When we found out we were having a baby boy, my vision of a neutral nursery of ivories and golds came to a crashing halt as I suddenly wanted the room to feel very boy like- with strong greens and dark blues and unmistakably boyish features. So I changed the natural taupe wallpaper to the hunter green safari, and charged on.
When we moved into our first home about a year and a half ago, I had every intention of making our guest bedroom into a place for, well, guests. I tried to muster up the energy and enthusiasm to make this empty space into a place for people to come and visit us, but alas, no inspiration came and the room remained empty.
And by empty, really what I mean is a place for all of Al's things to go and die.
There's just an indescribable feeling when projects you've been working on are finally finished. That's exactly how I feel with our nursery. It's absolutely my favorite room I've ever been in. It turned out just like I wanted and I can't wait for you to see! Ya just gotta look.
But first, you'll remember the before...
And the inspiration...
And here it is...
About 6 months before our daughter was born, we moved into a new town home. The walls were covered with dark brown, red, and beige paint, but it had serious potential to become a bright and cozy space. It only had windows on the ends, so we wanted to paint every room a bright grey or white to help give off as much natural light as possible.
We set our sights on the 2nd floor office to become the nursery. It was the tiniest...
Creating a home that's both stylish and family-friendly can be a hard balance to strike. But, with some creativity and clever space planning, making your home a place that can be safely enjoyed by the entire family is achievable. We've rounded up a list of nine tips that blend style and function.
After getting the keys to their new place in November, Holly and her husband got to work preparing the 110-year-old home for a very special new addition: a baby boy!
The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that the kids are begging to be involved with. From decorating for the party to making the food to creating a game, kids can definitely help you prep for this year's Independence Day. Here are 10 projects you can enlist their help with!
In preparation for our baby this fall, I'm searching the web high and low for nursery inspiration. Here are ten nursery makeovers that have got me itching to nest!
When it comes time to decorate a child's bedroom, parents become infinitly more creative and bold with their design decisions. Have you ever noticed that? Maybe it's not true in every case, but I feel like a kid's room is where it feels okay to just let loose, design-wise, and have a little fun. So this roundup is dedicated to all the amazingly inspired kid's bedrooms. Who knows? It may even inspire some of your decorating decisions in other areas of the house.
Nurseries and kids' rooms are great places to put your DIY skills to good use. Surrounding them with color and creativity when they are young will encourage them to grow up to be DIY'ers just like us! Here are ten great projects to get you started.
Our little girl is turning four next week, and we're in full party planning mode. This year's planning is especially interesting since we're living in a house with no kitchen, and in various but consistent states of complete chaos. Nevertheless, it's our four-year-old's birthday, and there will be a rockin' little kids' birthday... in, um, an octogenarian par-tay room.
I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!). This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.
It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can substitute a safer adhesive if...
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!
I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house. After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house. My sanity depended on it.
So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages? Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.