Turn Your Builder's Grade Oak Vanity Into a Thing of Beauty

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 07, 2011

Our master bathroom vanity is ugly, awkward and has terrible hardware. However, like most home improvements, a bathroom remodel would open up an expensive can of worms. But then I saw this little inexpensive transformation which blew me away and has me thinking.Continue Reading

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3 Easy Steps to a Great Room Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

Photo Images: Niche Interiors

Cococozy always has eye pleasing design morsels to share. Here, she gives us three very easy room makeovers done by Jennifer Jones, principal designer at Niche Interiors, a San Francisco based design firm. To achieve an updated look, you have to keep things simple and clutter free, and add a drop of style savvy. The before photo of this corner room Continue Reading

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A Mad Itch to Redecorate

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 15, 2009

created at: 2009/12/15

Image: Re-Nest

It can't be avoided.  Working from home gets to you after awhile. I'm uninterested in Christmas for some reason, so I'm daydreaming about what the wall in front of me could be. That has captured my attention. It's inspiration time and I've found two blog posts that have caught my eye. See what you think.

One involves wallpaper from Angela Adams while the other is a large damask gray and black wall or a gray and black striped wall, both posted by SparrowsNest 1.Continue Reading

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10 Tips to Refresh Your Space Affordably

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 19, 2009

created at: 2009-02-19

Let me ask you this-How many interior design books are too many? A billion! Luckily, I have plenty of built-ins to hold my library of inspiration.  Soon to be released, Downtown Chic: Designing Your Home from Wreck to Ravishing, by Cortney and Robert Novogratz of Manhattan design firm Sixx Design is now TOPS on my list.            (I mean, look at this cover!) Mixing vintage with modern style to achieve their signature look "Vintage Nouveaux",  they are regaled for turning meager and modest into modern and marvelous.  To whet your appetite for an entire book of their expertise, here are 10 of their tips for updating your decor affordably without sacrificing style.Continue Reading

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Pocket Guide to Wallpaper Removal

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 19, 2008

created on: 09/19/08

Stripping wallpaper is one of the worst home improvement projects I've ever undertaken.  During each room, I swore I would never hang wallpaper again, but......

 "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Michael Corleone, Godfather III

I daydream about sitting in my favorite chair, journaling (a verb?) about my goals and dreams, in front of a vibrant retro-inspired oversized graphic wallpapered wall.  No, no, no!! IContinue Reading

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