During the last year, our sun room has slowly morphed into the room that holds all our kids' stuff. Toys, books, artwork, and other moppet accoutrements grace every surface of the room; the reality of living with active children. A leopard can't change its spots, and because we love this nook, we decided to swap out some of the artwork and create an accent wall that was a little more playful. Continue Reading
Sara has dreams of remodeling a full-size kitchen someday, but, until then, she thought she'd practice on an IKEA Duktig play kitchen for her daughter. Based upon the outcome, I think Sara's future full-size kitchen remodeling will be a brilliant success. Most full-size kitchens don't look this goodContinue Reading
I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of winter already. All I want to do is curl up and read a good book underneath a warm fuzzy blanket. Preferably in one of these ten impossibly cozy reading nooks.
Maybe it's because a ton of schools are closed today due to wicked cold and there will be bored, housebound kids everywhere, or maybe it's because I'm pining for warmer temperatures, but, either way, I find these painted rock cactiContinue Reading
Forget using your hand to make a turkey--that was so last century. Now use that incredibly useful appendage to explore drawing in 3-D. The process is much simpler than you might imagine, but the outcome is kinda mind-blowing, especially when considering all it takes to do itContinue Reading
When we first moved into our house, we found that the previous owners left behind a gift: an old tire in the attic space of the garage. We were so touched, not. Hauling it to the recycling center was just another thing to add to the money pit's to-do list. Now I wish we would have kept it as old, dejectedContinue Reading
I love finding children's rooms that have just the right amount of whimsy and style. This one was pretty purple before it got a makeover and the finished product is sweet as can be without being over-the-top!
No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!
Every nursery needs a dresser/changing table/statement piece, am I right? When putting together our daughter's nursery, I knew that I wanted something unique, but still simple. I found an old white dresser at a local flea market, and gave it a few coats of coral paint. Instant gratification, but it was still missing something.
Based upon her dream bedroom wishes, I'm guessing Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. You can tell from what her bedroom looked like before that she certainly has an eye for design. A lot of people--teenage or otherwise--would LOVE a bedroom that looked like that. But, as I said, Maddy isn't your typical teenage girl. Plus, she was getting older and her tastes were getting even more refined. Step in her very talentedContinue Reading
There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look.
But first, you'll remember the before...
And the inspiration...
And hereContinue Reading
Lana used new Jersey fabric to make her oh-so-cozy rug, but one could easily use a bunch of old t-shirts as well. Imagine the hodgepodge of color that might result using them! But I digress. All we need to make one is a bent-noseContinue Reading
I have a rather large, seemingly endless roll of brown kraft paper, so I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to use it. I've been running across quite a few lately... here are ten of my favorites!
Did you know you can use your sewing machine to sew a rope basket? I didn't until I saw Kiera Coffee do just that. Mind, blown. I guess I always thought you'd need an industrial sewing machine to do such a thing. Anyhoo, Kiera usedContinue Reading
This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!
Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're postingContinue Reading
There are tons of ways to bring color to the bedroom. From blankets to pillows to wall art, you can do it all. Looking for something more permanent that packs a punch? Well, this DIY Triangle Accent Wall ought to do the trick!
I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spottedContinue Reading
You've seen them. Teepees are all the rage for children these days. They can cost upwards of $300 which can make it a tad pricey to give to a kid who may potentially destroy it. Don't worry, you can create your own with a few simple hardware store supplies and a few yards of affordable fabric!