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The DIY Home

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Centerpiece

The very first project I taught through Chics With Tools was a centerpiece made from pallet wood and test tubes. That was 2 1/2 years ago. I love mine and use it all the time like today, for instance. After a week, my Valentine roses were looking a bit sad so I trimmed off the leaves, the bottom of the stems, and removed some of the browning petals. That made them perfect for this centerpiece.

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No-Zipper, Removable Cover Throw Pillows

No-Zipper, Removable Cover Throw Pillows
Do your throw pillows need a refresh? Have those cushions on your front porch faded so much that you can’t see the pattern anymore. Don’t chuck them, just slipcover them. Have you ever had a pillow sham on your bed? Most of them just overlap in the back. That is what I am going to show you. No zipper! It is so simple that you could make one in 15-20 minutes.  Continue reading

Starting From Scratch: A Christmas Edition

Starting From Scratch: A Christmas Edition
There are points in our lives when we are starting from scratch. This year, that was us with Century View Lodge, our vacation rental property in Blue Ridge, Georgia. I have and will continue to post projects from there but today is all about how we decorated it for Christmas. Continue reading

Make A Wreath From Anything, Even Matchbox Cars

Make A Wreath From Anything, Even Matchbox Cars

Our home is pretty over-the-top when it comes to Christmas decorations. Not that we needed one more thing, but I made yet another wreath. This time it was for Child #3 who thought he should have a wreath on his door. Since I wanted to show you how I make wreaths, I thought I would use the opportunity to show you. 

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Learning On The Fly-A Traditional to Glam Table Transformation

Learning On The Fly-A Traditional to Glam Table Transformation

My friend, Christie, had had this traditional side table for quite a while. But its leg had broken and the repair was failing. So instead of taking to the thrift store or leaving it on the curb, she decided to pass it on to me to see what I could do with it. I did not need one more project but I couldn't resist. I also knew that the makeover was going to be pretty simple so I wouldn't have to spend much time on it. 

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