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 Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on December 8, 2014

Guide to Hosting the Cutest Baby Shower on the Block

Hosting a baby shower for a beloved friend, neighbor, or family member? While the focus is, naturally, on the mother-to-be and her adorable baby bump, it’s definitely fun to throw a memorable party for everyone to celebrate. If you’re looking for cute baby shower decoration ideas, or ways to make your baby shower décor a...

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Posted in Best Of | by Brittney Smart, on November 17, 2014

Learn to Love Your Closet, Big or Small

Closets are as varied as people themselves, I think. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the full-room-sized to the tiny shared wardrobe, and everywhere in between. Closets are so important, though, that they are required for a room to be considered a “bedroom” in real estate listings. Interesting, isn’t it? So, if closets...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on November 7, 2014

How to Paint Vinyl Upholstery

You may have a piece of furniture that you love that has vinyl upholstery that you don’t. Reupholstering pieces can be a lot of work. Good news: You can get a new, fresh look on your vinyl furniture simply by painting the vinyl! I have had a pair of black vinyl barstools for years and,...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on November 4, 2014

15 “Sun”sational Sunroom Ideas For The Off-Season

When I think of sunrooms, I typically imagine a space where the line between indoor/outdoor is blurred, if not nonexistent, and where the pure enjoyment of natural views is a highlight. In my mind’s eye, the sunroom is light, bright, and cheerful with plenty of spring and summer flowers. But the fact is, sunrooms are...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 30, 2014

Timeless Herringbone Pattern in Home Décor

“Herringbone” is a pattern with a distinctive “V” shape. It originated as a weaving pattern (think twill fabric), but herringbone has become a hot pattern for a variety of home designs and styles. It slightly differs from chevron in that the herringbone pattern breaks at each section’s reversal, whereas chevron is a continuous zigzag.

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on October 29, 2014

How to Build a Headboard – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

A bed hardly seems complete without a headboard. Large or small, simple or ornate, the headboard can really set the tone for the entire bedroom. If you’re ready for a change in headboard, or if you’ve lived without one altogether for far too long, this is a pretty straightforward DIY project that you can have...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on October 27, 2014

20 Super Scary Halloween Decorations

It’s getting closer, friends. Halloween, I mean. Are you ready? Have you amped up the scare-factor of your décor this year? If not, I’d recommend it. At least, I’d recommend it if you don’t have young children around to wake up in a cold sweat from nightmares and come screaming into your bedroom. Because that...

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