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How to Paint a Door to Boost Your Curb Appeal

When one door opens, you meet a friend! I met Katie when placing an order for vinyl house numbers. I originally wanted them for my door but it didn't work out (my doors have windows and it just wasn't going to look right) but I had to use my cute numbers somewhere! So I used them on my flower pots and get so many kind comments. :) In our subdivision, lots of houses round here look pretty similar. So, Memorial Day I treated myself to a pretty curb appeal project by painting my front door. I'll tell you right now, I'm not a professional, but I got the job done. And I think it looks lots better than the original. If you want to do the same, here's what I did: Start with an ordinary boring door that looks like everyone else's. Check. Clean said door thoroughly with soapy water. Take an exacto blade and clean any bug guts, mud, or any other gross stuff off. If you've put any vinyl on your door previously, use your blade to remove it, and get some

DIY Friendship bracelet chair cushion for design sponge

After I made the rug I kept on eyeing my blue chair thinking, "there's gotta be a way to apply the friendship bracelet process" and it worked out like a charm! In fact, it's a bit easier to work with a chair than a rug because you can work directly from the spokes. This DIY was featured on design*sponge yesterday (as was a reference to my oversized paper flowers by Ruche). Materials: 2 sets of 8 pieces of fabric (can be repeated colors), needle, thread, scissors Step 1: Pair the colors together and start by tying two around the first spoke. Step 2: Continue pairing and tying the colors until you get to the middle. Step 3: Start from the opposite side and work in using the same color order. Step 4: Begin the friendship bracelet process with the number four. These next few steps are the same as the rug. Check out the instructions here. Step 5: When you get to the end cut off the ends and stitch them up with a needle and thread. Step 6: Tuck the