Why paint a dining room 'Friends' purple? Its owner has no idea, but lamented having that particular color on the walls. After saving up some cash, she put a weekend aside and transformed the room into something rather spectacular. Total cost for the new furnishings was around
Basements are usually not the first place you'd think of turning into your living or family room, but as families expand and space shrinks they may just be the ticket, growing down rather than up.
The first of our eclectic trio is from
We've seen how open closets can be a practical and beautiful way to store clothing in a way that adds to the decor of a room. Now we're going to step away from the closet and see how we can use clothing and accessories as wall art.
This dress has found the perfect
Ashley from lil blue boo has a soft spot for image transfers, and her method of using packing tape to make them is so cool--and easy--I'm going to take her suggestion and make some for my various
We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular.
We're on the home stretch of our upstairs bathroom redesign in the Curbly House, and in true "Alicia fashion," I made a last-minute wall color change that caused Bruno to wave his paintbrush in the air yelling, "You have a problem. You need a paint therapist." He's right, but willingly helped me paint, so ... maybe he needs a paint therapist too. Enabler.
All of this bathroom hullabaloo reminded me that our upcoming (promise, soon!) addition will include two new bathrooms, offering lots opportunities for "costume changes". Fortunately, Fab invited me to put together some bathroom inspiration boards; if you haven't heard of Fab, it's a great online design destination with boatloads of unique, colorful, modern products. Their products inspired me with color palettes and ideas that will make these new spaces. Take a look at my dream bathrooms below:
My friends will tell you that I need more clocks in my house, because I'm always late. And it's probably true... there's nothing like the tick-tock of a real clock to remind you to be on time. But the great thing about these clocks is that they're not only functional, they're pretty too.
Yeah, that isn't hyperbole. This rescue is nothing less than jaw-dropping. For me, it's because if confronted with such a space, I wouldn't know where to begin. The brickwork looked in good condition, but there was a lot of it. As for that banister, oye. But spaces such as this are what
Imagine leaving for work in the morning, and when you return home that evening, your one-note living room has been transformed into an eclectic symphony punctuated with color. That's exactly what happened
The chalkboard paint trend has been kicking around the Internet for a while now, and some of you may be over it. I, however, definitely am not. I still can't get enough of the stuff!
I love that it's both attractive and functional, and it's very versatile too. So scroll on to see fifteen fresh new ways to use this ingenius material.
1. Place a chalkboard behind your party treats, and label them using chalk arrows. See more...
Mandy admits she is obsessed with miniature plastic animals. Her preoccupation led to a delightful wall art project. Supplies are minimal, as you can tell from the picture above. You can buy the plastic animals here. They went from those, to this:
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Miniature Mounted Menagerie! [The Haps]
Putting together that roundup of clean and bright entryways recently left me feeling inspired and eager to create my own interpretation. There were a few elements that really stuck out as adaptable to any style or space. Read on for tips for creating your own artful entryway!
Most bulletin boards are boring, but there's nothing dull about this bright yellow dazzler. This brilliant Ikea hack uses the Ung Drill frame and lots of wine corks to create a beautiful and functional board worthy of proud display in your living room or kitchen. Or office. Or anywhere, really!
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!