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 Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on November 24, 2020

Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Gray

At its purest, gray is the perfect blend of black and white, which makes it the epitome of neutrality and balance. Of course, when gray is used in interior design, there are undertones (warm or cool) to be identified and considered when creating color combinations. Although gray itself refrains from exuding emotion, it is likely...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on November 23, 2020

How to Lay a Flagstone Walkway in an Existing Lawn

There is something timelessly appealing about a walkway for patio or backyard. Maybe it’s because it takes the guesswork out of wondering where, in fact, we should be headed. It’s all laid out in front of us, and all we need to do is walk that way. Or maybe it’s appealing because it combines form...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 23, 2020

DIY Concrete Countertop Desktop: A Step-by-Step How To Tutorial

Concrete is one of the hottest materials right now in interior design. It’s used everywhere, including countertops and tabletops. If you love the contemporary look and industrial vibe of concrete but are a little intimidated about incorporating it into your space via DIY, this tutorial is for you. We transform an old wood desk into...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 22, 2020

Thanksgiving Sign: DIY Wooden Gobble Gobble

In the mood to create something for the Thanksgiving holiday but aren’t sure what to do? This very fast, the Thanksgiving sign is perfect. Not only is the size and “gobble” customizable, but the time it takes is pretty minimal (other than drying time). Hand painting takes the longest amount of time by far, but it’s...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 19, 2020

Acorn Plastic Eggs for Fall: Simple Thanksgiving Décor

Everyone likes a simple DIY project to spruce up their annual fall décor, right? This one fits the bill – dig out a few of your plastic eggs left over from Easter and put them to good use by turning them into a sweet seasonal acorn vignette. These would look great in some sort of...

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Posted in How To Clean | by Brittney Smart, on November 9, 2020

How to Clean Tile Grout with Baking Soda And Commercial Products

There are a variety of grout cleaning options out there. From using bleach to scrubbing simply with warm water and a whole lot in between, the opinions on the best way to clean floor tile grout is varied to say the least. This tutorial will show how to clean grout using only basic, natural ingredients:...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 8, 2020

DIY Thanksgiving Tablecloth With Polka Dot Pattern

This Thanksgiving tablecloth with the Polka dot project is extremely simple, straight-forward, and quick to do. At a time of the year when minutes and hours are at a premium, it doesn’t get much better than a fast DIY project. Add some sparkle and personality to an existing tablecloth or create your own, and you’ll...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on November 8, 2020

Pumpkin Thanksgiving Centerpieces Ideas For Your Family Dining Table

With the Thanksgiving season approaching, you may have begun considering what your Thanksgiving table setup will be this year. If you’re hosting the meal, you likely could use a little inspiration for coming up with a beautiful, unique, and (perhaps above all) simple way to decorate the tablescape. Good news: Those sweet little white pumpkins...

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