Science was never my best subject, but every now and then I find myself using a little book learning in my everyday life. And this project? Definitely one of those times. It turns out Sharpie marker ink mixed with rubbing alcohol creates a very striking effect. Add some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape, and you'll be able to make a unique, DIY geometric textile worthy of hanging on your wall.
Susanne Dimma takes us on a tour of designer Stéphane Chamard's high-contrast kitchen. The highlight of which is the center island. It's a counter-height kitchen table withContinue Reading
Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite ideas.
I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens. How aboutContinue Reading
I'll admit it, I love to entertain and I'm a sucker for a good looking table. And I love to make stuff. So I was thrilled to find so many simple ideas for updating mugs, plates, trays and even silverware. Check out my favorite DIY updates for your tabletop after the jump.
File this under the "why didn't I think of that?" category. With vacation mode winding down and a new school year upon us, most of us could use a few tips to help everyday life run a bit more smoothly. But the best part about these genius ideas is that you most like already have all the materials you need right in your home.
Fall is here and with the new season comes packed schedules for kids and adults alike. If your life could use some highly-visible, analog-style organization, here's a super easy DIY project from Chelsey at The Paper Mama. Continue Reading
The pass-through bar countertop of Virginia's kitchen was tiled in a 1980's pattern that took over the entire space. Actually, the pattern itself was rather interesting, it was the color-combo that drove Virginia nuts. She decided to paint the tileContinue Reading
Admittedly, I'm not the greatest cook. In fact, I struggle with making a single meal without setting off the fire alarm. There is, however, one thing I can definitely help with when it comes to dinner parties and alike, as things get closer to the holidays. And that is decorating. You can count on me for table top DIYs and beyond, if you ever need help in that department. Though, I suspect you're pretty good at that stuff as well. So it's probably easier to just give you a list of cool DIY ideas for placemats, tablecloths, and napkins. Ready? Continue Reading
Cassoulets are my ideal comfort food, hearty, rich and full of stewed goodness.
The dish originates in the old Languedoc region of France, a favourite among peasants who used inexpensive pork and mutton cuts along with white beans to create a simple, robust meal.
While I do love a modern and clean look, I'm always partial to the relaxed vibe that a simple farmhouse aesthetic offers. From dinged up wooden furniture to the farmhouse sink, anyone can feel cozy in this type of home!
Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended: