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  1. My Deck Maintenance Routine

    Well-maintained deck

    The addition of a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A well-designed, well-built deck not only expands the outdoor living space of your home but increases the property value as well. Whether you choose wood or composite decking,

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  2. My Dramatic Entryway Makeover: Before & After

    Updated entryway with new paint and decor
    Updating Your Entryway

    I recently finished updating my front entryway.

    I had put this space on hold for almost a year because it has always been a very tough space to decorate and organize. I focused on finishing the other areas we were renovating, and sadly used the

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  3. Simple Spring Yard Clean Up

    Landscape after spring yard cleanup

    I made it through the Polar Vortex and I'm so happy that spring is here. I'm looking forward to longer days, warmer weather, spring flowers and enjoying time outdoors. I know it was a long winter when I'm also looking forward to yard work! My newly thawed

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  4. Easy Elegance: How I Customized Bookcases with Crown Moldings

    Updated bookcase with crown moldings
    Update a Basic Bookcase with Crown Molding

    I have always been a fan of custom built-in bookcases but have been intimated by their price and the skill required to create them. However, about a year ago I enlisted the help of my father and a few other skilled family members to help me transform

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  5. My Bathroom Renovation: Laying a Tile Floor

    Newly installed bathroom tile with grout and seal
    bathroom with tile floor

    We recently completed our boy’s bathroom renovation which included adding a tile floor. The tile floor almost didn’t happen because I was so afraid of the cleaning and maintenance aspect. While tile is very durable, I was coming from a pretty bad

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  6. My Patio Door Makeover: Before & After

    Exterior wood doorframe

    Never underestimate the power of paint. However, today I’m taking paint outside the home and writing about how to revamp exterior spaces with paint. The process is a little different than interior painting since it requires a bit more prep work, but i

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  7. Holiday Ornaments with Spray Paint

    Holiday ornaments spray painted gold and black

    Hi y’all, it’s Monica from Monica Wants It! The holidays are here! I always get really excited to see all the new décor out at my favorite stores… until I see the prices. Then I get really excited to recreate it at

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  8. Four Tips to Design a Budget-Friendly Curated Gallery Wall

    Picture gallery wall

    DIY blogger confession time… although I’ve been at this DIY blogger thing for over five and a half years, I’ve never done a gallery wall. They looked too tedious and expensive.

    Finally, last summer I decided I was going to take the plunge and s

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  9. My Cluttered Garage Clean Up: Before & After

    Fall cleanup of cluttered garage

    Fall is my favorite time of the year – I love every season, but it is all about fall in my house. Living is good, newness is in the air – fresh starts, cooler air, the nesting feeling that makes you love your house more and want everything in ship sha

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  10. My Tips & Tricks to Store Leftover Paint

    Leftover paint storage

    If you are a homeowner and tackle DIY and home improvement projects, then I am pretty sure you have a few cans of paint hanging around in your basement or garage that are leftover from previous projects.

    I probably have more than most people

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  11. How to Paint Neutral Over Bright Walls

    Bright green walls with brown patches

    Do you have a room in your home that has wild, bright or dark color walls? One that needs a new color to update it? In my house I had such a room… with not one, but two tones of neon green! I bet you can tell that this was once the room of a teenager. S

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  12. DIY Serving Tray Makeover

    DIY serving tray

    I have a before and after thrift store transformation to show you – one that I used a pretty amazing product to complete. Have you ever heard about or used the epoxy resin product EnviroTex L

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  13. Budget Friendly Style: Roll-Up Window Blinds

    Rollup window blinds

    I like to decorate with style, but most of the time “stylish” equals “cha-ching… cha-ching”. Instead of looking at that as an obstacle to decorating, I have found that keeping an open mind can lead to budget-friendly style where you least expect it.

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  14. How I Painted My Concrete Garage Floor: Before & After

    Painted concrete garage floor

    Hi! I'm Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, a blog where I talk about DIY tutorials, home decor, crafts and occasionally a few recipes. I'm so excited to be on the True Value DIY Squad! Are you ready

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  15. Outdoor Solar Lights: My Easy Installation in Less Than 10 Minutes

    Installing outdoor solar spotlights

    Hi Everyone! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, and today I'm talking about outdoor lighting. Now, I know what you are thinking, 'But, it's SO expensive' and 'But, I would have to hire someone

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  16. Industrial Holiday Décor Project

    DIY Noel holiday decor

    Hi! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers! Who is ready for the holidays? I am! I know we all get used to the traditional red and green holiday décor, but I like to do things a little differently;

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  17. DIY Industrial Hanging Pots

    DIY industrial hanging pots

    Hi! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers! Since the New Year I've been busy working on our new family room (you can see peeks of it here

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  18. Make your own Chalk Paint (DIY refinished end table)

    Make your own chalk paint

    End tables are a dime a dozen at tag sales…and they are the best way to test out your painting/refinishing skills. Folks worry all the time… “What if I paint it and don’t like it!?!” but when you start out with a beat up $10 table, there should be no wor

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  19. DIY Fire Log Holder

    DIY fire log holder on patio

    For me, fall means leaves crunching, apple cider sipping and fire-crackling good times. To maximize the frequency of these good times, we recently created a cozy outdoor space with some new furniture and an outdoor fireplace. It is a great spot to land

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  20. 10 Cleaning Tips For People Who Don’t Have Time To Clean

    Clean outdoor space

    Wonder what brought about the term spring cleaning? I guess it is a way for us to get rid of all the cobwebs that winter brought…open the windows…smell actual fresh air and get back outside. There is this renewed feeling when you see the grass starting to

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  21. How I Canned My Own Peach Jam

    Homemade canned jam with English muffin

    It’s summertime! One of my favorite things about this time of year is the abundance of fresh fruits in our local grocery stores and farmers' markets. Here in Georgia, the “peach state” sweet, plump peaches are readily available this time of year. It’s

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  22. My Deck Staining Routine

    Worn deck boards

    It’s summertime, and you know what that means: we're spending a lot more time outside grilling and just relaxing on our porches and decks. When summer arrived this year, I took a good, hard look at my screened porch and decks and realized they were a

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  23. How I Replaced My Doorbell, Step by Step

    Old antique doorbell

    Recently, while sweeping leaves off the front porch, I noticed my old doorbell ringer was looking pretty sad. After 20+ years it was time to consider replacing it.

    old
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  24. My Metal Fountain Refurbish: Before & After

    Refurbished frog fountain for spring

    Many years ago I purchased a froggy fountain while attending a garden festival. I had never really liked the bluish-black color of the fountain, but he was just too cute to leave behind that day.

    Over the years, I've used him outdoors for summer

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