Tag: DIY

How I Made a Computer Monitor Stand for Free

How I made a simple computer monitor stand from scrap wood to save my neck and some money. ergonomics, home office, upcycle, DIY

Do you bend your neck to look down at your computer monitor? If so, you are unnecessarily straining your neck muscles. You could buy a fancy monitor stand to raise it to the proper height. Or you can be cheap like me and make one for free. If you aren’t concerned about ergonomics, you should …

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Dried Rose Shadow Box Display

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers. easy crafts, DIY

This Dried Rose Shadow Box is a lovely way to preserve and display roses. And it is quite simple to create.   I started with the roses photographed in this post. They were a sweet anniversary gift from my husband which was extra special because it isn’t something he normally does. So, I wanted to …

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Furniture refinish – 1990’s Glossy Black TV Stand Remodel

Furniture refinish - glossy black TV stand remodel to a chalky paint finish toy shelf.

Goodbye 1990’s glossy black TV stand, hello lovely and functional chalky finish paint toy shelves. Another project that has been on my To Do list for years that I can finally check off. In the apartment we had an Asian theme in our living room/ TV room. When we bought the house, the Asian theme …

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Mixed Media Wall Art

Mixed Media Wall Art - cheap and easy wall art with paint, fabric and markers.

Today’s Mixed Media Wall Art project continues my quest to freshen up the house without spending a lot of money. I am thrilled with how it came out, and so is my husband, which is definitely a bonus! When we moved into the house, I grabbed an old wicker fan, spray painted it black with …

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Frugal Fix: Typing Table (a Tale of DIY Don’t)

Frugal Fix: Typing Table - fixing a water damaged antique typing table the hard way. DIY Fail DIY Disaster DIY Don't

Frugal Fix: Typing Table or How I Repaired a Water Damaged Table the Hard Way I have been getting a little restless with the decor in my home as I mentioned when I redid the pictures in the upstairs hallway. By the way, that project came out so good, my husband wants me to move …

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Picture Frames: From Glitzy Gold to Faux Wood

Picture Frames Redo - from gold to faux wood. Simple and cheap picture frame redo.

Have you ever felt the urge to change things up in your home but haven’t wanted to spend a lot of money to do so? The urge to refresh my home has been pretty strong lately but the budget is screaming no way! So, I have decided to do a few things, without spending a …

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Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath - festive gardening themed wreath made from an old hose and some colorful kids gardening tools.

It’s almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn’t exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year …

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