The $75 Powder Room Update: One Room Challenge Week 1 | Homespun by Laura

$75 DIY Powder Room Update – One Room Challenge Week 1

With a little bit of paint and perseverance – and $75 – I’m tackling a long-overdue DIY powder room update!  My goal is to completely transform our 1980s downstairs bathroom with a floor-to-ceiling makeover during this fall’s One Room Challenge.

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Cleaned up antique brass hardware, cotton stems, and hardback books dress up a boring desk in the den | Homespun by Laura

30 Projects in 30 Days: Week 4

The final days of the 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge really snuck up on me.  Fortunately, my month of September miraculously lasted 35 days!  All 30 projects I set out to complete have now been checked off the list.

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The $200 Master Bathroom Refresh | Homespun by Laura

30 Projects in 30 Days: Week 3 (The $200 Master Bathroom Refresh)

I don’t know why (in my head, anyway) I had to leave our master bathroom untouched until a full renovation made its way to the top of the project list.  A shocking 8.5 years went by before I realized this was a really stupid idea that was just preventing us from enjoying the space we have.  For week 3 of the #30projectsin30days challenge, I focused my attention on giving this sorry excuse for a master bathroom a long-overdue facelift.

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Master bedroom refresh | Homespun by Laura | Budget master bedroom redecoration

30 Projects in 30 Days: Week 2 (Master Bedroom Refresh)

During the second week of the #30projectsin30days challenge hosted by Stacy of BLAKE HILL HOUSE, I focused on finishing up the master bedroom refresh I started earlier this year.

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30 Projects in 30 Days | Homespun by Laura | Week 1 - Drawers and Walls

30 Projects 30 Days: Week 1 (Drawers and Walls)

throughout the month of September, i’m tackling my to-do list.  I’ll check off 30 items that have been on the to-do list for way too long.  From boring things like paint touch-ups and fixing broken drawers to bigger, more exciting  projects like finishing up our bedroom and a $200 master bathroom refresh, I am getting stuff done in September!

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Getting the Most out of your First Haven Conference | Homespun by Laura | ATTENDING YOUR FIRST IN-PERSON BLOGGING EVENT CAN PUT BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH, BUT THESE FIVE TIPS WILL HELP TO CALM YOUR NERVES AND GET THE MOST OF IT! IF YOU'RE ON THE FENCE ABOUT ATTENDING A LIVE BLOGGING EVENT, YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.  READ ON FOR FIVE TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FIRST HAVEN CONFERENCE! 

Getting the Most out of Your First Haven Conference

If you’re on the fence about attending a live blogging event, you’re in the right place.  Read on for five tips to get the most out of your first Haven Conference!

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how to make a computer tote bag from an old blazer refashion

DIY Computer Tote: A New Life for an Old Blazer + a Tutorial

Once upon a time, I decided to attend my first blogging conference.  The Haven conference is a DIY & home decor blogger’s conference held annually in Atlanta, so it seemed like the right fit for my first event.  

It seemed likely that I’d start to feel a little intimidated at some point as a result of sharing airspace with hundreds of other talented and accomplished ladies (and a few gents, too) and decided that having a piece with me that reminded me of my own talents would be like walking around carrying a little shield, preventing feelings of self-doubt to penetrate my brain.  I also knew I’d need a bag to tote around note-taking materials and conference goodies.

It only made sense that I kill two birds with one stone and (re)fashion myself a new bag to fit these needs. 
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DIY Copper + Wood Laptop Stand | Homespun by Laura | Make more space on your desk! How to build a space-saving shelf for laptop from copper tubing and a piece of scrap wood.

DIY Copper + Wood Laptop Stand

In my One Room Challenge reveal post earlier this month, I shared the new stand I made to go over my laptop and clear up space on my desk.  Today, I’m sharing the steps I took to make it so you can make something similar for your own purposes. Continue reading