DIY Faux Fireplace with mantel

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You might have asked yourself, how do you make a fake fireplace? Is it hard to do? Well, this modern DIY faux fireplace that I designed is easy to build and something you can customize to your taste with any electric fireplace insert and with any type of tile surround. … Continue reading

DIY Renter-Friendly Old Vinyl Floor Makeover

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Looking for a renter-friendly way to give your entryway a makeover? Watch how I changed my entryway floor to give it a fresh new look without taking the original old vinyl floor off and without making any permanent changes! The new floor are made with ram board and include a … Continue reading

DIY renter-friendly old vinyl floor makeover

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Products I used in this project: Ram Board Cricut Maker Machine

Home Office Lighting upgrade

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I recently gave my home office a pretty big makeover, which included changing the layout so that my desk would face the window. By attaching a two legged desk to the bookcases, it gave me a decent amount of desk space while at the same time leaving enough room to … Continue reading

DIY Coat Rack Light Fixture combo

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My apartment has a tiny entryway – it’s only 3ft x 3ft and there’s barely enough room for the door to open! Even though I installed a mirror to make the space look and feel bigger and bring in some light, the space still felt pretty dark, especially in the … Continue reading

Home Office Ideas: Hidden Whiteboard with Barn Door

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While I was redoing my tiny 5’x6’ home office set up, I wanted to incorporate a white board, but do it in a way that it could be hidden when I wasn’t working with it.  So I came up with this idea to build a multipurpose wall panel that would … Continue reading

Small kitchen ideas: open-shelving mini makeover

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One of my most pinned projects is the tension rod trick I used in my kitchen to hang things above the sink – it’s a great way to keep things off the counter.  Another thing I did that totally upgraded my kitchen is to add under-cabinet lighting – it’s so … Continue reading

Kitchen upgrade and more with under-cabinet lights

 

Thank you to Parmida LED for sponsoring this video! Here’s the link to the ultra-thin under-cabinet lights I used in the kitchen mini-makeover, my entryway and my home office update: https://bit.ly/eysundercabinetlights

DIY Test Tube Plant Propagation Station – Mother’s Day Gift

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Being stuck at home these days has made me get creative with what I have on hand. As I was looking through all of my left over materials from previous projects to see what I could make my mom for Mother’s Day,  I came across 4″ embroidery hoops, and test … Continue reading

IKEA chair hack: furniture makeover with a little bit of paint and fabric

 

This post was sponsored by Surebonder.  All opinions are my own. When I moved into my apartment almost 6 years ago, I gave my dining room a makeover complete with custom wall panels, lighting, and banquette seating. Since I was on a budget, I opted for an inexpensive dining room … Continue reading

DIY small office makeover – home office inspiration

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You will get lots of DIY renter-friendly home office decor ideas in this video, including how to have a hidden whiteboard, and office organization ideas, especially if your office space is very small.  Here are some of the items I used in this makeover (most of the wood I already … Continue reading

Engineer Your “Vertical” Space: tiny kitchen storage idea

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Loving to cook and having a tiny kitchen can sometimes seem like 2 things that don’t go together, but there’s ways to make every single cubic inch of that small kitchen work harder for you. Here’s the perfect example – my friend and her boyfriend love to cook and they … Continue reading

Quick, Easy & renter-friendly Kitchen upgrades

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Easy renter-friendly lighting upgrade, no electrician needed!

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Thank you to the folks at Signify for introducing me to the amazing Philips Hue smart LED light bulbs with Bluetooth – such an easy way to customize your home lighting. As a renter, these lightbulbs are the perfect solution to upgrade the way I control the lights in my … Continue reading

Color inspiration: Black feature wall without painting the wall

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After giving my bedroom a makeover, I got this crazy idea to make a black feature wall – problem is that I’m a renter and I’m not supposed to paint my walls, or if I do paint, then I need to put it back to white before I move out. … Continue reading