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10 Sentimental Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Every Mom Will Love

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With Mother's Day right around the corner, you're probably racking your brain on great gift ideas for Mom. While I'm sure you would love to splurge and buy her that fancy espresso machine she wants from Amazon, buying expensive items isn't always in the budget. The good news is there are a handful of inexpensive gifts you can give Mom, and they're all homemade. Nothing says, "I love you, Mom," like homemade gifts. Taking the time to craft an easy DIY gift shows you care more than popping into a shop and grabbing something last minute. If you don't have...

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If you’re like me and grew up with Better Homes & Garden and House Beautiful magazines in your home, then you know that almost every house they featured had wall-to-wall windows and French doors that let sunlight pour into every corner of that model...

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If you’re like me and grew up with Better Homes & Garden and House Beautiful magazines in your home, then you know that almost every house they featured had wall-to-wall windows and French doors that let sunlight pour into every corner of that model home. Unfortunately, as with most magazine articles I read between the ages of 12 and 18, these spreads gave me the most unrealistic expectations of my first apartment. Not only did I think I’d somehow be able to magically furnish my place with beautiful handmade rugs and mementos from world travels, I thought I too would...

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How To Turn An Old Dresser Into An Adorable Bench For Your Entryway

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If you have an entryway that gets its share of mud and grime, an old or unwanted dresser, some experience using tools and a bit of time on your hands, you can create a bench that looks like a custom piece of furniture. That’s because, for all intents and purposes, it is! A creative and obviously handy guy posted a video on a YouTube channel called “kooler,” which is appropriate because this upcycle is cooler than any furniture repurposing project we’ve come up with. In the video, he partially dismantles an old, six-drawer dresser that has definitely seen better days....

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IKEA’s Billy bookcase is one of the most versatile furniture pieces in the world, hands down

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This is the reason why it’s so popular 40 years after it first appeared in stores all over the world. The Billy bookcase can be tweaked up or down so that it fits your design aesthetic, for a fraction of the cost of designer furniture. You can also add more to your existing bookcase if you need more space. If you have a Billy at home or just curious about how you can hack this iconic piece of furniture, read on for some inspiration.   Top 11 Billy Bookcase Hacks 1. Billy Closet Add cheap storage space that looks upscale...

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UO Inspired Shoe Bench

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Create a textured, Urban Outfitters Inspired Shoe Bench to organize & style your entryway. Beginner friendly- you just need a saw and drill! #Bench #Furniture #DIY #Storage #ShoeBench

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