Posts Tagged ‘before and after’

Little Girl to Teen Room Makeover

Eek! I finally have time to write about my latest design project: a little girl to t(w)een room makeover! The lucky recipient is my daughter, whom we surprised for her 12th birthday earlier this month. Off at school, our daughter had no clue her room was undergoing a makeover. My husband and I cleared her […] Read more…

Fixer Upper-inspired walls

My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is to bake. Period. Cooking, on the other hand, is best done at a restaurant, or by a friend, or by my mom. I just don’t have the knack for cooking — nor the interest. But baking? Show me a dessert cookbook {see just a handful in […] Read more…

DIY Orb Chandelier

Lighting. It’s like the jewelry in a room. And like jewelry, it can be expensive. I’ve been eyeing these beautiful orb chandeliers for a few years. In fact, when we finished our basement in 2014, I bought one to put in the stairway. Google orb chandeliers and you’ll find hundreds of photos of beautiful lights, […] Read more…

No-Sew Window Valance

I don’t sew. I used to — in junior high. My yellow and green stuffed turtle and purple apron from home ec class prove it. But today, if a project involves more than sewing on a button, forget about it! I don’t own a sewing machine, nor do I have any interest in owning one. […] Read more…

How to get rid of scratches on dishes

Do you have dishes that look somewhat like this? Plates full of scratches from silverware? We’ve had our dishware since 1996, the year we were married. (I remember registering for these white Pfaltzgraf beauties!). That’s 19 years of silverware scraping on the bottom of the plates! For a long time, I’ve been meaning to figure […] Read more…

Creating a gallery wall

If you walk into our home, you’ll quickly realize I love clocks. Back in March, I wrote this post about some of the clocks throughout our home. My kids will tell you we have clocks everywhere. And they would be correct. The real bonus: My family will never be late, right?! Our walls are a […] Read more…

Before & After: {Paint!} Choosing a new wall color

When it comes to decorating, choosing a new wall color can be overwhelming, scary and exciting at the same time. On the main level of our home, we have an office, mudroom and powder room, and then one main area for our kitchen, dining and living space. I’ve had the same wall color, Sherwin William’s […] Read more…

Easy organizing: Making the best use of closet space

Want a quick 15-minute closet organizing project? Look around your closet, whether it’s a walk-in or standard space. Do you have any under-utilized space? The back of the door to a walk-in closet is prime real estate for adding a little organization and making the best use of every square inch of closet space. For […] Read more…

Before & After: Easy tile makeover

I’m about to let you in on a little secret. My backsplash in my kitchen? Well, I’ve changed it just a bit, but not by redoing the tile. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with tile. I love new tile, but when it goes out of style, then what? It’s a pain to redo, […] Read more…

Organizing a home command center

We all have bills, junk mail, magazines, kids’ schoolwork, and other paperwork that comes through the door every day. We also have homeowner’s manuals, receipts, and other important documents we need to keep. What do you do with it all? If you don’t have a system in place, the steady stream of “paperwork” will totally […] Read more…

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