5 Ways to Get This Look: Light-Filled Office

light-filled-office-look-for-less

You may have noticed that I like checking out home shows. I love seeing the results of designers and builders working together to create “dream houses”. This spring, Jon and Sherry of Young House Love had a hand in designing and decorating one of the homes. This light-filled office is one of the first rooms you see as you walk in the front door of their show home. I’ve found five tips and tutorials to help you achieve a similar look, for less.

{…Read More…}





5 Ways to Get This Look: Back Porch Living

back-porch-inspiration-5-ways-numbered

Don’t you love this back porch by designer Cindy Mihuc that was recently featured on House of Turquoise?  It’s gorgeous.  Everything on this porch is purposeful, from the porch swing to the storage bucket drink station.  It’s totally possible to make a comfortable, useable outdoor space like this one–even if you don’t have an actual back porch.  Check out the tutorials and ideas I found online to see five ways that you can get this look for less.

back-porch-inspiration-5-ways-numbered

{…Read More…}





5 Ways to Get This Look: Halloween Porch

Pottery Barn Halloween Porch Inspiration

I enjoyed putting together a Halloween vignette for less so much recently–and many of you seemed to like it, too–that I decided to share another Halloween look with you this weekend.  This time we’re taking it outside, with a porch all decked out and ready for trick-or-treaters.  This inspiration photo comes from a Pottery Barn {…Read More…}





Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

USA-map_thumb

So I know you are all waiting with bated breath wondering what stain I chose for my deck.  First let me tell you what played into my decision-making. 1.  I live in good ol’ corn-fed middle America smack dab in the middle of the USA. In Indianapolis we experience four seasons.  This means we get {…Read More…}