DIY a Cement Look Fireplace for less than $100

I finally figured it out guys. This is life changing. I figured out a way to DIY a cement look fireplace for less than $100…and it isn’t a faux finish. All contractors quoted me $2,000 to $3,000 for their finishes, and so I am thrilled with the way this turned out. Okay, now let me help YOU achieve this finish also. And follow along with me @angelarosehome (Don’t you just love the One Room Challenge?)

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One Room Challenge Week 1: The Fireplace Family Room

I’m doing it guys! My last One Room Challenge Green Room was so much fun, so I had to enter again. This One Room Challenge  victim?…the nichy 90s fireplace/family room! I live in a Las Vegas 90s home which means one thing, lots of niches and odd cut outs, fake mantels, and texture…and I am someone who craves the simplest and cleanest lines.  So, of course, there was no working around this, and it all just had to go. (follow the whole video transformation @angelarosehome in Story Highlights Under “Fireplace Reno”…and see who was living in my attic?)

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Here is what the space looked like when I started. Sooooo many niches right? And can you even call that a mantel?

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Ikea Besta Bench Hack with DIY Cushion

This was a match made in heaven guys. I was wanting a bench seat for this cute corner in the Tent Room…when I came across this IKEA BESTA unit that fit the space perfectly. I knew I wanted a custom look, so with some custom door fronts from Semihandmade…and DIY cushion top…this DIY Ikea Bench Hack may just be my favorite little corner of the house.

Now, let me give you all the details so you can build one too! I’m going to outline for you exactly how to buy IKEA cabinets, add custom doors, and get your own unique look! (follow me @angelarosehome for more DIY and video tutorials)

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DIY Easy Shiplap $60 Barn Door (in Less Than an Hour)

I know I may be overly excited, but this way to make a barn door is REVOLUTIONARY and the best way ever. The DIY Easy Shiplap Door only cost me $60 and I did it in under an hour. Yes, you read that right. One hour! And, if requires no finishing work of puttying and sanding…win win win. (You can check out more video tutorials, including this project on my instagram page @angelarosehome). Let’s build this DIY barn door now shall we?

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Boy Bedroom Reveal and DIY Curtain Rod Tent

My poor middle child has pretty much been without a real bedroom since he was born. For the past 2 years, he has been sleeping in the undecorated guest bedroom and I decided it was time to give him a legit space! The only requirements he gave me were that it had GREEN and that it had a TENT. I am thrilled with how the room is coming together. Below are the details on the space and tutorial for the DIY Curtain Rod Tent! (follow along @angelarosehome for more DIY and video tutorials)

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How I Organically Gained 50,000 Instagram Followers in 8 Months

What a fun and crazy 8 months this has been since starting @angelarosehome last Spring! I had no idea when I started this account, that I would have 50,000 people interested in my projects and home DIY. It is humbling, and I have loved being able to share what I love and help empower others to love their homes also.  Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about how I have grown, and what tricks and advice I have for other accounts wanting to grow. I wish there was one easy trick, but the truth is that it takes a lot of work, thought, and hours….but I love it!

There aren’t any shortcuts, but here are the 7 things I did to grow my account...and grow it organically  (no gimmicks, no buying followers, no follow trains, no follow for follow etc).

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The Only 5 Tools You Need for DIY: UPDATED

I wish I had a huge assortment of tools and a huge gorgeous garage workshop. The truth is, I am using the most basic versions of just a few tools and I mostly work on my garage floor…BUT, I’ve still been able to get by building built-ins, wall moldings, shelves, furniture etc. with just 5 power tools. So here’s a quick list of the ONLY 5 TOOLS YOU REALLY NEED to get going on almost any home improvement or DIY project.

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How to DIY a $10 Long Art Ledge

When I first saw the art ledge from Chris Loves Julia, I knew I loved it and needed one. The only problem was, their instructions involved a table saw to cut down one big piece of wood, which I didn’t have. Most people are in the same boat as me, so I decided come up with a way to do long art ledge, but with just a drill. It’s easy, I promise…just 3 pieces of wood! (You can also see this and many other DIY video tutorials @angelarosehome in my story highlights)

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DIY Large Wall Art and Floating Frame

I am so excited to share this DIY large wall art tutorial with you! I love art, and large art…but I don’t love the price tag. I came up with a way to make custom DIY large wall art and all for $40 and in a couple hours. I used a wall tapestry from society6, mounted it on a frame, and then built a floating frame around it. Now it’s your turn to build one (make sure you tag me @angelarosehome so I can see your projects and share some of my favorites!) Also, I keep helpful video tutorials saved to my story highlights on my instagram @angelarosehome.

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