• Distressed Vinyl Club Chairs

    by  • March 12, 2013

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    DIY Bathtub Refinishing

    by  • January 21, 2013

    This past weekend, my whole family drove down here from PA to help us crank out the last of our major house projects. It. Was. Awesome. We had 6 extra set of hands working away for 3 days and we were able to get so much done. We are seriously blessed to have a...

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    Upcycled Vintage Sheet Curtains

    by  • January 11, 2013

    I’m excited to show you my DIY upcycled vintage sheet curtains that I made for the kitchen for just $3.25 a panel! Like I mentioned in the kitchen design plan, I bought this queen-sized flat sheet from a thrift store for just $2. I loved the vintage floral pattern and thought it could make...

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    2012 Christmas House Tour

    by  • December 24, 2012

    Welcome to our Christmas home! I already showed you the outside decorated for the holidays – And here are some snapshots from inside! I made a few simple boxwood wreaths to hang around the house using clippings from the yard. I default to scattering sprigs of evergreens and shiny ornaments. I don’t think I’ve...

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