Thrifty Decor Chick

Hello there! I’m continuing to knock out DIY projects around here and it feels good! (By the way, remember this is my JOB and I love it…but that’s why I get so much done around here!)
I found our wood outdoor table on Amazon for a really good price. The reviews were mixed — some said the wood buckled over time in the elements, but we have not had any issues with that. The finish looked GREAT all fall. It wasn’t until it was left out (uncovered — we got a cover too late) for one or two snows that it started looking bad: 

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We covered it for the winter and I knew I could address it when the weather got nicer. The original stain and finish were almost completely gone: 

saving a damaged wood table

So on a nice day recently I decided to get

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27+ Best Garage Design and Decoration Ideas in Managing Your Storage

An organize places of tools and spare parts in your garage is one of the factors in ensuring comfortable living. Since our cars and other automotive stuff were being placed here, giving good care and place for them to park is one of the priorities in protecting our assets, the best garage design would help you to organize and manage your stuff.

Choosing the right design for your garage, would be much more important rather than buying much cars or bikes when we are having a lot of cars, it would be uncomfortable to see when it is unorganized. When you are having a desire for having a lot of cars, make sure that you already organizing your stuff and other things.

Sometimes people get confused on how to organize their garage full of stuff, and sometimes several things was just disappearing due to our habit, to put everything, not

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The Sewing Room – 10 Amazing Sewing Room Ideas

If you’re looking for sewing room ideas and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! We’re showing you 10 of our favorite ways to decorate and organize the sewing room! 

The Sewing Room - 10 Amazing Sewing Room Ideas

Sewing Room Ideas

My husband and I are currently building our new home, which means in a few months, I’ll be putting together a new craft and sewing room… and I am SO excited!

Today I wanted to share some of the sewing rooms that have given me some fantastic inspiration! Each space is unique and there are so many design elements I love! Take a look –

Sewing Rooms

Sewing Room Desk

Sewing Room Furniture

1. Ana White will show you how to make your own Modern Craft Table! Lots of storage, tons of workspace on top, and there is a spot for two counter stools at the opposite ends of the table so kids can have their own spot to craft/color.

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Universal Design | DO-IT

Students in postsecondary classes come from a wide variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. For some, English is not their first language. In most classes, there are students with many types of learning styles and preferences, including those who are primarily visual or auditory learners. In addition, increasing numbers of students with disabilities are pursuing postsecondary education. Their disabilities include

  • Blindness
  • Low vision
  • Hearing impairments
  • Mobility impairments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Health impairments
  • Psychiatric impairments

Students want to learn and their instructors share this goal. How can instructors select their curriculum and instructional strategies to maximize the learning of all students? The field of universal design (UD) can provide a framework for inclusive instruction, where lectures, discussions, visual aids, videos, printed materials, web resources, labs, and field work are accessible to all students.

This section of The Faculty Room includes an overview of UD, and application of UD to instruction, and a

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How to Arrange a Family Room With a Sectional Sofa | Home Guides

Breaking up a sectional can make the room feel incomplete, so try to arrange the pieces as one unit.

Breaking up a sectional can make the room feel incomplete, so try to arrange the pieces as one unit.

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The family room is typically the social hub of your home. Putting a sectional sofa in your family room provides ample seating for large gatherings, but its size can make it difficult to arrange the room in a functional way. Some homeowners may be hesitant to use this type of sofa in their family room for this reason, but you can arrange a sectional so that it adds not only function to your family room, but visual appeal.

Choose a Focal Point

Your sectional is typically the largest piece of furniture in your family room, and as such, it should be positioned opposite the focal point of the room. In a family room, the focal point is typically the television, but it may also be a fireplace or a

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Small Family Room Design Ideas

Ivory striped curtains hang behind a blue accent chair paired with an ivory quatrefoil accent table in a wonderfully appointed family room.

Amy Berry Design

Family room with a light gray tv built in cabinet showcases styled decor finished with matte black pulls and a set of picture black and brass sconces.

2 to 5 Design

Meg Braff Designs – Clad in green, this gorgeous attic family room boasts white tufted sofas flanking a white dresser topped with green Beekman Small Table Lamps placed in front of a raffia mirror mounted on a wall covered in green branch wallcovering.

Coastal Living

Dallas Family Room by Emily Larkin of EJ Interiors

EJ Interiors

Dallas Family Room by Emily Larkin of EJ Interiors

EJ Interiors

Dallas Family Room by Emily Larkin of EJ Interiors

EJ Interiors

Mounted to a white shiplap wall, a flat panel is positioned over a whitewashed TV cabinet

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Family Room Before And After

When interior designer Stacey Cohen first saw the dark fireplace and oversized built-in cabinets in the family room of her clients’s home, she knew she had her work cut out for her. 

The fireplace sat at an awkward angle, but moving it could have resulted in mechanical complications, and the built-ins completely overwhelmed the space. Both fixtures left the room feeling disjointed and thrown together, far from a cohesive spot for the family to gather.

The plan: To keep it simple and clean, Cohen says. “The goal for the room was to be sophisticated and timeless.”


Kevin Sparkman

Cohen started the room’s transformation by integrating a hand-sculpted silver leaf cabinet where the built-ins used to be, and covering the fireplace in a beautiful limestone by Maro Bianco. 

Banana leaf wallpaper was added to the rest of the room to mimic the fireplace’s new look, and furniture clad in various neutral

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Materials & Design – Journal

Materials and Design publishes original research reports, review articles and express communications covering the studies of structure and properties of inorganic and organic materials, advances in synthesis, processing, characterisation and testing, design of materials and engineering systems, and applications…

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Decorating Styles- Discover Your Decorating Style

Do you have any idea about what decorating style you like?

Of all the things that we learn while going through so many years of school, what decorating style we’d like to see in our living room or what era of furniture would best complement the layout of our bedrooms usually isn’t one of them. Whether you’ve been to school for design or not, decorating is always a personal process. That doesn’t change whether you’re doing it for yourself, working with a designer, or designing for someone else. When it’s your home, everything hinges on what you like and in the end, only you can say whether the result is something that you’ll be happy living with. It’s always easy to tell whether or not you like something but sometimes it can be very difficult to say for sure what you like or why.

That’s one of the reasons why

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75 Rustic Country Decorating Ideas for Every Room | Ideas and Inspiration for Every Occasion

If you ever find that your home or apartment is lacking that cozy, farmhouse feel, there is still a simple way to get that look that won’t break the bank.

Whether you have a small home in the city or a spacious countryside home that is begging for a revitalization, you’ve come to the right place for some great tips and tricks. We’ve put together 75 country decorating ideas that you can use for any room in the house, with styles ranging from vintage and rustic to French country, and classic southern to modern farmhouse decorating.

Whichever direction you choose, you’re sure to end up with a one-of-a-kind, timeless country look. Don’t forget to pair your country design with rustic home decor pieces to add that lasting look to your home.

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This farmhouse

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