Roundup: 10 Fun Ways To Decorate A Non-Working Fireplace

By: Faith-towers Jan 28, 2014

I see these all the time around Boston: beautiful fireplaces that don't work. Maybe your landlord doesn't allow it, or maybe there's a fire safety issue. Or perhaps yours does work, but you're just looking for a decorative idea for the warmer months. Whatever the case may be, there are lots of fun ways to decorate this coveted area of your home. Here… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Old Credenza Gets a Concrete Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 24, 2014

I love the look of concrete counters but I'm renting at the moment, so it's not really option to make big changes like that. Luckily, I just found this DIY for a concrete credenza that might tide my over, for now. I love this… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Skeleton Lampshade How-To

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 23, 2014

We've all seen a lampshade or two like this at an estate sale or thrift store, and just passed it by. Let's face it, these shades aren't the cutest, but there is an easy way to take these lampshades from dated to trendy. Want to know… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Modern DIY Candle Holders Using Plastic Cups

By: Capreek Jan 21, 2014

The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Stunning Rooms with Dark Walls (and Tips for Using Them in Your Own Home)

By: Faith-towers Jan 21, 2014

Dark walls can be so gorgeous in a home, highlighting any artwork or fixtures that you hang on them. But they can also be intimidating. Here are some beautiful examples of dark walls, along with a few tips and ideas for using them in your own… Continue Reading

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How-To: Super Simple DIY Marble Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Jan 20, 2014

This super easy DIY serving tray can be completed in mere minutes... your guests will beg you to tell them where you got it. And you should be able to find everything you need at your local hardware store! Click through to see the stunning final… Continue Reading

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IKEA Karlstad Sofa Goes Mid-Century Modern (Thanks to Tufting)

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2014

Lara loves tufted sofas; she's also cheap. (Her words, not mine.) Enter IKEA's Karlstad sofa, which has a great shape but, alas, no buttons. One very informative blog post later, Lara tells how… Continue Reading

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5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

By: Matt allison Jan 15, 2014

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2014

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Cloud Pillow

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 09, 2014

One of my resolutions for the new year is to learn how to sew, and once I do, I plan to make one of these adorable cloud pillows. Want to know how to make your… Continue Reading

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Winter Warmth: 15 Stylish and Cozy Throw Blankets We Love

By: Capreek Jan 08, 2014

It's January, the coldest and dreariest month of the year. To combat the chill, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite throw blankets that are sure to keep you warm and cozy -- and stylish! So, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and check out our top… Continue Reading

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50's Ranch Gets Craftsman Makeover

By: Diy maven Jan 08, 2014

It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although theContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Cozy

By: Faith-towers Jan 07, 2014

There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this… Continue Reading

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A Winter-Inspired Faux Fur Footstool DIY

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jan 02, 2014

I just came back from North Carolina and all I want to do is cozy up in a blanket and drink hot chocolate, all day long. I'm not sure how practical that is though, so maybe I'll just settle for this stool… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Ideas to Get the Party (Decor) Started

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 20, 2013

This year, throwing a holiday party is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this festive roundup of 15 holiday party decor ideas. If you're hosting a party this weekend, before Christmas comes next week, you may want to take note. There are plenty of DIY ideas to get your mind racing with party and decor inspiration. Ready to… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Awesome Railway Car Living Room Makeover

By: Brittnimehlhoff Dec 19, 2013

I've seen a lot of room makeovers over the years, but there aren't many that I willing to pack my bags for. This makeover however is definitely one that I would up and move for, in a… Continue Reading

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