@gluegungangsta - Dena Holley-Stormer

#diydena Owner/Creative: @heartsandsharts

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Encouragement in an unexpected place.
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Encouragement in an unexpected place.

Approximately 1000 years ago I tackled my first serious upholstery project; a 1970 salon shampoo chair. When I say tackled, I mean it. I did all kinds of stuff I had never done before: sewing piping, cutting wood for arm rests (seriously can't believe I hadn't ever cut wood before this), cut Plexiglas...I was so proud of myself. And today, someone is coming to my house to pick up a sofa to reupholster for me because fuck that shit.  #DIYDena
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Approximately 1000 years ago I tackled my first serious upholstery project; a 1970 salon shampoo chair. When I say "tackled", I mean it. I did all kinds of stuff I had never done before: sewing piping, cutting wood for arm rests (seriously can't beli

Just over here having a meltdown, trying to remind myself that I can do big shit: a five page spread in a Better Homes and Gardens mag. #TBT to 2016 in our Georgia home, what we now refer to as the dark cave, literally and figuratively.
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Just over here having a meltdown, trying to remind myself that I can do big shit: a five page spread in a Better Homes and Gardens mag. #tbt to 2016 in our Georgia home, what we now refer to as "the dark cave", literally and figuratively.

Took a DIY day off and now I'm an Instagram model. Thanks @blay.locks!
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Took a DIY day off and now I'm an Instagram model. Thanks @blay.locks !

The one about moving or removing ugly, old or outdated hardware. Swipe through. #DIYDena #DenaDoesDallas #MiniReno #Cabinets #WetBar #beforeandafter #halenavy
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The one about moving or removing ugly, old or outdated hardware. Swipe through. #diydena #denadoesdallas #minireno #cabinets #wetbar #beforeandafter #halenavy

A little Monday motivation from the Chase Bank at Skillman + Larmanda. #chaseyourdreams #DIYDena #diy #mondaymotivation
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A little Monday motivation from the Chase Bank at Skillman + Larmanda. #chaseyourdreams #diydena #diy #mondaymotivation

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The light of my life. That I wired myself (credit to my husband's super strong shoulders for holding this thing up for 30 mins while I got the chain length right) 
Y'all. This thing is 24k gold plated and has 12 lights. SO glad there was already a dimmer installed in the dining room because this bad boy is SO BRIGHT you can barely look at it. It's like the literal sun. #DIYDena #diy #MiniReno #LikeAGirl #sputnik #colddeadfingers #thriftscore #DenaDoesDallas #LakeHighlandsReno
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The light of my life. That I wired myself (credit to my husband's super strong shoulders for holding this thing up for 30 mins while I got the chain length right) Y'all. This thing is 24k gold plated and has 12 lights. SO glad there was already a di

The wet bar before, the plan and current progress. There was a subfloor and wood floors installed in front of this old ass, broken icemaker, keeping it from coming out without taking out the countertops. I disassembled it and cut it up with some tin snips and then my beefcake husband crushed it and pulled it out. I had planned on replacing the counters with quartz or granite but the quote I got for this tiny space was somehow more expensive than than the stone for our entire kitchen in the last house. So, instead of paying 2k for tops, I spent 90 and am gonna paint that shit. It's a low traffic area and I don't care what your opinions are about it. But first, I gotta get the walls and cabs painted. Oh, I'm also painting over some already painted over wallpaper. I've heard three times this week that I need my own diy show so imma just shamelessly tag. Hit the stories for the journey. #DIYDena #diy #MiniReno #LikeAGirl #GirlPower #ImGrown #WomenWhoBuild #FixerUpper #behindthescenes #currentdesignsituation
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The wet bar before, the plan and current progress. There was a subfloor and wood floors installed in front of this old ass, broken icemaker, keeping it from coming out without taking out the countertops. I disassembled it and cut it up with some tin

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Latte Nutsack Art, by request. Thanks, Amy!
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Latte Nutsack Art, by request. Thanks, Amy!

Hi. So, I've been sharing my diy mini-reno stuff on my close friends list on the @heartsandsharts gram but I'm gonna be confusing and try to make this simpler (for myself) and make this profile public and just share all that stuff here. These are all vids, swipe for my fav art hanging trick. #DIYDena #GlueGunGangsta
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Hi. So, I've been sharing my diy mini-reno stuff on my "close friends" list on the @heartsandsharts gram but I'm gonna be confusing and try to make this simpler (for myself) and make this profile public and just share all that stuff here. These are a

We have fun.
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We have fun.

We are loving this new Lake Highlands life! I really feel like we JUST moved back from Georgia and that last house was just a bad dream. It's amazing what a change of scenery can do for ya.
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We are loving this new Lake Highlands life! I really feel like we JUST moved back from Georgia and that last house was just a bad dream. It's amazing what a change of scenery can do for ya.

Best on the planet.
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Best on the planet.

Curtain rant cont'd: check out the difference in before and after. Hang 'em high and double the panels.
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Curtain rant cont'd: check out the difference in before and after. Hang 'em high and double the panels.

When you're getting ready for a pic and she snaps whenever TF she feels like it.  Love these ladies!
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When you're getting ready for a pic and she snaps whenever TF she feels like it. Love these ladies!

Ladies night. @bsthepodcast @bsthetour
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Ladies night. @bsthepodcast @bsthetour

Packing the valuables.
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Packing the valuables.

Beautiful tunes last night by my sweet baby Robert.
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Beautiful tunes last night by my sweet baby Robert.

I'll be at Gilley's Dallas with @heartsandsharts on Saturday from 10:30 to 5 for the @etsydallas Spring Bash. Come see all the new stuff and get your Mother's Day shopping done! There's a bar! And a make and take craft table! And other fun shit!
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I'll be at Gilley's Dallas with @heartsandsharts on Saturday from 10:30 to 5 for the @etsydallas Spring Bash. Come see all the new stuff and get your Mother's Day shopping done! There's a bar! And a make and take craft table! And other fun shit!

He smelled like a moldy kitchen rag but man, those snuggles were perfect.
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He smelled like a moldy kitchen rag but man, those snuggles were perfect.

Before I had responsibilities and shit. #ootd
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Before I had responsibilities and shit. #ootd

Sure do miss this good boy. ️ So handsome.
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Sure do miss this good boy. ️ So handsome.

My realtor, you guys.
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My realtor, you guys.

A thousand years ago, when I was single + living alone + drinking, this is how I entertained myself - making dumb shit like this that's funny for no reason.
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A thousand years ago, when I was single + living alone + drinking, this is how I entertained myself - making dumb shit like this that's funny for no reason.

They left on the same day, one year apart.
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They left on the same day, one year apart.

HBD to one of the greatest guys I know. He's not on IG so if you know him IRL, text him and tell him you love him. If you don't know him IRL, this is my bestie Bob and you're missing out because he's an incredible person. He can argue with a damn wall, but he's really great. Bonus for anyone who hung out at Bob's back in the day: during a party I went and dug through Bob's dirties to find this outfit aka Bob's Uniform. It was smelly, stiff in some parts and a little damp in others. Good times. HBD Balb!!!
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HBD to one of the greatest guys I know. He's not on IG so if you know him IRL, text him and tell him you love him. If you don't know him IRL, this is my bestie Bob and you're missing out because he's an incredible person. He can argue with a damn wal

Time for a reunion tour.
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Time for a reunion tour.

I have a folder on my computer titled Scott Neal. It's got shit like this in it.
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I have a folder on my computer titled "Scott Neal". It's got shit like this in it.

The BET Awards in 2008 aka when I started teaching myself Photoshop.
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The BET Awards in 2008 aka when I started teaching myself Photoshop.

The best boy.
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The best boy.

Hey guys. I went through an old hard drive yesterday and found a folder titled Scott Neal so... here we go.
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Hey guys. I went through an old hard drive yesterday and found a folder titled "Scott Neal" so... here we go.

My beautiful boy. He's been such a gift. Best dog ever.
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My beautiful boy. He's been such a gift. Best dog ever.

1987. Pencil box + drawing table. Dominoes. Basset Hound Poster. 
My interests haven't really changed. Def can't pull off a horizontal stripe anymore, tho.
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1987. Pencil box + drawing table. Dominoes. Basset Hound Poster. My interests haven't really changed. Def can't pull off a horizontal stripe anymore, tho.

These are the two pics of Howard that were listed on the @north_texas_basset_rescue site and I immediately fell in love. I couldn't get them to answer emails or call me back so I stalked his foster dad all the way to YouTube where I left a comment for him to call me. We met at a Basset Rescue event in Euless on June 12th, 2011 and he quickly became my bestest best friend in the history of friends. That face!
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These are the two pics of Howard that were listed on the @north_texas_basset_rescue site and I immediately fell in love. I couldn't get them to answer emails or call me back so I stalked his foster dad all the way to YouTube where I left a comment fo

I made Bob watch Abducted in Plain Sight. Swipe through to see his reaction to it's just kid stuff 🤣🤣
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I made Bob watch Abducted in Plain Sight. Swipe through to see his reaction to "it's just kid stuff" 🤣🤣

I usually hate taking pics for @heartsandsharts but the light was especially delicious on Tuesday and they turned out pretty okay, I think. Gonna try a little harder at this Instagram bullshit - for at least the first quarter.
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I usually hate taking pics for @heartsandsharts but the light was especially delicious on Tuesday and they turned out pretty okay, I think. Gonna try a little harder at this Instagram bullshit - for at least the first quarter.

Headquarters + pitiful rose bushes
#NotASheShed #NotADivaDen
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Headquarters + pitiful rose bushes #notasheshed #notadivaden

Master bedroom after + before. 
That dark red line around the top of the walls is braided cording that was hot glued on.  And no, there's nothing in that frame on the wall.
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Master bedroom after + before. That dark red line around the top of the walls is braided cording that was hot glued on. And no, there's nothing in that frame on the wall.

A few years ago, psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman wrote a piece about a concept they called the “Ring Theory.”
It’s a theory to help yourself know what to do in a crisis. If the crisis is happening to you, you’re in the center of the ring. If the crisis is not happening to you, you’re in one of the outer circles.
Here are the basic tenets paraphrased from Silk and Goodman’s article:

Draw a circle. In this circle, write the name of the person at the center of the crisis.

Now draw a larger circle around the first one. In this ring, put the name of the person next closest to the crisis.

In each larger ring, put the next closest people. As Silk and Goodman state, “Parents and children before more distant relatives. Intimate friends in smaller rings, less intimate friends in larger ones.” They go on to say, “When you are done, you have a Kvetching Order.
Here are the rules:
The person in the center ring can say anything she wants to anyone, anywhere. She can kvetch and complain and whine and moan and curse the heavens and say, ‘Life is unfair’ and ‘Why me?’ That's the one payoff for being in the center ring.
Everyone else can say those things too, but only to people in larger rings.
When you are talking to a person in a ring smaller than yours, someone closer to the center of the crisis, the goal is to help. Listening is often more helpful than talking. But if you're going to open your mouth, ask yourself if what you are about to say is likely to provide comfort and support. If it isn't, don't say it. Don't, for example, give advice. People who are suffering from trauma don't need advice. They need comfort and support.

If you want to scream or cry or complain, if you want to tell someone how shocked you are or how icky you feel, or whine about how it reminds you of all the terrible things that have happened to you lately, that's fine. It's a perfectly normal response. Just do it to someone in a bigger ring.
COMFORT IN, DUMP OUT
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"A few years ago, psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman wrote a piece about a concept they called the “Ring Theory.” It’s a theory to help yourself know what to do in a crisis. If the crisis is happening to you, you’re in the center of

This guy....
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This guy....

Name: Howard Pea Stormer
Aliases:
The Cheese
HP Cheeser
Chuck
Tater
Taterhead
Mr. Tatercheese
Mr. Cheeser
Chuck Tater
SweetPea
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Name: Howard Pea Stormer Aliases: The Cheese HP Cheeser Chuck Tater Taterhead Mr. Tatercheese Mr. Cheeser Chuck Tater SweetPea

Laundry Room Before + After
I built in the w/d, painted the cabs  and then Sharpie'd over a coat of white paint. One of my favorite Husband-Is-Out-Of-Town projects.
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Laundry Room Before + After I built in the w/d, painted the cabs and then Sharpie'd over a coat of white paint. One of my favorite Husband-Is-Out-Of-Town projects.

I was SUPER nervous about painting the brick fireplace. Finally went for it and love the change it made in the room. (swipe) Hubs and I also built a more substantial mantel. It's basically an open box that we slid onto the old mantel and secured with nails. #SubstantialMantel
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I was SUPER nervous about painting the brick fireplace. Finally went for it and love the change it made in the room. (swipe) Hubs and I also built a more substantial mantel. It's basically an open box that we slid onto the old mantel and secured with

After + Before. The least impressive part of our last light home reno. Still impactful.
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After + Before. The least impressive part of our last light home reno. Still impactful.

Before and after. Swipe. DIY light fixture, thrifted floating hutch, inherited table, Craigslist chairs.
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Before and after. Swipe. DIY light fixture, thrifted floating hutch, inherited table, Craigslist chairs.

Before & After. Swipe.
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Before & After. Swipe.

Today is my uncle's birthday and I was looking for a pic of us but found this and it's one of my favs from the wedding. Actually, theres another version with me in it but I would have to cut off Justin or Scott and I love FatScott  and also dont want to hurt Justin's feelings like I did that one time freshman year. So here's this pic. Happy birthday to my uncle who is not on Instagram.
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Today is my uncle's birthday and I was looking for a pic of us but found this and it's one of my favs from the wedding. Actually, theres another version with me in it but I would have to cut off Justin or Scott and I love FatScott and also dont want

Before and after. Well, actually it's after and before but, you get it. Swipe.
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Before and after. Well, actually it's after and before but, you get it. Swipe.

Not moving from this spot today.
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Not moving from this spot today.

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