer than the before!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

5. Paint a painted fireplace to look like brick.

Or maybe you’ve bought a home where the previous homeowners painted over the brick and you don’t like the look. You could paint the brick to look like brick! The best part is that you can choose your brick colors, so this project would also work on a brick fireplace that doesn’t look exactly the way you want it to.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

6. Build a new mantel surround.

With some MDF and wood, you can build yourself a brand new mantel surround to add more visual weight to a small fireplace. I really love the modern look of this one!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

7. Add planked wood above the fireplace.

A nice way to make your fireplace look bigger and your ceiling higher is to install planked wood above it. It’s a dramatic look and you can paint the planks in any color to compliment your room. This fireplace looks beautiful with white planks above a white mantel surround and herringbone tile.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

8. Put stone veneer over a brick fireplace.

Tired of your brick fireplace? Tile over it with a stone veneer or a stone wall tile and bring it all the way up to the ceiling. This fireplace makeover idea is even more dramatic if you have high ceilings!

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

9. Add columns to a mantel.

This is a simple fireplace makeover idea that works if you already have an existing mantel. Beef up your fireplace by adding columns to turn your mantel into a mantel surround.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle
10. Spray over brass accents.

Brass may be gaining in popularity these days, but brass on the fireplace might not be your taste. Spray the brass away and update the look of your fireplace in just a few minutes.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

11. White wash your brick fireplace.

White washing a brick fireplace is a good middle ground between painting and leaving the brick alone. You’ll still have the rustic character and color of the brick intact, but if you don’t really love the colors of the bricks, they’ll be softened for an entirely new look.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

12. Paint over the old tile surround.

If your fireplace has a tile surround you’re not in love with, you can paint over the tile for an easy temporary upgrade. Black is a chic choice, and a popular one at that. Another idea is to do a stencil over the tile surround so it looks like you tiled over it with a mosaic tile! This stencil could help you achieve the look of Moroccan tile.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

13. Turn your fireplace into a concrete fireplace.

This is a big project, but the results look great and very modern! If you like the look of concrete, you can turn your brick fireplace into a concrete one with the help of this tutorial. At less than $100, this is a great fireplace makeover idea that won’t cost you a lot of money.

If you have a fireplace in your home, consider yourself lucky! They are highly desirable and can increase the value of a home. However, an outdated, unattractive fireplace will not do much for you, both aesthetically and financially. How about trying one of these 13 fireplace makeover ideas to improve the look of your home? via @tipsaholic #fireplace #diy #home #fire #mantle

There’s no reason to live with an ugly fireplace when you have all these fireplace makeover ideas at your fingertips! What other fireplace makeover ideas have you tried or plan to try?

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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Top Motivational Resources for Your Resolutions

Learn how to get motivated to accomplish your goals this new years with a great list of top motivational resources for your resolutions from tipsaholic.com #resolutions #goals #newyear Top Motivational Resources for Your Resolutions

Goals. They are our steps along the way to the best life imaginable. They are a way to start fresh and renew ourselves. They are a way to change the world and change our lives.

But finding and keeping the motivation to reach our goals can be rough. While you may start out with the best of intentions, things often fall flat within mere days. So what about those people who seem to have it all figured out? It’s time to glean some wisdom from some of our successful predecessors. No matter what goals and resolutions you have, there’s something here for everyone.

 

For motivation to live a simpler life:

Zen Habits –  whether you are looking to prioritize or find a little more calm in life, Leo Babauta has some suggestions for you.

 

For motivation to change your diet:

Skinnytaste – Low-fat and low-sugar recipes for every palette will have you healthy in the kitchen in no time.

 

For motivation to succeed financially:

Budgets are Sexy – a refreshing look at modern finance.

 

For motivation to start an exercise regimen:

Fit Bottomed Girls – workouts, nutrition, and fun for every body.

 

For motivation to live happier:

The Positivity Blog – read, succeed, smile.

 

For motivation to be a better parent:

The Self-Aware Parent – Cathy Adams will get your parenting gears turning in ways you never dreamed and open your mind to healthier and more satisfying parent-child interaction.

 

For motivation to make the world a better place:

Tiny Buddha – start with yourself, then reach out and touch the lives of those around you.

 

For motivation to get organized:

I Heart Organizing – From dresser drawers to the family car, you won’t find a more extensive resource for organizing than this!

 

The next time you find your enthusiasm waning, hop online and dig into one of these fabulous motivational resources and be inspired! You’ll be back on track in no time at all.

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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