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How to wrap a gift in 28 seconds

December 11, 2014

This video on youtube posted from an employee at Takashimaya Department Store in Japan shows how to wrap a rectangular gift in 28 seconds and make it look perfect.  What are your perfect wrapping tricks?….. Please share your tricks and we’ll vote on our favorite. Share this!

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Advent Calendar -Shoe organizer advent calendar

December 3, 2014

Another great idea from DIY blogger Abi.  Take an old (or new from dollar store) over the door shoe organizer, a little bit of crafting skills and you’ve got yourself a fun and easy advent calendar.  Wrap the gifts in tissue and place inside the pockets. What you’ll need 1. Over the door shoe organizer […]

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How to paint a wood floor on plywood

October 26, 2014

Great Do It Yourself from bloggers Peg and Liz over at Justabouthome.wordpress.com   this is from her blog I painted the plywood a pretty grayed blue. I liked it but I wanted to camouflage the plywood AND I wanted to put a pattern on the floor that would hide dirt. I decided to use a wood […]

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Old media hutch transformation

April 10, 2014

Furniture is not made as well as it used to be, those old solid wood pieces that are almost impossibly too heavy to ever move so you feel stuck with them.  Maybe you have some hand me downs that really aren’t your style but they’re really solid furniture pieces.   With the eighties style and […]


Love Built ins- here is an inexpensive way to create a beautiful built in design

April 7, 2014

I am so happy to share this find with you.  Look at the before and after photos and it is hard to imagine that the 2 pieces would look so just like professional built ins. The following is from a designer named Cassity who has a great blog remodelholic.com .   This is a time consuming project. […]

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