Unless you just finished building a new home….chances are pretty high that you have at least one light fixture in your home that isn’t exactly your style. The fixtures that were installed back in the 90’s might not be what floats your boat in 2015. If you get creative, there are plenty of ways to update your lighting without shopping at Restoration Hardware and calling in an electrician.
I really believe that having outdoor furniture is a key to getting the most use out of your outdoor spaces. If you’ve been thinking that patio or lawn furniture is way out of your budget, think again! A little imagination and some spray paint can go a long way to making your dreams of comfy seating outside come true. Check out these 5 Ways to Makeover Outdoor Furntire.
While ultimately I would love to have my laundry spot upstairs by our bedrooms, I know that the time for that renovation project is a ways off. In the meantime, I’m not opposed to sprucing up the part of my basement where my washer and dryer live these days. Check out some of the inspiration I’ve found: here are 5 Ways to Redo a Basement Laundry Room.
For a few decades, pantries became a thing of the past as homeowners embraced a modern age that included processed foods. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve started demanding extra storage space in the kitchen, and the pantry is back. Most builders include a pantry of some kind in their plans, now. Just because it’s there, though, doesn’t mean it’s pretty! Wire shelving, ineffective lighting, and cramped spaces are all fairly typical of builder-grade pantries. Get ideas for upgrading yours with these 5 Ways to Make a Pretty Pantry.
This focal wall in a bedroom featured by HGTV.com stopped me in my tracks! How can you not take a second look at that fun rainbow striped wall? The striped wall, the bright colors, the refinished furniture–it’s all stuff I love. So of course I had to look for some DIY tutorials to help you achieve a similar look for less.
A little over two years ago, I posted 5 Ways to Fake Built In Shelving. Evidently, there are a lot of people out there who are looking for ways to get the look of custom built-ins without the expense of hiring a carpenter. And in the two years since I hit the publish button on that post, I’ve seen even more great examples of how people are using inexpensive shelving units to make gorgeous faux built ins. So here’s the sequel, folks: 5 MORE Ways to Fake Built In Shelving.
I spotted this lovely living room at House of Turquoise, and it just seemed to embody the fresh, airy feeling of Spring. The living room that caught my eye looks so light and cool with it’s combination of washed out sun yellow and sky blue. I definitely love the custom woodwork (that window seat!) and the eclectic blend of furnishings. I’m happy to say that if you want a room like this, you can have it! I’ve collected tutorials for projects that can help you copy some of the fun design elements of this room and put them in your own house. Enjoy!
It’s easy to look at a spacious, custom kitchen–like this one by Craig Veenker of Mountain Cabinetry–and get discouraged. “I’ll never have a kitchen like that one without winning the lottery,” you might say. Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s to look beyond the potential price tag of a gorgeous room and really study out the details. So let’s dive in and find some ways that you can make your kitchen feel the way this high-end inspiration kitchen looks.
This room started out as a space whose door was shut all the time. My nephew had moved in with us for a short time years ago and that was his room. When he decided to move back home my heart broke in half so I didn’t open the door for a long time. I finally decided it was time to create new memories in that room and it was really cathartic to envision a new space for our family and the guests that enter that house. So 18 months ago I started that process. Today it is complete.
I am dying to find a dresser like this beautiful coral one that Destiny from A Place for Us painted. It looks similar in shape to the yellow painted dresser I did for a friend. The card catalog library pulls just makes me swoon. This is Destiny’s debut project here on IC, so give her some love. I know you will fall in love with her style like I did.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had tried the CeCe Caldwell clay and chalk paints and that I wasn’t impressed with my first use. But I did say I was going to give it another go since I was a newbie and wasn’t sure I was using them correctly.
I got this bench from my friend Julie who owns this adorable little antique shop in downtown Franklin, Indiana called…