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These projects are for the experienced, intrepid, and foolishly brave D.I.Y’ers. The crafty creators, the relentless makers, and those brave souls who DARE to take on that floor sander.

RENOVATING: IT’S ALL CONNECTED

THE HALL The messiest part of this project is OVER….and it actually ended up not being too bad.  Our decision to skim coat the terrible texture from the walls in the hall and up the stairs has paid off. These pictures do not do the change justice, but I can tell you, its the best change we’ve made in this space so far!! The carpet on the stairs and the railing are going, and the curved details on the stair…

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PICKING UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF IN THE FOYER

Does anyone remember THIS POST ?  That was over TWO YEARS ago!  We were just about to start a somewhat major renovation on our main floor when we were sidetracked by work, kids in sports, life. If you’ve been curious, no, the closet area did not magically begin to function for our family and, NO, the children did not learn to pick up their things and file them neatly away making for a beautiful, working entry way.  We just had a (disgusting)…

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Mini Trees for the Mantel

Gathering around the warmth of a fire, or setting stockings out in anticipation of a jolly visitor are great Canadian traditions at Christmas time. I love a good mantel display so we’ve created one with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape! These mini trees were designed using simple materials then decked out with Scotch™ Expressions™ holiday tapes. The classic reds and greens have a nordic patterning that inspired this Scandinavian holiday look. The luxurious sparkle of the Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape in Gold…

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Polka-dot Door

This project with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape really lets creativity shine! The back of a door becomes an oversized canvas when you let loose with your favorite tape colors and patterns. This bedroom door design adds huge visual interest inside the room when the door is shut. The polka dot pattern used here is bold and fun, but there are so many designs you could incorporate! sourcing: 1.) vase, small planter: homesense 2.)large black frame: jysk   To learn how to…

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Mirror Mirror: DIY Detail

Does your bedroom mirror need a little POW? Scotch™ Expressions™ Tapes provide the perfect medium when getting creative with your décor. This mirror gets a unique frame with ease and becomes much more than your basic frameless version. sourcing: 1.) glass dish, vase, Eiffel tower, decorative semi-precious stone: homesense 2.) pink tray: target Canada (discontinued) 3.) mirror: ikea 4.) brass flower: vintage   To learn how to recreate this mirror visit the Scotch® Brand Style Blog for the full tutorial,…

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Side Table Decals

Taking something ordinary and turning it into something distinct is the root of all DIY! This project is fit for even the most tentative DIYers. A few pieces of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape is all it takes to turn this Ikea Lack side table into a much more detailed version of its former self. And as always the best part of DIYing with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tapes is the repositionable product. Mess it up? Just peel and re-place! Change your décor? Update…

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Geometric Wall Art for Teens

Kids rooms are always a great place to break from the norm and create truly unique spaces. This bedroom for a young teen stretches a big bold pattern across one wall in the space, adding movement and interesting visual flow. Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape makes designing wall art easy with its repositionable nature and huge range of colors and patterns! sourcing: 1.) bed: ikea 2.) shelves: jysk 3.) light: ikea 4.) bedding: west elm 5.) curtains, pillows and decorative items: homesense…

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Coffee Table DIY Detail

If you’re feeling your space needs a little lift the change can be in the details. Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi tape in Zig Zag is easily in the running for my top pick, so when I tested it out on one of my favorite pieces of furniture I loved the result! Although simple, clean and functional are my minimalist design choices for my own home, sometimes I want a little hint of special. Scotch™ Expressions™ tape lets me add a little…

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DIY Spooky Sign

There seem to be far fewer limits when decorating for Halloween. From quaint and cozy, to downright ghoulish, Halloween décor might just be the most fun to create! The technique used with Scotch™ Expressions™ tape in this project lets you design a piece fit for any spooky décor, you choose the content! sourcing: 1.) pumpkins: homesense 2.) wooden sign: michaels 3.) florals: michaels   To learn how to recreate this spooky sign visit the Scotch® Brand Style Blog for the…

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A Knitted Arch

Bring out your sweaters! The cool weather is here to stay for a little while. I love the traditional patterns found in knits, and these Canadian cold seasons give us loads of time to wear them! But what if we could add that long loved motif somewhere in the home? This project with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape does just that by incorporating a fresh and funky knitted look on an archway.     By cutting squares from the Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking…

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