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 Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on April 26, 2018

Top 15 Tips for Achieving Rustic Chic Charm

The decorating style known as “rustic chic” actually has a variety of common names. Shabby chic, farmhouse, cottage style, or country may have distinct characteristics that make them unique, but they are often used interchangeably because they all share common design elements. Overall, rustic chic style avoids the structured, almost stuffy feel of past traditional...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 17, 2018

How to Decorate a Small Living Room with Style

Beautiful photos of large, spacious living rooms abound in printed publications as well as online. They can be quite inspiring, of course. But what about the real-life small living room? What are some great ways to decorate a small living room without sacrificing style in the limited footprint? This article showcases a variety of small...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 12, 2018

How to Replace Ceiling Sheetrock

If you’re a homeowner, there is a chance you’ll need to replace some drywall at some point. Walls are simple enough, but what about ceiling sheetrock? If you ever find yourself needing to replace ceiling sheetrock, you might find the following step-by-step tutorial helpful. This particular instance involves the attic access point as well, which...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on April 3, 2018

What to Do with Fabric Scraps: Easy “Hi” Banner

Many of us enjoy DIYing projects that involve fabric in one way or another. Problem is, we often end up with so many fabric scraps that we’re not quite sure what to do with them. Has that happened to you? Like, you love the fabric and can’t quite bring yourself to throw it out, but...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 30, 2018

How to Decorate a Large Wall with Style

At first, large interior walls seem like a gift – so much space! The sky’s the limit in decorating them, right? Not always. In fact, it’s a design gift to be able to style a large wall just right, with proportions, connections, and white space all thoughtfully considered. Here is a look at several ideas...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 29, 2018

How to Protect the Sides of your Low Deck with Terrace Board

Do you have a low deck, where the sides of the deck actually extend down below the level of your grass? If you do, you might be concerned about the redwood’s ability to withstand touching soil (not great, at least over time) or small animals’ access to below your deck floor. If this is the...

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Posted in How To Clean | by Brittney Smart, on March 27, 2018

How to Declutter the Kitchen: One Cupboard’s Organizational Journey

There comes a point in probably every kitchen’s existence that requires a significant deep clean. In my experience, the words “declutter” and “deep clean” are practically synonymous, although decluttering is probably more involved because you’re not simply cleaning; rather, you are strategizing and organizing and improving functionality along with cleaning. Be that as it may,...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on March 22, 2018

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of functional art, that’s all the more valuable. In this article, we will point you to the articles that walk you, step-by-step, through the process of building a pergola that will look...

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