Archive of ‘Design’ category

{Free} paint apps to help you choose wall colors

When you walk into a paint store, do you get overwhelmed with all the color choices or have a hard time visualizing what it will actually look on your walls? Yep, me too. But did you know there is help right at your fingertips? I have a few favorite paint apps and websites that aid […] Read more…

Before and After {Kitchen}: Oak to White

I love before and afters, especially when it comes to interior decor. I’m excited to introduce the second project in my oak to white series: our kitchen makeover. I’ve received several questions about the process we took to transform our kitchen from oak to white cabinets: Did we have new cabinetry installed or were our […] Read more…

Before & After {Kitchen Table Makeover}: Oak to White

There’s something about a white kitchen that I love. When we built our house in 2002, we didn’t have the budget to put white woodwork throughout our house. Slowly, over time, we’ve been transforming our home — from oak to white. To say we had a lot of oak in our house would be an […] Read more…

Easter inspiration from my foyer: ‘Just as he said’

I don’t decorate a lot for Easter, but I wanted to share a little inspiration from my entry way. I purchased this lovely chalkboard from Home Goods in November. It has that distressed look on the frame that gives it a little character, and goes great with my white console table in my foyer. Anyway, […] Read more…

Clock Crazy

I love clocks. It’s a little bit of an obsession, actually. For me, it’s really hard to pass up a cool clock. I even have a Pinterest board just for my love of clocks. I never realize, though, just how many I have until it’s Daylight Savings Time. Yep, it’s kind of a pain in […] Read more…

Wine cork dart board

What do 500 wine corks, a piece of art and a dartboard have in common? Let me show you! As part of my basement “bar” area, I have a perfect spot for a dartboard. Fortunately, in cleaning out our basement before our renovation, I found a new dartboard wrapped in Christmas paper. {Who knows who […] Read more…

DIY Lego Table

I’m always looking for great storage ideas. The playroom is no exception. We have a bonus room over our garage that makes a perfect play space. This room has transitioned over time as my kids have outgrown toys, and today, it’s mainly used for knee hockey. However, my son was an avid Lego builder. As […] Read more…

Master Bedroom Makeover

I love the color purple. So when we built a new house twelve years ago, that’s the color I chose for our master bedroom. {My inspiration at the time was Oprah, for she had a purple bedroom too!} It was supposed to be purple with a hint of brown, so I distinctly remember making the […] Read more…

Project Basement Reno

Remember that huge basement mess I talked about last week? Well, now comes the fun part. For two months last spring, our basement went from an unfinished space to a fun entertaining area for our family and friends. Another result of my year of being intentional: freedom from clutter and becoming more hospitable. First, a […] Read more…

Out of my comfort zone

Welcome to my new adventure! I feel a bit of hesitation as I step out of my comfort zone into this crazy, very public blog world. There are so many good blogs out there. {Who am I to think I can do this?!} My degree is in journalism, so yes, I can write. However, it’s […] Read more…

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