Creating a stunning coffee table with a few simple materials

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Since our budget is tight, and I still want to redecorate, I thought I would build something unique with Mixed Materials. At a local tile shop, I found a gorgeous marble tile on sale in the clearance department for less than 20$ – Jackpot!! Then, with some quick measurements based on the 24" x 24" tile, I had some wooden legs cut to size. Did you know that if you buy wood planks at Home Depot, they will cut them to whatever size you ask? They didn't even charge me extra!

So when I took all my materials home, I started by building a wooden frame. I grouped four 23" 2×2 wood pieces making it a 4x4x23 wooden leg.

For extra style, I wanted to create a textured look on the legs by grouping 4 legs together and securing them with metal screws and wood glue. I made 4 of these to make up the table legs, then I joined each set forming a square by securing a wooden piece to each leg group. This is how I began the project…

Finally, I had a stained table frame that was ready for staining! I used a dark grey because I thought it would go nicely against the white marble top that I had,

Using ProBond Advanced glue, I secured the marble top to the wooden frame, and within 24 hours of letting it dry I had a brand new marble top table that I was proud to display in my living room for less than 35$!

And the final product…. my new table drying in my messy garage!! I let it dry for 24 hours before I brought it inside.

And here she is, finished in all her glory! A finished little side table that's perfect to keep next to the kitchen table!

See the ProBond Advanced video below and let it inspire you with a creative home project!

 

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Keeping our bathroom looking chic with Listerine

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I've talked before about my front bathroom's little facelift, and for under $300 I was able to add some style and color without changing anything major. I took it from a sterile, bland looking room and transformed it into a fun space for JP to enjoy. Since he was getting old enough to use the bathroom on his own, I thought he needed something colorful that would appeal to his needs. After all, I wanted to entice him into good personal hygiene habits!

Looking back, I thought potty training was difficult… But teaching this kid to properly brush his teeth has been a major headache for me! Sure, he can squeeze out toothpaste on to his brush by himself- but only about 1/2 of it actually makes it ON the brush. Then after 3 quick strokes, he spits out the excess into the sink, leaving behind his clumps of gnarly used toothpaste to sit on the bottom of the sink.

Naturally after a few of these experiences, I've decided that I should brush my teeth along with him and show him the example I expect out of him cause old toothpaste stuck to the bottom of the sink grosses me out.

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I like to use a mouthwash after I brush, and I've found the cutest ones from Target that are perfect to match my bathroom. For a limited time, you can choose from 4 different designs and flavors – Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint & Fresh Citrus. 

 

I love how it looks on my bathroom counter! The flavor matters not to me that much, but I thought the orange chevron one would look adorable! Be sure to check out Target and see what they have available in your area or Save Now with Target Cartwheel!

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DIY home painting has never been easier with FrogTape® for textured walls

This post brought to you by FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

I've been getting busy this past week around the house, completing a bunch of DIY projects that I've been wanting to finish for ages. It all started with my DIY ikea nightstands (which I will share once they are finished) to the mini bathroom fixer-up and finally a workspace makeover for me. 

I got the awesome opportunity to try using FrogTape® that's meant for use on textured walls like mine. So easy to use!! Just apply, moisten, seal & paint!

Previously, I had the walls painted a pea-green color to compliment the bronze tones from when this space used to be a dining room. I decided to cover the wall with a thick coat of charcoal grey so that my white expedit desk will pop nicely against the wall. The FrogTape® I used was really helpful in creating a sharp, clean line – even on my textured walls! See my FrogTape how-to below to see how its done!

No problem for the FrogTape® – it easily blocked off all the parts it needed to block off. I started with my masked off pea-green walls, applied tape & sealer and painted. When I peeled off the tape, I was left with a perfect sharp line! I was so pleased with how well it turned out!

FrogTape® has what no other tape has – the benefit of their PaintBlock® technology that keeps a sharp line, especially on those uneven textured walls. 

How can you make FrogTape® work for you? Learn more about what FrogTape® has to offer by following them on Twitter. They also give out tons of helpful tips and FrogTape how-to's to acheieve your own DIY projects at home.

 

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