• Black Doors

    by  • April 25, 2013 • 7 Comments

    It’s about time I kick off the house project catch-up fest! When I painted the living room, I left the inside of the front door untouched because I knew I would want to paint it something other than white. Almost 2 years go by…and I finally got around to painting that door! I hopped...

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    For Sale

    by  • April 19, 2013 • 11 Comments

    It’s happening… Two years ago, Phil was commissioned into the Air Force with a scholarship to get his master’s degree in Public Health. His graduation is coming up in May, and in July, will start a 3-year commitment as a 1st Lieutenant! All of the unanswered questions about the future have been teaching me...

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    DIY Jewelry Storage

    by  • March 24, 2013

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    I have a nice little jewelry armoire, but it was getting pretty crowded with items piled on top of each other. So I was looking to store my jewelry in a way that is both easy to access and easy to see everything I own. I decided that the wall space behind our bedroom...

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    Fish Scale Photo Booth Backdrop & DIY Props

    by  • March 18, 2013

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    My next batch of projects is up on Celebrations.com! This round includes a few DIY projects to get your photo booth set up with a unique back drop & fun props for a party or wedding. It involves a metallic fish scale backdrop made from upcycled paper bags – A DIY chalkboard speech bubble...

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    Distressed Vinyl Club Chairs

    by  • March 12, 2013

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    I’ve been wanting to replace the futon in our living room from the very beginning, and that day has finally come! It has served us well as a spare bed for guests, but it’s not something that we want in the main living area. For a few weeks, I casually stalked craigslist for a...

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    Welcome to Beautiful Matters!

    by  • March 4, 2013

    Welcome to Beautiful Matters

    Welcome to my revamped site! I started this website as an online art portfolio for a job that I was applying to, which is why I used my name for the web address. I never even got an interview, but I kept the domain & it later morphed into my house & DIY blog....

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    DIY Inexpensive Cabinet Updates

    by  • February 15, 2013

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    We’ve been plugging away on the kitchen, and now I can finally show you how we updated our old cabinets by adding trim, paint, and semi-open shelving! The room was already looking worlds better, thanks to projects like the fresh white paint, wood floors, painting a bright red door, and raising the old header...

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    DIY Budget Bathroom Renovation Reveal

    by  • February 5, 2013

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    This post is a long time coming! I never thought this day would come, but our DIY budget bathroom renovation is DONE! And the grand total came in under our goal of $1,000! It’s been a YEAR since we started, so I think a refresher is necessary. Well, it didn’t really take us...

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    Modern, Wintery Valentine’s Day Tablescape

    by  • January 29, 2013

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    Exciting news! I am now a contributor for Celebrations.com. I will be making crafty projects for them in addition to the projects I do for this website. My first batch of assignments was for Valentine’s Day. I put together a tablescape with a modern, eclectic, and wintery look. You can can check it out...

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    Double Shower Curtain

    by  • January 26, 2013

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    I like the look of a double shower curtain hung at ceiling height. Having two curtains pulled apart lets you show off your shower tile with nice symmetry. Hung to the ceiling, I think it makes the room look taller and more grand, just like when you hang standard curtains high and wide on...

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