Kristen Whitby

Kristen Whitby

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A Cozy Cottage She Shed

“She sheds” are one of the best trends we’ve seen in a long time. A she shed is sort of like a man cave, but outdoors, in a shed tricked out to be a cozy, comfortable retreat in the backyard. We asked some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to show us their ideas […]
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Planting Flowers to Add Color to Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux. See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added […]
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Creating Privacy and Sparkle with a Backyard Makeover

Kristen Whitby’s backyard was a little awkward, shall we say, before she signed up for our Patio Style Challenge. As you’ll see, the issues she faced were pretty common–lack of privacy, a less-than-ideal layout for the yard… that sort of thing. She’s a very creative decorator, DIYer and doer of awesome things, which she writes […]
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Furniture Refinishing Tutorial: Bringing a Thrifted Patio Set Back to Life

Kristen Whitby definitely has a knack for seeing the possibilities in thrift store finds. Take a look at her blog Ella Claire, and you’ll see she definitely knows how to bring old, damaged or overlooked pieces back to life. She refinished a thrifted patio set as the centerpiece of the patio makeover she did for our […]
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