This home office looked like so many other home offices - dark wooden furniture and mismatched accessories. But with some white IKEA furniture and a whole new color scheme, this room was transformed into a creative oasis.
One of the messiest and disorganized areas to tackle, in any house, has got to be the closet. Right? So, I thought I would put together some tips to whip any (clothes) closet into shape. And since I recently completed an entire bedroom makeover for a friend, including the closet, I thought I would share some of the after photos from the closet portion of the makeover in this post as well. Here are my top 12 tips for organizing your closet in an afternoon. Continue Reading
When I removed the doors on some of my upper cabinets a year ago, I arranged all the dishes perfectly so they were separated into tidy piles. It really opened up the space, and motivated me to be more orderly. Here are ten beautiful kitchens that will inspire you to get organized too.
The struggle to keep your office organized can feel like a real chore. Paperwork piles up, pens and pencils are nowhere to be found when you need them, etc. With some easy DIY solutions, though, you can get your office organized over the weekend, or even in an afternoon. All you need are a few clever organization ideas to get you get started and I have that part covered. Here are 12 DIY ways to get your office organized and keep it that way. Continue Reading
Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices flowing.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up. Continue Reading
Confession: I don't have the loveliest magnets on my fridge. One is a magnet from my doctor's office. Another is one I received in the mail from a local shop. The others are excess from trips to the library. It's a hot mess! I'm thinking I might switch them out for these lovely black and white ones this weekend!
Ahh, the Expedit* bookshelf. One of IKEA's most ubiquitous products and the springboard for many a creative DIY hack, including this Scandinavian-inspired/minimalist kitchen storage solution. Continue Reading
Pets can be messy. Stains, smells, fur... sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But today we have a list of invaluable tips for keeping your house clean with pets. You won't want to miss this one! Click through to get your free download.
The thing about older houses is: their quirks and charms aren't always functional. A tucked away, sloped-ceiling closet with an awkward layout just wasn't cutting it for these homeowners. So, with some hard work and a creative eye, they transformed this space into a beautiful and oh-so-functional master closet. Continue Reading
I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the block.
Wood-burning is one of those super classy DIY touches that seems like it would be difficult, but it's like writing with a pen! A really hot pen. After seeing these hangers, I know that there are about a bajillion things I could burn or etch this weekend!