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How to DIY a Shade Sail Installation

Learn how to install a shade sail. A DIY Shade Sail installation is a budget-friendly way to add shade over your deck or patio. If a standard patio umbrella isn’t cutting it, upgrade to a shade sail (also called a sun shade). These affordable sails are a beginner-friendly DIY project that you can complete in …

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Jungle Wallpaper in a Small Bathroom (+ video tutorial)

Looking for a stylish jungle wallpaper that doesn’t scream “themed room”? This Tanglewood Forest wallpaper took our small bathroom from basic to stunning, in an afternoon. For years, I’ve admired jungle wallpaper in bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, but I wasn’t ever able to hit the buy button. That is until I saw Tanglewood Forest, a …

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20+ Faux Brick DIY Projects that are Budget-Friendly!

Over 20 faux brick DIY projects to try! Incorporate the beauty of brick (without hiring a bricklayer!) through brick veneer, brick wall panels, faux brick tile, and brick stencils. Would you like to add architectural character, warmth, and texture to your home? Try brick. Well, faux brick, that is! Faux brick is both DIY and …

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German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash

What is the difference between German Smear, Mortar Wash, and Limewash? Learn the pros and cons of each technique: german schmear vs. mortar wash vs. limewash. If you’re considering refinishing your brick exterior, you might be confused by all the different options – I know I was! German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash… what …

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Before & After Photos of German Schmear Fireplaces

Does your fireplace need a makeover? These before and after photos of German Schmear (or ‘smear’) fireplaces will inspire you to update your brick or stone hearth! Our German Schmear brick fireplace project has been a hit, which got me thinking: wouldn’t it be great to see German Schmear (also called ‘smear’) in other homes, …

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