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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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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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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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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Fancy Lego Storage

Folks. Buckle up. Cause you are about to be shown how you can turn a sideboard into lego storage! No longer will you have a permanent imprint of a lego on the bottom of your foot. What I used for this project: Dresser Sand paper Paint Paint brush Paint roller Wood for shelving Saw Wood…

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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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How to Create a (Realistic) Fancy Pantry for $1

I must admit, I like to watch the Food Network whenever I have a free minute. Partially because I love to see what food creations they come up with, and also partially because I love to see the fabulous kitchen spaces they all have.  My two personal favorites are Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Nancy…

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2015 Earth Day Clean up

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year!  I am always so excited to celebrate the earth we live on and try to promote and educate on everything that makes up a green living lifestyle. In the nicer months, my exercise routine consists of running to and from my house to the…

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Corner Shelf Re-do

This piece was a good old fashioned roadside find.  I had been looking for something to the add to the corner of my reading nook and this was perfect.    So, to get started with the refinish, I took it outside and took all the hardware and doors off. Then I gave it a good…

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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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Our Holiday Home: The Sanborn Mill

haus2home will be selling our goods out of the newly reopened Sanborn Mill for the holidays! Its been my favorite store since I was 15-years-old, so Im feeling very blessed to be a vendor here for the holiday season: its my hometown and my passion coming together. Stop on by and check out what we…

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Organizing Your Entryway

I teamed up with Valu Home Centers again and provided them this post for their new blog!  Check it out – its another awesome resource for DIY love. September means everyone is back-to-school!  Back-to-school comes with a lot of shoes, coats, bags, umbrellas and who knows what else strewn about in your entryway and house. …

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My New Office

“Communicator by day. Upcycler by night.”  The phrase I use in my bio couldn’t be any more true, that’s my life in a nut-shell (minus my awesome husband, family, friends, and of course dog) for the year of 2013.  It’s been a very exciting 1st year of launching haus2home, and all the meanwhile, I’ve been…

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