DIY: Not your Grandma's China Cabinet

I’ve always wanted a china cabinet. Like a REAL, grown up china cabinet.I was given my paternal grandmother’s china years ago when she passed away and I’ve never had a place to display it. So, for almost exactly 10 years it was wrapped in newspaper and stored in the backs of closets, in my parent’s basement and then finally moved into my own basement when we did our last move about 2 ½ years ago....more

My Top 5 Kid Storage Solutions That Don't Look Like Crap

When I was pregnant and imagining what life would be like with a child, I remember being horrified at the idea that my house was going to look like Little Tikes threw up all over it. I mean, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Little Tikes and I’m in love with many of their products… but I really didn’t want primary colored plastic to be my new design style. ...more
The wonderful thing about nice storage spaces is that it also is a motivator to keep even that ...more

Thrift Store Makeover: An Out-of-This-World Console Table

One night, right before closing, I decided to pop in a Goodwill. Dedicated thrifters believe that first thing in the morning and late at night are often the best picking times—and the theory held true on this night. In the back of the store was a long and low mid-century console bench … for a steal. I had long been on a quest for the perfect table to put behind my very low-backed Jonathan Adler sofa, and this piece really fit the bill. There was a table, a bench and a drawer. I knew that, with a little TLC, this table was just what my living room needed. ...more
Patricia's Room Thanks Patricia.  That is my favorite part of buying 'used' furniture.  I always ...more

A Front Porch I Actually Want to Use

With the arrival of spring, I’ve started thinking a bit more about our home’s curb appeal.When we first moved in, I decorated our front porch with a couple painted chairs. I actually found the chairs in our garage (left over from the last homeowners) and spray painted them yellow. They were okay for a while, until I decided that the yellow wasn’t doing it for me and I repainted them navy blue....more

8 Home Office Inspirations

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Before/After on the CHEAP: Bathrooms

Next up on our fun before/after list is our three bathrooms – one half-bath on the first floor and two full bathrooms upstairs. Three bathrooms sounds like kind of a lot, but our townhouse had four full bathrooms so having one less to clean really rocks my world....more

The Tally Tales: DIY Burlap Bow Tutorial

Note: You can find the original post for this tutorial at The Tally Tales.Today's DIY project will feature the following item…...more

Before/After on the CHEAP: Den & Laundry Room

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m planning to celebrate our 2 years of living in our home by comparing the 2012 version of each room with where we are now in 2014.If we’re going to start at the very beginning, it only makes sense to start with that first room that I painted… while 8 months pregnant....more