Facing this kind of mess when you come and go would be enough to make you stay away, right? Hallways are like the overworked stepchild of the house; not being a destination room, they tend to suffer from neglect. Cat, author of TheGoldenTouch blog, took charge, decluttered, organized and gave this sliver of her client's space a jolt of electric… Continue Reading
In these parts, you need to suck every bit of sunlight out of the day to make it through the winter. An hour in the sunroom can do wonders. The homeowners flipped this sunroom from a hideous sidenote to an unbelievably inviting hangout. And, they accomplished this transformation on an itty bitty budget. See, it can be… Continue Reading
In the last edition of the Curbly Make It! library, "Make It! Secondhand Chic", I turned an old sewing table into a laptop table. Since I didn't need a laptop table, I'm now using it as a little table at the landing of my stairs. Restored Style and I were, apparently, on the… Continue Reading
Kathy's porch was looking a little under the weather, so she decided it needed a little doctoring. Although she had a few things to deal with, including peeling paint and cracked concrete, Kathy was undaunted. She collected her… Continue Reading
Looking down onto her front porch, Jennifer had an epiphany. "It's July," she observed, "but that's a Halloween-themed welcome mat." So, she grabbed some paint and got to work.
The results? A fun and playful welcome mat that spans the divide between handmade and standing up to the elements. Using some soft fabric paint, she created a bold border, then used an embroidery pattern to give the whole thing some character. … Continue Reading
This house has problems. From the mind of Jean-Pascal Flavien, the oxymoronically named No Drama House is nothing but...and purposefully so. The intention is to force its occupant to face of series of problems. Like just getting inside the thing, for… Continue Reading
Jeez, I barely got the idea out of my head and the creative and resourceful folks at The Brick House already built the snazziest wood slat screen for their porch. As you can see, it looks ultra sleek outside, but looking out from inside the porch is even… Continue Reading
I just woke up this morning with natural wood on the brain. One thing led to another and Pow! I found a blog I've never seen called I (heart shape) Wood. A blog magazine devoted to all things wood. Well, combine that with an itch to get outside and do some front porch lollygaggin' and I found all shapes, sizes and styles of modern wooden rockers to dream of. I don't care what anyone says, you think more creatively in a rocking chair and you look better doing it MODERN. Take a look at the collection of rockers… Continue Reading
Like most homes, mine has a center hall. It's been neglected for a very long time as we've only used it to go from one room to another. THAT has all changed. When you think about it, there's a TON of real estate in a hallway; real estate that's perfect for highlighting art--preferably YOUR art. I decided that's what I… Continue Reading
Mustaches, they're dashing, debonair and a tiny bit debauched.
Now you can give your hallway a soupstrainer that will make it the suavest wall in the house and guarantee it's luck with the ladies. Oh, and you'll have someplace to pop your keys. Win Win.