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DIY HAND LETTERED SIGN FOR WAY LESS MONEY THAN BUYING THEM I have a confession. I am obsessed with using words in my home decor. Every room of my house has words, quotes, Scriptures, and notes. On the walls, on the mantles, above my bed, on the dresser.... I have, therefore, been *adoring* the big trend of hand-lettered canvas signs that seem to be everywhere. But if you haven't looked to see how much all those canvas signs cost, be…

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MY HOME OFFICE / CRAFT ROOM WAS A DREAM COME TRUE....BUT "Hmmm....what could I do with four bedrooms." I thought to myself when our offer on a phoenix home went through.  Well, my husband and I each ended up with a room to use as an office. YES! You heard that right, I have a whole room in my house dedicated to be my office and craft room. What a blessing indeed! The only problem is I wasn't using the…

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Have You Seen Those Gorgeous Feminine Abstract Paintings With The Gold Leaf Yet? Ahhh I Love Those One-of-a Kind Paintings. The Problem Is They Are Very Expensive. As Part Of My Office Makeover, I Really Wanted A Nice Piece Of Art For The Craft Room / Office. The Colors I Choose For The Color Scheme Were Magenta, Pink And Gold. To Keep My Entire Room Makeover Under $200 I Decided To Make My Own Feminine Gold Leaf Abstract Painting.

HOW TO MAKE FEMININE ABSTRACT ART Have you seen those gorgeous feminine abstract paintings with the gold leaf yet? Ahhh I love those one-of-a kind paintings. The problem is they are very expensive. As part of my office makeover, I really wanted a nice piece of art for the craft room / office. The colors I choose for the color scheme were magenta, pink and gold. To keep my entire room makeover under $200 I decided to make my own…

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We Created This Fun Accent Wall For Our Teen Sunday School Class. It Really Brightened Up The Room, And Was Easier Then You Think To Make!

Teens hold a special place in my heart. My husband is the youth pastor at our church and we love working with the youth there. We try to make our Sunday school room feel inviting and fun. When my husband became the youth pastor, the current teen room had a cool argyle pattern with brown and blue paint. I loved the way it looked, but because our room was on the smaller side, I felt if we brightened up the…

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These Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets We Painted For My Mother In Law Turned Out Amazing! After 30 Years She Desperately Needed An Update In Her Kitchen! Check Out All The Photos In This Post And See The Steps We Took To Make Sure The Paint Stayed Put On Her Laminate Cabinets. White And Grey Kitchen Cabinet Makeover By Katherine Wandell Of Homemaking By Design

(There are affiliate links in this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the item is the same to you. You can find more information on my disclosure page.) After 30 years my mother in law needed a kitchen cabinet update. So we gave her two-toned cabinets in white and a soft grey. If you remember last year we gave her backsplash a major makeover! Okay, it…

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I have been dying to share this media cabinet makeover for awhile now! This DIY project was apart of my Mini Apartment Makeover Post, where in 6 weeks I transformed our apartment from basic to OH WOW YES! If you like this makeover I know you'll love to see the whole transformation, you can find the post here. This makeover was quite simple really. I don't have a good picture of the cabinet before but you can see in my…

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Our First Place As Newlyweds Was A Tiny Apartment In Phoenix. With Almost No Budget For New Furniture, I Had To Get Creative And Find A Way To Give Our Place A A Makeover. All We Had Was A Dorm Room Couch And Crates For Side Tables! Check Out What I Did To Our Living Room, Dining Room And Master Bedroom To Update The Look And Make Way For Our (almost) Honeymoon Baby. -Katherine Wandell Blog Homemaking By Design. Apartment Therapy, Budget Decor, Yellow Living Room, Home Decor,

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here) If you've been following me for any length of time then you know that I am a home decor and DIY freak. My dreams are filled…

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This Makeover Was Easy And Cost Less Then $15 Bucks! Paint And A Stencil Easily Transformed This Boring Desk Into Something Amazing!-Find The Tutorial At Katherinewandell.com

My $15 Craigslist Desk Makeover This DIY project was apart of my Mini Apartment Makeover Post, where in 6 weeks I transformed our apartment from basic to OH WOW YES! If you like this makeover I know you'll love to see the whole transformation, you can find the post here: Tiny Apartment Makeover. When we moved into our apartment I had a small awkward corner to use as my mini office/craft room. The area was just big enough for a…

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One Of My Very First DIY Projects I Took On Was A Dining Room Table. Here I'll Show You How I Made Over This Wood Table And Gave It A Colorful Look.

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here) Hey guys! Today I want to show you one of my first makeovers. Believe it or not I decided to tackle a table! Okay not literally,…

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This Mama Was FED UP! How Sad A Sight It Was To See Her Poor Baby's Head Unsupported During Naps In The Car. Finally She Decided To Make Her Own Car Seat Support Strap.

Hey guys so I wanted to share a quick and EASY tutorial on how to make a DIY car seat head support strap. This tutorial is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! Okay that sounded a little violent.... maybe it won't blow your mind but it WILL solve the problem of your child having no head support during naps in the car. This car seat head strap is simple to make. The best part is it will fit your car seat…

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Instagram Scavenger Hunt Game- Perfect To Play With Your Church Youth Group Or With Any Teens. Would Be Great For A Birthday Party Or Just Because. This Fun And Exciting Game Will Leave You Laughing While Filling Your Intagram Feed With A Ton Of Hilarious Photos!-Find More On KatherineWandell.com

  The Epic Instagram Scavenger Hunt Game & Printable! I love Instagram and would choose it over Facebook any day. There’s something nice about seeing photos first and descriptions and “your status” later. What’s great about Instagram is the ability to make a game out of posting photos. We’ve all done a scavenger hunt before, but not this way. Here is a FUN twist on an old game. Introducing THE EPIC Instagram Photo Scavenger hunt. What is that you may…

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  The air is fresh and the sun is shining. Well at least in sunny Phoenix it is. I love this time of year it's not too hot and not too cold. Perfect weather for iced tea and relaxing outside. The flowers are so lovely to look at I wish I could gaze at them all day. Since I'm a blogger and that involves lots of computer time, I thought I would take some inspiration from the flowers and use…

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Spring Is Here Printable Artwork-katherinewandell.com

Are you excited for SPRING? I sure am. Have you ever realized it's harder to get things done in the winter compared to when the weather is warmer? I know its technically not spring yet...but I still think it's close enough to give away a "Spring is Here" Printable. It'll be here soon enough and I can't wait to see all the pretty flowers and see all the gorgeous porch and entry decorations. This printable will fit nicely in a…

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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.   Looking for some Free Valentine's Day cards for your kid to pass out? These valentine note cards are perfect! Just download the PDF file and print them out on some cardstock and cut them out. There are 6 Valentine notes to a page. Just print as many as you need for their class or pre-school. These even could be put in your child's lunch with a…

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Valentine’s Day is coming up and along with it comes the dreaded date night. Okay… maybe it’s not dreaded but from personal experience it can be hard to open up the conversation and talk about our marriage. It seems easy but most of the time couples will fall into everyday conversation mode. It’s the way we talk to each other after a long day at work or when there’s nothing new to say. So we recount the days activities and…

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