Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing all my readers a VERY Happy (and healthy and full) Thanksgiving and a successful Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday!

Side note: Life has been hectic lately and I’ve been slacking on my DIYing.  Stay tuned for more. Trust me! In the meantime, I am accepting guest blogs.  If you are interested send me your ideas to: vicki@youngbrokediy.com.

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Make your Home Fresh for Fall!

With the changing of the seasons, people start to clean all of their apartments or houses. Some of them may hire a cleaning company which will do this for them, but most of the people will do this by themselves. It is good for your health to clean the whole flat, every inch of your place, at least twice a year. Moreover, the so called scrub-up is good to make your home even more comfortable. If you start this task by yourself, probably this article may help you to save time.

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DIY Coffee Table Tray!

I’ve been really trying to get back into the swing of crafting to prep me for the big projects the house needs once the summer ends. So after a trip through my favorite craft store, I decided to start small and, even though it took some experimenting with Mod Podge, make a coffee table tray (since we finally got a proper coffee table)!  It was perhaps the easiest craft so far!  Check out how to make your own Mod Podge coffee table tray below!

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SUPPLIES”DIY coffee table try

-Wood tray (or anything similar that you are trying this with)

-Mod Podge

-Acrylic Paint

-Paint brush

-Sponge brush

-Designed paper (like scrapbooking paper or thin wallpaper)

HOW TO:

  1. PAINT!  I painted everything but the bottom (because I was planning on putting paper there.  I always miss spots so I did a second coat along the edgesIMG_3326
  2. LET DRY! Patience (or lack of) always gets the best of me here but try to let it dry.  I used acrylic paint and it only took like 15 minutes to dry.
  3.  MOD PODGE!  I used two different papers (three sheets in total).  Make sure to do them how they will lay and do separately.  I also used a sponge brush.IMG_3329
  4. SECOND COAT!  If necessary.  It is though, trust me.
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  5. ENJOY!

What do you think? Try it out and let me know!  Have ideas for other fun (and easy) crafts to do with  Mod Podge? Let me know below in the comments.  Would love to try out your ideas!

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Top 10 DIY Painting Tricks

DIY painting can be a lot easier than you may think. If you are planning on having your home painted, it can be more cost-effective to do it yourself. Creating your own crafts, home decor, and other projects generally require some painting as well. Below are painting tips that can help anyone from the nervous beginner to the advanced professional.

Top 10 DIY Painting Tricks

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