How to Glitter a Dollar Store Piggy Bank

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I am a huge fan of glitter.  I mean, what’s not to like?  It just seems to make everything feel a little more special.  Glitter is also a great way to jazz up something that’s plain or has even seen better days.  For this project, I took a plain ol’ piggy bank from the dollar store and decided to make it shine!

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DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

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I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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Introducing The Moen Kiran Faucet

This post brought to you by Moen, Incorporated. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Decorating your home is such a personal thing.  My personal aesthetic has long been Mid Century Modern.  I’m sure that a big part of that has to do with the fact that my mom loves all things vintage.  Well, not all things, but a large portion.  We’ve always lived in older homes and  had retro or vintage items in these homes. 

That has just stayed with me.  My first set of grown up furniture in my own home was a set of Danish Modern furniture from the 1960’s.  That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy some modern touches and amenities, though.  Oh no. 

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Closetmaid Closet Organizers Giveaway – US – $170

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Did you get a chance to check out my post regarding the all new Closetmaid closet organizers?  If you answered yes, keep reading.  If you answered no?  Well, go look.  I'll wait. 

Anyway, these Closetmaid organizers are amazingly awesome!  They can be configured in so many ways, plus they're like real furniture.  Not those plastic drawers that you still have to find a place to stash. 

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Building an Art Collection on a Budget

buildanartcollection Building an Art Collection on a Budget

Herbert Vogel, who passed away last year at the age of 89, was a retired postal clerk from New York. To all intents, along with his librarian wife Dorothy, Herbert lived a normal life. However, together, they were one of the most fascinating and unassuming art collectors the world has ever known.

From the early sixties onwards, they brought together over 4,700 works of art, which they stored in their humble one-bedroom apartment. It was a passionate endeavour, one that they managed to enjoy on their modest incomes.

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Getting Organized with ClosetMaid

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I am a bit of a messy person.  I may or may not have mentioned this before, I really can’t remember.  Anyway, my mess issues are three or four-fold.  I’m a bit of a packrat, you see.  I can’t bear to throw anything away, always believing that it’s going to be the perfect item I need for some project.  Well, that’s not totally true.  I throw lots of stuff away, but if I deem it has value, it has to stay FOREVER

I am always in the midst of a project – or ten – and I have half projects sitting all over.  I tend to do projects assembly line rather than one from start to finish.  Since it’s a beautiful day I might as well paint everything I ever thought about making all at once.  Or I might was well glue everything since I have it out. 

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How To Make a Lacy Glitter Picture Frame

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I’m always looking for DIY or craft projects that pack a lot of bang for their buck.  I do this for a few reasons.  While I like pretty things and cute projects, if I’m going to put my time, money, and effort into a project, I want it to be useful and memorable.  I want someone to say “you MADE that?!?!”  rather than “oh, yeah, she made that. *rolls eyes*”

I think that this lacy frame fits the bill.  This is a great gift for the engaged couple, goes fabulously in a shabby chic environment, and, depending upon the colors and pattern you used, could really fit into any décor.

Materials Needed

Frame – I used an unfinished wood frame from Joann’s. 
Glitter – I used Azurite from Martha Stewart Crafts
Lace fabric – I bought ¼ yard and used just a small piece of it.
Paint – I used spray paint.  You can easily use acrylic paint.
Spray Adhesive
Spray Sealer

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