Back splashes and wall treatments on a budget

My husband has been moved to North Dakota (he actually lives across the state line in Montana)...with my Rhuematoid Arthritis I chose to stay in Texas. Many of you have probably heard about the housing situation there since the oil boom.  My husband and I did the math....and buying a travel trailer and renting a spot made the most since for us. ...more

Making a Silk Purse From a Sow's Ear (or Using Your Old Bedroom Furniture to Create a Pretty Chic Diningroom)

"You can't put my old dresser in the diningroom. It will look ridiculous." That's my daughter telling me that I haven't got a clue. "Watch me....more

Decorative Swapping

The other day I was watching Oprah and she had the adorable Nate Berkus and the clutter cutter Peter Walsh on.  They were showing neighbors swapping furniture in order to recreate new looks in their homes.  The point behind the show was to open our eyes to how, in hard times with limited budgets, we can be creative in our design to get the best out of our space.  Now of course having a fabulous designer makes a huge difference when you are decoratively challenged (I think I just created a new word), but the point was easy to get.  The “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure ...more