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DIY MAKEOVER | Pink Potting Station 

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My love for succulents is no secret. They are all over my studio, my home and every room I decorate! But I have never had a great spot to pot my plants, and I end up making a major mess, so I wanted to create a space outdoors where I could care for all my succulents and flowers without covering everything with dirt. I bought this cedar planting station, but the natural wood did not fit my color scheme, so I decided to give it a 20 min makeover.

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I am in LOVE with this super pale pink color called Satin Hibiscus from Krylon® Spray Paint’s newest line,  Outdoor Décor. I was a little nervous to paint the potting station, because it’s been on and off raining here nonstop, but the Outdoor Décor spray paint is rain ready in just an hour, and it’s fade, crack and peel resistant – perfect for outdoor furniture! If you need me at all this summer, I’ll be right here, hanging with all my succulents. Step and supplies after the break…
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Spring Closet Clean Out!

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You have no idea how happy I am that it’s finally warm in the Midwest! I spent last weekend putting all my winter clothes into storage and moving my Spring/Summer wardrobe to the front of my closet. After moving studios and apartments a couple times over the last few years, I have taken on a more minimal lifestyle, and am trying to only hold on to the items that I use all the time…because you know how quickly things can pile up! I usually donate most of my stuff, but end up holding on to items I spent a bit more on with the plan to sell, but never seemed to get around to it. The good news, Ebay makes it super easy to list your items for sale, so my designer bags can find a new home!

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Check out how easy it is:
1. List and sell it – First take a few photos of your items and list them to sell, follow the steps here.
2. Ship it – Once your stuff sells pack it up, use eBay labels to get a discount on shipping, then send on off to the new owner.
3. Get paid – Sign up for PayPal for a fast, easy, and safe way to get paid on eBay.

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2017 Home Design Trends

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Pinterest released there 2017 Trend Report for home decor, and I was excited to see I’ve already been adding some of the top trending ideas to my designs! Plus, there are a few I have been dying to try… removable wallpaper (+355%)…yes please! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my faves, and spot them in my room makeovers.
A “No Closet” Closet (+50%) – When I madeover my friends’ nursery in their condo, we had to get creative in the small space and create a place to hang Baby Girl’s clothes with a branch and twine. Nursery makeover here!  
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Off Season Storage (+160%) : I am all about finding storage that doubles as decor. For Liam’s playroom we used two shelves horizontally to display his current favorite toys, and tuck away the other in wooden storage boxes. Camp room makeover here! 
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Shower Plants  (+302%) : It’s impossible to forget to water these plant! I added them to give a little life to a tiled bathroom. Hanging them gives a pop of greenery, while keeping the floor space clear. Bathroom makeover here! 
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Vertical Bar Car (+303) : Ok, to be fair, this one might be cheating because the trend is actually creating a shelving unit on the wall that is used as a “bar cart” for small spaces…but I think this little one on wheels would be perfect for anyone lacking square footage. Bar cart post here! 
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Round Mirrors (+35%) : Use round mirror in bedrooms and bathrooms for functional and fashionable look. Woodsy bedroom makeover here! 
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Accessories as Decor (+144%) : Instead of buying expensive art, use your hats and jewelry as decor. It adds your personal style to a space and double as space saver. Woodsy room makeover here! 

For more trends on Pinterest’s home report, head this way! Which ones are you excited to see more of in 2017?


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