Hands up if you've gone to buy a greeting card from a newsagent, only to be completely underwhelmed by the envelope? Okay, I get that it could totally just be me who worries about such things, but as a self-confessed stationery addict I feel like fun, colourful cards should have envelopes to match - after all, it's the first thing that your recipient will see!
This post is brought to you by Bill Murray and the movie 'Groundhog Day' because here we go again. One year ago, I was writing a post about the big move into our own studio space. It was a huge step for us, for in moving we made the decision to find a space that allowed us to create more work-life balance (less emailing/preparing dinner/managing homework, more intentional family time at home).
Now, here we go again! Through a series of unforeseen - but maybe also fortuitous - events, the organization in charge of our space has decided to do major work on the building and cease rentals.
When we bought our house the above room was the previous owners little girl's room... in the 1970s. Everything had to go in this room – especially the air conditioning duct running up the corner wall. This bedroom, for now, is our guest bedroom, and I think you'll be amazed at how it turned out.
When I shared my favourite designers with you the other day, I wasn't kidding when I said they're a big influence on the way I decorate my home. In fact, today's DIY is a direct result of their colourful, geometric loving ways - after browsing through their works as I wrote my last post, I felt like I just had to add some bold shades and patterns to my next DIY. And here we are!
That author's name you see on the book pictured above--JoAnn Moser?--that's me. Yup, I wrote a book. An honest to goodness, available-at-Amazon-and-local-retailers-near-you, book. It all started back in December of 2014 when Mark Johanson from Cool Springs Press contacted me regarding an idea he had about a
Ever since we moved into our new house, I had been searching for a fun piece of art that could hang in the empty space above the sink. And then my utensil drawer started getting too full... and I had an idea. Why not make a functional piece of artwork that could store utensils right on the wall? Then all of your often-used tools would be handy - no need to search through a drawer to find the peeler anymore. Keep reading to check out the final piece and to find out how to make one of your own.
While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
It's no secret that I love my bedroom. We went to great lengths to make it a special place, with vaulted ceilings, a statement-making headboard, and an eye-catching chandelier. Investing in big things certainly pays off, but to create a cohesive room, you need all the elements to go together, right down to the bedside tables. Your bedside space can make all the difference in a room. It's a practical, necessary piece of furniture, that can be anything but ordinary. From vintage chairs to a stack of books, you can form and style them any way you please. And, that's just the beginning. It's how you dress up your nightstand that makes it really interesting.
Today, we partnered with Sauder to talk about how to style a bedside table. Whether you're using an old stool or a tree stump, there are a few things to consider to make sure your nightstand is working the way you want it to.
Spring will be here eventually, and when it arrives, I'll be ready and waiting with my pretty floral rope wreath IKEA hack. This is one of the easiest hacks I've shared yet - and you'll never guess what IKEA product I used. Keep reading to find out.
Buyers expect a lot from houses today, which makes selling your home a little bit of a challenge. Here are photos of actual homes that were staged to put on the market this year, and the staging tips that helped them stand out. These 12 simple staging tips can help your home be the house everyone wants to buy.
I'm a HUGE fan of DIY when it comes to wall art. Not because I don't know any artists I like - on the contrary actually, there are so many creatives whose works I adore. But good quality art is expensive, so while I save my pretty pennies and wait for just the right piece to come along, I'm going to fill my walls with DIYs in the meantime!
For all those stay-at-home moms who have very busy lives, this DIY is for you! Or anyone who loves an excuse to be pampered just a bit every day.
Unfortunately, going to the spa isn't a realistic or practical option for many of us. Which is why something as simple as this DIY Pebble Bath Mat can make the world of difference - so take comfort the next time you get a spare minute to soak in some suds!
If you've been following along with this series, you'll know that this project wasn't just a room makeover. It also involved some room swapping. My home office was going to be where my guest room was and vice versa. And my craft room was going to be a dedicated workout area. And my craft room was going to become a craft cubby located in the closet of the guest room. I'll admit it, I didn't think it was going to be possible to cram all my books, printers, and office and craft supplies into one room and make it make sense. BUT...after much planning, painting, and paring back, the room swapping experiment
If you've been following along on Curbly, you may have noticed that we're big fans of IKEA hacks. And this week we have another hack for you, something a little different... a handy storage case that rolls right underneath the bed and out of the way. So keep reading to find out how you can make your own!
As my new office space started coming together, I realized I had a very large blank wall that needed some major artwork. On the opposing wall, I have a small trio of frames, so I didn't want to do the same on the big wall. But I didn't want just one big image either. So I did what we all do, I searched the internets for some inspiration. One product popped up from Umbra (pictured above) that caught my attention immediately. The 30" x 26 1/2" configuration would be perfect photographs that hold a special place in my heart but have yet found a special place enlarged on my walls.
The store-bought version costs a very reasonable $20, but I knew I could make one for next to nothing. Which I did. Actually, I made two