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How to make a no sew pillow cover
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Make a No-Sew Pillow Cover – Tip Tuesday

You must know by now that I have a huge obsession with making throw pillows. They can be the “jewelry” of any room, and if you can make a throw pillow out of unique fabric, you can completely change the look of any room! I’ve shared quite a few different ways to make throw pillow covers with a sewing machine – the button closure method, the easy method & the piped and zippered method – but today I want to show you how to make a pillow cover even if you don’t have a sewing machine.Continue reading

Thankful Tree Thankgiving Kids Craft
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Make a Thankful Tree: A Thankgiving Kid’s Craft – Tip Tuesday

Thanksgiving Day is next Monday (for us Canadians), and it’s one of my favourite holidays.

It’s not just for the pumpkin pie and turkey (which I am SO looking forward to this year as it will be the first extended family dinner that I’ve ever hosted in our new house)!

I love Thanksgiving because it forces me to pause, reflect, and remember the blessings we’ve been given.

(NOTE: This post was originally published in October 2013 and has now been updated with a video!)Continue reading

An easy formula for styling a sectional
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How to Style a Sectional – Tip Tuesday

Because a sectional sofa is so long with at least one corner, it’s often a little tricky to style with pillows and blankets. Here’s my no-fail pillow + throw placement for sectionals – I think this formula works great every time!

An easy formula for styling a sectional

I always start with a blanket first. I’ll drape it over the corner of the sectional as shown in the photo above, or fold it over the chaise end of the sectional as shown in the video below.

Next, I’ll plump up the corner of the sectional with three throw pillows of varying sizes. Finally, I’ll place two pillows of different sizes near the arm of the sofa end of the sectional.

Watch this super-quick video below to see my favourite, easy way to style a sectional:

Stay tuned to my YouTube channel and The Brick’s Facebook page every Tuesday for more simple home decor & DIY tips!

How to display kids artwork - easy idea!
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How to Display Kids’ Artwork – Tip Tuesday

With school in swing again, I’m bracing myself for the piles of artwork my dear daughters will start bringing home again. As much as I love their art, I don’t want it to clutter our home. One of the first things we added to our kitchen when we moved into our home was this simple kids’ art display. I’ll clip up my girls’ favourite art, we’ll enjoy it for a few weeks, and then we’ll take it down and recycle it. If the art is extra meaningful, we’ll store it in a memory box in their room or take a photo of it and archive it digitally.Continue reading

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How to Choose an Accent Chair – Tip Tuesday

I have a chair hoarding problem, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Beautiful accent chairs are one of my decor weaknesses – they’re just so fun to style and play with in all rooms of the house! You can put a pair of accent chairs with a sofa like I did in our guest house to create a symmetrical look. I also still adore this vintage chair pair I found and updated with my mom. Accent chairs with a fun pattern or in a bold colour can add so much personality to any space. But how do you pick out the perfect accent chair for your room? Let me share with you some simple questions to ask yourself when shopping for the perfect chair that you’ll love for a long time.

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