Category Archives: Do It Yourself Projects

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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Easy Fall Door Swag Using Dried Naturals

Tutorial for making an easy swag wreath using naturals. The Creativity Exchange

I haven’t done a whole lot of fall fluffing around the house yet because it’s still around 85-90 degrees here in East Texas (ugh!).  However, I did manage to fall fluff my front porch (say that 10 times fast).  I … 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 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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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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Gray Stain-Wash for Revamping Old Baskets {Paint It Monday}

Recipe for transforming old ugly basket with a gray paint/stain wash. {The Creativity Exchange}

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend!  Welcome to another Paint It Monday. Over the last few months, I have been trying to come up with a way that I could revamp my old dated baskets without them looking … Continue reading

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Narrow Hallway Built-In Wall Mudroom (DIY)..

Tutorial for making a built in mudroom for a narrow hallway (The Creativity Exchange)

      I’m back today as promised on Wednesday’s post, to go into the details/tutorial of our built-in narrow hallway mudroom.  For those of you who missed it on Wednesday, I shared the pictures of our stairwell/mudroom revamp project. … Continue reading

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Favorite Trends for Revamping Furniture with Paint {Paint It Monday}

Favorite trends in DIY paint treatments for furniture {Paint It Monday} The Creativity Exchange

  I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend! Welcome to another Paint It Monday! I’m so excited about today’s post because I have been wanting to highlight some really amazing and beautiful DIY techniques for revamping furniture with paint. … Continue reading

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