Do you ever see a room and sometimes think, "OMG. If I were reincarnated, I would come back as this room!"? No? Just me? Well, this guest room -- by the always fabulous Emily Henderson -- is my next self, I just know it. Continue Reading
Pink walls, a two tone faucet and ancient hardware made this half bath feel like it was from a different decade. But after a few DIY projects and some elbow grease, this bathroom was transformed from dated to beautiful and beachy.
I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I spottedContinue Reading
What do you do when you find a couple of old twin-sized headboards for super cheap? Turn them into a Pottery Barn-inspired storage bench, obviously! Continue Reading
See you later green, granny wallpaper. This dining room is about to get a make under, in the best of ways. Continue Reading
(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply: "BecauseContinue Reading
The kitchen may be numero uno to people, but the bathroom is a close second. Studies show that a happy bathroom makes a happy person. We don't all have endless budgets to create our dream bath, but there are several small tweaks you can make and many come in under $50! Here are 8 ways to help get you closer to your perfect bathroom!
This kitchen looks like so many other old kitchens... ancient cabinets, ugly hardware and bizarre color combinations. But then the new owners got their hands on it, and it became a totally different space. Click through to see the unbelievable transformation.
In our previous home, we undertook a DIY kitchen makeover that involved painting our cabinets (which you can read all about here). It's an endeavor that isn't exactly at the top of my "I'd really love to do that again!" list, so I have mad respect for anyone that chooses to tackle that particular home improvement project (the right way -- which involves lots and lots of sanding). Continue Reading
Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or she usedContinue Reading
We all have a spot in the house that looks a little something like this. Don't we? It may not be quite as bad as mine was, but I think you get the picture. That before photo was an actual corner of my workspace I had let pile up for way too long. I couldn't find anything in that stack of bags and boxes anymore. So I partnered with Sauder to cut down on the clutter and tame my workspace.
I knew that in order to get this 4 ft wall in my officeContinue Reading
When I first saw a recent collection of home remodels (tear downs, really) on HuffPost Home, I was impressed by the level of their transformation, not necessarily style. So, to see what other's were thinking, I scanned the readers' comments, and my eyes trained on the words 'ostentatious' and 'pretentious.' Overwhelmingly, respondentsContinue Reading