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December 13, 2013  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here. 

We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.

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1. The Wagner Flexio 590 paint sprayer recently changed our lives and our minds about paint sprayers in general. Chances are, your DIYer has had a similar experience and now you get to blow their mind with this one that works, oh so well!

2. A really great soy candle that lasts for 50 hours and smells like cedar and citrus so their home smells as good as it looks…or will look…eventually.

3. A personalized address stamper with a drawing of their baby house!

4. 6 quality flat wood carpenter pencils and a sharpener, so they never have to search through the junk drawer for something to write with again.

5. Remodelista. The book. In-depth tours and lessons from 12 enviable homes; a recipe-like breakdown of the hardest-working kitchens and baths; dozens of do-it-yourself projects; a guide to the best everyday household objects; and an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the remodeling process. They’ll love it.

6. A notebook to jot down ideas, diagrams, calculations & notes on 150 pages of engineering graph paper.

7. A portable bluetooth audio system so their projects don’t have to skip a beat no matter where in the house or garage or yard they are.

8. A large roll of primed canvas. Chances are they are gonna want to try their hand at a few paintings for that home of theirs.

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  1. I love your ideas! Please do a kid one! I want all of that stuff :)

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Yesterday was the launch of our new Polly rug collection with Loloi! The support has been overwhelming and we’re so excited to finally share this labor of love with you all. The collection was inspired from a need in the market–something to mix and match with vintage rugs, or vintage-inspired rugs like our first collections […]

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