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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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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 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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We Brightened Up My Mother In Laws Dark Kitchen With A Quick Coat Of Paint. She Had Been Wanting To Make A Change For A Decade Or Two And My Husband And I Updated Her Backsplash Making A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE! Click On Over To See The Full Transformation.

One Simple Way To Brighten Up A Dark Kitchen Backsplash While visiting my husband's family in Wisconsin recently, his mother mentioned how she wanted to brighten up her kitchen backsplash. She had been wanting to paint her backsplash, but had not found the time to do so. She is a super busy Mom, Grandma, Pastor's Wife, and works full time! My husband said her kitchen has looked like this (see photo above) since he can remember, and he's 26 years…

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Painting this dresser for our nursery was a really fun and surprisingly easy project. When we moved into our new house I needed a place to put the kid's clothes. Even though I prefer to hang clothes over folding any day, I didn't want to hang ALL their clothes. Sometimes its just easier to shove things in a drawer....(don't tell anyone I said that.) I love to shop on Craigslist and at thrift stores, these are my go-to places for…

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