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Before & After: Bachelor pad living room

Back in April I shared some “before” photos of the bachelor pad design project that I took on. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got some photos to share of the finished design. Before, this bachelor pad living room was sparse. It had some basic pieces of furniture, but nothing else. There […]

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Dress up your furniture with DIY slipcovers

  Have you ever priced custom slipcovers? They are often very expensive. I always make my own, not only to save money, but because I have very definite ideas about how they should look. So why not make your own? If you decide to take the plunge, here are a few tips to make the […]

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Stuck on the fridge – DIY photo booth magnets

Scott and I are wrapping up a kitchen renovation that just keeps going and going (and going!), and while we are waiting for some of the final pieces to fall into place, I’m taking time to dive into the details. We’ve selected art for the walls and a vintage runner for the floor, and I’ve […]

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Making the most of a small space

People often get caught up in thinking that bigger is better…but that’s not always the case when it comes to decorating! In fact, there are quite a few advantages to having a small home. With less space to fill, you need to be more intentional about what you bring in…and since you don’t have to […]

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Decorating with marble accents

Oh marble, you are a beauty. A sometimes expensive beauty, but a beauty none-the-less. Think of all of the beautiful kitchens you have seen on Pinterest and other interior design sites. What do they have in common? A lot of them have marble countertops. Bright and beautiful, it is clearly a winning choice for well […]

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Freshen up your home with greenery

I love having fresh flowers and greenery in my home. It gives the rooms a feeling of freshness and puts a smile on my face. Of course, having fresh flowers in your home all of the time can be expensive, so I’ve moved toward using the trimmings from my shrubs instead of store bought flowers. […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad kitchen redesign with sliding panels

We’re back today with more photos from my bachelor pad redesign project! You can read about our decision making about what blinds and shades to go with here. Today we’re moving on to the kitchen, which was a hard room to change. Since it isn’t an eat-in kitchen, we kept it really natural, neutral, and […]

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10 DIY projects for this summer!

Summer is my favorite season for DIY projects. The sunny and dry weather is perfect for painting, sanding, and working on things outside. (Spray painting is a real challenge during the winter in Seattle!) Plus there’s more daylight, so you can keep working on projects in the evening. And if you’re a mom with kids […]

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A new way to say welcome with an easy DIY doormat!

When someone walks up to your front door your doormat makes an impression even before your beautiful home does. For a long time we have had the world’s ugliest front doormat. No exaggeration! I am pretty sure it came with our house, and other than switching it out for holiday doormats, it has been there […]