Home Made Modern

Hi, I'm Val...a wife, a mother to two awesome girls, About.com's Home Accessories Expert, an avid reader, a former librarian, a Buckeye fan, a baker, and a hopeless DIY addict.  I believe in the power of home, and that we should try to make "everyday stuff" special for our families and ourselves by injecting it with style and personality. 

Small Bathroom Remodel

So…we have the smallest master bathroom on the planet. It’s kind of a joke that the builders even called it a master bath. It had a pedestal sink for criminey’s sake! ...more

Yarn Nesting Bowl

Happy Monday, everyone! I’ve got a simple, seasonal craft for you today. I was inspired by all the pretty spring displays I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and other blogs lately, so I decided to make something of my own ....more

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods for Valentine’s Day

Hi there! Happy Valentine’s Day! I haven’t been here in awhile, because I haven’t made anything in awhile ....more

Top 10 DIY Posts of 2016

Hi, there! It’s always kinda fun to look back at the previous year when the calendar flips. For one thing, it makes me feel proud of the things I was able to accomplish despite having a crazy-busy schedule ....more

My 2017 Word of the Year

Well, hello! Welcome to Home Made Modern 2017! I like to kick things off each New Year with a little re-cap of the prior year and by sharing my Word of the Year with you ....more

Christmas Pom-Pom Wreath

Hello, and an almost Merry Christmas to you! I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time to pop back on here again, but this one will be a quickie and I just had to share how I added some Christmas cheer to our kitchen with a pom-pom wreath hung in the window. (Don’t you just love a window over the sink?) I can’t take credit for making the wreath; I got it at a sample sale at work for $1 ....more

Cozy Plaid Christmas Centerpiece

Well, hello there! How are you holding up during the pre-Christmas crazy? I haven’t lost it yet, and it almost worries me ....more

A Yellow Door for Christmas

Hi! Remember how we painted our front door yellow a couple of months ago? Truth be told, one of the reasons it took me so long to get it done was because I was worried about how a yellow door for Christmas would work ....more

Holiday Drink Station

Well, hello! Gosh I’ve missed you. Before I show you more of my holiday drink station, I’m just gonna put this out there for those of you who keep up with Home Made Modern regularly ....more

Menu Magnets for Meal-Planning

Hi friends! Man, I’ve missed you. As expected, my job leaves less time for blogging but that doesn’t mean it’s ever far from my mind! ...more