2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, except the list itself can send me into a full blow panic attack on a Sunday night!    Stay with me!

With the autumn season pushing against the front door, I thought I would share 2 quick DIY  fixes when you racing against the clock AND you must get your fall décor out because that is a right of passage!

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Tip #1 : Adding shoe or unused boxes, wrapped in craft paper, to add height or I like to call it “volume.” Boxes for décor  are like volumizer for your roots!  It’s quick and easy and with boxes stacked in my closet for a “rainy day” why not use what I have to bulk up my décor!

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2 Minute Tip #2: pinch clips to get a strong grip on ribbon or fabric. This is useful for wreaths, quick fabric changes that can’t wait for the iron on adhesive strips or gasp a sewing machine!
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That’s it! 2 Minute Tips Tuesday!  Just curious how many started singing the theme song from Frozen after you read the first sentence?

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Dark Stain to Bright White Sofa Table: Before and After

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I seriously think I could paint every stained piece of furniture I own a shade of white.  With hardwood floors and dark furniture I need to brighten it up!  I love this transformation of a sofa table/book case.  I moved it from our master bedroom to the dining room. I love what less than a quart of paint can do to transform.  Here is the dining room as of 3 weeks ago: all the furniture is dark wood.  Check out the before pictures of the dining room here.  FYI.. in this photo the  room looks like 1978 powder blue eye shadow worn by my mother,  but it’s more gray than blue.

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Here is the before table:

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Painting the table in the bathroom.  I was multi-tasking! You don’t want to know! Kidding!

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 In love with my husband’s vintage tool box makeover here.  

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