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October 2020

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DIY Pleated Curtains

Pleated curtains look so put together and designer. But there are not many affordable options that come already pleated. I found the most perfect curtains for my bedroom, but they were rod pocket. I quickly realized I could make them pleated myself. The best part is you don’t need a sewing machine, anyone can do this. This post will go over: Supplies Adding the tape Installing the hooks Hanging them up Supplies…

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Skill 5: Learn to Design

We’ve made it to the end of this series. This has been a lot of fun to write, these are topics that are really important when it comes to designing your home and I felt like a five part series was the best way to explain the whole process in depth. Now that you have all the skills and done some shopping, it is time to put everything together. Start with a…

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Skill 4: How to Shop Effectively

There are a lot of different parts to this. I also really believe that you need to read about skill three to be able to shop effectively for you home. Recommended: Skill 3: Learn How to Find Your Style and Inspiration In this post I am going to cover the following: Shopping for New Items Where to Start Shopping Online How to Shop Online How to Save Money on Almost Everything Shopping…

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Skill 3: Learn How to Find Your Style & Inspiration

Before you can start to style your home, you really need to understand what your design style is. If you don’t, you may run the risk of buy lots of pieces that are not cohesive together and can make your space look chaotic. Where to Find Inspiration I will continue to stress how important inspiration is. You don’t have to come up with all the ideas yourself, there is no shame in…

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Skill 2: Sew and Reupholster

This skill is really for all things textiles. As I mentioned in the introduction post, textiles are a great way to bring in color and pattern (and are easy to change when you get sick of something). Recommended: 5 Skills for a DIY Designer Home This post will cover Sewing Pillows Window Treatments Reupholstery A Note on Fabric Sewing The easiest way to do this is to get a sewing machine. There…

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Skill 1: Refinish Furniture

Once you realize you can refinish furniture, the possibilities are endless. There is so much great second hand furniture out there for cheap that just needs a second chance. There are three main ways you can transform furniture that we will talk about: Painting & Staining Hardware Decorative Accents Painting & Staining The most obvious way to transform an old piece of furniture is to paint it or stain it. There are…

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5 Skills to Learn for a DIY Designer Home

I’m so excited to announce my first ever series on the blog. Recently I’ve been doing research on interior design and what it is that interior designers do to give their clients’ homes that “wow” factor. I’ve combed through podcasts, videos, blogs, and many other resources to glean this information over a period of time. Through this research I have come up with the five main skills to focus on I will…

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