Category Archives: DIY

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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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

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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

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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

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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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DIY Fabric Necklaces and Bracelets (Kid’s Craft)

Tutorial for making adorable fabric necklaces and bracelets for kids.  Easy craft idea for the kids.  The Creativity Exchange

  My neighbor “Crafty Jane” has an amazing sewing camp for the little girls each summer, where the girls sign up for a daily dose of learning to sew from “Miss Jane”.  Jane teaches the girls how to hand sew … Continue reading

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DIY Hidden Buffet Storage Piece (Dining Room Update)

Tall tabletop Christmas tree in champagne bucket. The Creativity Exchange Christmas Home Tour

****Update 8/5/15***** This is now a two-part blog post as we have added geometric trim/molding to the buffet door fronts (seen in the two lead pictures above) and we have also built a bar in the corner. To see how … Continue reading

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Little Girl’s Room Revamped to Bright and Bold Tween Room

Tween bedroom revamp. The Creativity Exchange

      I am so excited to finally be able to show you guys my daughter Bella’s room revamp project. We have been working on it for over a month and it was my goal to have it finished … Continue reading

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Easy Faux Panel Trick for Dressing Up Benches and Ottomans

Easy trick for dressing up benches and ottomans using a faux fabric panel trick.  The Creativity Exchange

    My daughter and I are still working hard on her bedroom revamp and we should be finished by the end of this week.   We have completely transformed the space from a shabby chic baby girl room to … Continue reading

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