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 How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on February 11, 2021

How to Be a Pro at Small Apartment Decorating

For many people, small apartment living is an interesting, dreamy concept. For others, it’s reality. Living in a small space has its advantages and disadvantages, of course – and the fact that you’ll likely be paring down and simplifying your life fits into both of those categories with ease. Small Apartment Decorating Tips Separate a...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 26, 2021

DIY Baker’s Twine Heart String Art

It’s DIY string art time, friends! There’s something so therapeutic about string art, I just love doing it. And when you get a great piece of Valentine’s Day décor as an end result, that’s a major bonus. Often, string art involves a solid color of string, but in this project, we’re using three different colors...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 26, 2021

DIY Rustic Heart Garland To Hang On The Walls or Windows

It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is almost here. This holiday is a fun one in the DIY and/or home decorating world – the thematic décor is sweet and relatively simple. This DIY rustic heart window garland is no exception. I love the earthy simplicity of the garland. Plus, you can throw this one...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 5, 2021

How To Build A Hairpin Legs Desk With Shelf

A desk can be a surprisingly easy piece of furniture to build yourself, which is good news for anyone who needs a customized desk in size or design. This particular hairpin leg desk is a clean-lined, contemporary design that makes the most of a shallow desk space, such as at the foot of a bed...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on January 4, 2021

DIY Burlap and Felt Valentine’s Day Banner

Are you ready to make a delightful, cheerful, and very simple burlap (and felt) Valentine banner? You can make one of these Valentine’s Day decorations in a very short amount of time. This tutorial will show you how to create the burlap pieces and the banner itself; for the felt “cookies” shown here, you can...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 3, 2021

How to Install a Tile Shower Corner Shelf

While shower niche shelves are space-saving wonders of the world, they are not a practical option for some tub surround/shower spaces. If your shower is on an exterior wall, for example, a niche shelf would eliminate much-needed exterior wall insulation. The plumbing wall, with its pipes and what-not, can be tricky if not impossible to maneuver...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 3, 2021

How to Paint an Exterior Door as in, Shut the Front Door!

Probably the least expensive yet most impactful ways you can update the look of your exterior front entry is to paint the front door. Such a huge chunk of color, front-and-center, is certainly one of the most visual aspects of your front entry space. That’s why picking the perfect front door color and painting it...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 3, 2021

A Basic Guide Of How to Hang Curtains

Curtains (or other window treatments) are like the shoes of a room – they complete the room and either add a flourish of undeniable style and taste or they deaden everything else good. There are some tricks of the trade, some dos and don’ts if you will, about how to hang curtains for optimum form...

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