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✨ORC FINAL REVEAL✨.I still can’t believe I actually did this! ALL of it! This project has been a true labor of love, esp...
06/27/2021

✨ORC FINAL REVEAL✨
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I still can’t believe I actually did this! ALL of it! This project has been a true labor of love, especially the stencil wall which took the longest and required so much patience.
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I’m so proud of myself and extremely happy with the results.
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I have a few minor things to do and add the utility sink cover eventually, but for now - we can call this complete! 😄
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Swipe to the last picture to see where it all started from and
tell me in the comments what you think! 💕
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Stencil : @stencilit
Blue paint: In the navy by @sherwinwilliams
Gray paint: Reflection by @sherwinwilliams

#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomdecor #laundryroomrefresh #bhgorc #bhgorc2021 #diy #ladieswhodiy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns #swcolorlove #sherwinwilliams #stencilart #stencilit #apartmenttheraphy #beforeandafter

06/10/2021

We’re in week 6 of @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens) and while I don’t have a big reveal for this week, I wanted to take a moment and revisit all the hard work done in the last few weeks to bring our laundry room to life.
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This is the first room I’m tackling from scratch and I had no idea what I was doing. I just had a vision and went ahead with it.
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There were a lot of ups and downs and the slow stencilling process particularly required a lot of patience.
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Truth be told - when I first put myself out there, I wasn’t even sure where I’d start from and how much I’d even get done, if at all.
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But sharing it with you all, helps me stay accountable. I am also forever grateful for your support, which has helped me come this far.
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I want to extend this support to anyone out there looking to start a project on their own.
If I can do it, so can you. Anyone can. Just pick up the damn tool and go! You got this!
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We’re prepping for the counter top so stay tuned! And as always - thank you for being here! 🙏🏽

#oneroomchallenge #orc2021 #orc #laundryroom #orcspring2021 #laundryroommakeover #bhg #bhghome #bhgorc #wallstencil #wallstencildesign #roommakeoveronabudget #toddlermomlife #toddlermom #momswhodiy #ladieswhodiy #budgetfriendlydiy

✨ORC WEEK 5 - STENCIL WALL DONE✨We are in week 5 of @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ) and I can’t believe at 2...
06/03/2021

✨ORC WEEK 5 - STENCIL WALL DONE✨

We are in week 5 of @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ) and I can’t believe at 2am we were finally done with stencilling this accent wall!
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I doubted myself so many times during the process, but I had a vision for this space that kept me going.
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If you don’t have a super active toddler at home, this may be a two-day project, but it took me over a week 😁
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I’m so happy with how it turned out! Tell me in the comments below what you think! 💕
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Next up - adding moulding and knobs to the cabinets, building counter-top and shelf. Let’s go! 🙌🏼
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Stencil & color inspiration: @thisissimplicite
Stencil: @stencilit
Blue paint: In the navy by @sherwinwilliams
Gray paint on the other walls: Reflection by @sherwinwilliams

#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomrefresh #bhgorc #bhgorc2021 #diy #ladieswhodiy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns #swcolorlove #sherwinwilliams #stencilart #stencilit #apartmenttherapy @ Ashburn, Virginia

✨ORC WEEK 3 - NEW PAINT COLOR ✨We are in week 3 of @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ) and this week we finished...
05/20/2021

✨ORC WEEK 3 - NEW PAINT COLOR ✨

We are in week 3 of @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ) and this week we finished painting the laundry room. I throughly enjoyed the process and most of you don’t know but it was the first time EVER I was painting walls! YES! Can you believe it! 🙈
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And here we are with a beautiful blue for the accent wall. If you know me- it’s my favorite color but I have more windows than walls in my home and no where I thought a dark color like this worked (for now - possibly in baby Z’s room later 🥰). A few of you guessed the color right-you know me well! 💕
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Swipe to check the other walls and the before in the last pic
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Next up - put up cabinets and stencil the accent wall. Are you ready? Let’s go!
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Accent wall color: In the navy by @sherwinwilliams
Other walls: Reflection by @sherwinwilliams
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If you’re participating in the ORC, please share your projects, would love to check it out :)

#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomrefresh #bhgorc #bhgorc2021 #diy #ladieswhodiy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns #sherwinwilliams #swcolorlove #beforeandafter @ Ashburn, Virginia

✨ORC WEEK 2 - PROGRESS✨We’re working at a snails pace in the laundry room for the @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgard...
05/13/2021

✨ORC WEEK 2 - PROGRESS✨

We’re working at a snails pace in the laundry room for the @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ), but at least the shelf is off and the yellow is gone. Looking forward to painting next and bringing this space back to life!

Also, it’s Eid today and it’s super low-key so here I am posing in my Eid clothes in the laundry room! Eid Mubarak, all! 😂

#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomrefresh #bhgorc #bhgorc2021 #diy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns

✨ORC WEEK 2 - PROGRESS✨

We’re working at a snails pace in the laundry room for the @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ), but at least the shelf is off and the yellow is gone. Looking forward to painting next and bringing this space back to life!

Also, it’s Eid today and it’s super low-key so here I am posing in my Eid clothes in the laundry room! Eid Mubarak, all! 😂

#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroom #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomrefresh #bhgorc #bhgorc2021 #diy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns

✨ORC WEEK 1✨And it finally begins! This is the first time I’m participating in the @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgar...
05/06/2021

✨ORC WEEK 1✨

And it finally begins! This is the first time I’m participating in the @oneroomchallenge (@betterhomesandgardens ) and I’m so excited to take on our laundry room make over!
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We have a lot of big plans - taking down the shelf, adding cabinets, counter top and smaller shelves. AND an accent wall that I’m most excited about!
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My favorite part of the room is the window, which looks out to our backyard. This room gets a lot of natural light during the day and it just needs an uplift so we can actually enjoy doing the laundry 🤣
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Are you participating? Share in comments which room you’re doing!
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#oneroomchallenge #oneroomchallenge2021 #orc #orc2021 #orcspring2021 #laundryroommakeover #laundryroomrefresh #diy #girlswhodiy #mankanidesigns @ Ashburn, Virginia

Did you know April is National Woodworking Month? Well, I didn’t until a few days ago when my friend @peaseathome reache...
05/01/2021

Did you know April is National Woodworking Month? Well, I didn’t until a few days ago when my friend @peaseathome reached out to do a #noscrapwoodleftbehind project.
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I love scrap wood projects and sharing one of my favorite projects I did a few months ago.
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I wanted book ends for my kitchen to keep some cookbooks I use regularly. I made these from 2x4s and half dowels left over from a previous project.
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Not only did I get to make custom bookends, they were also #zerodollarproject
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Go check out what my friends are doing for National Woodworking Month!
@peaseathome
@smileandacoffee
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#nationalwoodworkingmonth #noscrapleftbehind #scrapwoodproject #bookends #zerodollars #zerodollarproject

Did you know April is National Woodworking Month? Well, I didn’t until a few days ago when my friend @peaseathome reached out to do a #noscrapwoodleftbehind project.
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I love scrap wood projects and sharing one of my favorite projects I did a few months ago.
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I wanted book ends for my kitchen to keep some cookbooks I use regularly. I made these from 2x4s and half dowels left over from a previous project.
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Not only did I get to make custom bookends, they were also #zerodollarproject
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Go check out what my friends are doing for National Woodworking Month!
@peaseathome
@smileandacoffee
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#nationalwoodworkingmonth #noscrapleftbehind #scrapwoodproject #bookends #zerodollars #zerodollarproject

✨PROGRESS✨ We have a console frame!.My DIY world is a bit slow these days because, well life. Celebrating small wins hel...
04/24/2021

✨PROGRESS✨
We have a console frame!
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My DIY world is a bit slow these days because, well life. Celebrating small wins help me to stay motivated and keep moving.
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This is a small progress, but it’s still progress I’m proud of. Trying to manage a full-time job with a toddler and finding time for yourself has not been easy.
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So here I am celebrating my small win with you and forever grateful for your love and support 🙏🏽
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#consolediy #consoleprogress #diyprogress #progressnotperfection #toddlermamalife #womenwhodiy @ Virginia

I’m so excited and nervous at the same time to start this console. This is special because I’m doing a lot things for th...
04/12/2021

I’m so excited and nervous at the same time to start this console. This is special because I’m doing a lot things for the first time.
✨First time building furniture from scratch
✨ First time using some new power tools
✨ First time attempting drawers

I’m not working with a plan but a vision in my head. There’s a strong chance it might fail, but I am willing to give it a try.

I’m ready to make some mistakes and learn something new everyday. Are you?

Let’s do this!

#backwithabang #consolediy #progressnotperfection #icandothis #motivationmonday

I’m so excited and nervous at the same time to start this console. This is special because I’m doing a lot things for the first time.
✨First time building furniture from scratch
✨ First time using some new power tools
✨ First time attempting drawers

I’m not working with a plan but a vision in my head. There’s a strong chance it might fail, but I am willing to give it a try.

I’m ready to make some mistakes and learn something new everyday. Are you?

Let’s do this!

#backwithabang #consolediy #progressnotperfection #icandothis #motivationmonday

This is still my favorite morning view. Even though the coffee table doesn’t look the same with all the decorations gone...
04/03/2021

This is still my favorite morning view. Even though the coffee table doesn’t look the same with all the decorations gone - because well, baby Z 🤷🏼‍♀️ - but I still love the colors and how it all came together. I hope one day all the decor can be kept where they belong 😂. Until then, I’ll keep looking back at these pictures 😬
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Tell me what’s your favorite view at home?
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#coffeetable #coffeetabledecor #coffeetablestyling #greatroom #cratetable #cratetabledecor #homestyling

03/26/2021

✨PAPER MACHE BOWL✨

Do you love vintage looking bowls for styling shelves and coffee tables? Look no further!
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Instead of buying more bowls, try this easy NO TOOLS DIY which also happens to be a ZERO DOLLAR DIY because you’ll already have all these supplies at home!
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Supplies:
Shredded newspaper/paper
White Elmer’s hlue
Salt
Flour
Cheesecloth
Paint
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Method:
1. Soak shredded newspaper in hot water for at least 6 cups of pulp. Leave it overnight.

2. Blend and strain pulp newspaper with cheesecloth to remove access water.

3. Add flour, salt and glue. Mix and knead like dough.

4. Cover a bowl in plastic wrap and start building.

5. Let it dry for 24-48 hours. Remove and bake at 150F for an hour to speed up drying.

6. Paint and style!
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It’s a super fun activity for kids as well - baby Z and I made a second one too! 🥰
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Tell me, would you try this DIY at home?
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No tools DIY collab with:
@peaseathome
@benjamin_interiors
@tehmeenazaman
@fifthcornerhome
@the_weekly_leisure
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#notools #papermache #papermachebowl #notoolsneeded #zerodollarupdate #zerodollardiy #papermacheart #papermaché #papermâché #artsandcrafts #homestyledecor

✨PLAYROOM✨.Were you here when we did this playroom in our basement? It was the first room update I did with so many DIYs...
02/27/2021

✨PLAYROOM✨
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Were you here when we did this playroom in our basement? It was the first room update I did with so many DIYs.
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This room is huge, but doesn’t have any direct natural light and the idea was to make it bright and lively.
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There were a lot of firsts with this room - first time I painted a wall mural, put shelves, painted furniture, made the bench cover and the wall frame to cover up the ugly electric panel.
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So many firsts and so much fun! We spend a lot of time here and love the space so much!
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Swipe to see the before (after we got the room painted before moving in).

Rug: @overstock
Paint: @sherwinwilliams
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#playroomdecor #overstockrugs #sherwinwilliams #homedecor #playroomorganization #playrooms #playroommakeover #basementplayroom #toddlerplayroom

✨FLUTED VASE✨.This was a fun zero dollar DIY to add some wood texture and tones to the mantel..Stained with red mahogany...
02/26/2021

✨FLUTED VASE✨
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This was a fun zero dollar DIY to add some wood texture and tones to the mantel.
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Stained with red mahogany and styled with some twigs I picked up from my backyard!
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#easydiydecor #flutedvase #redmahogany #redmahoganystain #woodtones #texture #manteldecor #manteldecorating #zerodollarupdate #zerodollardiy #ladieswhodiy #homedecor #homestyling

02/25/2021

✨TEXTURED MANTEL DECOR✨
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Texture means different things to different people. For me, texture is really the secret to making a space look and feel finished and lived in. The more you can mix opposing elements the better.
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It’s important to use contrasting textures to provide definition and interest. While playing with a white color palette for our great room mantel decor, I wanted to add wood in some form since it’s a wonderful natural texture that provides visual warmth to a white color palette.
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I also wanted it to be an inexpensive styling refresh and decided to use whatever was available at home. This mirror used to hang on our guest room wall at our old place and I never thought much of it. When we moved to our new home last year, this mirror was buried in the storage room - until last week when we decided to find it a new space. Love the way it helps to bring it all together!
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Comment below and tell me what does texture mean to you? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
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Styling collab week with:
@benjamin_interiors
@jmdesignstyle
@kruseranch
@smileandacoffee
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#manteldecor #mantledecor #homestyling #homedecor #textureddecor #contrastingdecor #textureandcolor #textureandcontrast #greatroommantel #greatroomdecor #greatrooms #warmdecor #colorandtexture #colorandtextures #diymanteldecor #homedecorideas #homestylingideas

02/17/2021

✨EPOXY END TABLE✨
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Every project has a story to tell. This project especially has a lot of them!
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It started off as a simple week-long project to make an end table for our living room, but this live wood disk had a mind of her own. She was adamant that I face my fears.
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Half way through sanding, I saw cracks appear on the disk. After some research, I decided to fix them with epoxy resin - a process I’ve been obsessed with for years, but was too scared to try.
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I had to wait another week to gather all the epoxy supplies and then dove right in.
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It was hard to stay afloat while I faced so many challenges, especially when I messed up with my other, blue epoxy table. But I had to keep reminding myself that it’s ok to fail. It’s ok to not always have things your way.
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This project taught me a lot of techniques in one, but the most important thing I learned was to see the glass half full.
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THIS beautiful piece is the glass half full. I am in LOVE and so proud to say I MADE THIS!
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It you’re still reading this - THANK YOU. Your support is what keeps me going. 🙏🏽
Please show this post some love and share your thoughts in the comments below👇
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#epoxyresin #epoxy #epoxyideas #epoxytable #epoxyendtable #homedecor #ladieswhodiy #womenwhodiy #diyepoxytable #liveedgefurniture #liveedgetable #liveedgetables #liveedgedesign #epoxyprojects #diy

PROGRESS - EPOXY RESIN END TABLES .This started as a simple project to make live wood end tables for our living room, bu...
02/10/2021

PROGRESS - EPOXY RESIN END TABLES
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This started as a simple project to make live wood end tables for our living room, but turned out to be so much more - and so satisfying!
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I left these wood slices unattended for a few days not realizing what’s in store. They started to dry and as a result - crack in places. I had initially thought of making one table to test and use the other to create an art piece using epoxy resin.
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But who knew? Epoxy was the only way that would have fixed the cracks and in my excitement of being forced to use it for the table, I decided to experiment and use both of them for end tables using different color pigments - blue (obviously) and rose red (no one guessed that right)! 😁
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I’ve been obsessed with resin art for the last few years but never had the courage to do it because I always thought the process is so complicated. Turns out it’s not at all that bad if you put your heart and mind to it.
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I was almost in tears when I removed the tape and saw how beautiful they looked - so much better than I had expected from my first attempt.
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Next up - lots more sanding, making it food safe and adding on the legs!
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Tell me what you think in the comments below! 👇🏽

#epoxyart #epoxyresin #livewood #endtables #ladieswhodiy #girlswhobuildstuff #girlswhobuild #diy #diyendtable #epoxytables #epoxy #epoxywood #epoxyideas #epoxyresintable

PROGRESS - EPOXY RESIN END TABLES
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This started as a simple project to make live wood end tables for our living room, but turned out to be so much more - and so satisfying!
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I left these wood slices unattended for a few days not realizing what’s in store. They started to dry and as a result - crack in places. I had initially thought of making one table to test and use the other to create an art piece using epoxy resin.
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But who knew? Epoxy was the only way that would have fixed the cracks and in my excitement of being forced to use it for the table, I decided to experiment and use both of them for end tables using different color pigments - blue (obviously) and rose red (no one guessed that right)! 😁
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I’ve been obsessed with resin art for the last few years but never had the courage to do it because I always thought the process is so complicated. Turns out it’s not at all that bad if you put your heart and mind to it.
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I was almost in tears when I removed the tape and saw how beautiful they looked - so much better than I had expected from my first attempt.
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Next up - lots more sanding, making it food safe and adding on the legs!
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Tell me what you think in the comments below! 👇🏽

#epoxyart #epoxyresin #livewood #endtables #ladieswhodiy #girlswhobuildstuff #girlswhobuild #diy #diyendtable #epoxytables #epoxy #epoxywood #epoxyideas #epoxyresintable

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