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My Sewing Closet: Storage

Like many sewist, I have a lot of stuff. My machines, tools, notions, patterns, supplies, etc. all need a place. Here’s how I organized everything in my sewin...
How I turned my closet into a sewing room | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

My Sewing Closet: Lighting

I’ve been sewing clothes and home decor for more than 20 years, and I’ve had my sewing space everywhere from the kitchen table to my own sewing room. Sadly,...
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DIY Outdoor Bamboo Shades

The sun shines straight into our family room every morning which really heats up the room. Curtains and even a black sheet weren’t doing much to keep it cool....
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My Day at the Artwalk

Last weekend I had a lot of fun at San Diego's ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station. So many amazing works of art, from paintings and photography to jewelry and even...
The picture on my bedroom wall

On My Bedroom Wall

The marriage certificate hanging on the wall in my bedroom is from the marriage of my great grandparents. It's romantic, which is perfect for a bedroom. It has ...
Dumb ways to dye (sheets) | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

Dumb Ways to Dye (Sheets)

I attempted to dye our bedroom sheets black, but it didn’t work like I’d hoped. They kind of have a cool mottled grey leather look now. Not what I was goin...
DIY Whole House Fan | SimplePracticalBeautiful.com

DIY Whole House Fan

It’s August and it’s hot. Since we don’t have an A/C, our whole house fan is the only thing that gets us through the sweltering heat of summer. We install...

Entry Closet Storage Ideas

I’m always jealous of the large mudrooms I see from houses in other areas, where each kid has their own locker-like storage space and there’s a place to put...
How to hem curtains

How to Hem Curtains

You can easily hem curtains or drapes to exactly the right length for your window with just a needle and thread. Watch the step by step video. I'm excited to...
using a rag to apply Rub n Buff to a curtain rod

Painting Curtain Hardware

Updating a curtain hardware: from cheap aluminum to custom-finished antique gold. Refinishing a curtain hardware with Rub n Buff My curtain hardware came fro...
finished frame

DIY Poster Frame

I needed a custom-sized frame for a poster I wanted to put up in our family room, so I bought some wood molding and made my own frame. It’s a pretty simple pr...
shower curtain rings make a great scarf holder

Simple DIY Scarf Holder

A scarf holder from old shower rings. Inexpensive, effective, and lovely. Since I’m trying to wear more accessories (see my jewelry post), I wanted a w...
close-up picture of jewelry display

Gallery Wall Jewelry Display

Today I want to share one of my favorite projects with you: old picture frames repurposed to make a jewelry display in a gallery wall. It’s a storage soluti...
beautiful 1-inch mosaic tiles

Bathtub tile surrounds

This home project is from Pam in Utah. The home was built just a few years ago, and when Pam and her husband moved in last year, they decided to finish the bas...
bicycle lift

How to hang a bicycle lift

This weekend we spent a couple hours installing bicycle lifts to store 2 bikes in our garage by hanging them from the rafters. With a pulley and catch system, t...
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Simple Practical Beautiful

Simple Practical Beautiful is all about homemaking, or in other words, making a house into a home. Simple because I am not an expert, so any home project I ...