Category Archives: DIY

Custom Baby Gate

Is it worth it? Do you have one? I can’t even count how many times I knocked over, fell through, missed the latch on the baby gates we used with our daughter.  You know, those standard metal and plastic things … Continue reading

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Big Girl Room

There’s something about designing a little girl’s room that just makes you happy.  It’s like reliving all the pink and sparkly glory days of your childhood, but getting to put your own grown-up spin on it because they are too … Continue reading

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Beadboard as Kitchen Backsplash

I can’t remember where I came across this photo, but I saved it and keep coming back to it. Doesn’t beadboard as a backsplash seem like such a fresh (and inexpensive!) alternative to tile? This lady used textured wallpaper that looks like … Continue reading

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Reader Submission – Entry Makeover

Remember when I re-did my entry with a mudwall full of hooks? Check out Leslie’s! She had one built at the back entrance of her home, near the garage and the laundry room.  The perfect place to corral coats and … Continue reading

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DIY Wall Map

Back in November I posted about my Easy DIY Bench. So many people asked about the map on Facebook, that I promised I’d do a tutorial.  It took four months to finally post, but here you go… I’ve always loved the look … Continue reading

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Before and After – Built Ins

I love built-in bookcases more than any other interior design element.  Honestly. I have hundreds of images of built-ins all over my Pinterest boards and on my computer, because they totally transform a room.  Case in point: the exact same angle … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Bench

How was your Halloween? We had the BEST time last night!  It took our little chicken about 30 seconds to figure out trick or treating and she was running from house to house, elbow deep in the buckets of candy, … Continue reading

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Makeover Your Entry

Back in January, I posted about taking the doors off our entry closet and converting it into a mudroom/mudwall.  Everyone’s comments on Facebook were so helpful, but I still kept going back and forth about it for months. Ultimately, I … Continue reading

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Easy Fall Wreath DIY

Saw a tutorial for this so-pretty fall wreath last week on one of my favorite blogs and just had to share.  It’s perfect for right now and the changing seasons. Click here for the piece of cake directions.  Now, who has some … Continue reading

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Hack it Up

Saw this super cool Drexel Heritage console in a recent issue of House Beautiful: There has got to be a way to hack this with an IKEA Malm console, some mdf board, and a great fabric (like this one).  Any takers?  … Continue reading

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