I spent several hours on Christmas putting together various LEGO sets for my nephew, Gavin. After the first set, he grabbed the next and the next. I couldn't say no, as I, like Gavin, love the LEGOs. Which is why I'm thinking this LEGO brick toy box might be in Gavin's future. Called
This DIY gift is sure to keep you and your tinkering-hungry significant-other busy during these cold, gray winter days. Not exclusively an adult gift, the box full of three simple building elements will also send a volt through the young tinkerer's creative wiring. What you build is entirely up to you. That's a beautiful thing.
Recently, I stumbled upon these amazing doll houses (read: works of art) by Brinca Dada. Not only would I love to have one of them for our daughter Ayla, but I'd love to live inside one of them. They are simple and stunning.
The company's philosophy is that "toys should be beautiful and fun." They believe they should be athestically pleasing to parents and inviting to children. They pride themselves on skipping the flash and noise, in...
These subway tile nameplates are so cute, I wish I had thought of them. A great little something to make for the nursery or a fun summertime craft for the kiddos to tackle; a worthy addition
Boots and Totty's baby, Van, was on his way. The only thing separating their bedroom from the nursery was a six-foot opening - no door. Any new parent knows that will NEVER do.
If a child's room re-do is in your future, you are soooo lucky. Just think, as you plan your new decor (with munchkin's help, of course; we want to indoctrinate them early) you have permission to embrace your inner kid! Follow these tips,
Black out window shades kind of remind me of support (panty)hose that stewardess' wear. Heavy duty and not so pretty. Well, simple solutions are always the best don't you think?
Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.
"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself...
Mobile Art aside the house ads color to the greenery. Mobiles are so fun, they dazzle your eyes with their movement and color. Make sure you untangle them from the wind.
Some mobiles look so much like plants, they blend right into the flower beds.
Can you see this mobile?
Make a collection on a side wall outside with fun beach collections of driftwood, rocks, flowers, found objects, toys, mobiles and even broken pots.
Finally, here's a way to reuse those ugly, shiny ceramic lamps from the thrift store. See how Erin of Lemon Tree Creations cleverly upcycled these two ugly dogs into two sweet nursery lamps with raffia and spray paint. The design is modern and grown up enough to use in any room of the house.
BHG contributor Stephen Saint-Onge took this playroom from mish-mash to marvelous with eye-popping color. Below is a shot of the room after at a slightly different vantage point. (The table is now where the sofa used to be.)
Let's face it, it's not the baby that takes up a lot of room, it's all the crap that her parents think they need--or are TOLD they will need--to go with her. Not only does the stuff take up a lot of room, it costs a lot of money too. So, although these tips
"Eliptusmobius" is 20"w x13"h, has petals for underneath viewing $135. The delicate balanced petals are so beautiful, blowing and watching them move is a wonder. Children that have mobiles near their bed or crib are known to be calmer, sleep better and have a wider imagination than those babies in a blank environment. Stimulation is the key, and a mobile not only activates the child's eyes, but stirs the brain to have more creativity...
Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.
Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a
lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.
Is kid stuff taking over your place? Do you feel as if you're living in the middle of a Toys R' Us? Does it look as if your decorator is a seven foot tall yellow bird? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might want to check out these very inspiring interiors from Design is Mine. They're proof that you CAN keep your stylish sensibilities while living the kid-centric life.