DIY Furniture Project: How to Build a Minimal Modern Desk with Storage for Under $100

How to Build a Minimal Modern Desk with Storage for Under $100 #diy #diyfurniture #diydesk #desk #organicmodern #moderninterior #wooddesk #workspace #deskinspiration

It’s a DIY desk project! When it comes to do-it-yourself projects, I think wood is probably one of my absolute favorite materials to work with. Admittedly, I’m far (FAR) from a wood craftsmen, but from a DIY point of view, I know my way around a handful of (the less intimidating) power tools.

So, today I’m sharing how to build a minimal modern desk with storage compartments, from scratch (no design plans or anything), for under $100 and just a handful of tools / supplies. And you can do it too! I promise. Just click through for the tutorial and you’ll be on your way in no time.

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Shoe Win: 12 (Really Good) DIY Ways to Give an Old Pair of Shoes a Makeover

12 Ways to Makeover Old Shoes (and they're all REALLY good) #diyshoes #diy #diyfashion #fashion #shoes

We all have a pair of shoes in the back of our closet that could use a little TLC right? I know I have more than one pair that have been collecting dust, just waiting for the perfect DIY to come along. And guess what? The perfect shoe DIY has come along…in fact, there are 12 of ’em!

So grab those old shoes and get ready for a makeover. From adding simple embellishments or a coat of textile paint to dyeing leather shoes or even crocheting your own espadrilles (!!!), there are loads of options to pick from. Click through for all 12 DIY was to give your old shoes a makeover.

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Oh Baby! A Tropical Vacation to Turks and Caicos with a Baby (at Beaches Turks and Caicos)

Oh Baby! A Tropical Vacation to Turks and Caicos with a Baby (at Beaches Turks and Caicos) #turksandcaicos #beachesresort #allinclusiveresort #beachvacation #outdoorlounging

Before Hayes was born we traveled A LOT…like every single month for a solid year with the 12 trips in 12 months series and at least every few months before that series and after it…until we had a baby that is. We felt like we needed to slow down the travel a little bit around the time Hayes was born, with just a couple of quick trips before he was six months old, to see family in New York and Jacksonville. BUT now that we (kinda) have our bearings with the parenting thing, travel is back on our radar in a big way.

Starting with a trip to Turks and Caicos with our closet friends (Ashley, Kelly, Lexy)…and all of the husbands and kiddos. It was relaxing and crazy all rolled into one with five kids and eight adults…for a total of thirteen people if you’re counting. We stayed at the all-inclusive family resort, Beaches Turks and Caicos, and I’m sharing all the details (and a whole lot of drool-worthy beach photos) today!

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The Cool Kids: 62 Super Cool (Uniquely Illustrated) Books for Kids

The Cool Kids: 62 Super Cool (Uniquely Illustrated) Books for Kids #kids #kidsroom #kidsroomsdecor #kidsroomideas #kidsbooks #babybook

It took a little while, but I’ve finally built up a solid collection of books for Hayes. There are a handful of books from my childhood (literally, my mom saved some of them for me) and a whole bunch of new ones filling up his shelves.

So, I thought I’d share my absolute favorites because it took me a while to find books with cool illustrations and interesting or creative messages. Bonus – To make it super easy, every book in this roundup is available on Amazon!

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Room Reveal: A Guest Room / Home Office with Renter Friendly Design Solutions

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that room makeovers are probably my favorite thing to share around here. I mean, I did do a whole year of room makeovers last year for 12 rooms in 12 months, so it makes sense, right? And for the last couple weeks, I’ve been working on another one…only this reveal wasn’t at my house. It’s at the Invitation Homes Make It Home Show House.

Today I’m sharing all the before and after photos, along with my renter-friendly DIY ideas for decorating a space to make it feel like yours, even when you don’t own the home you’re in. Click through for the dual-purpose room I designed: a relaxing guest room meets fully functional home office – all in one space.

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Bag It Up: How to Make a Basket Bag for Summer

How to make a basket bag for summer! I love this tutorial because it's so easy and you can use almost any basket! Click through for the tutorial. #diyfashion #diybag #diysummer #summerdiy #diy #weekendproject

Using a simple basket (nearly any basket will work), you can create a super cute summer bag that is totally on trend.

Inspired by these bags from Clare V that I literally have been seeing everywhere lately, I wanted to create a bag that wouldn’t break the bank, but would mimic this look. After a little trial and error, I came up with this quick and easy tutorial. And you’ll only need a few supplies to make your own!

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Total Hack: 8 Budget-Friendly Furniture Hacks for Revamping Pieces You Already Have in Your Home

Total Hack: 8 Furniture Hacks for Revamping What You Already Have (On a Tight Budget) #furniture #makeover #upcycle #upholstered #chair

I have to admit, when it comes to the house, I am one of those people that craves change. I am constantly arranging and rearranging furniture – I mean, I swap out artwork like it’s my job…and it kind of is. Hehe. BUT while I love the feeling of a freshly decorated space, I don’t (always) love running out and buying brand new stuff every five seconds…pretty sure my bank account doesn’t love that either. So, I started brainstorming budget-friendly furniture hacks that would upcycle furniture for free or very little money. And am sharing all the ideas I came up with today.

There’s really so much you can do with what you already have, to give your furniture (and in turn an entire room) a little facelift. Here are 8 ways to upcycle your furniture on a super tight budget.

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