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6 Fresh Ideas For Pegboard Organization

r July 26, 2013 | B Design Inspiration, Home Decor

During it’s heyday in the 1950s, Pegboard was the answer to America’s love affair with the automobile and the new found need for garage storage. Pegboard is perforated hardboard with a  grid of pre-drilled holes that fit with coordinating hooks and pegs. This sturdy, versatile organization system made it out of the garage soon after it’s inception and into kitchens, offices and other open wall spaces inside the home. With tools and supplies in view, and everything withing fingertip reach, it’s no wonder that this organization workhorse has stood the test of time. Read on to see the many new spaces that Pegboards are being used in modern homes. 1. Kitchen Pegboard Wall Pegboards are oft remembered as Chef Julia…

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Introducing our Summer Intern Rachel: Her Thoughts on Blinds.com

r July 2, 2013 | B Blinds.com Culture

Maybe you’ve already read some of my posts or maybe you’re meeting me for the first time! Either way, I wanted to talk about my experience thus far at Blinds.com and share a little about myself: Now that I’ve interned with Blinds.com for about a month, I’ve gained a lot of insight to how the company runs. Before I was offered the job, I had done a little research – I knew that Blinds.com had won ‘Marketer of the Year’ and ‘Best Place to Work in Houston’. I knew that it was a successful company and was supposed to be a fun place to work – but I had no idea to what extent. The first time that I walked…

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In Blog Love with Young House Love

We’ve Got a Blog Crush… Young House Love is a blog by a DIY couple, Sherry and John, who have transformed their home one step at a time while on a budget. After four and a half years of dedicated renovation they have moved – and are going to start the design process all over again. They are beautifying the world one house at a time. Here’s a Peek at Some of Our Favorite Posts: Don’t worry, no butterflies were harmed in the making of this artwork. Much as they come to life, these faux-butterflies were made from a print-out. In a shadowbox, they create a sophisticated yet whimsical piece of art. They look so realistic they could fool just…

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Crafty at Home: Really Easy Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker

r May 16, 2013 | B DIY Projects

It’s time to pull out the patio furniture for lazy days of lemonade sipping and relaxing. Are your pillows looking a little lackluster after being crammed in the garage all winter? Make pretty pillow covers in just a few minutes with this tutorial from Melissa at The Happier Homemaker.   DIY Pillow Covers from The Happier Homemaker   With some decorative pillows running at $80-$100, this project is truly a godsend. Read on for step-by step instructions. Supplies Sewing Machine About a Yard of Fabric – Melissa used a shower curtain that’ll be more durable outdoors. Coordinating Thread Straight Pins An Old Pillow   What to Do 1. Cut fabric to the exact width of your pillow and 2.5 times the length…

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Crafty at Home Projects – Collect Them All!

r May 3, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Want to save our DIY projects for the next time you’re feeling crafty? Download the printable instructions and have them on hand the next time inspiration strikes. Add them to your real-life craft room cork board or your virtual one. Download the Printable Instructions!   Download the Printable Instructions! Look out for more craftiness coming your way soon. Follow our YouTube channel to keep up to date on our latest projects.

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Crafty at Home – Spirograph Upcycling

r April 29, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Do you still have a spirograph somewhere in the back of your closet? “Spiromania” really hit the US when it was introduced as a creative children’s toy in 1966. Kids have been going to town creating psychadelic, geeky designs for generations since.   Your eyes won’t believe what your hands have done!   Crafty at Home: Spirograph Upcycling We decided to bring back this classic toy to upcycle t-shirts, tote bags, and other neglected items from around the house that need some groovy flair. Download the Printable Instructions!   Spirograph Kit – Find them on Amazon Ultra Fine Point Sharpies – Only fine tip markers will fit in Spirograph holes Cardboard Cotton T-Shirt Canvas Tote Bag Paper Covered Notebook Blank Note…

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Spring has Finally Sprung – Spring Pinterest Fab 4

Spring is finally upon us! The gloomy winter days are gone and it is at last time to bring color back into your home.  Be sure to check out our recent blog post on what colors and products are hot this spring – The Hottest Spring Colors Come To Your Windows. Pinterest is full of DIY crafty ideas.  Check out 4 of our top picks to bring Spring into your home this season with our Spring Pinterest Fab 4 Picks: DIY Citrus Wreath Never judge a book by its cover?  Well in the home décor world, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside.   Let your home speak for itself with this warm invite.  This Pinterest…

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Weekend Blog to Browse: Simple Home Life

With vintage furniture the question always it, to paint of not to paint. If you’re at a loss for what to do, take a nod from our friend Jacqueline at Simple Home Life. She reimagines tables, chairs and dressers with a few coats of paint and perfect styling. Here are a few of our favorite furniture transformations from her site. Simple Home Life Vintage Makeovers: Herringbone Mid Century Dresser   Telephone Table   Herringbone Nightstand   Stenciled Tray Tables See even more of Jacqueline’s vintage revitalizations on her blog, Simple Home Life. If you live near Worchester, MA you can shop her collection at Crompton Collective, or buy pieces right from her site!   Feeling Inspired? Tell us what projects you’re itching…

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Crafty at Home – Melted Crayon Window Garland

r February 8, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Download Printable Instructions Here! We had some old crayons laying around and Cupid is coming soon! So, we couldn’t resist breaking out the craft supplies for a Valentines Day DIY Video. If your windows need a little extra prettiness, follow our step by step instructions to make a Melted Crayon Window Garland. You probably already have everything you need at home.  If not, this project will just cost you about $5 at the craft store. This is a great Valentines Day craft for kids to help with, but there are a few steps that should be done my mom or dad. Lets get crafting! Valentine’s Day Craft: Melted Crayon Window Garland What You’ll Need: Crayons in cheerful Valentine’s colors (Use…

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Valentine’s Day Craft Round Up

r February 7, 2013 | B DIY Projects

One of our favorite things is talking to our empowered customers who install blinds all on their own, and working with them to find creative solutions for their decor dilemmas. There’s a little DIYer inside of all of us. We like to get a little crafty around the offices of Blinds.com (can you tell?). We especially love getting the creative juices flowing and working with our hands. That’s why we’re excited to share 10 Valentine’s Craft Projects with you! We’re starting a series of DIY Craft Videos, filmed in the offices of Blinds.com, and we can’t wait to show you our first pretty creation tomorrow. Be on the look out, and get your scissors ready! 10 Valentine’s Crafts to Brighten Up Your…

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