Category Archives: DIY

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

Posted in Children's Decor, Crafts, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects, Paint Techniques, Spray Paint | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Color Inspiration, color palettes, Crafts, Decorate, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects | Tagged | 14 Comments

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

Posted in Build, Craft Room, Decorate, Design Ideas, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects, Office, Organizational Ideas, Paint Colors, Room Revamps | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Quick & Chic DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board {Claire Brody Designs}

Quick and chic DIY bulletin board.  Claire Cumbie for The Creativity Exchange

I’m so excited about today’s post because I am introducing a fabulous new monthly contributor to The Creativity Exchange.  Claire from Claire Brody Designs and I are old family friends, from the same town in East Texas and I have … Continue reading

Posted in Claire Cumblie Designs, Crafts, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects, Wall Ideas | Tagged | 10 Comments

DIY Built-In Bar Plans and Measurements {Part 2}

DIY Narrow Built-In Bar with Plans. The Creativity Exchange

Happy Friday friends! On Wednesday, I shared a built-in bar that we made for our dining room and today {Part 2}, I’m sharing the detailed plans and exactly how we made the piece.  Once you see how we did it, … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Storage IDeas, Decorate, Design Ideas, Dining Room, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects | 6 Comments

DIY Narrow Built-In Bar

DIY Narrow Built-In Bar with plans.   The Creativity Exchange

  Happy New Year friends! I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday! I’m back from my long break and ready to jump into 2015 and share with you a fun project that we did over the holidays. To keep … Continue reading

Posted in Build, Built-In Bar DIY, Creative Storage IDeas, Decorate, Design Ideas, Dining Room, DIY, Do It Yourself Projects | 17 Comments

Travel the World Calendar Gallery Wall

Tips for framing prints from beautiful wall calendars. The Creativity Exchange

  When I was in NYC a couple weeks ago, I came across an amazing book store in Grand Central Station that had a huge collection of beautiful 2015 wall calendars.  I spent more than two hours looking through all … Continue reading

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DIY Oversized Trays Using Plywood Boards

Tutorial for making oversized trays with plywood boards.  You can paint or cover in wallpaper and add cabinet hardware.  The Creativity Exchange

  I had a palm to the forehead moment last week when I was looking at all of the scrap wood left over from my projects in the garage.  For some reason, the way the wood and boards of various … Continue reading

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