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Small Space DIY: A Perfect Shoe Rack for a Narrow Entryway

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At what point do two adults realize they need to stop dreaming of the perfect shoe rack (and stop tripping over strewn shoes)? After searching for months, my boyfriend, Roman, and I knew exactly what we wanted: a minimal design, preferably made from wood, that would accommodate both of our shoe collections. And it had to fit neatly into the only place our 700-square-foot apartment would allow: along a 48-inch wall in our entryway. The only problem? The perfect shoe rack didn’t exist. Can you tell where this story is going? Enter the DIY shoe rack. After perusing Pinterest for...

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We’re constantly talking about DIY projects and ideas but we never really talked about the general meaning of the term “DIY“

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To put it simply, the acronym stands for “do it yourself” and is used to describe any task that can be completed without the direct help of a professional. That of course doesn’t mean you don’t need to use a tutorial. In fact, that’s the most important part of any DIY project: knowing how to do it correctly and efficiently. This applies to any domain. There are many different types of DIY projects and the term has been around for ages. It became popular in the early 1900s when it was primarily used in correlation with home improvements and maintenance...

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It’s important every once in a while to just enjoy the little things in life

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Stop and smell the roses as they say or look up and admire the trees. Their leaves are so beautiful and you can do a lot of cool things with them. I used to preserve them in books when I was little and they were so delicate and so intricate that it really made your mind wander. Today we’re going to have a look at some amazing leaf crafts that capture some of that beauty in their designs. The first thing we’re going to check out is these beautiful leaf string lights that are just exquisite. This is a perfect...

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We just had a little family photo session done, and I’m so excited to figure out some creative ways to display them in our new house! Today, I’m sharing some ideas for how to display family photos in your home in creative and beautiful ways

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A couple of weeks ago, we did a mini family photo session with one of our sweet friends (Austin-area readers, you have to check out Jessica Scott!), and I am more than a little bit obsessed with how they turned out. We know we’ll be using them for Christmas cards and in our annual family photo book, but I’ve already begun racking my brain for different ideas for how we can display them in our new home. It seems that, as much as we all love our homes and our families, a lot of us tend to kind of lose...

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Everyone working with wood probably has a bunch of scrap pieces from previous projects

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While you may not have enough for another big project you can surely use the pieces to make all sorts of little things such as boxes, trays and decorations. Today we’re focusing on exactly that: DIY projects that you can make with leftover wood. With that in mind, you can go ahead and start planning. One of the easiest things you can craft out of leftover wood is a bathtub tray. It’s basically just a simple wood board with cute rope handles. Use it to spice up your bathroom decor and make soaking more enjoyable. You could even take a...

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