Author Archives: Cyndy

16 of the Best Paint Colors for Painting Furniture

16 of the best and most versatile colors for painting furniture.  The Creativity Exchange

  This post has been a long time coming.  After all these years of creating paint color palettes, I finally took the time over the last few weeks to research and pull together my favorite paint colors for furniture revamps (several of … Continue reading

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Quick Trick: Re-Potting Silk Orchids to Look Real

Quick trick for repotting fake orchids to look real.

    Hi guys!  I hope you all had a great weekend and I hope you all stayed warm! This winter is really getting to me for some reason.  It’s not been terribly cold for us but it’s been dark and … Continue reading

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Weekend Mix {Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas}

Round Up of Valentine's Day Cocktails, Printables and DIY Garland.

Hey guys! It’s Claire from Claire Brody Designs, and I’m back to share another DIY idea and a round-up of some really cute last minute Valentine’s Day ideas. Before I jump into my DIY Valentine’s Day garland, I thought I … Continue reading

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Spray Painted Toy Magnets {Part 2 DIY Magnetic Board}

Tutorial for how to spray paint old toys and plastic animals and turn into magnets for kids magnetic boards.

      I’m back today with Part 2 of the DIY magnetic board project that I shared on Monday here.  For those of you who missed it, I shared the tutorial on Monday for the magnetic board that I made … Continue reading

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Large DIY Magnetic Board {Painted or Fabric Covered}

DIY Large Magnetic Board Tutorial for Painting or Fabric Covered.

  I hope you guys had a great weekend! Today’s project is one that has been in the works/planning stage for quite awhile.  Before Christmas, my girl Bella (she’s 10), asked me if there was any way I could create … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Decor, Crafts, Decorate, Design Ideas, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects, Wall Ideas | Tagged | 14 Comments

My Favorite DIY Paint Techniques and Tutorials for Revamps

Top ten paint techniques and tutorials on The Creativity Exchange

  Happy Friday friends! Yay!! The weekend is finally here! For those of you who happened to miss Monday’s post, I shared my top 10 all-time most popular DIY projects here to celebrate The Creativity Exchange’s  5 year blogiversary.  I … Continue reading

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All-Time Top 10 DIY’s + 5 Year Blogaversary + The Future

Tricks for choosing paint colors by eliminating undertones and eliminating shades that you know you don't want {The Creativity Exchange}

“Here we are“…, Those were the very first words I typed and the title of my first blog post when I launched my blog exactly 5 years ago today.  As I go back and re-read my first post, it just … Continue reading

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Narrow Storage Furniture for Tight Spaces + Giveaway

Round up of narrow furniture storage pieces for hallways and small spaces.

  I am super excited about today’s post because I have teamed up this week with three of my blogland friends and Kirkland’s for the “Resolution:Organize” event, going on right now at Kirkland’s.  Megan from Honey We’re Home, Kate from … Continue reading

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Office and Craft Room Update

office and craft room multi-purpose space done on a very tight budget.

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! Today, I wanted to re-share my office/craft/family room project because after I shared it a year and a half ago, I immediately agreed to have the space shared in Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

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2015 Favorite Paint Color Trends {The New Transitionals}

2015 favorite paint color trends. The new transitional colors.  The Creativity Exchange

  Contemporary Bedroom by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators 2 Design Group Beach Glass Benjamin Moore I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! It’s been quite awhile since I have shared a paint color palette and today, I’m doing … Continue reading

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