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5 Tips to Styling Your Shelves

5 Tips to Styling Your Shelves – Mindfully Gray

As many of you know, our DIY pipe shelf is one of my favorite things to style in our home. Keeping in mind a few simple tips, I have changed up the look of this shelf many times without spending a dime. Brett built this shelf last year – See our DIY: Pipe Shelving for a How-To guide.…

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Exterior – Before & After

Exterior - Before & After

Who doesn’t love a good before & after? Recently, on Instagram I’ve shared about all the work we are doing to the outside of our home. It wasn’t until I looked at a “before” picture that I realized what a difference we’ve made! It all started when we decided to put in a new driveway, walkway, and garage floor. We couldn’t put in a new walkway, without brick pavers (of course!) and we couldn’t put in brick pavers without new landscape,…

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DIY: Outdoor Shutters

DIY Exterior Shutters

We have had MAJOR shutter envy for a while now. Our neighbors added new shutters to their house and it made the world of difference. We have been wanting to replace our existing shutters with these simple updated shutters. Online and in stores – These shutters cost a small fortune. We decided to make our own – Not only did we learn a ton, we saved quite a bit of money making these ourselves! …

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DIY: Door on a Track

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I was thrilled to receive my barn door hardware from The Barndoor Hardware Store. I’ve partnered with them to offer all my followers 10% OFF hardware of your own – Just use promo code MINDFULLYGRAY at checkout! I have been dreaming of installing a door on a track somewhere in our house since we purchase our home. Initially I thought one would be perfect leading to our master bathroom. Later, I noticed the large blank wall to the right of our guest…

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DIY: Wood Bead Garland

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I recently shared a picture of wood bead garland my husband and I made. I received quite a bit of feedback so I figured I’d share how we did it! I have loved wood bead garland for quite sometime. I love the beads that have a more natural look. I didn’t see beads that had the finish I liked but I did find raw wood balls that I loved. I bought a few different size balls from Hobby Lobby and…

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Weekend DIY Projects

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I have been doing some fun DIY projects on the weekends and I feel like they help me to slow down. One thing I love about crafting and painting, all of life’s stresses seem to disappear. There is something about working with my hands to create something that puts me in a good mood. Anyone with me on that? And nothing beats seeing the finished product knowing you made it! A couple projects I’ve done – I found FREE printable…

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DIY: Pipe Shelving

DIY Pipe Shelving - Mindfully Gray

I recently shared a picture of pipe shelving my husband made me for Christmas. I received a handful of comments from people asking how he constructed ours. I decided to write up a brief post sharing how it’s done. NOTE: We did not take pictures during the process so hopefully the “after” pictures give you all an idea of how it’s done. Supplies Needed (for 3 shelves): 3 – Shelves cut to 32 inches long, 10 inches wide 4 –…

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