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 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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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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