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One Down…

And so many more to go (shying).

Like I’ve stated before, I’ve got 99 projects and giving up is not one.

Because my attention span can sometimes be short. I’ve hopped from DIY projects to working on my many book and film ideas. Yes. I know by doing this, I really get nothing accomplished. But, I am pleased to announce, I’ve finished this ottoman project (above) and is very happy with the results.

I found this square ottoman at a secondhand store (love other peoples trash), covered in an awful black cotton fabric. The metal legs were in great condition and I saw potential for this rough gem.
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Look What I Found!!!

I can’t believe what I found!  A bookshelf at my local thrift store for only $10. I found it in its original packaging.  I had only peaked in on one end of the box. Thinking I was buying a floating shelf when I saw it in the store. If you know IKEA products, you know they don’t exactly put pictures of the items on their boxes. So it was a surprise when I opened the box at home to find a bunch of little pieces instead of one long single shelf. However, I found a great place for it in my home office to display some of my many books and photos.

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Don’t call it a comeback…

Wallpaper that is, it’s an alternative way of decorating the walls. Wallpaper has been around for decades, fading in and out with trends. But here recently it has been replacing the same old paint colors. It has so many options to choose from and in multiple style variations and finishes.

At one time, apartment dwellers (unless you owned yours) shied away for putting wallpaper on their apartment walls without permission of the landlord; where in most cases had to be removed upon ending the lease agreement. But, today, companies are offering new and exciting products like decals and removable wall coverings. A renter can now jazz up their naked, white walls with easy removal wallpaper.

These products can be used by homeowners the same. If you, are hesitated to plaster your walls with the more permanent types of paper, in fears you may not like it once applied. Try removable wallpaper first and live with it for awhile before making a commitment. You may just end up liking it.

Written By Dawn M. Dean