Amazing tutorial -- paint your own faux marble countertops! #remodelaholic

If you’ve ever dreamed of marble countertops and then nearly fainted at the price, you NEED today’s post! When I saw how Ronda from Batchelor’s Way had created faux marble countertops for her laundry room, I begged her to share the tutorial with us here because it is going to knock your socks off!

Instead of paying $650 for Carrera marble or even over $200 for marble-look laminate, Ronda picked up a countertop from the ReStore and some leftover paint and made her own faux marble countertop for just $30! Here’s how.


Tulip Wreath Tutorial (door wreath) - inexpensive and easy ... my two favorite things!

With all the door wreaths I have made in the past year you would think that I have one for every season.
And I do, well almost.
For some reason I never made a door wreath for spring.
I have no clue how that one slipped through but it did.
I have been wracking my brain on what to do for a spring door wreath.
I found a cool post by Jocie at One Project Closer: The Better Half on how to make a fabric flower.
I love her tutorial and think these would be super cute on a wreath and then I remembered that our front door is out in the open and any fabric flowers I might make wouldn’t last very long.
(whomp whomp whomp)

Thankfully my friend Virginia over at LiveLoveDIY posted the cutest tulip door wreath and I knew I had to make one for our house!


No fancy tools required! Easy instructions for a personalized party banner!

Some people believe those things exist, but I cannot verify. I’ve heard tales of these “personal cutting machines” – space-agey, Jetson’s-era gadgets which actually cut your designs out for you without the use of primitive stone-age tools like scissors, but I can’t be sure if they’re real, because I don’t personally own one.
So when I decided to make banners for a baby shower and for Weston’s birthday party, I had to actually construct them the old-fashioned way, and here’s how that went down.


DIY cubby area "floating" shelves

When our washer and dryer stopped working within a week of each other, we decided it was the perfect time to gut our laundry room closet and create an organized and functional space. The laundry room is really a closet that is inside one of our bathrooms. To give the illusion that the space was larger, we decided to create DIY floating shelves out of plywood and pine.
This is the easiest project on the planet. I am not kidding, you can do this!


Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte recipe! Super delicious and quick to make; only five ingredients!

In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd! So in honor of Harry’s birthday in a few days (July 31), I’m bringing you a delicious Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte recipe!
I was first introducted to this recipe by my sister-in-law who made it for us at Christmas one year. It is seriously the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted! The original recipe is below, but I’ve also included a few variations at the end, including how to order a butterbeer latte from the Starbucks secret menu!


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