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Take Your Accent Wall to the Next Level

Making a statement in your home comes in many forms, but an accent wall can really take a room up a notch. This can be a great option if you want a change in your home without undergoing a complete (costly) transformation. Consider some of these suggestions for an interior switch-up you won’t regret.

Try out a new color

If you want to really commit to changing things up, you could always paint one wall a bolder, brighter color than the rest (or vice versa). If a color isn’t doing it for you, try a wallpaper instead. While you could go completely different from the rest of the room, bolder doesn’t have to mean inconsistent. Tie in the accent wall with the color palette already in place for a sleek look.

Texturize it

Wall textures are all the rage. Experiment with one yourself by trying it out as an accent wall. There are many different types—it’s all about doing the research and letting your DIY-savvy side shine. Be sure to practice on something less permanent before trying it on the wall, though.

Go natural

Reclaimed wood is making its mark on the interior design world. Everywhere you look, people seem to be taking a more minimalist approach to decor, and what’s right outside our doors is coming inside as well. Get on board with this trend, which doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Experiment with temporary

If you want to make a less permanent change to a room, temporary wallpaper may be the way to go. It can be removed and changed out for a different design or pattern efficiently, making it ideal for those who don’t want to commit to a total change.

Say cheese!

Sometimes, a gallery wall is all you need to take a room to the next level. If you’re wondering what to do with all of the photos you have, consider displaying them on a wall. Incorporate other prints in various sized frames to give it that something extra.

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Create Your Own Table Top Fire Pit

Create Your Own Table Top Fire Pit

One of the best ways to enjoy your backyard is by gathering around a campfire, but gathering wood and making the fire yourself isn’t always feasible. Now you can have your very own tabletop version—perfect for any size backyard!

Work gloves
Nonstick spray
18-inch bowl
Large bucket
Concrete mix
Masonry trowel
5-inch bowl
Heavy weights
Lava rock granules
Gel fuel canisters
Grill grate/metal screen
Industrial scissors
Large lava rocks
Lava rocks


Be sure to put on work gloves before starting this project. To begin, spray the inside of the 18-inch bowl with nonstick spray.

Mix the concrete in a large bucket, and using the trowel, pour the concrete into the 18-inch bowl until it is half-full.

Place the 14.5-inch bowl into the center of the concrete, and weigh it down with the weights. Be sure that both bowls are level, and that there is about 2-3 inches of concrete in between the bowls.

Tap the outside of the bowl gently to remove any air bubbles, and give the concrete at least 48 hours to harden.

Once set, remove the inner bowl first, and then gently remove the concrete from the outer bowl. Use sandpaper to clean up the edges.

Place a layer of the lava rock into the bottom of the concrete bowl, and add the fuel canisters to the center.

Cut the metal screen to fit over the concrete, and place over the top of the canisters. Cover the grate with a thin layer of the large lava rocks.

When ready to use, light the fuel canisters through the grate with a longneck lighter.

NOTE: To extinguish the fire pit, follow the guidelines for the gel fuel canisters.

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Less is More this Holiday Season

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