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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Nursery makeover with cellular shades, plus a fun DIY wood slice garland!

A nursery can be one of the most exciting rooms to decorate!  I had the pleasure of helping a couple plan and design a nursery in anticipation of their son Austin’s arrival. The best part about this room makeover is that I didn’t have to do any of the actual work. As a DIY TV […]

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The transformative power of paint

We’ve all heard the old saying “time heals all wounds.” Now that saying has a corollary; “paint fixes all problems.” Maybe it’s an exaggeration, but there’s a lot of truth there. If a piece of furniture looks dated or out of style, often a coat of paint is all that is needed to make it […]

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An easy guide to picking out cellular and pleated shades

Cellular shades are well known for their energy efficient qualities, and now we can add stylish to the list.  Picking out the perfect shade for your home in four easy steps, but with the newest textures and patterns bringing a heavy dose of style, an easy process might still mean a tough decision! 1. Determine […]


Splendid DIY Wine Glass Shelf!

There are lots of creative solutions for wine bottle storage, but what about your wine glasses? Today I have a DIY Wine Glass Shelf tutorial for you that is not only functional, but looks pretty awesome too! Supplies Needed to Make Two Wine Glass Shelves: 1 Pine plank – 1x8x8 (this will make two 4-foot shelves) […]

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Welcome spring with this egg-cellent wreath!

I know many people think fall is the best time of the year, but you know what? Spring is at least a tie in my book. Bright and light colors, happy moods, and beautiful weather, and flowers! It is such a beautiful time of year that I wanted to make a spring wreath to celebrate […]