Furnishing a New House From Scratch? Here’s Five Tips to Keep You on Track.

Moving into a new house can be very exciting. Thinking about all the possibilities, all the ways you’d like to decorate the house. If you’re anything like me, you go through a space for the first time and your mind starts reeling with all the things that you can do with it. But before you get ahead of yourself it’s important to think about how you’re going to live, day to day in your new house. This determination goes above and beyond the durability and aesthetics of furniture. That’s certainly important; but I’m referring functionality as part of this excitement. A little bit of planning how you need your house to function for your everyday life can really help when you’re furnishing a house from scratch. Here are my top 5 tips so you can avoid headaches down the road and to keep you on track.

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Hey Michael, Where Have You Been?

First, I’d like to offer all of you a heartfelt and sincere apology for being absent from blogging. Last Friday was my first post in 17 long months, a virtual eternity in the online world. Secondly, I would like to thank so many of you for also reaching out to me during this long absence. Many times, a kind word from one of you lifted my mood and I thank you so much for reaching out to me and letting me know that you missed me. I’d like everyone to know that I am fine and healthy and that I have truly missed posting my weekly blogs and hearing from you. I am ready and excited to move on to new posts that I hope will inspire creativity and a DIY spirit from everyone who reads them.

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Minimalist Copper And Wood Jewelry Stand

The minimalist look is super hot right now and what better way to display your treasures than with a super simple minimalist jewelry tree? It’s beautiful, functional and easy to make. Plus, you’ll be able to have all your favorite pieces right at hand – total grab and go on those busy mornings! Let’s get into how to make a minimalist copper and wood jewelry stand.
 

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The Right Way To Hang Wall Art

There are a lot of techniques out there to help simplify the art of hanging wall art… I know, bad pun. If you’ve tried to symmetrically line up pictures without a plan, I’m sure you’ve experienced some frustration. There always seems to be one or two pictures off. One’s slightly higher then the one next to it or off in some other way…  The same could be said for asymmetrical installations; if something is off, it’s still really noticeable, right? Well, what if there was a super easy way to get your art up on the wall and aligned just the way you want it the first time? Best of all, you won't have to save this project for a long weekend cause you won't be patching and painting all the extra holes you would've made... Stop trying to eyeball where stuff goes. Let’s get into the right way to hang wall art so you can save time and leave your frustrations on the curb! 
 

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How To Make Glitz And Glam Pumpkins

Who says that Fall decorations have to be orange, red and yellow? Not every seasonal decoration has to be the traditional colors that you see in nature. Don’t get me wrong, the Fall colors are beautiful and they make everything look so vibrant but what if you want to infuse a bit of glam into the season? I say, if you want to bring in the glitz, go ahead and do it.  So in the interest of making the season just a bit more glitzy, here’s a new take on the classic pumpkin. Let’s make some white glitz and glam pumpkins to add to your Autumn décor, shall we? 
 

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How To Make Your Bathroom More Relaxing

A few weeks ago I attended a wedding and I stayed at the hotel spa where the wedding was. It was a beautiful wedding and everything was perfect.  My entire suite was stunning but the room that got my attention was the bathroom. It was spectacular. No detail was left to chance; it was an oasis: Aroma therapy oils wafting in the air, amazing acoustics, and perfect water pressure! My favorite part of this bathroom, you ask? It had a glass enclosed steam shower! Pure luxury for anyone who has experienced one. When I arrived home I announced that we must get a steam shower! This spa hotel experience got me thinking… What makes a relaxing bathroom? What can you do to make that luxurious oasis spa feel a reality for your bathroom today?  Well, keep reading because I came up with 5 tips on how to make your bathroom more relaxing. Ready? Let’s get to it:
 

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Simple Picture Frame Fall Wreath

It’s Fall and the leaves are beginning to change here in the Northeast. Soon the colors of Autumn will be ablaze with color everywhere the eye can see. For this week’s Sunday diy I thought what better time to get a jump start on all those incredible colors than with a beautiful and SUPER simple wreath for the front door. Let’s honor the season and create a simple picture frame Fall wreath! Fire up the hot glue gun and let’s get started! 
 

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