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How to Paint a Diamond Accent Wall

Since I had moved from a one bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house with a loft, I had a significant amount of empty space and needed to find a purpose for each room. The room of the day has mirrored doors, perfect for selfies and what else but an exercise room?!  Because of course, if I have an exercise room that means I will actually exercise.  Right? Uhm.  No. Ok.  So the exercising didn't really happen much upstairs.  It got way too hot and was better downstairs in the family room.  Although, who am I kidding?!  The exercising has ...
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Let’s Make it a Home!

April 21-30, 2013 - Days 17-26 Luckily, I had just furnished my apartment prior to buying my house and everything worked just as well in the new house! Had I known I would one day create a blog about moving in, I would have taken some photos during the day and natural light.  I found this wavy shelf at American Furniture Warehouse for $60.  It fit perfectly with my living room theme. And of course, I am not one for symmetry and perfection so my pictures are hung at different levels ...
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My Paint Preference

I mentioned on a previous post that I prefer Glidden's Ultra-Hide 770 semi-gloss paint, formerly called America's Finest. Here are five reasons why: With other paints, when applying a second coat, the first coat begins to peal back up.  This paint has never had that issue for me. This paint is cheap for gallon size.  $18/gallon.  With how often I paint, it needs to be cheap. The coverage this paint provides is great!  Covering over a similar color only takes one coat and covering over a color outside of the color pallet takes only 2 coats!  Unless of course you ...
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Freshen Up

Just for laughs, here's my first picture in my new home!  At 23 years old I was as excited as can be given that my 1500 sq ft 3 bed, 2.5 bath house was going to cost me approximately the same amount as my 600 sq ft. 1 bed, 1 bath apartment. And so it begins: April 4, 2013 - Day 1 - continued   Move in meant time to paint!  The goal for the first week was to paint the entire downstairs including the ceiling (except the bathroom) and to paint my bedroom. At move in, the entire house ...
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My First Home!

My DIY experience started with the purchase of my first home in 2013.  In the matter of two years, I've transformed every room in the house at least once.  Here we go!   April 4, 2013 - Day 1 ...
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