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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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Even Though It May Not Feel Like Christmas In Phoenix, Christmas Is Coming Up! Want To See Some Lovely Ways You Can Add The Desert Charm To Our Holiday Decorations? Below Is A Collection Of Decor I Found That Will Bring Out The Arizona Pride In Your Home! I Also Have Made Gift Lists For Everyone On Your Shopping List! I Have One For Him, Her And I Didn't Forget The Kids! You'll Find Everything HERE!

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR ARIZONA DWELLERS! I love my home state. There is something so beautiful about the desert, with its cactus, vast landscape and warm sunsets. Even though it may not feel like Christmas in Phoenix, Christmas…

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Thanksgiving Decor Can Be Tacky, Heres A List Of Lovely Items You'll Love!

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! Have you whipped out your Thanksgiving decor yet? While most people just want to get through Thanksgiving so they can start Christmas shopping, I actually try to enjoy the last day before the big rush. Some don't…

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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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Supplies Needed For This Gallery Wall Project: Level Nails Tape Hammer Frames / Artwork Paper (Wrapping or News) After we moved into our new house, the walls scared me so much I left them blank for months. In the beginning we installed a chair rail on all the walls, but then I stopped and couldn't decide to hang up a single piece of artwork. To get over my fear of committing to decorating those huge blank walls, I needed a…

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She Found This Frame For $3 Bucks At Goodwill And Turned It Into Art For Her Laundry Room! All She Used Was Her Silhouette And Vinyl. She Even Includes A Free Silhouette Cut File! - See The Whole Post On Katherinewandell.com

When we decided to make over our laundry room, I knew I wanted to add some kind of art or quote to decorate the space. Goodwill has 50% off the entire store every other Saturday, and I always find project items I know I can fix up or do something with. This double paned glass frame was one of those things I bought but didn't know at the time what it would be used for. To create the vinyl decal…

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She Transformed Her Tiny Laundry Room By Adding A Shelf And Organizing Storage Bins For Under $40! Check Out The Full Laundry Room Makeover On Katherinewandell.com

 As part of our laundry room makeover we really needed a second shelf installed in our laundry room. So measured how wide I wanted my wood, which was wall to wall. It fell just over 5 feet long and I wanted the ledge to come out 9 inches. I made it that wide so it would cover the washer and dryer a little so lint and other items....like socks would stop falling behind the machines. Above is a photo of…

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She Transformed Her Tiny Laundry Room By Adding A Shelf And Organizing Storage Bins For Under $40! Check Out The Full Laundry Room Makeover On Katherinewandell.com

When we first moved in a year ago, our laundry room left much to be desired. It's not really a room, it's more of an entry from the garage to the house. There's hardly any space for anything besides the washer and dryer. Upon moving in I knew it was going to need a makeover. It was filthy when we moved in and I took advantage of cleaning the whole space while waiting for our new washer and dryer to…

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Dollar Store Bin Makeover!

(This post contains affiliate links. Which means we 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 our  full disclosure here ) As a part of our laundry room makeover, we had to get organized! We really needed a place to store our cleaning cloths, detergent, potty training…

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