Hers & His pallet ideas: We upcycled these old chairs into his/hers benches

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Theresa’s pallet ideas are always more awesome than I think they’re going to be. For this project, she re-imagined two extra-boring chairs into exciting hers and his benches. There are lots of design options for how to finish the edges. Theresa wanted a clean look so I matched the existing … see more

Tool brands don’t rest, neither do we: Hitachi triple hammer impact driver

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A tool pioneer I know once told me that tool brands ‘innovate in a very small space’. What does that mean? It means that small—and not so small—tweaks make big differences in the batteries, saws, and impact drivers we buy. And here at MyFixitUpLife, we love it all. We use … see more

The succulent garden trend. So what do we need to know to get started?

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Images of succulent gardens are raging on social media, but is it an in-real-life trend? I’ve been reading about succulents and interviews with growers and sellers, and the popularity of the fun-shaped thick-leaved beauties is real. So the #succulents on Instagram that’s ranking at about 2.5 million posts is reflecting … see more

Theresa is asking: Are we going back to black in our dream kitchens?

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While there has been a surge back to black in European markets, the trend to black and other options has been slower elsewhere. But it is picking up as a trend. Black and darker colors have made their way back into the kitchen (just take a peek at Pinterest), and now there are really good alternatives to stainless steel in appliance finishes. see more

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