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 April 17, 2015

DIY Marble Tray: Sophisticated Elegance at Your Fingertips

Marble is one of those classic materials that happens to be quite trendy right now. Which seems strange to say a classic décor item is trendy, but there it is. One dilemma with incorporating marble into one’s décor might be the cost – marble, luxe as it is, is not inexpensive. But there are definitely...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 10, 2015

DIY Abstract Art – Quick & Customized Modern Artwork

What is abstract art? Art is a critical part of successful home décor and making a place feel like an actual home. It does so many things, from showcasing the personalities of the people who live in the space to providing conversation pieces to bringing in color and form where those things might otherwise be...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 31, 2015

A Closer Look at Bamboo Flooring: The Pros & Cons

Bamboo floors have become more popular in recent years, due to their many similarities to hardwood flooring. Bamboo flooring has a chic, exotic look but is still relatively inexpensive, which makes it a highly appealing flooring option for many. But understanding the benefits and drawbacks of any type of flooring before installation is critical in...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on March 27, 2015

DIY Ceiling Light Fixture Made With Branched Out Socket Splitters

While electrical projects might seem intimidating to the beginning DIYer, this ceiling light fixture project is one that, really, anyone can do. If you can screw in a lightbulb and wield a can of spray paint, you’re more than qualified to tackle this chic little lighting number. Materials Needed: 1 porcelain canopy 13 “Y” socket...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on March 18, 2015

DIY Concrete Kitchen Countertops: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Concrete countertops are on-trend right now, for many people even replacing the granite that was the elite countertop material of choice for the last 10-20 years. You may or may not be aware that you can replicate the look of concrete kitchen countertops with a concrete underlayment called Ardex Feather Finish, spread onto existing countertops...

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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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