5 Ways to Make a Pretty Pantry

For a few decades, pantries became a thing of the past as homeowners embraced a modern age that included processed foods. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve started demanding extra storage space in the kitchen, and the pantry is back. Most builders include a pantry of some kind in their plans, now. Just because it’s there, though, doesn’t mean it’s pretty! Wire shelving, ineffective lighting, and cramped spaces are all fairly typical of builder-grade pantries. Get ideas for upgrading yours with these 5 Ways to Make a Pretty Pantry.

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5 Ways to Marble Home Decor

I did a little looking and found some fantastic home decor ideas you can make yourself using techniques similar to the one I used to make my marbled picture mats. Colorful marble textures are definitely the next big trend, so I recommend trying out one of these quick and easy projects. Enjoy!

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5 Ways to Create a Focal Wall

Focal or accent walls can be a really effective decorating technique. Limiting a bold color, interesting pattern, or decorative woodwork to just one wall has some definite advantages. It’s a great way to test a statement design without the commitment required if you put it on all four wall s of a room. An accent wall may be a cost-effective way to bring a high-end product you love, like wallpaper, into your room. And a focal wall can add drama and visual interest to an otherwise bland room.

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DIY Oriental Trunk Makeover

Hey there, it’s Carmel from Our Fifth House and I’m back today with a fun furniture makeover!  I’m continually amazed by the transformative power of paint!   You will not believe what this trunk looked like before.  While it was in great used condition, it didn’t exactly scream “little girl’s bedroom”. It was your typical oriental {…Read More…}