Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 27, 2015

DIY Map String Art With An Industrial Vibe

String art was popular a few decades ago, and it’s making a comeback now. You can create virtually any shape or picture with string art, and a few simple twists can make the wall art completely custom to you and your life and style. Here’s a tutorial for how to create a large map of string...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on February 20, 2015

Creating a Home Library that’s Smart And Pretty

Home libraries of the past have a reputation of being dark, dank, dusty places where leather and low lighting abounds. This isn’t the case today. Home libraries are a beautiful and functional way to display books in a way that makes them as easily accessible as they are aesthetic. This is great news for the...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 11, 2015

Simple DIY Valentine Gift: Farmhouse Text Throw Pillow

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to love…or, at the very least, a desperate need for mid-winter change. If you’re looking for a way to decorate for the Valentine’s holiday this year, or if you’d like to surprise someone special with a customized gift, this is the...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on February 9, 2015

DIY Paint Drip & Milk Glass Vase

Milk glass is a gorgeous, creamy kind of colored glass. It’s often found in antiques and vintage pieces, but it can be a challenge to find a glass piece you love that’s also milk glass. The solution? Do it yourself. Faux painting opens new doors to creative minds. There’s a very simple way to recreate...

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Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Brittney Smart, on February 5, 2015

What Your Home Office Lighting Reveals about Your Style

While the home office concept is fairly universal – a space at home that allows you to conduct work – the look, feel, and implementation of that concept is extraordinarily individual. A home office can be anything from an entire suite in the house to a desk in a closet. Regardless of the size or...

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Posted in Kitchen | by Brittney Smart, on February 4, 2015

20 Ways to Create a French Country Kitchen

If you love style that is warm, comfortable, and beautiful all at the same time, you’re likely a fan of French country designs. A French country kitchen is no different – in a place that has historically been the working-horse of the home, the kitchen designed in a French country style evokes a familiar, friendly...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 23, 2015

15-Minute Envelope Pillow Tutorial

Do you love to change out your throw pillows? I do. Whether it’s for the season, or a holiday, or just because I need a change, there’s something very satisfying about this simple décor “upgrade.” Throw pillows can be expensive to replace entirely, however…and who wants to store a million out-of-season pillows? No one, that’s...

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