Makeover: A Dark and Gloomy Office To Become A Bright Geometric Nursery

Lexy Ward

About 6 months before our daughter was born, we moved into a new town home. The walls were covered with dark brown, red, and beige paint, but it had serious potential to become a bright and cozy space. It only had windows on the ends, so we wanted to paint every room a bright grey or white to help give off as much natural light as possible. 

We set our sights on the 2nd floor office to become the nursery. It was the tiniest...

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Redefine Home: Defining a Room

Kelly B

created at: 06/29/2011

We told you about our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, and now it's time to show you how we might use some of them in a room. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and if you're normally a do-it-yourselfer it's nice to look outside the normal places every once in awhile for sparks in creativity. Visualizing how a room might come together in your mind's eye is key to having all of the right elements in place once everything starts to come together.

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How To Recover a Chair In Three Minutes

Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 04/08/2010

My new best Twitter friend, Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff, writes her witty blog about everything I love. It's like I found my Canadian counterpart, only she has killer abs and  a TV show. I chuckled aloud as I read her blog and then, being a big fan of an easy chair re-do, my jaw dropped. She's so much more clever than I am! My mom always said "the cream always rises", and sure enough, her chair re-do pops up on

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Decorator's Folder


Martha has a 'Doh! That's-so-obvious-why-didn't-I think-of-it' idea for keeping track of your decorating stuff. The decorator's folder. What you do is keep swatches of paint, fabric and carpet in a folder. Revolutionary! Martha suggests a small accordion file but you could go crazy and have a file for each room.

Taking the idea and running with it I have added:

  • Window measurements in both metric and...

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How to Decorate

Diy Maven

Having a hard time choosing a room’s color scheme? Scared to mix prints? Want to make a tiny room look larger? Don’t exactly know what your decorating style even is? Have no fear, Waverly is here!

The fabric aficionado has a fabulous feature on its website simply titled, "How to Decorate". They cover all of the conundrums listed above along with hints on how to arrange furniture, create a formal room, and display accessories, among other things...

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