Bruno and I have some big news brewing - we're having a baby! Our first, Ayla, was born in 2009, and has been our greatest joy. So we're ridiculously excited to add to the family. Of course, a new baby means a new nursery, so for the last few months I've been dreaming up color schemes and pinning favorites left and right. Turns out, the third week in April is National Painting Week, so it's a perfect time for a paint-inspired redo!
We decided not to find out the baby's gender this time around, and knew we wanted to go with a neutral and gentle palette in the nursery. I have been in love with the combination of gray and yellow for the last few years, and it seemed like the right combination for our new nursery.
Read on to find out how we turned a ho-hum office space into a happy home for a new baby.Continue Reading
On the off chance that you actually find a vintage card filing cabinet in decent condition, it's probably going to be pretty pricey. (Gotta love the up-charge at those sweet consignment shops!) If you care more about the look than the vintage street cred, this DIY version is big on style and low on cost! Continue Reading
Another genius idea that will make you smack your forehead while simultaneously exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that!" The technique of turning an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron could not be easier. It's just a matter of knowing Continue Reading
This builder-basic kitchen didn't just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn't change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned out.
Shannon's friend gave her an antique, Queen Anne style sofa. The fabric was faded, its decorative legs were scratched and its seat was sagging. A lesser intrepid soul might have opted to pass on a makeover, but Shannon decided to invest the cash it wouldContinue Reading
The 'to use or not to use indoors' pallet discussion may continue to rage on, but that doesn't me we're still not keeping our eyes peeled for cool DIY projects using them. In this case, the pallet seen above was sanded and Continue Reading
All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this! Check out the "after" to see what I'm talkin' about, folks. It's minimalist perfection. Continue Reading
Who doesn't love to usher in springtime with a new pair of fun shoes? Although these shoes look new, not all of them are. Some are from the thrift store, others are well-loved kicks that needed TLC, whereas others just needed a little 'something' to make them shine. The techniques used to transform them are easily reproduced, thanks to the accompanying tutorials. (All 'befores' are on the left; 'afters' on the right where applicable.)
First on the list is Kaitlin's spring-y Van makeover (pictured above), which she accomplished using a homemade stencil.
These much-loved Toms were getting aContinue Reading
Spring is here (or is it summer, lately it's hard to tell), and that means we're focusing on Outdoor and Garden posts this month on Curbly. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than from a lovely, screened-in front porch. Last year we gave our a quick, simple makeover, and I'm sure it'll continue to be our most-used-room-in-the-house this season.
Becca says she can't sew, which is why she was putting off her ottoman makeover. You see, it needed a skirt that would need to be sewed, and she didn't want it to look homemade. To 'skirt' (pardon the pun) sewing issue, she bought a drop cloth (for $11) and used its finished edge(s) to make the skirt, thereby achieving a professional edge. Smart, right? But that's not Continue Reading