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{How to Easily & Affordably Paint a Brick Fireplace White}

DTKAustin shares DIY tips on how to paint a brick fireplace white and how to brighten up a room up on a budget. Click for amazing before and after photos and more information.

Most of y’all know renovating houses is in my blood. I went to school for Architecture solely because I grew up renovating and building homes with my dad so the always having to be re-doing something bug is a part of me nowI purchased my first home back in May of 2015 and it was a complete gut job. I think the only person who thought that house was perfect the way it was is my hippie husband. He loved the popcorn ceilings and WALLS… yes, walls… and the 2 inch thick Spanish tile covering the floors. I mean, they had even put parquet flooring on the walls… Anyway, the house was a total gut job straight out of the 70s. As I’m writing this I realized I never did a before and after of my entire house remodel. When my house is actually finished, clean and organized I will get that post up!

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{How to Easily Customize Your Own Faux Leather Jacket}

DTKAustin shares her ultimate DIY Project. How to paint one of your old faux leather jackets with acrylic paint. Click for more information, how-to's and photos.

Who else has too many black, faux leather jackets that are just sitting in your closet taking up space? I literally think I have 4-5 right now… If this sounds like you and you love everything DIY and fashion, I have the ultimate project for you! Custom painting those unused and old leather jackets. My friend Niki sent me a photo of a hand-painted floral, black leather jacket and immediately asked where she had found that. To my surprise, she actually painted it all herself in a matter of 2 hours… If this were me, it would have taken me days and would definitely not have come out as nice!

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{Living Proof}

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Photos by Melissa Glynn

3 Steps to Curls That Last

Everyone who knows me understands why I always wear my hair straight. I literally cannot get my hair to hold a curl for longer than 5 minutes to save my life… HORRIBLE! I want those super cute beachy waves that I keep seeing on all of my friends and fellow blogger pals! But I just stare in envy, wishing I had cool hair. Sad face.

Anyway, I figured after cutting 9″ off a few months back that my hair would actually hold a curl a little better since all of that weight is gone. And sure enough… Martha Lynn worked her magic with some help from Living Proof and, BAM, I had curls!! For more than half the day! HOORAY!!!

I’ll give you the Cliff Notes on this super simple, everyday curls tutorial. See the entire step-by-step HERE on the Living Proof Blog.

Step 1 – Prep hair

We sprayed Instant Texture throughout her dry hair and then blew it out so it would have some grip and texture.

Step 2 – Apply Heat

Spray Flex on each section of hair (I’m using long vertical sections about 1-2 inches wide here). Make sure you are heating up the entire strand of hair. Most women start the curling iron at the bottom and then roll it all the way up to the root.

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Step 3 –  Size up

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The curls will look borderline “Clara” from the Nutcracker at first. But trust me – once you run your fingers through your hair and brush it a little, the curls will settle into perfectly natural curls waves (and they’ll last!). We finished the look by flipping her part to a deep side part to create volume on top and touched up the curls throughout the crown by wrapping small strands of hair around the barrel.

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Curl Tutorial 3

Living Proof Curl Hair Tutorial

Outfit Details:

“Before” Sweater – JOA // “After” Sweater – H&M (Similar HERE)

Jeans – AG // Shoes – Sbicca (Comes in 4 colors!)

Products – Instant Texture and Flex