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Recently I acquired this huge, chunky, really dated gold mirror. Be honest, would you want that to hang this in your house? Oh yes, I know. Gold is making a comeback (so they say), but I don't believe it's going to be a 'in your face' 'here I am' kind of gold. I think it's going to be more subtle. So obviously, this beast needed a makeover!

Ornate Mirror Makeover

Recently I acquired this huge, chunky, really dated gold mirror. Be honest, would you want that to hang this in your house? Oh yes, I know. Gold is making a comeback (so they say), but I don't believe it's going to be a 'in your face' 'here I am' kind of gold. I think it's going to be more subtle. So obviously, this beast needed a makeover! So here is the before picture. Let's just get going here. I know chalk paint requires no prep work, right? Well yes, but you still need to scrub…

The kitchen in our new home has very little cabinet space . The one larger double cabinet is too high for me to reach anything that isn't up front on the bottom shelf ! I needed a way to be able to store and access my dry goods . I decided to use some empty wall space to put in a wall pantry.

How to Build a Wall Pantry Storage Solution DIY

The kitchen in our new home has very little cabinet space . The one larger double cabinet is too high for me to reach anything that isn't up front on the bottom shelf ! I needed a way to be able to store and access my dry goods . I decided to use some empty wall space to put in a wall pantry. I marked the wall with tape to mark where I wanted to put my shelves . I knew that I wanted a little more space between the bottoms shelves to allow room for taller containers . I had 3 pallet…

We've been posting lots of progress photos on Instagram (@beginninginthemiddle), including some of the master bedroom at our historic townhome. When we mentioned that we made the bed skirt ourselves out of painter's drop cloths, and no sewing was involved, many of you asked for a tutorial. Here goes!

DIY No Sew Drop Cloth Bed Skirt

She nails drop cloth to a plywood frame. The reason? LOVE this idea!

When things go wrong in the home, it’s tempting to call in the professionals. In fact, in many situations, it’s necessary to get the experts in. However, there are plenty of appliance repair jobs you can tackle yourself. In this guide, we’ve picked out some of the top repair tips and tricks devised by our Hometalk community. So, if you’re ready to get your hands dirty and save some money, check out these fantastic appliance repair hacks.

Amazing Appliance Repair Advice, Tips, and Tricks

If you want to save money and restore household items to their former glory, check out our DIY guide filled with the best appliance repair tips and tricks.

The problem was that I have a small town garden and I desperately needed a shed for it. No matter how small the shed was going to be you wouldn't miss it! That's when I decided to make the shed a feature so that it would be something fun to look at in the garden. I already had some bright and colourful Marimekko planters (see here) in the garden so I thought I'd paint the shed to match.Marimekko is a well known Finnish design company famous for their bold and colourful prints and textiles.

How To Paint A Designer Shed DIY

The problem was that I have a small town garden and I desperately needed a shed for it. No matter how small the shed was going to be you wouldn't miss it! That's when I decided to make the shed a feature so that it would be something fun to look at in the garden. I already had some bright and colourful Marimekko planters (see here) in the garden so I thought I'd paint the shed to match.Marimekko is a well known Finnish design company famous for their bold and colourful prints and texti…

I love the flowers that grow in our yard. I pressed them and preserved them on an old vase so I could enjoy them year around. You can see more of my crazy creations here

How to Make Upcycled Vase With Pressed and Preserved Flowers DIY

I love the flowers that grow in our yard. I pressed them and preserved them on an old vase so I could enjoy them year around. You can see more of my crazy creations here I cut a variety of flowers I was wanting to preserve and used paper towels and a heavy book to preserve them. After they were preserved, here's what they looked like! I cleaned my old vase with rubbing alcohol and let that dry. My mom had given me a peel and stick dragonfly decal, so I followed the directions and…

Are you looking for bunk bed ideas for girls? I’m going to show you how I took a vintage wood spindle bunk bed and transformed it with paint. This soft blue paint color is a great girl bedroom idea, especially mixed with the palest pink wall paint and colorful accents. Find out how I used a custom paint color to give this old spindle bunk bed new life! Read the entire process here

How to Give an Old Spindle Bunk Bed New Life DIY

Are you looking for bunk bed ideas for girls? I’m going to show you how I took a vintage wood spindle bunk bed and transformed it with paint. This soft blue paint color is a great girl bedroom idea, especially mixed with the palest pink wall paint and colorful accents. Find out how I used a custom paint color to give this old spindle bunk bed new life! Read the entire process here I found this second hand bunk bed for $150 through Facebook marketplace. I love a bed with spindles, and…

I work in the Manufacturing industry. When we order cutting dies (for boxes), they sometimes come partially crated on pallets to protect them from damage during shipping. Since I am the one that unpacks them, I get to take the wood home and I was able to score a really cool half pallet at work that I thought would make the perfect coffee table!

DIY Wood Pallet Coffee Table Idea

Learn how to make a wood pallet coffee table for your living room. This DIY project is easy for beginners and is a great wood pallet project idea. #diy #pallet #coffeetable

I decided to see what I could do to update some of the foam pumpkins that are available in Dollar stores to a farmhouse style that I would like to decorate with for the fall season.
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How to Make a DIY Updated Dollar Store Pumpkin to Farmhouse Style Decor

I decided to see what I could do to update some of the foam pumpkins that are available in Dollar stores to a farmhouse style that I would like to decorate with for the fall season. I started by removing the tag and the stem, which is a simple piece of styrofoam attached by a toothpick and some glue. Then I added a light layer of white acrylic paint.I wanted the orange to show through so that is why I chose to paint a light layer with acrylic paint as opposed to using spray paint e…

I made this cute Fall sign last weekend using things I found at my local Dollar Tree. It only takes a few minutes to put it all together.
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How to Make a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Sign DIY

I made this cute Fall sign last weekend using things I found at my local Dollar Tree. It only takes a few minutes to put it all together. I started with this orange pumpkin sign. I removed the raffia bow and metal leaf and also removed the jute twine that is used to hang it up with. I painted the back side of the sign- the wording on the front had glitter outlines and I knew that would show through.I chose a mossy green chalk paint to match some other Fall decor I have. One co…

Do you ever paint a piece, use it in your house for a while, then decide it’s time for another makeover to either keep or on-sell?This is about the 3rd makeover I’ve done on this piece. I’ve loved it from the start when friends were getting rid of it, and placed it in my care! Here’s how it started when it came to be with me:

DIY Cabinet Furniture Makeover Coffee Station Idea

Decorating on a budget is easy when you upcycle furniture. Check out this coffee station cabinet idea and the before and after photos of this creative cabinet makeover. #diy #furniture #makeover

Resin Geodes are on the rise! I was just listening to Lisa Rickert CEO/ Creative Director of Jolie Paints and Ave Home this past Friday talk about how the things that she and other designers are seeing at market are TONS of geodes, crystals and agate rocks.With the Geode trend on the rise I thought it would be fun to share with you all the EASIEST way I have found to make Geode coasters with resin. Before this way you would have to make your own molds out of silicone caulk to create a geode…

How to Make Your Own Resin Geode Coasters DIY

Resin Geodes are on the rise! I was just listening to Lisa Rickert CEO/ Creative Director of Jolie Paints and Ave Home this past Friday talk about how the things that she and other designers are seeing at market are TONS of geodes, crystals and agate rocks.With the Geode trend on the rise I thought it would be fun to share with you all the EASIEST way I have found to make Geode coasters with resin. Before this way you would have to make your own molds out of silicone caulk to create a…

Why are grinder pump well’s such an eyesore? I figured by now someone would have created a more pleasant way to display (or hide) that lovely round thing on the ground. In our case, the grinder pump well is right next to our porch! Ugh, what a bad design plan. It’s been a year since we moved, and I’m finally going to create an outdoor table to hide a grinder pump well.Like all utility box’s, I had to find a way to hide it and STILL be able to access it if needed.I thought about laying large…

How to Make a DIY Outdoor Table to Hide a Grinder Pump Well

Why are grinder pump well’s such an eyesore? I figured by now someone would have created a more pleasant way to display (or hide) that lovely round thing on the ground. In our case, the grinder pump well is right next to our porch! Ugh, what a bad design plan. It’s been a year since we moved, and I’m finally going to create an outdoor table to hide a grinder pump well.Like all utility box’s, I had to find a way to hide it and STILL be able to access it if needed.I thought about laying…

Anyone else getting your pumpkin decorating on? Last weekend I made the most fun and colorful DIY crayon drip pumpkin, and I wanted to share the tutorial with you.
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How to Make a DIY Crayon Drip Pumpkin

Anyone else getting your pumpkin decorating on? Last weekend I made the most fun and colorful DIY crayon drip pumpkin, and I wanted to share the tutorial with you. Gather your supplies: White pumpkin(s) Crayons Tacky Glue Hair dryer or heat gun Trash Bag Take your crayons and peel off the paper, break all crayons in half(ish). Discard the paper. Take your tacky glue and glue the crayons along the top of the pumpkin. You might need to go smaller on the crayons depending on…

What is better than a good oven mitt? A good oven mitt that lets you use both hands! No more trying to lift heavy dishes with one hand, or scrambling for a second hot pad – this crochet two-handed oven mitt is all you will ever need.This crochet oven mitt would make a perfect holiday gift for friends and family, but I’m kind of betting that when you see how useful it is you might just want to keep it for yourself There are two components to the oven mitt, each crocheted with a different…
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How to Make a Double Oven Mitt Crochet Pattern DIY

What is better than a good oven mitt? A good oven mitt that lets you use both hands! No more trying to lift heavy dishes with one hand, or scrambling for a second hot pad – this crochet two-handed oven mitt is all you will ever need.This crochet oven mitt would make a perfect holiday gift for friends and family, but I’m kind of betting that when you see how useful it is you might just want to keep it for yourself There are two components to the oven mitt, each crocheted with a differen…

I picked up some lamps for $5 each at the thrift store. They were the perfect choice when I needed a project for my Modern Masters Patina Kit. Keep reading to see how easy this was...or is!

I Gave My Outdated Lamps A New Patina Look

I picked up some lamps for $5 each at the thrift store. They were the perfect choice when I needed a project for my Modern Masters Patina Kit. Keep reading to see how easy this was...or is! These were the two brass lamps I picked up. I wanted them to be about the same height but different in shape. I am not sure why this thrift store has to put so many labels and stickers on each product but they do. I removed the stickers and cleaned off the lamps really well.Modern Masters sup…