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Bathroom Lighting: Quick fix to update a dated bathroom vanity light2m49s

Bathroom Lighting: Quick fix to update a dated bathroom vanity light

I needed a quick inexpensive way to update a very dated bathroom lighting fixture in a bathroom without replacing it. Adding to the challenge was the fact that the fixture wasn’t centered over the vanity. My solution was to make a cover to hide the existing fixture - it cost less than $15 to make, and I didn’t have to use any power tools! For more projects like this, visit my website http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

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Published: February 20, 2017Updated: February 21, 2017445 views
Small bathroom remodel: budget bathroom ideas5m10s

Small bathroom remodel: budget bathroom ideas

You’ll get lots of small bathroom decorating ideas in this video where I share how I helped a friend give his small half-bath a makeover with a budget of only $200. You’ll see how easy it is to install a Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash, and how I managed to camouflage a very dated lighting fixture with a simple DIY cover. I also made a DIY over the toilet storage cabinet and finished off the makeover with a new vanity mirror and art. The whole thing cost $189, $11 under budget, and that included the new mirror and wall art!

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Published: February 20, 201710,302 views
DIY Home Office Ideas4m36s

DIY Home Office Ideas

Don't think you can fit a home office in a small apartment? In this video, you'll see how clever space planning and budget-friendly DIY projects can make it possible. You can find out more details on the projects and the products that I used on my website engineeryourspace.com.

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Published: February 13, 2017Updated: February 14, 2017126 views
IKEA Hack: DIY cat scratching post4m50s

IKEA Hack: DIY cat scratching post

In this episode, you’ll get many home office decorating ideas, like how to customize an IKEA desk to include an extra shelf to store and charge your laptop and tablet. The shelf also serves for cable management to keep the mess of wires off the floor and out of sight. You'll also see how to paint a rug when the one you ordered from Amazon.com turns out to be a different color than what you wanted (like happened to me!). And if you have a cat that’s destroying your furniture, you’ll also see how easy it is to turn simple desk legs into scratching posts - they won't take up any extra floor space and they might help save your other furniture!

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Published: January 25, 2017Updated: January 26, 2017892 views
DIY Wall Mounted Christmas Tree2m34s

DIY Wall Mounted Christmas Tree

I've always liked the idea of a wall mounted Christmas tree, especially when you live in a small apartment where floor space is at a premium, but most of the ones I've seen don't look like real Christmas trees, which is what I like. So I came up with this idea to use pine garland to make a real looking wall mounted Christmas tree! It's so easy to put up and there's no chance that my cat will topple it over, win-win! Want more DIY tips and inspiration, find out about product giveaways and other news? Visit my website and sign up for my newsletter: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

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Published: December 2, 20167,679 viewsVirality: 1%
How to make a multi purpose table3m21s

How to make a multi purpose table

I needed a small end table in my dining room and came up with this easy project that's easy to customize and to also convert into seating and a cat scratcher. You would never guess that it's a concrete form hiding under there! Want more DIY tips and inspiration, and want to find out about product giveaways and other news? Visit my website and sign up for my newsletter: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/ Want to see what I'm working on next? Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyspace/

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Published: November 22, 2016718 views
How to build a bench5m05s

How to build a bench

I needed some seating for my small dining room and have always wanted banquette seating so I designed and built a bench with MDF. You'll see in this video how easy it was to build - I had all the pieces cut at the hardware store and putting together everything only required a drill and a few hand tools! I added an upholstered panel and wall panels that I also made and used an inexpensive dining table and chairs from IKEA (which I also got a makeover!) to complete the seating area. It took a while to complete the whole thing but I love it! You can find more DIY projects like these on my website, http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

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Published: November 22, 2016330 views
How to make an upholstered panel4m19s

How to make an upholstered panel

In this video, you'll learn how to make an upholstered wall panel that can be used for a headboard or banquette seating. You'll never guess what I used for fabric and I even made the buttons as well to keep this project very inexpensive. Want more DIY tips and inspiration, and to find out about product giveaways and other news? Visit my website and sign up for my newsletter: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/ And if you want to see what I’m up to day to day, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyspace/

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Published: November 22, 20164,489 views
LA Apartment 3D Tour27s

LA Apartment 3D Tour

Here's a taste of the Virtual Reality tour you can take of my LA apartment!

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Published: November 15, 2016Updated: November 16, 2016343 views
Christmas Decorating Ideas - Front Door Decoration2m18s

Christmas Decorating Ideas - Front Door Decoration

Looking for Christmas decorating ideas? I took a break from my regular home decorating projects to dress up my front door for the Holidays. This DIY project is easy and quick to make so it’s perfect if you don’t have a lot of time or are on a small budget. You’ll see, in no time you’ll add a festive touch to your front door to welcome your guests over the Holidays.

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Published: November 7, 2016Updated: November 8, 2016293 views
LA Apartment Tour, from A to Z5m19s

LA Apartment Tour, from A to Z

After countless DIY projects, it’s finally time for the complete tour of my LA apartment! The tour starts with the tiny entryway where I added a mirror and made a coat rack. I also replaced the vertical blinds with curtains, added a window cornice, and hid the A/C unit with a piece of furniture I built. Then there’s the home office with a dividing wall, the living room makeover with a wall panel I made with a rug, the dining room where I built a banquette bench and wall panels, and of course the balcony I transformed into a beautiful outdoor oasis. I also added lots of color to the all white kitchen with a temporary backsplash and a clever solution to paint a feature wall without actually painting the wall. I also did some minor cosmetic changes to the bathroom like replacing the lamp shades and added more storage with tension rods and a building a cabinet that goes over the toilet. To store my tools and materials, I took over the hall closet and made it my mini-workshop and last but not least is the bedroom where I also replaced the vertical blinds with curtains, built an upholstered headboard and hacked inexpensive IKEA LACK tables to make bright and colorful nightstands. Like I mentioned in the video, I also did 360 videos of my apartment so you get a different view of the entire apartment both during the day and the evening. 360 Daytime video: https://youtu.be/R5XDivRr7EI 360 Nighttime video: https://youtu.be/ErsF4V7MytA Want more DIY tips and inspiration, find out about product giveaways and other news? Visit my website and sign up for my newsletter: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/ And if you want to see what I’m up to day to day, follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyspace/

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Published: November 7, 2016778 views
How to make a wall lamp (sconce)11m29s

How to make a wall lamp (sconce)

Lighting is a very important element in setting the right mood in any home yet it’s often challenging to design lighting on a budget, especially in rental apartments where you often have limited options. In this video, I show you how to make beautiful wall lamps that you can customize with different DIY lamp shades to complement your décor. Because the wall sconces are made with a plug-in light kit with a switch, you can install them on a wall without having to deal with electrical wiring – perfect for renters! Want to make this lamp? Go to my website engineeryourspace.com to download the free template to get you started.

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Published: October 22, 2016Updated: October 24, 20168,508 viewsVirality: 5%
Dining room makeover: DIY wall décor with wall panels5m38s

Dining room makeover: DIY wall décor with wall panels

After I made my banquette by building a DIY bench and an upholstered wall panel, I needed something to fill in my big blank wall in my dining room so after looking at a few blank wall ideas, I decided to go with wall panels and add some mood lighting with wall sconces and some DY driftwood art. You can find more DIY projects like these on my website, http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

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Published: October 18, 2016Updated: October 19, 2016675 views
How to organize your closet for tools or crafting supplies3m47s

How to organize your closet for tools or crafting supplies

Have a small closet? Quick "no tools needed" extra shelving, a DIY door organizer, lighting and a dresser can organize it to really maximize storage! More info and organizing tips on http://www.engineeryourspace.com/. Want to find see what I'm working on next? Follow me on Instagram: @eyspace

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Published: September 1, 2016700 views
Organizing tips: DIY makeup organizer2m00s

Organizing tips: DIY makeup organizer

I helped a friend organize her out of control makeup collection with these quick an easy DIY projects! More info and organizing tips on http://www.engineeryourspace.com/. Want to find see what I'm working on next? Follow me on Instagram: @eyspace

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Published: August 26, 2016Updated: August 29, 20165,495 views
How to create an outdoor dining area on a small balcony5m53s

How to create an outdoor dining area on a small balcony

Create an outdoor eating area on your apartment's small balcony by installing a DIY bench and privacy screen to create more living space. You'll maximize square footage by adding a truly cozy and private outdoor eating area that also gives you more seating on a small balcony. It's outside living at its best: an outdoor room perfect to entertain friends on a hot summer night. Not to mention you'll be the envy of all your neighbors! Find out more about this project and other outdoor space ideas at http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

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Published: August 23, 2016Updated: August 24, 20161,620 views
DIY closet organizer1m30s

DIY closet organizer

Want to get more storage space out of your closets? This over-the-door closet organizer is a simple and inexpensive to make and you can install on the back of any closet door to get extra storage. For more details on the items I used in this project, visit my website: engineeryourspace.com

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Published: August 12, 2016Updated: August 15, 20161,044 views
Small balcony decorating ideas: NYC balcony12m08s

Small balcony decorating ideas: NYC balcony

Watch and see how I transform my studio apartment's small balcony into a beautiful outdoor oasis. I did it by installing a DIY bench, a reed fence, and a raised planter to truly get the most use out of the outdoor space and make it feel like an extension of my limited indoor living space. You'll also see in this episode many balcony decorating ideas that can also be used for small patios and decks. Visit engineeryourspace.com for a complete resource guide for tall the projects in this video.

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Published: August 4, 2016Updated: August 5, 20161,640 views
How to make lighted floating wall art panels6m13s

How to make lighted floating wall art panels

Have a big blank wall that you want to decorate but a small budget? These DIY wall panels are the prefect solution: you can easily make them without using any power tools, you can customize the panels to work with any home decor style, and you can add rope or LED lighting. Not only will these floating wall panels add architectural detail to plain white box rental apartments, they will also provide just the right amount of mood lighting in the evening. It's the perfect alternative to painting or using temporary wallpaper when you're renting: it takes less time to do and you can take the wall panels with you when you move out! For more details on this project and much more DIY projects and tips, visit my website http://www.engineeryourspace.com/.

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Published: August 2, 2016Updated: August 4, 20165,380 views
Dining room tour and decorating ideas3m36s

Dining room tour and decorating ideas

I did a lot of DIY projects in my dining room, and recently updated it, so in this video, I give you a complete tour of my dining room showing you all the projects that I did to transform it from white and boring to a warm and inviting space to entertain friends. For more details on the projects in this video, visit my website: engineeryourspace.com

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Published: July 16, 2016Updated: July 18, 2016805 views
DIY stone drawer pulls39s

DIY stone drawer pulls

No power tools or sawing involved in this easy project - it's a quick way to upgrade drawer pulls or cabinet knobs of a bathroom vanity or kitchen. I used stones from the dollar store but you can use this idea to turn just about anything into knobs! For more details on the items I used in this project, visit my website: engineeryourspace.com

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Published: July 11, 20164,489 views
Small balcony decorating ideas: LA Balcony Tour2m45s

Small balcony decorating ideas: LA Balcony Tour

With beautiful weather year round in LA, I was determined to make the most out of my small balcony, even though I’m renting and on a small budget. In this video, I give you a complete tour of my LA rental balcony. I show how I managed to give the balcony a whole new look with a few inexpensive DIY projects: I covered up the tired looking walls in a way that made it possible to use the top for plants and accessories and I also tamed the hot California sun by installing DIY lattice panels that also added some much needed privacy. And I did this all without making any structural changes to the balcony! For furniture, I built an outdoor storage bench, I hacked an IKEA table and also made a vertical herb garden. And the last part of the balcony makeover was to add some smart LED outdoor lighting. For more details on all the projects in this video and lots more ideas on how to decorate a balcony , visit my website, engineeryourspace.com

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Published: June 20, 20163,086 views
How to organize your closet with more hanging space1m15s

How to organize your closet with more hanging space

Do you have a tiny closet? A crowded closet? One way to get more storage is to double of your hanging space by adding a second rod. You can buy ready made ones from the store but in this short video, I show you how to make your own that's easy to customize to the width and height that you need to fit your closet and your needs. Plus there's a couple more tips on how to hang bags or long boots from it! For more details on the projects in this project and lots more ideas on how to organize your closet, visit my website, engineeryourspace.com

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Published: June 10, 2016Updated: June 16, 20162,470 views
How to make a wall lamp/sconce6m07s

How to make a wall lamp/sconce

I have a very small living room which means I don't have any room for end tables, so no room for table lamps and no room for floor lamps. So to add more lighting, I came up with this design for wall sconces that incorporate a shelf that can double as small end tables. I made them using standard materials from the hardware store and only a few hand tools like a drill and a hand saw. For more details on the projects in this episode and lots more DIY projects, visit my website, engineeryourspace.com

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Published: June 6, 2016Updated: June 16, 20166,364 views
Quicks tips for hanging things1m25s

Quicks tips for hanging things

In this video, I share with you my favorite tricks for hanging things to make sure they are straight and centered - these tips save me lots of time and messy clean ups and I know you'll love them as much as I do! Visit engineeryourspace.com for more DIY tips and tricks like these and lots more DIY inspiration.

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Published: May 26, 2016Updated: May 27, 2016118,205 viewsVirality: 33%