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Contact Paper Countertops Full Tutorial And 18 Month Review

Today I’m sharing my contact paper countertop installation tutorial and review. I’ve had these for 18 months and I have a ton of information to share with you guys! I’m sharing my in-depth tutorial along with how they’ve held up and what I wish I would’ve known 1 1/2 years ago.
I’ll show you guys everything I know including how to wrap rounded corners, install around the sink or stove and how to get flawless counters without bubbles every single time
By the end you’ll be ready to tackle your own contact paper countertops and backsplash!

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Dollar Tree DIY West Elm Inspired Decorative Bowl

This Dollar Tree DIY West Elm inspired decorative bowl hits the mark. It’s possibly better than the inspiration!
I was recently scrolling through West Elm’s website and this bowl caught my eye immediately. I lucked out and had just gone on a Dollar Tree bender a couple days before so I had everything I needed ready to go.

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Dollar Tree DIY Anthropologie Inspired Decorative Tray

Dollar Tree Anthropologie Inspired DIY’s are my favorite, and this decorative tray is on the top of my list! It’s easy to make and can be customized to display any style of image that you’d prefer.
For this DIY though I stuck to the inspiration and tried to get the tray to look as close to the original as possible.

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Dollar Tree DIY Vases And Macrame Pampas Grass

I had planned on making these Dollar Tree DIY dipped vases and wanted to make my own “dried” macrame pampas grass to go in them.
I love the look of dried pampas grass and it seemed the like perfect match to pair the two together.
Also, pairing macrame and pampas grass?! Yes, please!

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Gold Mid-Century Chandeliers You Have To See

There’s just something about gold Mid-Century Modern chandeliers. The abstract nature of a sputnik light fixture, the timeless glow of a brass finish… It is truly my favorite style of lighting.
I’m always stuck somewhere between Mid-Century and Boho vibes, which is great because they compliment each other so well.
I put these two styles together recently when I did my budget friendly home office makeover.

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Laundry Room Makeover Under 300

I set out to do this laundry room makeover for under 300 dollars. I tend to go overboard and really wanted to make a plan and stick with it this time.
I had not touched this laundry room since I moved in over 5 years ago. In all honesty, I just had no idea where to even start. Then finally, during quarantine, I decided there was no better time than now to gut this laundry room entirely.
My goal was to make this laundry room feel bigger and brighter than it currently was. And to keep it clean and neutral, while still adding a little style to the space.

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How To Install Peel And Stick Vinyl Plank Flooring

Today we’re talking about how to install peel and stick vinyl plank flooring. We’ll also go over preparing your floors for tile installation.
This laundry room makeover has been a big undertaking. I started off by removing the popcorn ceiling, then patching and painting that ceiling.
A couple weeks ago I shared with you guys how to remove ceramic tile and thinset from concrete floors.
Now it’s time to get these tiles installed, then I can get on to the big reveal!

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How To Remove Ceramic Tile And Thinset

Today we’re talking about how to easily remove ceramic tile and thinset. Removing tile and thinset can seem like a daunting task. I get it, I felt the same way the first time I did this myself. But it doesn’t have to be.
For those of you that follow me, you know that I’ve been working on my laundry room renovation. I scraped the popcorn ceilings in there last week, and this week I tackled the floors.
I’ve removed ceramic tile in a couple of other rooms now. I want to share with you guys the tools and tricks to getting the job done easily.

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How To Remove Popcorn Ceilings Easily

There are popcorn ceilings throughout my entire house that need to be removed. I had lived with them for years and finally had enough.
When I decided to start my Extreme DIY Office Makeover, I began researching popcorn ceiling removal. 
Now that I’m working on my laundry room makeover, I’m ready to share what I’ve learned with you guys.

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Budget Friendly Home Office – Before And After

This diy office makeover has been nothing short of extreme. I put a lot of time and planning in to this office and I’m really proud of the outcome.
When you start a room makeover, it’s best to begin with the larger items first.
They are the foundation of your space and everything else is built around it.

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Extreme Dorm Room DIY Makeover – Before And After

We are so proud of this extreme dorm room diy makeover. Khoa is an RA now, which means she gets her own dorm room. Exciting, right?! The downside is she lives in the oldest housing building on campus. And it’s an old campus. Cinder block walls, awful carpet, 20 plus year old paint. It felt like a prison cell.

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Dollar Tree DIY Curtain Rod

I made these DIY Dollar Tree curtain rods for my bonus daughter’s dorm room. I needed a quick, easy and most of all CHEAP solution for these large windows. They also needed to be a no-drill option.

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DIY Wooden Curtain Rod And Brackets

I made these diy wooden curtain rods and metal brackets for my living room. These only cost me $10 each including the cost of the brackets.
I found comparable rods online at Bed Bath & Beyond that would’ve cost me $380 to do both windows.
I used those as my inspiration and came up with a game plan to diy them myself.

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Contact Paper Countertops Full Tutorial And Review

Today I’m sharing my contact paper countertops full tutorial and review. I’ve had them for 6 month now and have a lot of information to share with you guys.
When I decided to install my contact paper countertops I had a hard time finding tutorials I really needed. After some trial and error, I figured out how to get clean lines around my sink and stove, perfectly rounded corners and a smooth surface without any bubbles.
By the end you’ll be ready to tackle your own contact paper countertops and backsplash!

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Dollar Tree DIY Decor Mirrors

Dollar Tree DIY’s are a great way to add affordable decor to your home. These DIY mirrors are a great example of that.
Dollar Tree has 3 different styles of this mirror that they’ve carried for what seems like forever. I picked up these flower shaped mirrors, but the black and gold just isn’t our style.
When we started working on my bonus daughters dorm room makeover, I knew exactly how to incorporate these with her colorful boho style.

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Dollar Tree DIY Decor Shelves

These DIY Dollar Tree hexagon shelves with succulent planters were the first thing I made for my bonus daughter’s dorm room makeover. It was the perfect DIY Dollar Tree decor item to start with.
I knew I wanted to add some cute shelves to the room and she loves succulents. I was excited to put the two together.

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