How to Make a Decorative Basket Out of Newspaper

Looking for a fun and easy DIY project for the whole family to get your mind of the chilly winter weather? Chances are you have all the supplies available to you already; newspaper, cardboard, and a few other craft supplies! Learn how to make a basket out of newspaper on the LifeStorage blog! Check out our video below for a sneak look at the process!

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Painting a Fence in Under Two Hours with the Help of the Wagner FLEXiO 890

Luckily, because of my friends over at Wagner Tools, spending hours upon hours to paint my fence was not the case! They saved the day when they sent me the Wagner FLEXiO 890 Paint Sprayer.

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Support Habitat for Humanity at the Buffalo ReStore DIY Contest

Guys.  I’m not going to lie, I’m REALLY excited.  In just a few weeks the Buffalo Restore DIY Contest and Auction will take place and ALL the proceeds go towards the Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo. Here’s how it works… Fellow DIYers (like yours truly!) have been picking up furniture and supplies this summer, working hard…

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Creating Original American Flag Art

The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and its almost here! So before the fireworks and the cookouts commence, I’m taking a moment and remember how lucky I am to be an American! In honor of celebrating our nations birth, I decided to make some original American flag art and share the tutorial with…

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PVC and A Bedsheet: Transforming your Backyard to Outdoor Movie Central

Thank you to Uncle Bob’s Self Storage for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. How does watching a movie under the stars sound to you? Mosey on over to the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage blog to learn how to make your own outdoor movie screen using…

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Mother’s Day Gift: DIY Flower Pots

Thank you to Uncle Bob’s Self Storage for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. Wondering what to give Mom this Mother’s Day?  How about these awesome DIY flower pots!?!  Take a look at our post over on the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Blog to learn how…

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Easter Tablescape

As many of you know, I’m pretty much OBSESSED with decorating my dining room table in different ways with each season/holiday. I find it to be a fun way of making the home feel festive without spending too much time while doing so. Here’s a look at what I came up with for my Easter…

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Ombre Ornaments: Using Krylon Paint

FTC disclosure: Krylon paint provided the materials for this post. The opinions I shared about using the discussed materials are my own. For this project, Krylon asked me to prepare Ornaments for their display at the Craft and Hobby Association booth at the national show taking place this past week! The goal was to take clear…

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Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

FTC disclosure: Valu Home Centers sponsored this blog post. The opinions I shared about shopping at these locations below and using the discussed materials are my own. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shopping local to create upcycled home decor is a win-win-win situation; the local shops get your business, you get…

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    Christmas Decor

I must share with you my secret.  I, Jackie Hausler, am a Christmas elf.  That’s right.  You’re hearing it here first, folks. Growing up, my mom decked the halls like no other mother.  She instilled in me the importance of going all out when it comes to Christmas decor and, I, of course have to…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Assembly and staining

We’re back to update you with another post about our dining room table that we’re making with the help of Tom’s grandpa.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the first post, here it is! Grandpa did a ton of work on the table, and so we headed out on a beautiful fall…

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Friendsgiving Decor

Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things: 1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes…

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DIY wood wall decor

How I made my own DIY wood wall decor for $7.

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DIY outdoor composter

Thank you to Valu Home Centers for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. Did you know that leftover food can actually be turned into compost? Composting is a great way to live a green lifestyle.  On the Valu Home Centers blog  I show how to make…

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How I Transformed my Jewelry Armoire for $14

My jewelry armoire has been looking pretty sad lately, screaming for a re-do and I’ve also always wanted to try a chalky finish on something; so now, the time has come for both!  I went to Valu Home Centers to pick up some of this awesome Krylon Chalky Finish spray paint.  I know I’ve said…

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Kitchen Tour

We have been living in our home for almost four years now. I can’t believe how the time has passed! And to think, all this time I didn’t update you all with a complete kitchen tour. How dare I! Are you ready for the before photos? Buckle up. So, before I show you our updated…

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Our Second Birthday! Celebrate With Us & Win Home Decor!

March 17 is our second birthday! Yeeehaaaa! Wow, the past two years have been truly amazing.  From launching our business, to the shows we have participated in, to the relationship we have established with Valu Home Centers, it has truly all been a wonderful journey!  We are so thankful for all the love and support…

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How to Install Shower/Floor Hardie Board

If you have been following our bathroom renovation, you know that this has been no joke.  It was a total gut job!  So, in this post, I’m going to break things down a bit and talk about how to actually start putting things back together and do it yourself. Specifically speaking – shower walls and…

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Laundry Room Re-do

1950’s homes usually all have the similar basement laundry situation.  Ugly pipes, a cold floor and a rusty smelly old sink. We wanted to soften ours up and make for a nicer, cleaner “laundry room” experience.  So without further introduction, here is the progression of how we re-did our laundry room for a only couple…

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Preparing for a New Bathroom

Picture this: Our home is a 1950’s build and most of the bathroom is ORIGINAL (or slightly updated) to the home.  That means, Pepto Bismol colored shower tile, tile that  goes practically from the floor to the ceiling , really beat up fixtures and furniture, and to top it off 2 or three layers of …

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