6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

I’m running around this weekend trying to get some things in order for a makeover I’m finishing up next week. And I might pop back into the studio to work on a DIY project that I’ve been meaning to finish up as well. We’ll see how motivated I’m feeling tomorrow. 

What are your plans for the weekend? Anything DIY related? If so, I have a handful of projects for you. Here are 6 DIYs you should totally try this weekend…

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9 Eye-Catching Kitchens That Are Totally Inspiring My Newest Project

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9 Eye-Catching Kitchens That Are Totally Inspiring My Newest Project
It wasn’t very long ago that I shared my kitchen update at the studio, but I think I’m about to start work on it again. Very soon.

Wait, what?! Well, the kitchen project was always a temporary fix to a larger cosmetic problem. And things are coming together for a bigger (more complete) remodel faster than I thought they would, now that I’ve spoken with a contractor, etc. NO TURNING BACK NOW. Well, I guess I can probably still turn back if the quote is crazy high, but I’m pretty excited / motivated to move forward. So, we’ll see.

To celebrate a new chapter in this interesting little kitchen journey that I seem to have us all, I’ve put together a bunch of inspiration for the new, NEW studio kitchen reno today. There’s a lot I want to do, but the plan is to keep what I can salvage (appliances and base cabinets), demo the things that have been driving me crazy, and upgrade the rest.

But the thing that I’m most excited about with all the changes is…

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Pillow Pusher: 23 Pillows that Will Transform Your Seating Area in an Instant

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Pillow Pusher: 23 Pillows that Will Transform Your Seating Area in an Instant

I feel like a total pillow pusher right now because I’m itching for some new pillows at the studio and our apartment. Pillows are like a good pair of shoes. They can make or break the look and you can never have too many. I’ve also heard people say they’re like a pair of earrings…but for your couch. Not a bad analogy.

Anyway, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly upgrade for a seating area, a few new pillows will most likely do the trick. It’s a lot cheaper (and easier) than buying a brand new couch! But if you do happen to need a couch, I rounded up all of my budget-friendly faves right here: the coolest couches under $1,000. #shamelessplug

Click through to check out my pillow pushing ways.

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How to Make Painted DIY Envelopes

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Painted DIY Envelopes in Abstract Patterns
I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little color in their mailbox, amidst all the sad AF white envelopes (bills) and brown kraft paper packages. Boo. So, this tutorial is for all of us who could use a pick-me-up in the mail!

These painted DIY envelopes would be a playful option for wedding invitations, save the dates, birthday parties, housewarmings, thank you cards, etc, etc. And I’m showing you how to make ’em, from start to finish today (the start being a completely blank piece of paper). Click through for the tutorial for these painted DIY envelopes from scratch.

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My Go-To Flower List for Awesome Floral Arrangements + Centerpieces Every Time

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Bouquet Breakdown: The Go-To Flower List for Awesome Floral Arrangements + Centerpieces Every Time

With all of the flower DIYs I’ve done over the years, I’ve noticed that I tend to gravitate towards a handful of flowers for almost every bouquet, centerpiece, floral DIY, etc. It’s like I’ve developed a shorthand for it almost – like the quickest path to a beautiful arrangement involves XYZ.

So, I thought it might be useful to put together a flower list that will pretty much guarantee you a good looking floral arrangement every time. It’s my go-to list of fave flowers to use!

Click through for the full list, filled with more obligatory flower photos than seemingly necessary.

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

This weekend my brother is coming into town for a couple of days. So, I don’t think I’ll be DIYing much this weekend. BUT I have a whole bunch of fun projects that I rounded up that I really want to try at some point. Especially that wood side table – love it.

Click through for all 6 weekend DIYs to try…

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How to Make Printables Using Your Phone + 3 Cool Printables You Can Download Right Now

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How to make printables using your phone + 3 printables you can download right now.

Working on studio makeovers and renovations seems to be a running theme around here lately, with the kitchen redo, living room upgrades, etc, etc.

And I’m thinking I might as well keep it up. Once the decorating train starts, it’s hard to stop. Right?! So, I’m working on a little artwork that will eventually hang in the (redone) workspace / desks area. Hoping to have that reveal ready to share by the end of the month / early next month.

I teamed up with Adobe Document Cloud to share the new (free) Adobe Scan app to create 3 printables to adorn the walls in the newly decorated space. You can download the prints after the jump or make your own printables using your phone (or any mobile device). No fancy computer needed. How cool is that? Click through for the download links and tutorial.

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