I love a good IKEA hack, and this one is a super simple and easy one! I've been looking for a fun 3-tier stand for a while to help organize our daily items a bit around here, but I could never find one that works for me. I guess I was just meant to make my own. Continue Reading
Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own. We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa. I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything. I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home. This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials. Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect. I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.
This bathroom was in desperate need of some character... and boy, did it ever get it! Click through to find out how a bold black and white pattern and dramatic cabinets gave this space a drastic new look.
Leather and suede are fun materials to work with because they are thick and dense and have lovely textures. They do tend to be a bit pricey, however, so we've rounded up ten projects that require only small pieces.
I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns. It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.
It can be intimidating to decorate a blank space with all white walls and no character. Especially when there are restrictions like no painting and no nail holes. But don't panic - we have ten ways to dress up your rental apartment to make it feel like home sweet home.
This room started as a poorly-constructed bedroom, but its new owners recognized its potential as a kitchen. And not just any old kitchen... a gorgeous, well thought out space with white cabinets and some gorgeous pops of bright color. Keep reading to see what it looks like after the renovation.
Green. There are so many shades to choose from, but most have one thing in common - they garner attention. So why not give green a go? Here are ten gorgeous green rooms that might just inspire you to give it a try in your own home.
Nicole puts a fresh spin on the classic hexagon quilt. Although her "Hexies" quilt might look intimidating to fabricate, she makes it seem pretty easy thanks to a fabulous tutorial for a mini version. If you're not in need of a quilt, checkContinue Reading
Unlike many of our makeover posts, this space was really quite lovely before - as you can see in the photo above. BUT it looks even more beautiful now, after it's been renovated. Click through to see what a difference some open space can make.
I must admit, trays are something I don't look for when I'm at my favorite thrifting haunts. (I have made a note to self to rectify this immediately.) Chelsea, on the other hand, was smitten when she spotted this octagonal tray, which she snagged for a whole dollar. Sadly, the charming inlay had suffered damage: the dolphinContinue Reading
So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did andContinue Reading
The IKEA Raskog cart. It's easy on the eyes, super versatile and best of all - it's cheap. Ringing in at $30, the Raskog fits in most people's budgets. It is sold as a kitchen cart, but it can be used for so much more. Here are ten great ways to use it in every room of your house.
Sisters Elsie and Emma, the duo behind A Beautiful Mess, partnered up with Habitat for Humanity and Real Simple to make over a 2-bedroom 1-bathroom bungalow in their town of Springfield, MO. The focus of the makeover todayContinue Reading
The backyard is a great place to experiment with color - outdoor pillows, tablecloths and chair cushions can all be switched out relatively inexpensively. So go for it... give color a try for your next BBQ or backyard party! Here are ten of our favorite colorful backyards to inspire you.
In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading
I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame!